500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

    May 18, 1997

    500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

    Win a limited-edition Sabertooth Z97 Mark S motherboard and Strix GTX 980 graphics card


    How to enter this Lucky Draw: Please share a story about YOUR history with ASUS motherboards.

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
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  2. FnordMan

    FnordMan [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 22, 2011
    Whelp, nobody said it had to be a positive story so here we go:

    My story: Dead motherboard, wouldn't boot due to some reason I forget. (CPU and memory tested fine elsewhere)
    The RMA took close to two MONTHS and two returns in order for them to get me a working board. The RMA'd one had the exact same problem.
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  3. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

    Dec 9, 2000
    From my Pentium 3 to my current Z87 board, none of my Asus boards have died yet, there is a story of my Asus motherboards (it's not really exciting when nothing bad happens...:( )
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  4. p3sty

    p3sty 2[H]4U

    Feb 22, 2006
    First mobo ever was a asus built like a tank died 2 yrs ago RIP havent tried asus vid cards make me a winner .......so I can be.
  5. Morphene

    Morphene [H]Lite

    Aug 15, 2006
    My first Asus board was a m2a-sli running an Amd x2 6400+. I used that build from 2007- 2013 replacing it with a M5A99Fx and an Amd 8350. Although i did replace them both a few months later with an MSI board, and 4790k.
  6. BigVeg

    BigVeg n00b

    Dec 17, 2007
    From Pentium II to my now current 4790K I have always had Asus boards, never had an issue with any of them.
  7. 1053r

    1053r n00b

    Feb 15, 2010
    I've been building systems for 20 years. My 1st motherboard purchase was not an ASUS. My first ASUS motherboard purchase convinced me that all future motherboard purchases could ONLY be ASUS. Why? Build quality, reliability, features and value. I've simply never had a problem with an ASUS motherboard as the pride in workmanship is obvious.

    I'm still running a P6T OC Palm/Deluxe as my primary system as it's the finest build I've ever owned and the overclock and memory speeds I can run on it are phenomenal. I can think of nothing finer than the chance to win a brand-new, future proof ASUS board to function as the heart of a new build.

    Short version: ASUS is simply the only choice for those who demand the best...
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  8. MrMike

    MrMike [H]ardness Supreme

    Nov 4, 2000
    I've been using ASUS boards for quite some time, my first was a P5A-B, but I particularly like the entry level server/workstation boards I've had. To be specific: M2N-LR, P5K WS, and P8B WS. They're kind of a niche product, and I'm glad they're made because they fit my needs perfectly. I gave the P5K WS board I got in 2008 to a friend, and I'm using the P8B WS in my current home server, both are still going strong and I'll probably be looking for another ASUS WS board when Skylake comes out.
  9. ml_paladin888

    ml_paladin888 Gawd

    Oct 11, 2005
    my fist ever PC build used an ASUS with a Pentium III slot 1 cpu
  10. Links432

    Links432 Limp Gawd

    Dec 12, 2008
    I don't have an Asus motherboard, I do have an Asus laptop and video card. I can tell you that the video card was the right size for a small build.
  11. jedimasterben

    jedimasterben 2[H]4U

    Oct 1, 2010
    My first motherboard was an Asus A8N-SLI. Took my Athlon 64 3700+ to like 2.8GHz with no effort, and when I dropped in an Opteron 165 dual core, I accidentally left the OC settings intact, and found a stable Opteron at the same overclock. Good memories :)

    ROCKFISH n00b

    Mar 2, 2009
    My fist complete computer build from scratch is still centered around the ASUS P6T Deluxe. After I read some good reviews about it and having my last cheap motherboard fail I wanted something that would last. It handles everything I need perfectly to this day and never once had a hiccup handling the OC'd CPU and RAM since 2008.
  13. kenpomasta

    kenpomasta Gawd

    Jun 21, 2004
    I have always trusted Asus after Abit was gone. They have always been very stable and great OC
  14. arnemetis

    arnemetis 2[H]4U

    Aug 2, 2004
    First computer I built was an Asus A7N8X deluxe with an Athlon xp 2800+, it's actually still running as my cousin's spare. Today both my server and main pc are using Asus boards. I really need to updated my Sig.
  15. lord_emperor

    lord_emperor Limp Gawd

    Feb 1, 2003
    Had several of the reliable P2B motherboards back in the day. Used in the system in my signature in fact.
  16. Alex Kron

    Alex Kron n00b

    Feb 8, 2007
    I've been using ASUS motherboard for my last 4 builds. Always been rock solid with no problems at all. Last 3 gfx cards ? ASUS again. Latest being R9 290 OC II.

