Originally Posted by silbluever
Sorry to here that you have a beef with Asus but I guess I have been lucky with those mobos. When I bought my first AM3 board for DDR3 and CFX it was the Gig GA MA790FXT-UD5P and it didn't work so I took it back to the store and got the Asus. Strange though my first ever build back in 03 was a Gig 81PE1000L and it is being used at my wife's work atm. Still like Gigabyte though, just a little bad luck.
actually we have had some gigabyte issues as well this past year, If you notice, I said we have primarily been using asrock for most amd builds unless we get a request. So far so good with nearly 100 builds, But the luck will run out sooner or later, it has to. But thats okay. When you get hit 1,2,3 or more times in a row, thats when you got to do something. And thats not 3 out of 3, Thats like 3 in a row come back from builds up to a year old. But every return makes us look bad to most people who dont understand the game. We only recently had any real issues with asus or gigabyte. for many years things were good, up into 2 yrs ago Asus then a couple gigabyte after then asus again, the only boards that werent coming back much, or none that i remember was biostar, but then again we used them only in small budget builds, nothing outrageous. Now we use asrock for most phenom builds, I mean I like gigabyte, a lot, A whole lot. But its gonna be a while before i trust asus again. But thats not saying at all that all asus boards fail. I mean anyone can buy one and have a great chance of it lasting forever. But its cost us a lot at our shop. And a very many p!ssed off customers. So thats attached to my mind. Its just a streak of bad luck maybe. We had a bunch WD drives go out all in the same 3 month period, I have boycotted them too. But I always loved WD, and still stand by them. But we switched to seagate barracuda for most builds over WD, and I have had some issues. But not enough to call it quits. Its just hard to predict whats gonna happen, Plus so many of our parts get shipped. Its crazy
Like playing slots sometimes. When something messes up for you, you know what to do. But some of these people, they go crazy, like "i payed bla, bla, bla, for this or that and it go out in 6 months" , "I cant wait 5 or 6 weeks for a RNA or whatever you call it!" , "this is your fault I blew up my computer!" ha, ha that last one nobody ever said, but you know. a lot of computer illiterate people come here. They all want to "download ebay" and "can i get this installed in my house by friday?" and "which one of these is the internet again?"........Edited by ocre - 7/1/09 at 12:48am