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Of the AMD motherboard brands, which ones have the easiest RMA process?

I've always used either Asus or Gigabyte for motherboards (on both AMD or Intel, I'm brand agnostic and just go for what's best when it's time to buy). Gigabyte has failed on me a couple times, Asus hasn't.

I know that both Asus and Gigabyte otherwise have a horrible RMA process when you have to claim warranty.

I've read that EVGA is easy, but they currently only make Intel boards and my next board will probably be AMD.

So of all the AMD motherboard manufacturers, which ones offer the most straightforward and hassle free RMA process?

In terms of overall reliability/quality I doubt there are major differences between brands these days, right?

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I've always used either Asus or Gigabyte for motherboards (on both AMD or Intel, I'm brand agnostic and just go for what's best when it's time to buy). Gigabyte has failed on me a couple times, Asus hasn't.

I know that both Asus and Gigabyte otherwise have a horrible RMA process when you have to claim warranty.

I've read that EVGA is easy, but they currently only make Intel boards and my next board will probably be AMD.

So of all the AMD motherboard manufacturers, which ones offer the most straightforward and hassle free RMA process?
Don't know about this.

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In terms of overall reliability/quality I doubt there are major differences between brands these days, right?
First Question is - what featureset do you Need.

How much do you want so spend?

If you looking something cheaper go for MSI Meg Unify x570 or Asus TUF Gaming x570...or even B450 like MSI Motar Max or something…

MSI is praised for there easy BIOS and easy Memory OC - Gigabyte has IMHO good build but many people dislike their BIOS and the cheaper boards like Aorus Elite seem to have some issues with Memory OC - the Master and Xtreme are great but a bit pricier.

If your are looking into a Workstation build - the Asus Pro WS x570-ACE is woth a look with ECC support, U.2-drive support and Thunderbold 3.

If money isn't an issue and you want max. performance look into the Asrock Aqua x570.

Options are plenty…here a good overview bei bullzoid/Game Nexus...


If RMA is your concern by it from Amazon - they are usually hassle free - at least in the EU - but you need to by it directly from Amazon and not from the market place...but might cost you a premium compared to other vendors...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Medizinmann View Post
Don't know about this.



First Question is - what featureset do you Need.

How much do you want so spend?

If you looking something cheaper go for MSI Meg Unify x570 or Asus TUF Gaming x570...or even B450 like MSI Motar Max or something…

MSI is praised for there easy BIOS and easy Memory OC - Gigabyte has IMHO good build but many people dislike their BIOS and the cheaper boards like Aorus Elite seem to have some issues with Memory OC - the Master and Xtreme are great but a bit pricier.

If your are looking into a Workstation build - the Asus Pro WS x570-ACE is woth a look with ECC support, U.2-drive support and Thunderbold 3.

If money isn't an issue and you want max. performance look into the Asrock Aqua x570.

Options are plenty…here a good overview bei bullzoid/Game Nexus...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGY2mqTn2rc


If RMA is your concern by it from Amazon - they are usually hassle free - at least in the EU - but you need to by it directly from Amazon and not from the market place...but might cost you a premium compared to other vendors...

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Well, you can only return to Amazon within the return window. If it breaks after those 30 days (at least here in the US), you have to deal with the manufacturer to claim warranty. And that's where I've only heard horror stories about Asus and Gigabyte, that it can take forever. But how about Asrock? Or MSI (my perception of MSI was that they always had low quality stuff, but that perception is probably outdated at this point).

As for budget, it used to be that $250 would get you a pretty high-end board 5 years ago, but I see that things have changed a lot Still don't really want to spend more than $250 or so, and I don't need all the H4CK3R 3L17E G4M3R features, such as RGB and all that nonsense I just want a good dependable board with lots of I/O (I have 5-6 SATA drives), that's stable and maybe offers some OC headroom (I don't usually do a ton of overclocking).

I did have my eye on that Asus TUF Gaming board. I don't need ECC support, though Thunderbolt 3 would be nice to have.

