Asus has been rock stable for me. I have had numerous boards and graphics cards from them. My current system I just built last fall is on the 97I-Plus in a node 304. Great compact system with everything I need in it.
Thinking of trying out their router after my current netgear finds a new home. been hearing great things about them AC routers.
I've had so many Asus boards and cards at this point I don't even really know where to start. I guess I'll keep it simple, I converted to Asus many years ago when my MSI board failed. If I recall correctly this was still in the sub 1ghz Athlon days. The board performed well and I liked the feature set so much on my next build I went Asus again. This board I had bad luck with in it died in a few months, however this was my first experience with Asus RMA and they were fantastic. I had a new board replaced in a few days with very little hassle. I can say that one thing that is a big deal to me as a Tech is when I tell the person I've done the troubleshooting and they let me explain what I did and don't force me to follow their script. That is a huge thing for me. Asus is one of the few companies I've done many RMA's with over the years that they respected my intelligence and troubleshooting and got me taken care of. This one thing alone has earned more business from me then I can even track. Due to business contacts and jobs I've worked where I was in charge of ordering parts, I've easily bought and replaced 1,000 Asus boards over the past decade. I would like to think I'll be buying and or replacing another 1k in the years to come.
I have had a number of Asus motherboards throughout the years, including my current Maximus VI Hero. They make really solid boards with tons of features. Asus in my opinion writes the best BIOS/UEFI for motherboards as well.
I've been using Asus motherboards exclusively since Abit's decline in the mid 2000s. My fondest memory was when I scraped together enough money to buy my A8N-SLI and Opteron cpu, along with everything else to build a high-end rig. I forget what rig I had been using but it was getting long in the teeth, and I was sitting on my apartment floor assembling SLI video cards, SATA drives (which were new to me), for the sole purpose of playing Battlefield 2!!!
I cant tell you when I saw my first Asus motherboard. It had to have been powering my 33mhz 386 when I could barely read. Over the past 20 years I've continued to use their products. One thing I can't stress enough Is the consistency of reliability and performance. The wealth of information the pc community shares about these boards is phenomenal. I always know when using a computer with an Asus Board, if there is a problem, it is very unlikely to be caused by an Asus component.
And if it just so happens to be....
Asus is very good to deal with in terms of customer support.
My current Asus motherboard is a P5E with an intel quad core processor. I bought the thing back when they were just coming out with the quad processors. It's now about 5 or 6 years now from when I built the PC and it's been a pretty good computer. I'm now looking to upgrade finally. My only complaint is the how the SATA ports are facing to the back where my drives are usually facing. It's been a good board though.
My history with Asus goes way back. It's my goto motherboard. It's a brand I can count on to work and work well. Of all the Asus products I've owned which must be well over 100, they've all served me well
Although my current motherboard is not the first Asus motherboard. I have to say my P6T6 WS Revolution is one of the most stable motherboards I have ever used. it has been in operation since 2009 with an core I7 920 (running at 3.6GHz) until 2014. It is still going with an Xeon x5670 running at 4ghz still stable as a rock. I am very happy with this motherboard.
I have put together several PCs. My first 2 were not Asus motherboards. I had problems with both from the get go. My next build I used an Asus board. I had no problems with it. So needless to say all the rest of the PCs that I have built had/have an Asus motherboard in them. My current build has a Sabertooth P67 motherboard in it.
I waited to jump on the Athlon 500mhz til Asus released the K7M. I got the max 104 mhz fsb and then cracked the case to change multipliers for an 825mhz CPU on air. That board lasted through a Tbird 750@1100 (peltier + water cooled) before dying an untimely death due to improper insulation allowing condensation to develop and leak into the CPU slot. Poor little guy.
I've had plenty of ASUS motherboards but my favourite and longest running thus far has to be my X58 Sabertooth. Stable as a rock and very few issues to speak of; I've never been disappointed by an ASUS motherboard so far and will continue to purchase them in the future.
