Question is there a good reason that many custom computer suppliers only offer ASUS motherboards?

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Is there a good reason that many custom computer suppliers only offer ASUS motherboards? Some now adding Gigabyte ones. But none seem to offer ASroc , and MSI and most don't do Gigabyte motherboards.


Any one know why? is there a genuine problem with MSI and ASroc motherboards or is it likely ASUS just pay them a premium to only list their motherboards in the custom configurators on sites like Scan Uk 3sx, PC Specialist and others.

Looking for either ryzon 3950x x570 motherboards or Threadripper gen 3 trx 40.




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Is there a good reason that many custom computer suppliers only offer ASUS motherboards? Some now adding Gigabyte ones. But none seem to offer ASroc , and MSI and most don't do Gigabyte motherboards.


Any one know why? is there a genuine problem with MSI and ASroc motherboards or is it likely ASUS just pay them a premium to only list their motherboards in the custom configurators on sites like Scan Uk 3sx, PC Specialist and others.

Looking for either ryzon 3950x x570 motherboards or Threadripper gen 3 trx 40.




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Asus is largest of them all, makes generally good products, is willing to customize for individual OEM producers and can offer best volume discounts.
 

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ASUS is the most well-known. PC builders are able to say "hey, we build with the best brand", so ASUS has lot's of sales and is able to offer good deals for PC builders. So it's like a snowball effect, popularity of ASUS only grows and certainly their products are of excellent quality. Sure, you can get any cheaper alternative and it will work for you and be sufficient in what it offers, but my opinion is that ASUS with their money and high standards are more consistent in producing long-lasting tech with quality software for PC enthusiasts. For example Gigabyte's software is total crap - design is a cheap sketch and many problems with how it works. I got a z370 gigabyte MB - it works like a charm, has all the goodies, but their set of Windows utilities is a total mess.
 
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spikeysonic

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ASUS is the most well-known. PC builders are able to say "hey, we build with the best brand", so ASUS has lot's of sales and is able to offer good deals for PC builders. So it's like a snowball effect, popularity of ASUS only grows and certainly their products are of excellent quality. Sure, you can get any cheaper alternative and it will work for you and be sufficient in what it offers, but my opinion is that ASUS with their money and high standards are more consistent in producing long-lasting tech with quality software for PC enthusiasts. For example Gigabyte's software is total crap - design is a cheap sketch and many problems with how it works. I got a z370 gigabyte MB - it works like a charm, has all the goodies, but their set of Windows utilities is a total mess.

Thanks that useful info as the kind of thing you don't pick up in a comparison chart or compare to on a website that lists who has the most 16 speed PCIe slots etc.


Experience with MSI and ASroc?

AS said trying to get the most bangs for bucks but its no good if it blows up in your face or has 1001 features if they dont work well or it falls apart
 
... I got a z370 gigabyte MB - it works like a charm, has all the goodies, but their set of Windows utilities is a total mess.
I've found that generally true of any motherboard I ever owned, irrespective of mfr. Bundled utilities are simply hot garbage, generally unnecessary, and to be avoided whenever possible. And while probably less a problem today, they used to be one of the more common vectors for planting trojans and virus'.

Asus' advantage for selling boards to OEM's is their experience with custom designs. Whenever I've seen an MSI (for example) board in an pre-built it's identical to the retail board even though it may have been a 'white box'.
 
The most likely reason is that they can get Asus motherboards for less.
From what I can tell, all of the major brands make good products.
On occasion, there are duds.
On my most recent build, the Asus motherboard was faulty and the Asus replacement worked fine.
I might agree that the included software is not a selling point for me.
 

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