going for third new Motherboard


@geneo
You are more than likely right ... lol :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
Prefer the cpu to have the pins, far easier to fix if bent, pins on the motherboard socket are way to fragile
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i9 14900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus z790 ProArt Creator WiFi
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 4090 Suprim X
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Asus 24". 1 x Asus 32"
    Hard Drives
    Multiple
    PSU
    Corsair 1200HX
    Case
    Corsair 7000D RGB
    Cooling
    Corsair H150I Capellix XT
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
    Mouse
    Corsair M55 RGB Pro
Number of pins keeps on growing. On the CPU they became too thin and brittle and are easier to get damaged. In MB socket they are better protected.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W11 Pro and Insider Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
Number of pins keeps on growing. On the CPU they became too thin and brittle and are easier to get damaged. In MB socket they are better protected.
But it was easier to straighten the pins on the chip than to try and fix the pins on the socket, especially since the pins on the socket are not straight to start with
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i9 14900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus z790 ProArt Creator WiFi
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 4090 Suprim X
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Asus 24". 1 x Asus 32"
    Hard Drives
    Multiple
    PSU
    Corsair 1200HX
    Case
    Corsair 7000D RGB
    Cooling
    Corsair H150I Capellix XT
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
    Mouse
    Corsair M55 RGB Pro
Oh new motherboard is working fine. Thanks for all the help. Both positive and otherwise.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z790-Plus WiFi D4 LGA1700
    Memory
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 64GB (4x16GB) SDRAM (PC4-28800 DDR4 3600 CL 16-19-19-39 1.35V
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Gaming Trio 12GB GDDR6X
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX3211-2K- Series
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD - 2TB; ADATA SX8200PNP - 2TB; ADATA SX8200PNP - 2TB
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 850 P5
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    EVGA CLC 280mm All-In-One
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Pro MK.2 Cherry MX Speed
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Expert
    Internet Speed
    Horrible. All over the place just recently went with T-Mobile waiting to see what happens.
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender
Asus has developed a reputation for returning questionable repairs. Of course I'm sure they see they're fair share of bad stuff being sent in for warranty work that was obvious damage caused by the owner. With that said before sending in ANY motherboard for repair it is important to take good photos of the motherboard paying attention to Intel sockets regarding bent pins. I've sent in 2 Asus motherboards for repair last year and crossed my fingers at getting warranty replacement. But I took good pics on the motherboards before sending them in.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7/10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    I'm a computer enthusiast so have quite a few systems that I run. More like an advanced hobby.
Oh new motherboard is working fine. Thanks for all the help. Both positive and otherwise.
Good to know, enjoy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i9 14900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus z790 ProArt Creator WiFi
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 4090 Suprim X
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Asus 24". 1 x Asus 32"
    Hard Drives
    Multiple
    PSU
    Corsair 1200HX
    Case
    Corsair 7000D RGB
    Cooling
    Corsair H150I Capellix XT
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
    Mouse
    Corsair M55 RGB Pro
I just got my Asus ROG X670E Crosshair Hero motherboard back from Asus because when I flipped the switch on the power supply it arced at the 24 pin connector first time powering it up. They didn't say what could have caused it or anything and they don't work weekends so will have to call them Monday. I am not taking the chance and fry a $700 board (and possibly other things) again. I just bought a power supply tester also from Amazon. I just hope I didn't cook anything already. Should know something later in the week.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 13600K
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG X670E Crosshair Hero
    Memory
    64gb G.Skill Trident DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 3060 OC edition
    Sound Card
    7.1 Surround Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 32" flat screen TV
    Screen Resolution
    4k
    Hard Drives
    2Tb Crucial P5 Plus NVMe M.2
    PSU
    Uneec 850W 80+ Gold
    Case
    Antec Performance 1 FT
    Cooling
    MSI Coreliquid 360R V2
    Keyboard
    Logitech
@EvilGenius
Thanks for updating us. We look forward to hearing the final happy :-) outcome, fingers crossed.

Also note, that if your power supply came from a name brand manufacturer, such as Dell, HP, Compaq, etc... then it may not have a standard output configuration. If you have a name brand power supply, ditch it and buy a new one from Corsair or the like, don't take any chances.

