Originally Posted by suraswami
May be you had one unlucky one that died, I have had and have few ECS boards that have worked faithfully for more than 3 yrs now. Other companies equally had their bad batch. Now a days almost all the mobo companies are making better products.
I buy 95% AMD CPUs/GPUs to support them and also best value for money. If somebody is stealing food from my plate I will be aggresive not cry like a baby. Part of the blame is on AMDs part too.
Anyway 95W 8 core CPU is interesting, tho I would just underclock and undervolt to conserve energy if I don't need that much power (I do on my servers).
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Good on you for supporting AMD as well.
Glad to hear you've had good luck with ECS. You're right that practically every company has ba batches. I once had 3 defective Asus boards in a row back in 2004. Right now, I'm sticking with Gigabyte, although their 990FX-UD3 was disappointing due to the ridiculously inadequate north bridge cooling. I went with a UD7 Rev. 1.1 and it's stellar in every respect.
As far as being aggressive with somebody stealing food from your plate, that's easy to say, but what could AMD really do? Send a covert ops team into Intel headquarters and kidnap some execs and hold them hostage until Intel stopped bribing Dell and threatening Toshiba and all the other computer manufacturers? The legal response took years and in the meantime, the damage was being done. Face it, sometimes WE as people have to notice an injustice and DO something about it when the 'normal' channels can't/won't work.