CPU/Mobo Torn between Gigabyte VS Asus for B550 motherboard ?

ankit1738

Recruit
I was looking for a B550 motherboard (with Type-C front panel connector) and found one of each Gigabyte, Asus and MSI.
Gigabyte - B550 Aorus pro V2 (₹17K)
Asus - ROG Strix B550-E WIFI (₹24K)
MSI - MAG B550 Tomahawk (₹17K)

Now I want to know your experience of these Brands when it comes to after sale services like RMA, return, replacement etc ?

NOTE:
I'm trying to avoid MSI as my friends have had multiple bad RMA experience with MSI.
For Gigabyte vs Asus, there is a huge price difference. Gigabyte fits perfectly for me and I'll go for it if at least 50% of you have a good experience with gigabyte otherwise I'll have to stretch the budget a lot to fit Asus in my build.
 

nRiTeCh

Skilled
Asus with closed eye.
MSI soul always be avoided.
Gigabyte has mixed reviews.

You can also consider Asrock which has all Asus premium features at fraction of price.

Read more here.
 

dexterz

Disciple
Asus if you are ready to spend or Asrock if you want similar features at a much lower price. I have been using Asrock board since 2012 and went with Asrock again when I upgraded to Ryzen 5600x last month.
 

rk17

Disciple
I was looking for a B550 motherboard (with Type-C front panel connector) and found one of each Gigabyte, Asus and MSI.
Gigabyte - B550 Aorus pro V2 (₹17K)
Asus - ROG Strix B550-E WIFI (₹24K)
MSI - MAG B550 Tomahawk (₹17K)

Now I want to know your experience of these Brands when it comes to after sale services like RMA, return, replacement etc ?

NOTE:
I'm trying to avoid MSI as my friends have had multiple bad RMA experience with MSI.
For Gigabyte vs Asus, there is a huge price difference. Gigabyte fits perfectly for me and I'll go for it if at least 50% of you have a good experience with gigabyte otherwise I'll have to stretch the budget a lot to fit Asus in my build.

B550 aorus pro ax for 20k
X570s aorus pro ax for 26.6k

Gigabyte has almost best bios among the big 4 mobo manufacturers now.
It has hybrid fan headers and truly finned VRM heatsink

Gigabyte either saves 4000 Rs in B550 or gives extra features for extra 2.5k if you go for X570S compared to Asus B550-E wifi.
 

ankit1738

Recruit
Asus if you are ready to spend or Asrock if you want similar features at a much lower price. I have been using Asrock board since 2012 and went with Asrock again when I upgraded to Ryzen 5600x last month.
I did see Asrock boards offering a lot of features for much less price. I am just skeptical as I'm not familiar with the brand and its service in India. but it seems you've had a good experience. Can you tell me if you've had to deal with their RMA anytime ?
 

nRiTeCh

Skilled
Asus if you are ready to spend or Asrock if you want similar features at a much lower price. I have been using Asrock board since 2012 and went with Asrock again when I upgraded to Ryzen 5600x last month.
Can you name that Asrock mobo and the link..
 

rk17

Disciple
Gigabyte - B550 Aorus pro V2 [If wifi is not required]
Gigabyte - B550 Aorus pro AX [If wifi is a must]
Gigabyte - X570S Aorus Pro AX [If even more features and connectivity is required with passively cooled X570 chipset]
Asus B550-E wifi [If you are a Asus fan]
 

rk17

Disciple
asus anyday , but recently its after sales has been ****d up big time
If Asus after sales is bad and it is expensive and have less features compared to gigabyte then why Asus Any day?
If that is the case then OP can get a
Gigabyte B550 pro V2 and a used/new B450 Mobo with VRM heatsink for backup for 24k if he don't want downtime in case of RMA rather than going for asus b550-E wifi.
 
well asus has good bios and QC , i was bit generic after sales within warranty is good , but for paid services , if you want to get something repaired by their service center they ask you to send product to dehradun wtf is that
 

dexterz

Disciple
I did see Asrock boards offering a lot of features for much less price. I am just skeptical as I'm not familiar with the brand and its service in India. but it seems you've had a good experience. Can you tell me if you've had to deal with their RMA anytime ?
I used Asrock Z77 Extreme4 from 2012 till last month. RMA'd the board once in Jan/Feb 2015. Took around a 2~3weeks and had to post on their Facebook page and escalate with their region head to get a new board replacement. The replacement board worked great for the next 6years and only started showing its age of late. Please note my RMA experience with them was that one time only and its been 6 close to 7years now.
Can you name that Asrock mobo and the link..
Went with Asrock B550 Steel Legend for my Ryzen 5600x. Bought it from Delta in Chennai.
 
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