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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 09:48 PM
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I'd have to see if I have photos somewhere for it but my first real custom build was originally with an ABIT board, but after that created nothing but issues, I went to ASUS for my dependable Athlon XP build back in college. Board worked like a champ and held out through a few GPU swaps back then and maxed the RAM on it until I eventually moved to other systems.
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I think I have been purchasing ASUS pretty much since they've been around.

I would have to look at my old stocks to see exactly where I started on ASUS Motherboards but I have had M4A89GTD and M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, I missed Crosshair Formula II but got CIVFormula and CIVFromula Extreme. Blocked the first one due to the NB Standoff issue. Which coincided with my watercooling obsession. That CIVFormula was my first full loop water cooled system. Missed out on the Extreme block from Mips. EK didn't have one at the time for the Extreme when I got that board.

I've owned several DRW wrewriteable drives. All of my WiFi equipment and addon cards are ASUS.

My NetBook which I purchased in 2007 was an ASUS Intel Atom based system. I will have to doublecheck the actual version but I really liked it and it had XP on it. Upgraded the RAM on it to max it out shortly after I got it. But it was a nifty unit nonetheless.

I no longer own it nor the Extreme.

My 3 year old currently owns the CIVFormula since I have since moved over to Ryzen and CVIIHero WiFi. I had intend to go with CVIHero, but missed out due to life(my 3 year old son comes first) I ended up with the best ASUS board I think I have ever owned on the AMD side of things. This board is the Beesknees. First AMD board I have owned that didn't need an Addon WiFi Card. Before now I was using PCE- and USB- N13 WiFi to connect to my RT-N12 WiFi Router. BlueTooth makes it easy to connect my handheld devices and gaming controllers. Currently running 3200mhz on this board and it's super fast currently pair with the R7 1800x CPU on the socket. Superiorly awesome platform!

Oh and also forgot to mention the multitudes of ASUS monitors I have purchased over the years. Only reason I went with my current monitor over an ASUS, is lack of onboard audio and the price of this monitor simply couldn't be beat as it was a 2018 model for ~$300 and 43" of visibility. Now had ASUS had something similar for the same price or close enough, I would have got that.

~Ceadder

I am really starting to feel my Oats as a long time member of OCN. Why did we go back to this system again?

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I started using Asus when I built my first Barton system. I had a choice between multiple vendors and went for an Asus Deluxe. With the overclock and good experience I went on to build all my systems with Asus motherboards. Before I pulled the trigger to purchase the Asus Rampage II Extreme and Asus Rampage Formula III for my systems, I purchased a very think and high quality Asus U6Sg laptop.

I am using the laptop right now as we speak and my trusted X58 Asus machines have been working since 2008 without any problems. I also purchased for my a family member an Asus 270x AMD card many years ago. They are still using it today for Photo Editing in Photoshop.

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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 02:54 AM
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I must say that I first recognize ASUS than difference between GeForce and ATI Radeon.
But that was around 2001 when I enter on IT World.

Off course ASUS was always sound nicer as company.
During that period Internet was very rear in Serbia. We just become "democracy" after decades of communism and socialistic dictatorship and usual way to buying some hardware components are to look in newspapers.
We couldn't see pictures only name and price.
ASUS always cost little more and sound nice and somehow I first jump on him.

It was funny, I look for ASUS ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphic card and she was not available in store I called.
I bought processor, motherboard and need graphic card. Seller tall me We don't have ASUS but we have ATI Radeon 9800 PRO.
I didn't want to buy, because I thought that's completely different product. They told me we have Sapphire, we have Club3D I think, GIGABYTE but ASUS is not available. No I didn't want nothing else and bought ASUS looking 2 days and calling phones.

Later I figure out difference.
Than I was AMD and ATI Radeon ASUS customer 6-7-8 years. Than I had Intel but again back to AMD and 2012 finally switch to Intel.
But I keep one platform and change only GPU..
There was really nice ASUS products... I remember ATI EAH4890, than they launch one of nicest GPU ASUS ATI 5870 V2
That was amazing beast but I didn't had her, but I had EAH6970, first AMD Radeon HD, not ATI Radeon...
then GTX580. Much before that ATI 3870.

Much earlier MSI K8 Neo switch to ASUS K8V-X Deluxe 754 Socket. First 3000+ than switch to 3700+ if I remember Athlon 64bit.
It was very hard to me to switch from AGP to PCI-E.
I had first 256MB two modules, later 512MB than I add 1GB modules, I think I had total 2GB total... Kingston DDR400 PC3200 was attractive and recommended in our region. People in that time switch to PCI-E I still was on AGP.
Then people around me didn't change CPU and Mobo just like that. second, third GPU and add more memory was common, sometimes even better processors. Not as today I need new platform after 2 years.

