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It would help if you actually mentioned the warranty in these articles. That's the one thing missing from your otherwise enjoyable site....motherboards tend to last to survive far beyond their useful lifespan. Not in my experience with Asus they don't. I had 2 same boards fail on me with the same fault and because you can't RMA direct to Asus, I was stuck with the retailers refusal to do anything about it. I haven't bought Scan or Asus since. Get an EVGA board, 10 year warranty and direct RMA. You know it's worth it :)
I've been working in a big electronics store for the last 7 years and I've seen faulty Asus motherboards only couple of times. And there was absolutely no problem to get a replacement from the distributor. And you can get direct RMA here in Poland - all you need is to fill in the form on the Asus website. My current PC is based on an Asus MB, as 2 previous PC's before it.
@b166er:Indeed, kind of forgot to mention that, apologies. Unfortunately it's just the standard 3years as far as I'm aware. I must admit that I've used an Asus board in one of my previous PCs and like with S_p_i_d_e_r it lasted as long as the rest of the machine did.BTW, we usually mention warranties on, for example, laptops in the feature table.
@b166er:Our current warranty is 3 years, with an estimated 5 days turnaround time if you purchase from an ASUS authorised reseller. I'm sorry for the problems you've experienced in the past. Our RMA service has been changed quite radically in the last 3 months to help improve the consumers experience of ASUS.
well intel has managed to confuse me, so you can use the i7 and i5 in the P55 but only the i7 in the X58? I thought the i7 and i5 were going to be seperate lines that you choose one and if you wanted the other you had to buy a new motherboard aswell
That's nice to read ASUS UK, but it's once bitten twice shy for me. Unless you're saying there IS now a direct RMA procedure? I bought Asus for at least 10 years prior to this experience. (back when the pcchips website had a wooden veneer background image and you had to try your best to find drivers for various chipsets using FCC codes and Acer was still ALi :D)I felt at the time, that had I been able to convince the retailer to ask Asus on my behalf, that Asus would have seen straight away that it was a legitimate claim. The retailer refused to do that. As I had no direct recourse with Asus, I decided to take my money elsewhere.
PS: thanks Ardjuna; warranty details are right up there on my list when looking for new hardware.
I am not an Asus fan but it makes decent products. I give a big thumbs up for this motherboard and Asus. Good and different kind of effort.
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