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Ive never understood the phase thing. I know on AMD computers really makes no difference. Boistars 890fx board are one of the best overclockers and is just 4+1 phases. I have a 790fx 4+1 phase and im not slowed down at all.
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I bought Asus only because DFI is not available.

Also I have an aversion to GB boards after watching 2 of mine go up in flames.
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I generally go to ASUS/EVGA for my boards because they are great companies and I know their build quality is good. To be honest, all other brands scare me. If they can't offer super high warranties, there is probably a reason. Plus, the motherboard is the most central piece of hardware for your computer. I am personally not one to skimp on getting a good quality board. The motherboard is the last thing I want to replace over and over again.

Plus as everyone else is saying, typically better build quality, nicer features (if you even use them). better warranty, and most important to me, tried and true customer service : ) I will pay extra for that alone. There is nothing I hate more than poor customer service.

There is my input, take it for what it's worth to you.
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Originally Posted by saw4974;12022771 
Replying to Digigami's post asking my reasons, here are some of my friends problems, along with some of my own, the usb ports on the back of my motherboard decide when they wanna work, my buddy imadude10, who is also a member of ocn, when he had an asus, the it just died after like a year. my friend gram had to bend the corner of his motherboard to get it to post. Although Asus customer support is fantastic, i'd rather have a brand that doesn't make me wait a month to get new hardware. I just want my PC to work the first time, which i'm not sure very many people will disagree with this last statement. I'm not saying ALL Asus motherboards are bad, just saying my Asus quality experience has been substandard to what other people have had.

Thanks for the response and sharing your experience with them. I can understand you would want to avoid them after all that. My opinion would probably be similar too, however I've been fortunate enough to receive top notch pieces from them every time, until that changes I will use Asus wherever possible.
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Originally Posted by jp27;12022595 
possibly the dumbest post ive seen in weeks

If $35 is the difference between Biostar and and a brand I know/trust such as ASUS then I will get the Asus every time. Even if they have identical features. I have had numerous Asus products and never had a single problem with any of them. That kind of reliability is worth $35 to me. $35 is nothing.
    
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d;12022545 
Valid points, but people will always go with the brand they have been satisfied with the most, or what sounds more appealing to them. People don't go for the minimum either, they want features even if they will never use them. You can't change this, so don't even try.

This

Probably the only REAL response to OP's question. +1 rep
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honestly i'm disappointed with asus now their q-shield is the worst experience i have ever had... i should of just stick with gigabyte
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I honestly was going to get the red and black biostar for the color options but when I went to microcenter and they said 150 for the pro how could I not get it....? thats about the 150 price range your talking about so um yea
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honestly i'm disappointed with asus now their q-shield is the worst experience i have ever had... i should of just stick with gigabyte


What is this q shield I see all the complaints about?
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc;12022828 
I know on AMD computers really makes no difference.
MSI has had a bunch of issues in the past with their 4 phase AMD boards.
    
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