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Are Asus P67 Motherboards overrated?

Poll Results: Do YOU think P67 Asus Motherboards are overrated?

 
  • 45% (9)
    YES! OMG I don't know why anyone would buy them
  • 55% (11)
    Hellz noes! They're the shizz! YOU DUMB!
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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I noticed the majority of the people here on OCN with Sandy Bridge CPU's have Asus motherboards. I also noticed how Asus is also the most heavily advertised company than its competitors like Biostar, Gigabyte,MSI,etc,etc.
From what I've seen Asus offers their products at a decent price but I've seen other competitors offering better products for equal or lower prices.
On top of that I've also heard quite a few complains about their new P67 boards relating to the CMOS? if I remembered right.
Now, don't get me wrong I have nothing against Asus, I have owned one of their Motherboards in my earlier computer and it worked fine for me, then it died.... but that's beside the point.
My point is why would someone buy a product that cost more than its competitors but offers less?
Is it "fanboyism?" It it just the fact that a person had good previous experiences with Asus? Someone recommends it? Or just the facts that you see a lot people owning it? Maybe it's something else?
Feel free to comment and IF you're an P67 Asus Motherboard owner, tell me what made you decide on it.
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post #2 of 20
It seems that Asus has the most features overall for each of the P67 motherboards.
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post #3 of 20
Your two options are very extreme on each end haha but yeah I'd say they are a bit overrated.

I stopped using ASUS years ago after multiple A7N8X boards burned up on me. I would have really like an eVGA board for my Sandy Bridge build, but this MSI is working out very nicely.
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post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post
It seems that Asus has the most features overall for each of the P67 motherboards.
I personally care about value the most, I was interested in the P8P67 Pro when I saw it on the Newegg youtube channel then I saw the ASRock (spinoff company of Asus actually) Extreme4 and I noticed it had more features but still a lower price so I bought it and never regreted it .
So bottom line: personally, best value=win
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post #5 of 20
yes.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by itspreach View Post
Your two options are very extreme on each end haha but yeah I'd say they are a bit overrated.

I stopped using ASUS years ago after multiple A7N8X boards burned up on me. I would have really like an eVGA board for my Sandy Bridge build, but this MSI is working out very nicely.
I would think most people's opinion on this matter would be very extreme so .
Also I've heard good things about MSI, they look like quite good boards to me.
And personally I loved eVGA for their video cards but I've heard that their motherboards are bad due to cheap parts being overpriced
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post #7 of 20
I see what you are getting at, well I find that ASUS is making a good effort to stand out. I like their use of intel PHY LAN, 5 x fan headers(both 3-pin and 4-pin PWM), easy to use DIMM slots, digital VRM and bluetooth.

I also like that they are being bold releasing models like that Sabertooth for individuals who want higher quality components without having to buy a $300+ Maximus board.

I do like that 2oz of copper build from Gigabyte as well.
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post #8 of 20
No. The value of the Pro motherboard is ridiculous since it has many awesome features.
post #9 of 20
Your Poll isnt worth answering OP.
I would say no. The quality of ASUS has always meant they can charge a slight premium over their competitors. And the features they use also warrant a little bit more of a price hike.
Personally Im eyeing the P67 Sabertooth.

I avoid MSI Motherboards like the plague. They were good a few years ago but not any more.
They look good but for the same price ASUS or Gigabyte usually has something better. More features, Higher Quality, More PCIe lanes (or better speed), etc.
The best caps in the world are worthless when they are on a badly Designed PCB.

MSI Video cards on the other hand are amazingly good.
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post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post
I see what you are getting at, well I find that ASUS is making a good effort to stand out. I like their use of intel PHY LAN, 5 x fan headers(both 3-pin and 4-pin PWM), easy to use DIMM slots, digital VRM and bluetooth.

I also like that they are being bold releasing models like that Sabertooth for individuals who want higher quality components without having to buy a $300+ Maximus board.

I do like that 2oz of copper build from Gigabyte as well.
I see the additional parts they're including, they're neat but I find them useless in my case and the extra dollars not justifying the price.
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
No. The value of the Pro motherboard is ridiculous since it has many awesome features.
Anything that the previous quote doesn't mention and my Motherboard doesn't include?
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