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Rusty chokes on Asus mobo.

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by qubit, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. qubit

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    These chokes should look silver coloured.

    Seems Asus has been a bit naughty with their quality control here. The best bit is that instead of pulling these mobos off the market, they are just dumping them at a lower price. Avoid at all costs.

    I use Gigabyte Ultradurable mobos myself. ;)

    SemiAccurate

    EDIT: There's now a part 2 to this article.
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  2. Rakesh95 New Member

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    Thats not what I expect from ASUS, not just ASUS but the whole industry. that would explain why I use Gigabyte motherboards, way better.

    This scares me, what about people like me with heat sinks over our Chokes and VRMs, are there any ways we can find out, apart from removing it?
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    wow I thought my ASUS was shite, but my chokes dont look nasty like those.
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    ALL manufacturers are guilty of lapses in QC at some point in time..
    ;)

    It's slack though, that's for sure :ohwell:
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    Not changing the subject but i put the first comment up and then edited it straight away, and WOW two ppl reply, shows how big this forum is.


    @crazyeyesreaper: mate i mean its a lot man, after a edit my post two new replys are posted, so im sayings thats two post within 15 secs of mine.
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    well for mister poster above its 5:30am here and i havent slept yet so its a bit early for alot of posters lol

    and this is why u dont buy low end boards :roll:
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    That's pretty bad. Wouldn't expect Asus do dump the prices like that.
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    i expect companies to do anything and everything to make a profit
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yeah, but still. Bad products are not that uncommon, but recalls are common as well.

    Nonsense.
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    Sensi Karate New Member

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    I always thought ASUS as a high quality manufacturer and I still do. Happens to the best of them and I don't blame them for trying to lower the prices to get them sold. A cheap mobo is a cheap mobo.
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    its 5:30 here also, and even my p7p55d LE (low end as it gets) dont look like that:roll:
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    The problem is the potential failure of other components when using a mobo like that.
    Would you feel OK with the manufacturer of the mobo you just bought, was responsible for frying your CPU? Or worse?
    :banghead:
    I wouldn't be.
    Bad is bad. Shouldn't be allowed to be sold..
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    I'm not against you on this, its bad quality and shouldn't be sold. However from a business perspective they want to get rid of the crap stock one way or another. They could either dump millions into the trash or try and salvage some cash by dropping the prices. Maybe this will affect them in the future when people consider to build a computer with good quality components but ASUS makes its money from prebuilt desktops and laptops and to the average folk they are still a great quality company. I doubt this will affect them for the better or worse.
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    even my P5KPL-AM doesn't look like that..

    it doesn't look like rust to me...
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    question is yes they cut the price of the mobo but to the customer did they get told why? or just see, what they thought, a decent mobo going stupidly cheap. If the end user wasn't notified why it was so cheap and the problems it can cause, like fyin ya cpu, then id be rather pissed.
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    i have strong doubts that this will have any effect on the performance of these coils, but i have to admit it doesn't look nice
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    Precisely what i was thinking, the outside of the choke is irrelevant, if its still in working order on the inside ( they have to be other wise Asus legally can't sell the boards! not fit for purpose)


    And seeing as there is an entire row I'm sure its just an aesthetic issue.

    I would be happy to use the motherboard.

    If my stuff died I'd make Asus pay for new stuff anyway!

    :laugh:


    I actually quite like the look of them lol

    I would like an entire rusted look mobo :D

    that be awesome for me.
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    From this angle it looks like small "boils". That's not good.
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    Just a thought. If that was only rust we were seeing, it wouldn't be that reflective. That's under a clear coating of some kind. Might explain the "boils". Bad chemical reaction with a top clear coat maybe? And if that's the case, it's not in contact with air, thus while not looking good not going to be a problem.
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    Before the original site made a hoohaa about this, did they test the motherboards to you know, see if they're s any difference?
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    From this angle it looks like an artistic touch added to the coils :p
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    To me the boils make it look like dice. :p Paint those babies black with the boils a white and you'll be pimpin' 4 sho!
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    it looks like artistic touch to me..
    not rust..

    and rust dont get that reflective.
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    That site suggests they rust from the inside. That shiny stuff is some sort of coating.
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    If it doesn't effect the lifespan or performance of the board, who the hell cares?

    But, from what I have seen, Asus has gone down hill a little in the past couple years. Not a whole lot, but enough to be noticeable. I'd much rather buy Gigabyte at this point.

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