QUOTE(EBBattlefield @ Jun 25 2019, 06:26 PM)
1. this is lyn, we use TS not OP
2. I've actually only used Foxconn, MSI, and Intel branded motherboards.....
it's just that my experience with these boards have been ok, but with minor bugs everytime.
With other brands, I've always read bad news.....from customer feedback, hence the reason for this tered.
I've using Asus, AsRock and MSI. My first really bad experience was my first board is Asus P67 Sabertooth. CPU keep burnt and send to RMA again and again. I was doubted for the PSU problem. So in the end, I was totally given up that PSU and bought a new PSU and new motherboard in the same time. I was replaced to AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 after Asus P67 Sabertooth. This motherboard was bought from Idealtech in lelong.com.my. I've been using it since 2011, later that in 2012. I was upgraded to a MSI Z77 MPower, so I do not sell my AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 but take it out to build into another casing. Then bring it to my office to make it run 24/7. The CPU create much heat in office especially during off days, public holidays. Nobody in office, so air-conds were off. The computer keep running 24/7, I just use teamviewer or splashtop to control the PC to download and torrent.
After that, I was resigned from that company. So I want to take back that PC back to home. I was moved to another city, so my computer with MSI Z77 MPower that one was left in my hometown. The one computer with AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen4 bring together with me in the new city. So I live in a new house in the new city. This motherboard was serving me until 2016, then I visit to taobao to buy second hand used motherboard - AsRock Z77 Extreme4. Actually I was looking for MSI Z77 gaming series motherboard but most of the sellers there are replied me with out of stock.
So later that, my AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 was put to living room and plug to a large TV screen. I was bought another new casing again to build that AsRock Z77 Extreme4. Every day I wake up in the morning, I just start the two PCs. Keep them running for morning until night I back home after works. My current house don't have astro, so I went to shopee to buy Mypadtv 180 days to watch astro in my PC. That's why my AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 was put to living room. Until March of 2019, I was decided to upgrade my PC to Core i5-9600K. So I was bought MSI Z390 MPG Gaming Plus. The one AsRock Z77 Extreme4 was take out from casing to put in that new Z390 motherboard. So the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 was replaced/upgrade from AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 for my living room. I was sold the AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 in the end. This board was served me for 7 years actually.
Sorry for that long story. I talk so much but just need to prove that AsRock is a good motherboard. It's not as what you described as a "bad" motherboard. Actually my favourite motherboard is MSI. That's why my hometown was using MSI Z77 MPower. All of graphics card are MSI brands. Also my current new motherboard is MSI.This post has been edited by junclj: Yesterday, 08:25 PM