Originally Posted by zoso0632
I guess I've just had a bad experience with a cheaper board and wanted to get a better board for my next build. Its not fair to generalize cheaper boards by saying that because I'm sure you can get a decent cheaper board that performs well for a long time but in the end you get what you pay for. The more expensive boards have features that the cheaper boards don't have. The sabertooth does offer a 5 year warranty as opposed to the 2-3 year warranty the other Asus boards have and they do use higher quality capacitors and components on the board as well. Thanks for the advice on the sound card. Maybe I can liquidate some things and splurge a bit for audio on this build.
Me personally, I like buying the cheaper motherboards, I figure if a motherboard has a "problem", you have to box it up, pay to ship it back and not be able to use your computer, there is also the chance the manufacture finds nothing wrong with your board and sends it back.
A buddy had his board shipped back and forth several times, I was obvious the board was not working, but they shipped it back to him anyway, and it was by a very well respected motherboard manufacture.
The day a motherboard goes bad, I just buy a replacement (something on sale) by the afternoon.
but that's just.