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Old April 6, 2012, 10:59 PM
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i've never had any issues with gigabyte, maybe it was just one bad board that got through qc?
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Old April 6, 2012, 11:16 PM
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First time I built a pc with a gigabyte board was for a friends cousin with a p67 ud3, bios bricked after windows installation reboot, tried resetting bios, cant enter bios, no post it was messed up. So I brought it back to local computer store for an asus z68 LE, which is many times easier to setup and uefi bios is well laid out. asus ftw!
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Old May 16, 2012, 05:45 AM
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So what happened in the end? Judging from the silence i would have to assume you got a working board back. Also, most companies are under no obligation to tell you what they fixed. That tends to be proprietary knowledge. There ar elitterally thousands of components on a motherboard. The probability of one of those failing is pretty high. The fact that only a small percentage of motherboards are faulty is a pretty good indication of good quality control.....
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Old May 16, 2012, 09:52 AM
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I've bought 3 Gigabyte motherboards in my life.

All three have died now. I own the LEGENDARY H55N-USB3. Read the reviews about it on newegg.

Just... wow.
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Old May 16, 2012, 09:55 AM
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I've had 2 gigabyte boards in the last few months, a 990fxa and z68, both were lacking in he bios department. I'll probably stay away from gigabyte boards for a while.
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Old May 16, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Well after RMA # 3 on my X58a-UD7, they sent me a rev 2.0 (specifically stated I wanted only a rev 1.0 or a different board) they sent me a rev 2.0, it had scorch marks on the socket backplate like it was on fire or something, from chipset heatsinks looked like someone was playing floor hockey with them and literally over 70 phone calls to the RMA department(also remover the chipset cooler and put the one off of my original motherboard on it to try and slip one past me? really? I got a $270 US refund for my motherboard after over 3 months of RMA's and faulty boards in return. I used to exclusively use gigabyte in any PC I touched, but it is the complete opposite now, I will actually pay more for a different branded product now, just to avoid ever having to deal with Gigabytes RMA tech's ever again.
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Old May 16, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Buy Asus and MSI failing that Intel
I purchase 1200 Asus boards a year
around 100 MSI
about 2 Intel
and about 50 Generic to fix systems with
all for work

Do the Asus ones fail yup every once in awhile I get about 5 total a year not to bad.
Msi yup about 3
Intel well I dont buy many but I RMA lots for customers still most the time its bad PSU's that kill them.

I have bought 1 Gigabyte board in the last 3 years first one in years and the last it was a 890FX something and it cost me a CPU board and GPU as well as 4 sticks of ram. A mosfet cap Exploded through the board and the remaining ones vented. Destroyed tons of hardware BUT it was all covered by ASI(their great) and they swapped my mobo for a Crosshair IV Formula and then gave me a upgraded gpu,cpu and ram.

Needless to say I wont buy Gigabyte again first time in years and last time ever :D
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Old May 16, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I haven't had any problems with Gigabyte motherboards thus far. I do however prefer to stick with Asus tbh.
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Old May 16, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Asus gets my money. Only one failure and it was from an OCZ PSU that nuked the entire system. IE: literally blew chips off the motherboard, hard drives and DVD ROM.
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Old May 17, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Have had lots of Gigabyte boards over the years and had plenty of good luck with them. Have a few right now, no complaints. I tend to buy ASUS, but for no other real reason than I am somewhat fanboyish in purchases. I have had bad luck with many different makes, although the worst I have ever had was DFI with their pathetic non-existent RMA services (before they stopped making consumer boards). All in all, I will still go for a deal no matter who makes it.
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