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Old March 8, 2012, 07:03 AM
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There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year.
Did they go out and hire PR personel from NS Hydro??? Lamest excuse ever for frequent "aging infrastructure" outages was to suggest that "salty fog" getting into the lines was the culprit.... gee... I never would have expected that kind of environment in Halifax.......

This reads like something put out by corporate for internal use, it sure as hell doesn't say anything that you'd want to promote to potential customers, and the few things it does say are vague and not backed up with any kind of facts / research.
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Old March 8, 2012, 07:10 AM
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That's fine and dandy. ASUS is still much easier to deal with if something goes wrong.
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I've had to RMA two Gigabyte boards in the past couple years, with my 2nd one being such an ordeal I doubt I'll ever go back to them.
Bingo. My fiasco with Gigabytes RMA left the worst possible taste in my mouth that I will never purchase anything of theirs again.

But I guess any company has to toot their own horn once and a while to rally the troops
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Did they go out and hire PR personel from NS Hydro??? Lamest excuse ever for frequent "aging infrastructure" outages was to suggest that "salty fog" getting into the lines was the culprit.... gee... I never would have expected that kind of environment in Halifax.......

This reads like something put out by corporate for internal use, it sure as hell doesn't say anything that you'd want to promote to potential customers, and the few things it does say are vague and not backed up with any kind of facts / research.
thats a real line of water thier snortting

note comment seems was aim'd @ water coolers who are careless to evaporate times of drying

the moister can effect circuits.
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Old March 8, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Gigabutt is crap they ruined my desire to try any brand other then Asus had like 4 Gigabutt boards die in the coarse for 2 months all only being able to gain minor over clocks, Then Asus threw me a bone and gave me the Crosshair IV Formula, and my eyes were reopened to reliable hardware :D

Is there proof to their claim or is it just like apple "We are 5 times faster then anything else, but we dont have anything to back that up, because we say it IT MUST BE TRUE"

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Something will inevitably go wrong with any product. I've RMA'd an Asus motherboard once, and an ASUS videocard once. I'm not saying that ASUS builds the most reliable product, but each time something has gone wrong, their RMA process has been beyond reproach. Hell, the motherboard I warrantied (the M2A-VM) was a couple of monthes outside of warranty, and they still replaced it. That's why I went back to ASUS to buy my new board!

Meanwhile, there's been a few threads on here describing Gigabyte's horrible RMA service. They may very well have fewer failures than other brands, but when something does go wrong (and it inevitably will) apparently they're a pain to deal with!
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I don't know any Gigabyte board that is dishwasher safe.
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All electronics these days are manufactured with the same techniques. Made the cheapest way possible. I think the figures are around 1 in 20 will fail in the first year even after passing initial QA. All due to manufacturing or process defects. It is the reason we don't pay $1500 for a motherboard. Or $5000 for a smartphone.

A company can be more reliable than another due to using better components or having a more stringent QA process. But stuff is gonna break.

So it is the customer service that counts. If gigabyte fails at customer service then they fail period.
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