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People talking about their personal experiences is pretty silly here....

even if you had 10 boards from brand X and one had to be RMA'd then you were extremely unlucky. That's pretty much why I don't stop buying from a brand if I happen to get a borked item. It's just called being unlucky .
 
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People talking about their personal experiences is pretty silly here....

even if you had 10 boards from brand X and one had to be RMA'd then you were extremely unlucky. That's pretty much why I don't stop buying from a brand if I happen to get a borked item. It's just called being unlucky .

This has little logic. I can kind of see where you are coming from, but you are only ever unlucky if your motherboards fails if your motherboard is made by a good quality manufacturer.
If your motherboard fails and it's made by a poor quality manufacturer, well that isn't called being unlucky, that's called having a poor quality, poorly built motherboard by a bad manufacturer.
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1 in 10 chance of a problem, all the companies seem to do a god job. Just unlucky if u get the lemon. Ive on had 2 asus boards, never had a problem.
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People talking about their personal experiences is pretty silly here....

even if you had 10 boards from brand X and one had to be RMA'd then you were extremely unlucky. That's pretty much why I don't stop buying from a brand if I happen to get a borked item. It's just called being unlucky .

I wanna tell you something.
I wanted to buy ASUS Crosshair V, but it still comes at $400 in my country. Higher price problem is due to the corporate here in India not Asus.
I was little afraid to buy GD80 even it now has 8+2 phase, it was like nightmare to me with all those old MSI board, hence I decided to drop MSI for a while.
Now the only 8+2 phase 990FX board I was getting is UD3 ( $210 ) and UD5 ( $230 ) in March 2012. I bought UD5.

Even this UD5 rev 1.0 board isn't worth the money I had spent, I experience horrible Voltage drop because it has no LLC.
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This has little logic. I can kind of see where you are coming from, but you are only ever unlucky if your motherboards fails if your motherboard is made by a good quality manufacturer.
If your motherboard fails and it's made by a poor quality manufacturer, well that isn't called being unlucky, that's called having a poor quality, poorly built motherboard by a bad manufacturer.

Yes I would agree if we were talking about ECS or something. But all the manufacturer's in the OP have quite low RMA rates. I was mainly referring to people comparing their personal experience to gigabyte having a lower RMA rate than asus. It's somewhat silly when we're talking about a fraction of a per cent difference.
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then I wanna tell you something.

It wasn't directed at anyone in general. Just something that bothered me.
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It wasn't directed at anyone in general. Just something that bothered me.

Ah Sorry ! I shouldn't have written that, I removed/edited that line, please you fix it too.
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Yes I would agree if we were talking about ECS or something. But all the manufacturer's in the OP have quite low RMA rates. I was mainly referring to people comparing their personal experience to gigabyte having a lower RMA rate than asus. It's somewhat silly when we're talking about a fraction of a per cent difference.

Completely agreed... anyone not seeing the relation here needs to take a class in statistics to understand what it actually means to have a large enough sample set to draw conclusions from.

And crowdsourcing the information is not accurate, either.

-alex
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That's depressing for MSI... I really like their boards and some of the options they have. Then again, Gigabyte boards have been pretty amazing this round.

I remember years ago when you might see 6-9% from a major manufacturer and now people kvetch about 3%. I like MSI boards, I have used one in a build, it is now working strong in a friend's computer as I sold it to him and we have used many of their boards in our store builds, I think in the last year we have had one come back faulty, that was a board we bought in 2010.
I do prefer Gigabyte boards, I don't like Asus not b/c of the board quality but b/c some of the worst support experiences I have ever had have been with asus.
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People talking about their personal experiences is pretty silly here....

even if you had 10 boards from brand X and one had to be RMA'd then you were extremely unlucky. That's pretty much why I don't stop buying from a brand if I happen to get a borked item. It's just called being unlucky .

Keep in mind, though, as enthusiasts who push our hardware, we're much more likely than the person who buys a motherboard and puts it in his rig for four years.
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