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i for one still love my asus products. ive built many rigs over the past 10 years and not once have i ever had an issue with asus.
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What's up with the Asus hate here? The products are still top notch and they probably have the most extensive and diverse lineup out of all the manufacturers. The support is a local thing and price is as well to some extent (though yes ROG boards do cost a lot )

They definitely have the best motherboards and the best bios and software. They do however have the worst customer support in the industry. But people like to jump on hate bandwagons so there are a lot of people hating Asus just because they've seen other people hate Asus.
DEPENDS on where you live.
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All but 2 of my boards have been Asus, and that's like over 7 motherboards. The others were a gigabyte back in 2003 which was terrible, and an extreme4 that gave me nothing but problems with my USB devices, and the UEFI was impossible to use because of it. I don't get what the Asus hate is about, I've RMA'd 2 boards with Asus without a hitch, this thread is kind of comical.
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All but 2 of my boards have been Asus, and that's like over 7 motherboards. The others were a gigabyte back in 2003 which was terrible, and an extreme4 that gave me nothing but problems with my USB devices, and the UEFI was impossible to use because of it. I don't get what the Asus hate is about, I've RMA'd 2 boards with Asus without a hitch, this thread is kind of comical.

i had the same issue with a gigabyte board in 2004-2006 (can't remember exactly when) and because of that avoided them for years... now out of the PCs in my house only 1 of them is Asus, and the rest are gigabyte.

Asus buying ASrock would not be a good thing... not that I have issue with Asus, but more competition is better...

I wonder if this is in part because of fear from chaintek re-entering the motherboard market

with the added clout of ASrock Asus could put serious pressure on the smaller motherboard makers
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I came from an asrock board to my current asus one. I can say from my experience that my Asus board is alot more stable and user friendly. but I do believe that Asrock is improving with each chipset realease. Also my Asus board wasnt much more then the equavilant asrock board.
    
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I don't know why some people are saying asrock are low quality, my z77 extreme 4 has been going good for the past months and I have no complaints.
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My asrock is rock solid, and sincerely i hope that this transaction never happens, i like asrock quality and prices thumb.gif
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Somewhat unrelated but... Asus claims their name comes from the Pegasus... Pegatron has the beginning of Pegasus in the name and Asus is the latter part of the word... I was under the impression that Asus, Pegatron, and ASRock were always affiliated / same parent company. I would not be surprised in the least if they use the same build-houses... Especially considering when you run a spec (such as Piriform's Speccy utility) on an ASUS laptop, the motherboard, like mine for example, comes up as: "PEGATRON CORPORATION G60JX (Socket 989)".

Technically, ASRock is still ASUS, since Pegatron is an Operational unit

In January 2007, Asus started restructuring its operations.[10] The company split into three distinct operational units: Asus, Pegatron and the Unihan Corporation.[11] The Asus brand was applied solely to first-party branded computers. Pegatron handled OEM manufacturing of motherboards and components, and the Unihan Corporation focused on non-PC manufacturing such as cases and molding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus
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Being cool costs more. thumb.gif
Being a fanboy costs more. Fixed.
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I don't know why some people are saying asrock are low quality, my z77 extreme 4 has been going good for the past months and I have no complaints.

It depends on the board. I think the issue isn't that it's low quality, but lower quality than some of the competition. For example, the Z77 Extreme4 uses analog VRMs (though they claim digital) while similarly priced competition use digital VRMs. They also use lower quality MOSFETs on the board than the similarly priced Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H.

That said, they have some awesome products like the new Z77 OC Formula and they've been great at forcing other brands to try and produce competitive products at similar price points...well, aside from Asus who still seems to be more expensive than the competition. Since ASRock has taken off, it seems like Intel finally has some budget enthusiast options because companies have to compete with ASRock.
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