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Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 or.... ?

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I am looking for a 1155 board under $200 dollars. I would really like HDMI out on the board, but not deal breaker.

I was looking at the ASRock Z68 Etreme 4. Tomshardware, gave it a recommended buy, I am just a little weary of this brand (No previous experience).

Any advice is appreciated or suggestions are appreciated!
 
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I'm a first time ASRock user and I have no complains, ASRock motherboards are solid and have good features at a good price. Hope that helps.
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Well thanks for the input. Really eases my conscious that other people have had good experiences with them.
 
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Samsung BX2231  Samsung BX2231  Panasonic 42" Plasma  Ducky Shine Green LED with Red Switches 
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Dark Knight II ESXi 5.1 Antec Earth Watts 380w RAIDMAX Platinum 
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post #4 of 8
I had an ASRock board in my AM3 rig. I never had problems with and neither has the person I sold it to.
    
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MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Samsung BX2231  Samsung BX2231  Panasonic 42" Plasma  Ducky Shine Green LED with Red Switches 
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Corsair 750w Fractal Midi  G500 
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Western Digital 2TB Green Seagate Barracuda 1Tb  Western Digital 500GB Western Digital 250GB 
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Dark Knight II ESXi 5.1 Antec Earth Watts 380w RAIDMAX Platinum 
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post #6 of 8
No worries, ASRock is the daughter company of ASUS. I've heard their boards are even made in the same factory.
post #7 of 8
Don't worry the Z68 Extreme 4 should be a solid board. I'm using the twin P67 and i've never had any problems with it.
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Well, I will be able to sleep tonight! Thanks again for the feedback!
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Samsung BX2231  Samsung BX2231  Panasonic 42" Plasma  Ducky Shine Green LED with Red Switches 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Fractal Midi  G500 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 3770s Asrock Z77 Extreme-m 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series Samsung F3 1TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital 2TB Green Seagate Barracuda 1Tb  Western Digital 500GB Western Digital 250GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Dark Knight II ESXi 5.1 Antec Earth Watts 380w RAIDMAX Platinum 
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iStarUSA Four 3.5in drive in Three 5.25in Hot S... IBM m1015 - IT Flash IBM m1015 - IT Flash 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Sapphire 7970 8GB Vengeance 1600 CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB HP dvd1160i Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Samsung BX2231  
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Samsung BX2231  Samsung BX2231  Panasonic 42" Plasma  Ducky Shine Green LED with Red Switches 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Fractal Midi  G500 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 3770s Asrock Z77 Extreme-m 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series Samsung F3 1TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital 2TB Green Seagate Barracuda 1Tb  Western Digital 500GB Western Digital 250GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Dark Knight II ESXi 5.1 Antec Earth Watts 380w RAIDMAX Platinum 
OtherOtherOther
iStarUSA Four 3.5in drive in Three 5.25in Hot S... IBM m1015 - IT Flash IBM m1015 - IT Flash 
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