Don't forget to build it outside the case first and verify all is well, before you put everything into the case.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
I just got my Asus ROG X670E Crosshair Hero motherboard back from Asus because when I flipped the switch on the power supply it arced at the 24 pin connector first time powering it up. They didn't say what could have caused it or anything and they don't work weekends so will have to call them Monday. I am not taking the chance and fry a $700 board (and possibly other things) again. I just bought a power supply tester also from Amazon. I just hope I didn't cook anything already. Should know something later in the week.

I really hope you didn't try and run that Intel i5 13600K in an AMD AM5 motherboard. Also the power supply is some no name hunk of junk I wouldn't trust to power a light bulb.

@EvilGenius
Thanks for updating us. We look forward to hearing the final happy :-) outcome, fingers crossed.

Also note, that if your power supply came from a name brand manufacturer, such as Dell, HP, Compaq, etc... then it may not have a standard output configuration. If you have a name brand power supply, ditch it and buy a new one from Corsair or the like, don't take any chances.

Don't forget to build it outside the case first and verify all is well, before you put everything into the case.

This isn't an update. It is a new poster that should have started his own thread.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 5600
    Motherboard
    MSI B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Series 3600 2x8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire RX 7600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 278E1A
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    XPG SX8200 240GB M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe
    Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
    Seagate 500 GB
    WD Black SN750 500GB
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3
    Case
    Deepcool CK500WH
    Cooling
    Deepcool Castle 280EX, plus 3 140 MM case fans (2 in front, 1 in rear)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213 Prodigy
    Mouse
    Logitech ERGO M575
This isn't an update. It is a new poster that should have started his own thread.
I thought it may have been the OP posting under another user name, but it could be another poster altogether as you state.

Either way, I hope it works out for them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
Everyone will probably have a different story about motherboards, but this is mine.

I've built dozens of computers over the years for myself and others. I used to always stick with ASUS motherboards. But many years ago, I had a run of bad ones where some were either dead on arrival or had a very short life.

I switched to GIGABYTE motherboards and have never had a bad one, and they keep going and going, year after year. Many are still running well after 10+ years.

GIGABYTE - Insist On Ultra Durable.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
Everyone will probably have a different story about motherboards, but this is mine.

I've built dozens of computers over the years for myself and others. I used to always stick with ASUS motherboards. But many years ago, I had a run of bad ones where some were either dead on arrival or had a very short life.

I switched to GIGABYTE motherboards and have never had a bad one, and they keep going and going, year after year. Many are still running well after 10+ years.

View attachment 83557
My experience between these two brands is the complete opposite. 😂
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
@Stigg
My experience has been the opposite. I started out building a lot of systems with Gigabyte boards, but had a lot of failures including one of my own builds.

Then I switched to using the newcomer, ASUS and apart from one AM3 board that lost the fan/cooler mounting 'ears' off the CPU socket, I have not had any failures.

Some of the software from both manufacturers has been pretty horrendous though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
Everyone will probably have a different story about motherboards, but this is mine.

I've built dozens of computers over the years for myself and others. I used to always stick with ASUS motherboards. But many years ago, I had a run of bad ones where some were either dead on arrival or had a very short life.

I switched to GIGABYTE motherboards and have never had a bad one, and they keep going and going, year after year. Many are still running well after 10+ years.

