Those are awesome shots, I would hate to choose because I cant.
I was not going to continue, but since you asked.
Like I said, I asked a question "don't you think some of your remarks are a tad condescending?"
you have answered that you dont feel you have, so all's good end of subject
i must say thank you on that matter, I always thought my ASUS mobo with Intel CPU's and EVGA NVIDIA gfx card were awesome, apparently not
Is the Auzentech Prelude ok? I hope so
Yep, we'll call it quits there - interesting how we each take different things from a conversation!
I haven't come across Auzentech - where did you learn about them / decide to purchase? Were you primarily interested in price or performance with the purchase? I'd be interested to know in case I come across Auzentech from any of my suppliers in the future.
I chose to share my dislike for the Asus brand as coming from someone who has had to go 'in to bat' over warranty support for a few customers with Asus gear and found their service / attitude woeful, and I have also found all the Asus boards I sold in the past did have squealing capacitors. People are welcome to buy Asus or not, I just won't sell them and thought others might like to know some 'inside info'. It's entirely possible that Asus has finally got around to fixing the noisy capacitors in the last year, but given how many years they've been that way, I wouldn't be holding my breath on that one.
I think we've all come to agree that if a person is happy with their rig, it's all good. I find it hard to get across an assessment to a genuine question without other people feeling like I might be having at them indirectly - not sure how I can phrase things differently, as I want to convey what I consider to be 'best option' for questions like the one from Pete. Partly I'm trying to have at the 'guru mentality' that I've seen many here express - in that Intel / nVidia is god in simming. There often seems to be almost a disregard / dissing for / of AMD / ATI overall, and I firmly believe that the disregard is misplaced and out of line with reality, both in theoretical terms and in real terms. I'd be doing the questionees a dis-service, I believe, if I didn't offer a more cost-effective solution: which is what AMD / ATI does.