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Old December 28, 2011, 06:55 AM
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My UD7 is the best mobo I have ever worked with, and my best buds asus sabertooth pushed his 2600k to 5.0 in two trys, his new asus maximus gene z ? 2 DOA's and counting...
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Old December 28, 2011, 07:06 AM
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I currently have a few Asus boards, but I still had some bad luck with Asus. I had a couple of Gigabyte boards and they were fine (except for a ram issue, and an audio issue).
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Old December 28, 2011, 08:32 AM
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So gigabytes kinda warranty heavy OC on their board. That's kinda nice XD
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Old December 28, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Ive been buying gigabyte Mobos exclusively for over 5 or 6 years now and never ran into any actual issues. They were nice enough to RMA boards with coolant leaks (thermochill junk, learned my lesson) and other clearly user induced damages without batting an eye. What kept me with gigabyte is the 70$ mobos can OC just as well as the super high end one . Case and point - my 70$ ga h55 mobo cranks up my i3 540 to a cool 4.6ghz while my MSI P55-GD85 wont overclock the same chip a single mhz.
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i had bad luck lol
i actually rmaed every intel chipset they have made in the last 7 years lol 865 to p67

rmaed the p35c 6 times in 8 months

i'm done with gigabut
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Old December 28, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Anybody can get duff/bad components, it doesn't really point to a failing of a particular board manufacturer (aside from some QA issues maybe). Pretty well every board manufacturer suffered from the bad capacitors fiasco in the late P3 early P4 days (And whatever AMD was churning out at that time)
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Agreed, every company has their defective products.

I went through four DFI nF4 Ultra-Ds in a month, blew up an ASUS P5K-VM with a stock Q6600, burned out a Maxmius 2 Formula, had a P5E3-DLX fizzle out which ASUS refused warranty after a MOSFET blew just like in the Giga video while running bone STOCK.

After the string of ASUS failures, I swore them off and went to Giga for the most part until the ROG boards like the R2E and R2G.

Only had one bad Gigabyte board, a second hand P35-DS3R, that was sold to someone who had RMA hookups at not that big of a loss.

One of the local Toronto shops at College & Spadina nicknamed me "Motherboard killer". =\
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I wouldn't be too quick to shit on gigabyte. Asus has had it's issues too. Gigabyte has only really entered into the overclocking / high end mobo arena for the past 2 or 3 years anyway.
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4 EVGA mb's.

We've seen this bad batch on computer parts over the years.
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4 EVGA mb's.

We've seen this bad batch on computer parts over the years.

yes we will always see bad batches

but gigabyte is famous for goin too quick to be first on the market
design flaws
thats why you always see newer revisions;
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