View attachment 83557
I stayed with Gigabyte MBs for many years for their build quality an robustness. Last one was Ga 990FX UD3 which held FX 8350 at almost 5GHz. it still runs for friend's kids but at reduced frequency 4.2GHz because OC needs constant maintenance. When switching to Ryzen and AM4 socket, Gigabyte dropped the ball specially with BIOS and poor compatibility. MSI and then Asus took over with BIOS development and compatibility which is most important for peek performance, In 2017, for my first Ryzen, R5 1600x, as usual I went with top middle class MB but at this time Gigabyte didn't have anything decent to offer so I chose, MSI I never trusted and Asrock was just a "Baby Asus", So I switched to Asus Prime x370 Pro and for R7 3700x Asus Prime x470 Pro which I'm still using with 5800x which allows for very fine tuning and great performance. Switched to x470 only because 300 series chipsets had bad RAM compatibility because of memory bus architecture. Only problem with this MB is one case fan header died but there's enough left for 3 120mm case fans and two 80mm auxilary fans which kick in just occasinally.
My plans are for second part of this year when AMD is slated to release next gen of Ryzen with AM5 socket. Still looking at Asus MBs but Gigabyte with Aurus and ASrock seem to offer very good deals. By now, I'm most used to Asus BIOS and functions so that's most probably what will decide. My only doubt is between b650 or x670 chipsets as they are now very close with some b650 MBs being better than some X670 while lower priced.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W11 Pro and Insider Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
Some of the software from both manufacturers has been pretty horrendous though.
This I can agree on, they all write shite desktop tools and is not only limited to Asus or Gigabyte. 😂
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
I switched to GIGABYTE motherboards and have never had a bad one, and they keep going and going, year after year. Many are still running well after 10+ years.

View attachment 83557
My experience between these two brands is the complete opposite. 😂
I'm in alignment with @Stigg. And I've been using Gigabyte boards since moving from Intel. Yes, Intel had motherboards. I got my first Gigabyte board (X58A-UD5) in 2010, after inquiring about them > here :-) My last and current one (Z390 Aorus Xtreme) in 2019....

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I've never used Asus, cause Gigabyte never gave me a reason to look there. Also had a bad experience with Asus's customer service some years back with a laptop, so they've lost my business forever.

This I can agree on, they all write shite desktop tools and is not only limited to Asus or Gigabyte. 😂
Regarding board software such as App Center (Gigabyte), I've not touched it since the first time I tried it. Didn't like it, and never looked at it again. That was also back in 2010.

Anyway, my next build will also most definitely feature a Gigabyte board :love:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
My first build, on an Asus motherboard, many years ago had a voltage error and I sent it back to the third party seller for replacement. Every mobo since has been Asus and I've never had a problem that would make me look elsewhere. I expect anyone who is loyal to a brand, whichever it might be, is so for the same reason.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Wordsworth 10000
    CPU
    Core i7 10700K 3.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming Wifi
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 64GB 3000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Radeon RX480 Strix 8GB
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DSX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2709m
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD 500GB; Samsung 980 M.2 SSD 1TB
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    CPU-Noctua NH D15 Chromax, GPU-Stock, Case-Noctua Chromax 3x140
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000
    Mouse
    HP X500
    Internet Speed
    Cable
    Browser
    Vivaldi, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.3, Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Klipsch Promedia 5.1 THX
    Asus External Blu-Ray 16D1X-USB 3.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Wordsworth 6000
    CPU
    Core i7 6700K 4.0 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Z170 Pro
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB 3000MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar SE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP X24ih
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel 760p M.2 SSD 500GB; Intel 540 SSD 480GB; Intel 335 SSD 240GB
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-B70
    Cooling
    CPU- Noctua NH-D15; GPU-Stock; Case-Noctua Chromax 2x140, 2x120
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050
    Internet Speed
    Cable
    Browser
    Vivaldi, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.3, Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP bd 340
    HP bd 240
    Denon DRA-800H
    Klipsch RP-600M
    Klipsch R-100SW (2)

    System 3 Specs
    Core i7 10700K 3.8 GHz
    Asus ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming Wifi
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB 3200MHz
    Asus Radeon RX560 Dual 4GB
    Xonar SE
    Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD 1 TB (2)
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 850W
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    CPU-Noctua NH D15 Chromax, GPU-Stock, Case-Noctua Chromax 2x140,1x120
For years I also used Gigabyte until my current build as ASUS was just cheaper here in Australia at the time (also delivery times).

Also I have luckily never had a dead anything arrive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5-8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS Rog Strix B360-G
    Memory
    32 Gig 4x 8gb DDR4 2666
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 1660Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32inch, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x SP 512GB NVMe (Windows)
    1x Gammix 240gb NVME (Macrium Backups)
    1x 2TB WD HDD (Downloads)
    1x 2TB BX500 (Games)
    1x 1TB NVME (Steam)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Smart BX1, 650w
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 100R
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Gammaxx GTE V2 CPU.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K55
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    Chrome + Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Windows

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