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Well, you can only return to Amazon within the return window. If it breaks after those 30 days (at least here in the US), you have to deal with the manufacturer to claim warranty. And that's where I've only heard horror stories about Asus and Gigabyte, that it can take forever. But how about Asrock? Or MSI (my perception of MSI was that they always had low quality stuff, but that perception is probably outdated at this point).
Well uhm - EU regulations are different...you can send defective parts back to the vendor and Amazon tends to just replace everthing without asking - at least for 6 months - after that you kind of could RMA for the next 18 months - but that is where it get complicated…you RMA with the vendor but you have to prove it is production failure - otherwise you must stick with warranty of the manufacturer...

But anyhow that doesn't help you...

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As for budget, it used to be that $250 would get you a pretty high-end board 5 years ago, but I see that things have changed a lot Still don't really want to spend more than $250 or so, and I don't need all the H4CK3R 3L17E G4M3R features, such as RGB and all that nonsense I just want a good dependable board with lots of I/O (I have 5-6 SATA drives), that's stable and maybe offers some OC headroom (I don't usually do a ton of overclocking).

I did have my eye on that Asus TUF Gaming board. I don't need ECC support, though Thunderbolt 3 would be nice to have.
Well $250 is not much for a good quality x570. Look in the guide by bullzoid.

In the low end of x570-Boards I would go for the MSI MEG Unify x570 - but it is more like $299.

If you need TB3 - go Asrock Creator - but that is more like $500...or Asrock Phantom Gaming - but that is ITX and only has 1 PCIe Slot...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Medizinmann View Post
Well uhm - EU regulations are different...you can send defective parts back to the vendor and Amazon tends to just replace everthing without asking - at least for 6 months - after that you kind of could RMA for the next 18 months - but that is where it get complicated…you RMA with the vendor but you have to prove it is production failure - otherwise you must stick with warranty of the manufacturer...

But anyhow that doesn't help you...



Well $250 is not much for a good quality x570. Look in the guide by bullzoid.

In the low end of x570-Boards I would go for the MSI MEG Unify x570 - but it is more like $299.

If you need TB3 - go Asrock Creator - but that is more like $500...or Asrock Phantom Gaming - but that is ITX and only has 1 PCIe Slot...

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Crazy that $250 is not enough for a good motherboard. How times have changed. I know there's nothing you can do about it, but man.

Well I guess my current short list, if I were to go for the current-gen boards (I may just wait for Zen 3 architecture which might also bring about a new chipset, X670 perhaps?, as I'm in no hurry to upgrade):

Asus Prime X570-Pro
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon

Potential budget stretches:
Asus ROG Strix X570-F (I don't care about WiFi, hardline is always better)
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra

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Crazy that $250 is not enough for a good motherboard. How times have changed. I know there's nothing you can do about it, but man.
Inflation...Inflation...
No, just x570 is expensive and x570 Motherboards have better VRMs to provide enough power for 3900x/3950x...if you don't need PCIe Gen4 you could always go for a good B450 - like Motar Max.

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Well I guess my current short list, if I were to go for the current-gen boards (I may just wait for Zen 3 architecture which might also bring about a new chipset, X670 perhaps?, as I'm in no hurry to upgrade):

Asus Prime X570-Pro
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon

Potential budget stretches:
Asus ROG Strix X570-F (I don't care about WiFi, hardline is always better)
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
In this price range I would really take a look at MSI MEG Unify x570 - best memory OC/XMP in this price range.

And if you can wait - wait. Chances are x670 is without chipset cooler and a little cheaper – and maybe some new features – like USB 4 – maybe…

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Inflation...Inflation...
No, just x570 is expensive and x570 Motherboards have better VRMs to provide enough power for 3900x/3950x...if you don't need PCIe Gen4 you could always go for a good B450 - like Motar Max.



In this price range I would really take a look at MSI MEG Unify x570 - best memory OC/XMP in this price range.

And if you can wait - wait. Chances are x670 is without chipset cooler and a little cheaper – and maybe some new features – like USB 4 – maybe…

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That MSI Unify only has 4 SATA ports, I need at least 6 So that one is ruled out unfortunately.

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