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Poll Results: ASUS Z68 V-PRO or ASRock Z68 Extreme4

 
  • 64% (25)
    ASUS Z68 V-PRO
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    ASRock Z68 Extreme4
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by tubers;13735130 
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The V PRO has only 16x /x8 /x4 electical PCI-E(accdg. to ASUS manual). While I am still unsure about ASRock's BUT I don't have to bother with that since I can use ASRock's USB 3 bracket (that can be a front bracket that can be mounted by an SSD and also can become a back bracket)

The USB 3.0 bracket is useless in the V-PRO bundle if you want to run 16x (1st Lane). It won't reach the back of the case. (confirmed by 1 OCNer, nodded by several OCNers and confirmed by Anandtech)

While V-PRO has TPU and EPU, most make it seem useless.. while ASRock has a Debug LED and CMOS Button that is more practical.

While the V-PRO has MemOK, the Extreme4 has IDE support, legacy PS2 support and PLX chip smile.gif

Bluetooth is useless to me unless it can be used for my wireless M/K from logitech.. (forgot what model. it's worth 20 bucks by now I guess)

It seems that ASUS software is better though (UEFI and other software for windows for the boards). Well, at least it looks 3 times better IMO.

Seriously.. I know it's lame.. but my blood kinda boiled with that stewpid ahzz USB 3.0 Bracket they included xD The 10 bucks "real" difference from the V are just the on board RESET Button and 2 Marvel SATA 6 ports xD.

Why ASUS WHY? (LMAO)

Oh and the VRM/Phase thing isn't that big of a deal according to most.. unless it's like gigabyte H lineup (less half phases/vrms than their fake z68 line).

Unless I heard wrong.. O.C. now mostly depend on the CPU? Please correct me..

In actuality.. if I can order for the same price, I'd go with ASRock.. but it's 35 bucks more expensive in my case.. I am not too confident w/ ASRock's software (s2pd reason) and I am stufidly, simply liking the ASUS UEFI GUI and have "blind" belief that ASUS has better UEFI/BIOS/Software support. (compared to ASRock. What do you guys think?)

I'd still love more input though.

Thanks

Where are u buying from? I don't understand how the Asrock is more expensive than Asus even if u have to buy extended warranty. I know the p67 extreme 4 is alot cheaper than the p67 v-pro
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post #12 of 22
Tubers, as far as ASRock support goes, I too am interested in the Extreme4, so I went through the ASRock official thread on here.

It seems that ASRock support is great, and updates are well done. Also looking at some videos of both of the UEFI, I think the ASRock is also cleaner looking as well, while the Asus seems a bit flashy for my tastes, unless you go in advanced mode.

Also, ASRock isn't part of Asus. They were founded by one of the co-founders of Asus, and spun of from Asus in 2002.

They are a totally seperate company now. Like how AMD spun off Global Foundries.

Asus was simply the parent company.
Edited by Lettuceman - 6/3/11 at 8:49am
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct View Post
Where are u buying from? I don't understand how the Asrock is more expensive than Asus even if u have to buy extended warranty. I know the p67 extreme 4 is alot cheaper than the p67 v-pro
Newegg and Extreme4 = 189.99 + ~ 18.00 Tax + ~8.50 Shipping + 30.00 Warranty = ~245 USD

Amazon and ASUS = free shipping and no tax = 210 USD

Sucks to be in Cali and far away from a Microcenter xD
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post #14 of 22
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Tubers, as far as ASRock support goes, I too am interested in the Extreme4, so I went through the ASRock official thread on here.

It seems that ASRock support is great, and updates are well done. Also looking at some videos of both of the UEFI, I think the ASRock is also cleaner looking as well, while the Asus seems a bit flashy for my tastes, unless you go in advanced mode.

Also, ASRock isn't part of Asus. They were founded by one of the co-founders of Asus, and spun of from Asus in 2002.

They are a totally seperate company now. Like how AMD spun off Global Foundries.

Asus was simply the parent company.
Cool.. like I said.. it's irritating that I am attracted to the UEFI of ASUS and has a better mouse response than ASRock. The real turn off for me with ASUS is 1 year warranty for the same price of ASUS with 3 year "semi" transferable warranty.

I just can't have the ASRock at all .. or maybe I am becoming too el cheapo.. it's just 35 bucks more from 210 USD..

