I really don't get the complaints with Asus boards on here. Sure, a fan can die. They can do that with ANY mobo, or even case, for that matter. I had a HDD die within 3 months on a brand new laptop. sh!t happens sometimes.
But I and everyone I talk to at work use Asus boards with AMD CPUs, and everyone loves them. I am not a OC'er, and I did not buy the right parts to OC, but I have played with it a little bit, and the Asus was a joy to OC. Just bump up the freqs in the BIOS. Too easy. They invented jumperless technology, as I recall.
Not trying to make light of your problems, Shorty, I am sure it was a bad experience for you, but that does not make a whole product line crappy. I know lots more folks who are happy with their Mobos... Just my $.02
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