Than ROG show up, Crosshair IV Formula was something completely different and very small number of people payed price of 2 mid range motherboards for ASUS ROG.

But now with two nice motherboard Rampage V Extreme and Rampage V Edition 10 I try to stay as much possible.
These are my best and favorite motherboards from ASUS. Both version served me well I wait RVE10 6 months with CPU and Memory on table waiting RVE Black Edition, at the end I gave up and both and it was good decision because I would wait 12 months more.
When I lost hope that I will upgrade to RVE10 great opportunity jump in front of me and good chance to start watercooling planning.
Later disappointed with RTX Series price I saw great opportunity to buy ASUS GTX1080Ti Poseidon, and now this RVE10 and Poseidon are mine favorite ASUS products.

I liked and their monitors special 34" but couldn't afford and monitor not belong to my RIG at all, he is out of time and outdated long time ago.
Now Desperately need 4K ASUS Monitor and because saving for DDR5 platform with at least 10 core CPU and Rampage motherboard + DDR5 memory I don't know where to find money to replace this old 1080p junk from 2011, 1080p monitor. I simply don't know how.
But Limited Edition motherboard with i9-9980XE is best award... Jesus, I could imagine.
I have 10th Anniversary ROG Mobo and I'm proud and that's part of reason because I love my mobo and look on her different then on regular series. But 30th Anniversay would be proper change, special with i9-9980XE. Then I could sell my platform and buy monitor.

I had some fanboyism decisions I admit in past with ASUS, example when people couldn't explain me that ASUS ATI Radeon is same as Sapphire ATI Radeon, I wanted ASUS, Then waiting half years with parts to ASUS launch Black version of motherboard, I afraid when I buy normal I will not be able to replace...Really funny behavior.

This is picture from two last ASUS ROG Hardware and my favorite ASUS ROG Hardware of all time, RVE10 + GTX1080Ti Poseidon.
I have more pictures, but RIG is not finished yet, cable management, little change in loop need, to back filters and glass on place.

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When it comes to mobos I only ever go with Asus. The coolest thing I ever did with an Asus product is when I updated BIOS on my P5E to the Formula BIOS.

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And you are owner of Rampage V Extreme. My friend.
Look, two sisters. I like them absolutely same.
People advised me to save money with cheaper motherboard 2014, RVE was 430 or 440 euro.
But I didn't want, that was small Anniversay 5th series, board was beautiful nicer then IV version, somehow I felt price will go up next time and for first DDR4 platform I didn't wished nothing else. Later after 18 months before I switched to RVE10 I was so happy with mine decision to buy RVE.
And I really don't know what will happen with 7 or 8 series because prices. I really worry. My max price for mobo is 400-450.
Target is 400 euro, but 450 If that's absolutely best.





I don't care for other rewards, only Monitor, that's only part I really need.
I have monitor from 2011 and I can't see how I could save enough and for monitor and for new DDR5 RIG in 2020/2021.
I will forever stay on 1080p. .

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Actually I had problems first 3 days with RVE, BSOD followed every change in BIOS connected for overclock memory or processors or changing voltage. Even downclock caused BSOD. Then I made ASUS BIOS Flashback... Like I woke up lion. Suddenly every change I made worked.
People gave up in such situation, RMA working hardware, but I didn't gave up. Fact that CPU BSOD when I change clock from 3300 to 2800MHz tell me that something should shake that motherboard little and wake her up.
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i am asus motherbaord user from past 15 years now , right now started from P4800 mobo and now have Asus Crossahir Hero 6
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I have had three Asus boards. I've built systems for other people using different manufacturers, but I prefer Asus.

The first is a slot 1 P3 board made in 1999. I still have it and everything on it still works.

The second was a P5Q SE Plus. I used that from '09 to '11. In trying to remove a CPU backplate stuck on with far too strong and adhesive, I destroyed several traces, and gouged a couple of holes in the back of the board in various places with a screwdriver. After that it went into my brothers computer, and it also still works! I have no idea how. Looks like it went straight through an address line. It's been like it for most of its life now and hasn't had any problems.

The third is my P8P67 Pro. It's faulty. It's got a dead marvell sata controller. If you reset the CMOS then it doesn't post unless you're lucky. Disable it however and it works every time. It has been like that since I got it new in 2011. The bluetooth also failed last year and caused a bunch of USB issues, but disabling it has also cleared that up. Neither problem is serious enough to make me stop using it, and this faulty board has had over 8 years worth of use in that state. I've still no desire to upgrade it.

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Anyone win anything ?
Sure it was just a crappy new aio asus came out with

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