    I just love the products, aaaaaaaaand the color scheme of the PCB ;)

    Bring me moooooore
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  17. BreezeDM

    BreezeDM Gawd

    Jun 25, 2008
    The only Asus board I have gotten is my current one, 990FX Crosshair V. No issues with it
  18. Solhokuten

    Solhokuten [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 9, 2009
    My very first build was with an Asus motherboard, and I have been using their products ever sense. I have tried several boards from different manufacturers over the years, Asus being among the best.
  19. Grimlaking

    Grimlaking 2[H]4U

    May 9, 2006
    My primary system currently is runing an ASUS gaming motherboard. It is very stable and runs smoothly. The only issue I have with it at the time, is that the battery seems to be out. Though all other settings remain it constantly is loosing the time setting and the clock is literally going backwards at times. Not sure why. Doesn't happen consistently.

    But it is an ASUS board and is running strong in spite of itself.

    Previously some years ago I ran through a couple of different ASUS boards and all ran well. Of the three motherboard manufacturers I tend to trust in decending order it would be. Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI.
  20. marcoi

    marcoi [H]ard|Gawd

    Sep 25, 2009
    Asus has been my goto brand whenever i refresh my systems, which is often. I love the features that their ROG line provides. My RAMPAGE IV EXTREME board has been rock solid. A few boards in the past have had issues but Asus RMA process has been great the limited times i had to use it. I'm glad my support of Asus motherboards over the years have helped them to hit 5 mil mark.
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  21. enlightenedby42

    enlightenedby42 [H]ardness Supreme

    Jan 19, 2005
    I've been using ASUS motherboards for over a decade now, and they've consistently been the most solid and feature packed of any I've purchased...next purchase will likely be ASUS as well!
  22. baden

    baden n00b

    Nov 28, 2012
    I have been running a Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard for many years without issue. It now has been passed down to a family member and still running strong!
  23. dgingeri

    dgingeri 2[H]4U

    Dec 5, 2004
    I've been using Asus motherboards for over 16 years now, ever since I got a P2L97 with my P2-233 chip. That was a great board. I put it in this gigantic tower case with 8 3.5" bays and 5 5.25" bays that was as tall as my desk. Most of the boards I buy now are Asus. The times haven't been perfect, but better than any other board manufacturer I've dealt with.
  24. draksia

    draksia [H]ardness Supreme

    Nov 16, 2000
    Quite possibly the best mobo I every bought was my Asus P3B-F. It held all kind of Slot P3's then slocket adapters.

    It was the one of the most stable and easiest overclockers I had and what got my into overclocking and Hard|OCP.

    I should go buy dead Intel CPU's from the Computer Shows, test them in the P3B-F and then RMA all the retail SKU's that were dead and sell them on here.

    Paid for all my upgrades for a couple years doing that.
  25. Xerack

    Xerack Gawd

    Jan 24, 2006
    I started building computers when I was around 20 years old. At the time there wasn't a huge selection of manufacturers that were selling pc components. I can't remember the model number, but I do remember that my first pc build, included an Asus motherboard. I remember being impressed with the build quality and the fact that it was a trooper. I only replaced it because I wanted to upgrade to a faster and newer cpu/chipset.

    My second pc build included the Limited Edition Black Pearl CUSLC-2 due to the uniqueness and the fact that it was made by ASUS. I knew it would be a quality motherboard and I was pretty excited that I was able to find one. I was pretty 'giddy' after receiving the board because it was so cool looking (being all black with bright white text). I believe that was the first time I had purchased an ASUS video card as well - I think it was the Geforce 3 V8200? I do remember that it came with some kind of stereo 3D glasses - which I don't think I ever used - LoL. I remember enjoying many hours of Unreal Tournament '99 obliterating my friends.

    I'm 46 years old now - and I am very excited that ASUS is still around and is still putting out high quality parts for computer enthusiasts. I still feel a sense of awe and pride when I purchase any new ASUS product. I have watched this company grow and evolve in to, what I think is, the best source of high quality pc parts. ASUS not only provides high quality parts for the main stream masses, but they are dedicated to exploring and pushing the boundaries, of what your computer can do.

    Congratulations on 500 Million Motherboards ASUS! I can't wait to see what kind of innovations your company will bring us at the next milestone.
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  26. TMCM

    TMCM [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 15, 2003
    Never had an Asus board but would love to try one out.
  27. ak47is1337

    ak47is1337 Limp Gawd

    Feb 13, 2006
    My first ASUS board (for myself, not friends I made builds for) was my RIVE, and I really love it. It has so many features that save me from bad overclocks and the quality of it all just screams out.
  28. tungt88

    tungt88 [H]ard|Gawd

    Jan 14, 2008
    Been using ASUS motherboards since 2006; they have held up really well during that time, no major issues or conflicts. The few times I had issues were fixed by updating the BIOS. My next motherboard will most likely be ASUS as well (looking towards their Rampage or Sabertooth lines).
  29. K2ray

    K2ray n00b

    Nov 7, 2004
    My very first successful notebook mods involved transferring a G71G mootherboard to a G71GX motherboard (#60-NVZMB1100-A01 60NVZMB1100A01). Even though it was a hardius experience, I still had a lot of fun during the process!
  30. Track Drew

