Gigabyte, Asus Fight for Top Spot in Motherboard Shipments

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Innomasta

I would choose Gigabyte or Asus for a build, I enjoy both. Put a Gigabyte in my girl's rig, and an ASUS in mine, and I actually like hers more, (finds the drive and boots faster)

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bobee

I like mid-range Gigabyte motherboards. I don't have much luck with mid-range Asus motherboards. In my experience, it seems like Asus motherboard quality control is not as good.

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devin3627

i bought a 4x sli $145 asus board because the reviews were the best.

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devin3627

thats what i've read in reviews, someone else got a replacement board that was defective and it seemed the bios was already changed on arrival. quality control at asus, they say asus used to be the best, but than this. idk man. i never had any problems but a bunch of knuckleheads half-assing their job is what it seems like.

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bobee

I staying with Gigabyte mb. Only buy Asus if Gigabyte in the mid-range are not available.

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Baer

I mirror John's list. I LOVE my ASUS Rampage Black Edition Mobo but in fact ASUS and Gigabyte are kinda like, Mercedes/BMW, or Cannon/Nikon, you really can not go wrong with either. It kind of depends on which model you need or want.

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MAIZE1951

I like Gigabytes motherboards for HTPCs because ASUS motherboards always gave me problems like starting up at anytime it was in standby mode (yes I did check ALL the settings) and would not go back into standby mode when recording program was over. But for gaming I like ASUS motherboards.

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John Pombrio

Go ASUS! ASUS mobos, EVGA NVidia graphics, Corsair memory and power supply, Samsung SSD, Seagate Barracuda 2 and 3TB, Dell U2711 monitors, and Intel K CPUs. In past 4 years and 7 computers, only one failure (a graphics card).

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SIX

You lost us at Seagate.

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Innomasta

To each his own

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TheITGuy

Yeah I think it depends as well. In that same 4 years I've had 3 separate Seagate drives fail.

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PCLinuxguy

I've never had good luck with Seagate either. About 50 workstations in my department had their drive fail within a 9-14 month time-span. I replaced them with Western Digital units and they've been quietly chugging away since. I've only used WD for my hard drives and only had 1 fail in 10 years time