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Old 09-09-10, 04:05 PM   #37
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I wouldn't say that's overly true, but I'm sure things vary depending upon which board you are looking at. I've owned a couple of gigabyte boards and have had good luck with them.

One thing I will say is that they had actually hidden features in their bios to keep people who shouldn't be playing with them out. My K8N you needed to hit CTRL+F1 while in the bios to enable extra settings. Not sure if they still do that or not.

I've had good luck with ASUS as well.
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Old 09-09-10, 05:54 PM   #38
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better quality components for one on gigabyte
Better than Asus, I don't think so.
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Old 09-10-10, 03:55 AM   #39
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Asus were the ones who had bursting caps
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Old 09-10-10, 07:19 AM   #40
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MSI has always treated me good.

Just throwing that out there
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Old 09-10-10, 12:19 PM   #41
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Asus were the ones who had bursting caps
You can say that, But I still stand firm They ain't better than asus.
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You can say that, But I still stand firm They ain't better than asus.
I stand with this as well. I've been using ASUS for the last 7 years (or more), and have not had a problem with them.
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Old 09-11-10, 05:34 AM   #43
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Most of my Asus boards died, but it was the NV chipsets that failed so I don't blame Asus.
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Old 09-11-10, 08:27 AM   #44
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I have have gigabyte boards in both mine and my fiance's build. One is a 775 while the other is AM3. Her 775 board died after a year, so we RMA'd it. Quick, painless, had the board back at my door step in just a little over 2 weeks.

I won't touch ASUS due to the horror stories I've heard about their customer support.
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I have had about 17 or so motherboards over the years I think my first board was 486 based and they have all been ASUS apart from two which were Gigabyte and I prefer ASUS.
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although I commented earlier I still stand by gigabyte 1st even though asus is just a hair behind. Gigabyte seems to be more innovative overall with features. They had (I don't think they make it anymore) the only 1366 board with 7 pci-e slots, usb 3.0 and sata 3. No, evga's 4 way sli doesn't have usb 3.0 or sata 3 although their xeon sr-2 does. With my last socket 478 board it was gigabyte. Mainly because they put onboard scsi ultra 320 on the board which was a 1st for consumers along with the 1st I know of pci-x (no, not pci-e) slots. My 1st own build was a socket 939 amd fx-55 with asus nvidia sli chipset. I rememeber this because I just bought 2 pci-e 6800 ultras as part of the system. never had a problem with that. Then went to DFI. DFI is defintely a tweaker mb company. Again, another nvidia 939 socket sli chipset. This time I killed the bios because they released 3 different bios updates for different types of ddr2 ram. Never will I go back to DFI. Then went to socket 775 asus nvidia sli chipset (selling off the fx-55 cpu to a friend). Nvidia's 1st intel based chipsets,crap. That is when I went to xfire. Socket 775 intel chipet mb with x6800 cpu. sold off at the time my 7900 gtx's for two 2900xt 512mb's. Loved the heck out of those cards. Then went to asus socket 1366 p6t deluxe v1. The x58 and hopefully x68 are my favorite chipsets. why, liscenced sli and xfire on the same board. One thing, doesn anyone know if nvidia is going to make a am3+ chipset, possibly sli? Then when the second rev. of x58 came out, it was the p6t deluxe v2. Then the p6x58d premium because of usb 3.0 and sata 3. after that is gigabytes x58a-ud9 mb. Had to sell off that beautiful board because of monetary issues along with a 980x cpu and 24gb of ddr-3 for what's in the sig now.
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