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I've never done an RMA through Amazon, but I imagine that it would be better than through ASUS.  Although, the chances of needing to RMA are practically microscopic.  I mean, we only hear about the dissatisfied customers because those are the only people who want to take the time to say something.  Satisfied customers like me only say something when the opportunity presents itself like right now.  Otherwise, I'm not interested in going around saying that my board works perfectly and that I love their motherboards more than chocolate-covered sliced bread.  :)  I mean if I did that, then people might think I'm weird!

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I've got my P8Z77-V PRO and it runs smoothly and no problems have occured. It's a very good board and is very high quality. Got mine at Frys and I can easily return it.
The chances of getting a DOA motherboard or a motherboard that fails is somewhat...small. Not many people have failed motherboards, unless they tinker with it or something.

Great to hear that the chance is slim, thank you. smile.gif Is overclocking considered tinkering? I'm guessing NO but I read of failed power circuitry or whatever acronym you give it....VRM I think
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I've never done an RMA through Amazon, but I imagine that it would be better than through ASUS.  Although, the chances of needing to RMA are practically microscopic.  I mean, we only hear about the dissatisfied customers because those are the only people who want to take the time to say something.  Satisfied customers like me only say something when the opportunity presents itself like right now.  Otherwise, I'm not interested in going around saying that my board works perfectly and that I love their motherboards more than chocolate-covered sliced bread.  smile.gif  I mean if I did that, then people might think I'm weird!

Haha, Nutella is good, too. thumb.gif

Thanks guys. smile.gif Either of you have RMA experience through ASUS? I'll avoid it at all costs. I think that gives me 30 days prettymuch everywhere right, and the rest of the 3yr warranty has to be through ASUS?
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Satisfied customers like me only say something when the opportunity presents itself like right now.  Otherwise, I'm not interested in going around saying that my board works perfectly and that I love their motherboards more than chocolate-covered sliced bread.  smile.gif  I mean if I did that, then people might think I'm weird!

I should kind of disagree with you here. Everybody is satisfied with Asus products when they work.

People started to blame Asus only when they needed to do an RMA. Unless you had positive experience with Asus RMA department in recent 6 months your feedback is not helpful frown.gif.

I would really like to know if Asus RMA gets things done atm, and if anybody had positive experience in the recent months. So far it does not look that way, unfortunately frown.gif. If you go over xda forums, you can see that many people also have problems with Asus tablets RMAs and so on. It's really looks that bad from my perspective.

And honestly I can't say that Gigabyte UEFI (haven't had any experience with other manufactures) is missing anything over what Asus (board that I used was P8Z68-V Pro) have besides proper fan control. Both provide easy overclocking, good navigation and etc. Although from what I know, ROG UEFI has some extra features.

And about warranty through the store. I always though that online stores are not responsible for manufacture warranty and they won't honor any RMA after 30 return window.
Am I wrong here? winksmiley02.gif
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I own and have worked with P8Z68-V Pro boards and also P8Z77-Pro's. Impression of both are very high, they are some of the best boards I have ever worked with. Overall I do prefer the P8Z77-Pro, i believe it has a PS2 connector again which is great, also the WiFi is pretty handy and saves me atleast having an additional PCI slot taken up.

I did like the P8Z68's power and reset buttons, but frankly after the initial build I rarely use them. I would highly recommend either board, but due to the Ps2 and WiFi my money would be on the Z77 board. It also has a nice black covering for the back ports, looks very sharp.
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I own and have worked with P8Z68-V Pro boards and also P8Z77-Pro's....

Definitely wanted the PS2 connector for the future I think, thanks for reminding me I needed one.

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I should kind of disagree with you here. Everybody is satisfied with Asus products when they work.
People started to blame Asus only when they needed to do an RMA. Unless you had positive experience with Asus RMA department in recent 6 months your feedback is not helpful frown.gif.
I would really like to know if Asus RMA gets things done atm, [...] Although from what I know, ROG UEFI has some extra features.

You're not wrong I was just checking that the common policy was that way.

I also would like to hear as much feedback on actual RMA's that were positive but I'm not sure we're going to get much. Let's hope!

ROG UEFI?

I'll give it another day perhaps, I'm too tired to make a decision right now anyway. Good convo though thanks for the responses everyone. smile.gif
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The "ROG UEFI" refers to those red and black Republic of Gamers boards.  They have extra features to help tweak an overclock when trying to take it to the extreme using sub-zero cooling such as Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen, Phase Change, etc.

 

At least, this is how I see it.

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ohhh ok. I saw some of those nutty frozen computers. WHY would someone need that much power anyway? Can't a few aircooled cards in SLI or crossfire (or THREE or FOUR) in a good case tackle pretty much any game at full res? Are they just going for the glory of having the fastest computers?
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ohhh ok. I saw some of those nutty frozen computers. WHY would someone need that much power anyway? Can't a few aircooled cards in SLI or crossfire (or THREE or FOUR) in a good case tackle pretty much any game at full res? Are they just going for the glory of having the fastest computers?

 

I think that these particular people are involved in competitive overclocking.  Although, some just do it for fun because it's a true passion of theirs.  I mean, I believe that they know it's unnecessary overkill when it comes to real-world usage.  :)

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So let me get this straight?you will literally rely on Intel for CPU but Intel isn't good enough for mobo?mm!I probably read too much between the line.go Intel no more guesswork warranty alone is worth the mobo
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So let me get this straight?you will literally rely on Intel for CPU but Intel isn't good enough for mobo?mm!I probably read too much between the line.go Intel no more guesswork warranty alone is worth the mobo

...ok.

No offense here but your post is far from convincing. You didn't tell me what the warranty is (had to look to back up your claim and it's the same as ASUS (unless you were referring to customer service), you didn't say why I would want that board, if it's really more reliable, and to boot your post was hard to read. I also don't see how researching features and looking at first-hand user reviews is guesswork on my part.

I say this because you say that I "rely" on Intel, when in fact I chose intel for the CPU due to performance specs for my specific purpose. AMD can't hold up the same to what I want to do, and ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock...etc, do not make CPUs. Apples to oranges... I wouldn't buy a car made by Kumho or Continental just because I have their tires, or vice-versa if Toyota made tires. Perhaps I am "rely[ing]" on Intel for the CPU, but my choices for manufacturers are a whopping two.

I ended up on the ASUS because reviews are good, and the feature set is great. I wanted WIFI and I need dual video out, which Intel doesn't seem to care much to support. Yes I will have a dedicated GPU eventually but right now I need dual digital video outs.

If the intel board is that great I figure I would have run into a review saying so by now, but rather I'm searching for a comparison, and i'm not finding much. Thank you for your suggestion though, it got me looking at other options.thumb.gif Still looking at other options though. None of the z77 boards on newegg manufactured by Intel have the video out I need, and that won't cut it.

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I think that these particular people are involved in competitive overclocking.  Although, some just do it for fun because it's a true passion of theirs.  I mean, I believe that they know it's unnecessary overkill when it comes to real-world usage.  smile.gif

Cool, I figured that's what it was. Sounds fun (and expensive).
Edited by Figit090 - 8/21/12 at 1:30pm
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