I've been using Asus motherboards since the era of PVI-486AP4. In the past I didn't have Asus motherboard dying before they were retired. One particular motherboard P2B actually worked for at least 7 or 8 years before it is thrown away.
In recent years I've started to have dying motherboards:
- P7H55-M/USB3 (bought in late 2011, chose Clarkdale instead of Sandy Bridge)
I think most of these worked for roughly 4 years before they failed. I'm not complaining, just want to ask whether this is the norm.
(I recognize the costs of motherboards are different - P2B cost more than any of the three I listed above, and was already 4x the price of a current H81M-E ($340) even before adjustment for inflation.
I didn't have a good experience with Asrock. I had pretty good experiences with Gigabyte but don't want to buy it anymore after this news: http://www.hkepc.com/12018/page/2
So I'm sticking to Asus motherboard no matter what.)