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Old February 9, 2010, 07:41 PM
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I quite like ASUS products, that being said, I've always felt brand loyalty is a bit of a waste. Go for the best product to suit your needs. Check benches and reviews, if ASUS is the best, go for it, otherwise you really can't go wrong with reputable companies.
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I agree mate ^ if Foxxcon wasn't so damn hard to come by I'd have them in the list too.

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We're not so much talking brand loyalty. It's just that ASUS (as well as Gigabyte and for the most part MSI) simply produce consistently good, and often the best, products. Of course people check the benches and reviews, but honestly these are the companies that typically top the charts.
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We're not so much talking brand loyalty. It's just that ASUS (as well as Gigabyte and for the most part MSI) simply produce consistently good, and often the best, products. Of course people check the benches and reviews, but honestly these are the companies that typically top the charts.
I agree, and now that EVGA is out of the nVidia Chipsets and just Intel ones, they actually have damn good Kit for LGA1156 and 1366 too.

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Which motherboard model, philty?

Sometimes even the best companies can make bad product lines. I remember a few years back, the ASUS Striker Extreme series... those were crap o.o

THAT was not Asus I'm pretty sure. It's pretty well universally accepted that the Nvidia 680i chipset was hated. In fact, I think Braineater might have a few subtle nuances with dealing with motherboards of that chipset.
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Old February 9, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Ah. I've been looking at Intel's LGA775 and AMD's chipsets so long I forgot EVGA was doing the recent Intel chipsets too. I always associate them with videocards, but I always overlook them for motherboards. I've got to admit, they've got some serious contenders in the performance market. They've got some hella-good quality (not to mention a kick-arse customer service department).
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THAT was not Asus I'm pretty sure. It's pretty well universally accepted that the Nvidia 680i chipset was hated. In fact, I think Braineater might have a few subtle nuances with dealing with motherboards of that chipset.
The Striker boards were pretty bad, but there also weren't any truly good 680i or 780i motherboards, so ASUS was hardly exclusive in that regard. As far as their boards using Intel and other chipsets, I've been using ASUS products almost exclusively in my main rigs since I was running a Pentium II machine, and they've never let me down.
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imho, asus quality is very good nor worst... depend on model and price...

but as far as my experience is... asus drivers are pretty bad and buggy...
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You just got bad luck then...

I don't get why people go like OMG X COMPANY SUCKS DUE TO DEFECTIVE X when the same can apply to any other company. If it was happening to everyone, then obviously there's something wrong with their products.
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TWO dead P5KC's , a dead maximus formula and a still half-working maximus formula which they refuse to replace? I call bull****!

so OMG ASUS COMPANY SUCKS DUE TO DEFECTIVE ABOVE!

I've never had such a bad experience with ANY other company, not just computer based.
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