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Poll Results: Which motherboard brand NOT BUY to avoid posibles DOA, defective or poor durabilty?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (4)
    ASUS
  • 14% of voters (4)
    GIGABYTE
  • 25% of voters (7)
    MSI
  • 25% of voters (7)
    EVGA
  • 48% of voters (13)
    ASROCK
27 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
Are people insane? AsRock has been making great boards after the 1155 lineup. Jesus people What about Asus or even MSI?
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by RussianC View Post

Are people insane? AsRock has been making great boards after the 1155 lineup. Jesus people What about Asus or even MSI?

Why the insults? Skim through the owners thread, its full of broken things. Or Maybe my two boards that suicided is a sign of my insanity..
post #13 of 15
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Something to also consider long term (if you havent) is if the board has dual BIOS support smile.gif if one fails you load up the 2nd and reflash the bad one.

Im not sure if current ASRock boards offer it, but my z77 did not. And it gliched out twice - two RMAs.

I havent voted either way though as I have no idea.
The GBT Dual BIOS is different from the rest, they have patented their Dual BIOS technology so no one else can do it unless they find a way to do it differently. So with the boards you see with two BIOSes don't work like GBT boards with Dual BIOS, they are just two separate BIOSes on those boards. The dual BIOS technology is where the non "main" BIOS checks the "main" and then decides it is it corrupted or not. It if it corrupted on its own it can re-flash the main BIOS with its own ROM. However on other boards the second BIOS wont check the first and flash it if there is an issue, you just have to switch to the working one, that is why many manufactures with two BIOS ROMs still use the DIP socket so users can switch to the second and send in the broken one, unless they have a feature where you can manually flash the broken one. But yea the dual BIOS option is nice, and GBT uses very high quality parts, ASUS usually does as well but they have many z87 DOAs if you read the newegg reviews, however i think it is partly neweggs fault, i bet they stored the boards in bad conditions which would explain why so many boards are messed up with defects or DOA.
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post #14 of 15
I: have had the worst of luck with asus, all 3 boards I: bought had issues, and the CS was awful and RMA also, so my vote goes to Asus
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post #15 of 15
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Why the insults? Skim through the owners thread, its full of broken things. Or Maybe my two boards that suicided is a sign of my insanity..

Not much of a insult just surprised with all the time I spend at the Rant pages I always See Asus being Flamed or MSI, You would think they would beat ASRock in this type thread.

From all my experience, I always Used ASRock boards, they are very cheap and work perfectly. I build a lot of (From The scratch builds) and have yet to have a ASRock board die on me. Looking at this thread and the votes, all I see is people thinking ASRock is bad (775 days were not the best), but they have really changed and will all the negative rep they get, is just unfair. Yes I might have been a bit to hard with my comment but I try to get to the point. Sorry if I offended anyone.
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