My 2600k and Asus P8p67 Pro MB started acting up (equipment still in Sig)- checked everything and narrowed it down to either the MB or Processor. assuming the MB was the issue I bought a new one - Only to find out the Asus MB outlived the DEAD 2600k...
Happy as heck over that MB - still have it... just need to get a new proc for it now
Currently using an AsusCrosshair Formula V motherboard with my AMD 8320 best investment I have ever made board runs well and worry free. Combined with Water cooling I can OC to 4.7k on the processor if I want.
My first ASUS board was an A8N-32-SLI Deluxe. And, I am still rocking an ASUS Crosshair (yes, the original), and it is still going strong. This board has been through 3 different processors, 4 different video cards, and 3 different power supplies. To this day, I'm still loving this board. I'm currently using it with a GTX 260, that powers two brand new ASUS VS278Q-P monitors. So ASUS has become my go-to brand.
I can think of 5 off the top of my head... m2a-vm, p4t533-c, e35m1-m pro, p7p55d-e, m4a89gtd pro usb3. I think I've probably had 6 Asus motherboards total. I can't remember the model of the P3 board I had, but I believe it was an Asus. The AM3 board and the P55 board are particularly good. The m4a89gtd pro usb3 now powers my home server since it supports ECC and has good amount of SATA ports plus onboard video.
I've used a bunch of Asus boards starting with the x79 chipset to z97. The P9x79, X79 Deluxe, and the Rampage IV for x79 and the Asus z97-p, and Maximus VII Gene for z97. So far when it comes to motherboards I tend to buy Asus only, surely not because of the support you receive, but because the engineering behind the product is pretty well done. All of these boards have overclocked a processor or two when I've used them, ranging from the Pentium to 4.7 GHz on the z97-p to the 3970x at 4.8 on my Rampage and a 4970k to 4.8 with 1.25v on the Gene.
Please share a story about YOUR history with ASUS motherboards.
First and only ASUS motherboard. It could only run my Geforce4Ti at 2x agp when the mobo was 8x capable(4x agp would crash randomly in games 8x wouldn't boot). Asus said it was the chipsets fault and nvidia\chipset said it was Asus's fault but nvidia came up with a workaround that worked for some people but not me. I have not purchased nor used an Asus product because of a bad experience near 15 years ago. I need to update my system and I could benefit form a free mobo to start out with even if it is Asus.
I've been on a steady diet of Asus motherboards since 2001, when I built my first Pentium 4 system after having a Dell system for about 2 years. Prior to 1999 I was rocking RISC processors.
I've built close to 200 x86 systems since 2001 with 160 of them being based on Asus motherboards. I can't remember all of them but most were P4C, P5B, P5E, P5Q. Since about 2008, I've built mostly SFF systems based on Asus VM boards. My latest system is a SFF with Asus Maximus VI Impact and it now has an Asus GTX 970 ITX in it. Out of those 160+ boards, I have not had a single failure that I know about. I have three other systems that are Asus-based and are still going strong, but are a little outdated. My dad has an Asus P5B Deluxe system I built for him in 2006 that he still uses regularly.
Rocking the same ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME motherboard for the past four years now. The most solid MB I have ever owned.
Before that I owned a ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard back in 2004. I have tried a few other brands in between, but I'm staying with ASUS as I have come to expect leading class performance, reliability, great overclocking and ZERO issues. ASUS is the only brand I shop for when looking for a motherboard now.
Didn't always buy Asus boards, but for my main rig, its been the primary manufacturer. Never had to use their RMA service, so don't know what the horror stories are about, for me so far great experience!
My story in choosing Asus began when I first started building my own PC's years ago. I decided to settle for a really cheap MB (I'll be nice and not mention the name.) and after having to exchange the MB 2 times and still having had the same problem I cracked the last one over my knee in anger (Yes, it hurt!) and decided I would pay a little more and get something better I hadn't tried before. I chose an Asus and the best experience with that MB and haven't looked back since. Almost every system I've built for myself of someone else has had an Asus MB in it and has always lasted and never let me down.Whether I win this contest or not won't change the fact that I am indeed an Asus fanboy!