*sigh* I hate this.. Choosing a Motherboard is like Marriage. I can't have em all features but you need to have conviction for my own peace of mind cuz I can only choose one.

If only I were rich I'd be marrying them all mobos!
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post #15 of 22
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Cool.. like I said.. it's irritating that I am attracted to the UEFI of ASUS and has a better mouse response than ASRock. The real turn off for me with ASUS is 1 year warranty for the same price of ASUS with 3 year "semi" transferable warranty.

I just can't have the ASRock at all .. or maybe I am becoming too el cheapo.. it's just 35 bucks more from 210 USD..

*sigh* I hate this.. Choosing a Motherboard is like Marriage. I can't have em all features but you need to have conviction for my own peace of mind cuz I can only choose one.

If only I were rich I'd be marrying them all mobos!
Why not just go with the Sabertooth p67 instead if you are worried about warranty? It comes with a 5 year warranty on it.
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post #16 of 22
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If only I were rich I'd be marrying them all mobos!
I'm glad I went ASUS with 1155
There are loads of us ASUS 1155 owners on here mate. If you ever need help

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post #17 of 22
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Newegg and Extreme4 = 189.99 + ~ 18.00 Tax + ~8.50 Shipping + 30.00 Warranty = ~245 USD

Amazon and ASUS = free shipping and no tax = 210 USD

Sucks to be in Cali and far away from a Microcenter xD
Yea it sucks to be in cali because all the major online electronics retailers charge tax. I tried looking on tigerdirect and circuit city and they dont have the extreme 4. Amazon might not even get one instock anytime soon because they usually don't carry Asrock products, I know they did with the x58 but that was it. You could try superbiiz.com, they have it for the same price but they charge only $5 for shipping, although I don't see any option for extended warranty. IMO you don't really need the extra year of warranty. If it lasts you a year it will probably at least 3 years. Usually faulty hardware fail within the first 6 months.

As for the ridiculous price of the z68 extreme 4, I think they raised the price because of the success of the p67 extreme 4 as it was only $160 before tax. I still think The Asus is a better value. As for your concern of the USB 3 bracket, the asus board already has 2 usb 3 ports in the back unless I'm mistaken. Also you can probably buy usb brackets on ebay since some people that receive usb brackets have no use for them.
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 6/3/11 at 1:13pm
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post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by eternal7trance View Post
Why not just go with the Sabertooth p67 instead if you are worried about warranty? It comes with a 5 year warranty on it.
I wanted a Z68 xD

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I'm glad I went ASUS with 1155
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That's one good plus to a 1155 ASUS right now here

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Yea it sucks to be in cali because all the major online electronics retailers charge tax. I tried looking on tigerdirect and circuit city and they dont have the extreme 4. Amazon might not even get one instock anytime soon because they usually don't carry Asrock products, I know they did with the x58 but that was it. You could try superbiiz.com, they have it for the same price but they charge only $5 for shipping, although I don't see any option for extended warranty. IMO you don't really need the extra year of warranty. If it lasts you a year it will probably at least 3 years. Usually faulty hardware fail within the first 6 months.

As for the ridiculous price of the z68 extreme 4, I think they raised the price because of the success of the p67 extreme 4 as it was only $160 before tax. I still think The Asus is a better value. As for your concern of the USB 3 bracket, the asus board already has 2 usb 3 ports in the back unless I'm mistaken. Also you can probably buy usb brackets on ebay since some people that receive usb brackets have no use for them.
Yeah it really sux

Nah.. The Ex4 isn't uber expensive.. Z68 versions tend to be ~30 bucks more expensive IIRC compared to their P67 cousins.

Look at PRO to V-PRO pricing.

Then again.. Gigabyte seems to have a better pricing relative to their P67s.. for their real Z68s at least.

LOL @ Bracket xD Maybe in a year or two.. those brackets that ASUS sells will be available as LONGER brackets that can easily extend to the back of your case xD Their front bracket's expensive.. 30+ bucks. xD
Edited by tubers - 6/3/11 at 10:37pm
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The V PRO has only 16x /x8 /x4 electical PCI-E(accdg. to ASUS manual).
FYI both boards are 8x/8x and they both do 8x/8x/4x.
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I wanted a Z68 xD
Any particular reason? Unless you do a lot of movie editing/coding or need SSD caching, there's really no point in z68.
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