    Track Drew Limp Gawd

    Dec 6, 2007
    My current board is an ASUS (M5A97). First one either set my CPU voltage to the max the board supported or the sensor was bad and it only read this value. Replacement has been flawless since.
  31. jlobue10

    jlobue10 Guest

    Ever since I built my first desktop in 1998 when I found out that I could get a better computer by building it rather than by buying a pre-assembled one, I've known that ASUS motherboards are simply the crème de la crème. In my years of experience, I've had to send one ASUS motherboard back for RMA processing. I was discouraged when I was sent back the same Rampage III extreme as I knew something was electrically wrong with the motherboard, and I suspected that the cpu socket was somewhat fried. I ran it again for a while and even put it into a computer I built for my cousin. Sure enough, it failed again shortly thereafter. Did this discourage me from buying ASUS again? Absolutely not. Every component in the world of computers and electronics can fail. Motherboards are no exception. They received this faulty R3E and most likely saw it post and were convinced it was okay. I don't know what other diagnostics they performed on it, but needless to say they did not lose a customer in me. I understand the level of quality and care that they put into designing and manufacturing their products. That is why I went from the R3E to a Rampage IV Extreme and then onto the Rampage 4 Black edition which is the motherboard in my current daily driver. If I am thinking about a system build for myself, friends or family, I insist on using an ASUS motherboard.
  32. [CoF] ATOMIC

    [CoF] ATOMIC [H]Lite

    Oct 6, 2004
    Every PC I have built, I have only used an Asus Mobo.
    Till this day I have not a single one fail on me.
    I will continue to use Asus brand as it stands for quality and latest tech and recommend them to any friends who are looking into building a new PC.
  33. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

    Dec 2, 2004
    Got my Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard with lanuch-day Sandy Bridge cpu... settled in very happily at a fairly low voltage & 4.8ghz overclock. The SATA recall happened on it, got it swapped out... CPU never reached that kind of overclock anywhere near that voltage ever again :(. Even swapped to an MSI board awhile later and the best it can do is ~4.6ghz at a higher voltage by far, than the near-stock volts oc on that original Asus P8P67 Pro board doing 4.8ghz. Still never figured out why simply pulling the CPU, installing the new Asus board the same day, and then powering it back on, resulted in that happening (couldn't have been degradation since it had run for about 5-6 months just fine and I literally pulled it out, then booted back up a couple of hours later with the new identical-model motherboard as a recall replacement) :(.

    However, I will say that Asus has made some great boards that I've used over the years, and when I needed an updated BIOS to use a new-model CPU awhile back they actually shipped me a pre-flashed chip for just shipping ($5) that slotted right in and worked perfectly. I was very impressed with the service on that and the knowledge level of the tech I had spoken with.
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  34. waderunner

    waderunner [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 2, 2013
    I currently game on an ITX build based around an ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe.

    Have had it for about 1 year. So far, so good. My first ASUS MB, though I have owned a number of their graphics cards over the years.
  35. Mungojerrie

    Mungojerrie [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 19, 2011
    Been using RoG motherboards since the first Maximus Formula. I have had a lot of success overclocking on Asus boards.
  36. lRaphl

    lRaphl [H]Lite

    Sep 3, 2003
    My first and only ASUS motherboard I ever had was a KT133A with a Duron on it and a water cooled peltier. That board has always been unstable. Maybe a FREE new one would convince me of trying them again. ;)
  37. Grebuloner

    Grebuloner Gawd

    Jul 31, 2009
    Well, let's see...it may not be my first Asus motherboard, but the oldest one I know I own is an Asus ODM P2B board for my HP Pentium II machine from 1998. It's still running strong as my retro gaming PC and is a good overclocker, too. Looking around here, I know I own several more of their older boards, a socket 370 board, a dual slot 2 server board, and probably a few other server oriented boards that I got in a bulk buy. More recently, I have a P8Z77-v and two X79 Sabertooths. Great boards, good reliability and stability, and with few exceptions, have all the features I need. When Skylake-E comes around, I'm hoping they'll still make Sabertooth boards for my next upgrade.
  38. painintheworld

    painintheworld [H]Lite

    Jun 5, 2007
    Although certainly not my first Asus product, my best Asus memory was FINALLY being able to obtain an affordable SMP motherboard. I bought a new BP-6, stuck in two Celeron 366 (I think) and over clocked them to 550 (I think!). The retail NT4 Workstation I traded around for finally had the horsepower it needed.

    A couple or three years later I got the VP-6...not so fond memories of it, however.

    In any case...pick my name, I need a new machine badly!
  39. DragonNOA1

    DragonNOA1 [H]ardness Supreme

    Aug 15, 2004
    My last build was ASUS and I don't plan on ever changing to another vendor. Great support with many features.
  40. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

    Apr 15, 2005
    My history with Asus motherboards started in 1998 when I built a K6-2 350 system using the P5A MoBo. Compared to a lot of the run-of-the-mill MoBos I had previously used for system builds from Biostar, Shuttle, and ECS, the Asus was an absolute treat to work with and was easily configured.

    Fast forward through time, I am still an Asus MoBo user, with my most recent being a Z77 Sabertooth and my current Z77 Gene. Tons of features and rock solid stability!
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