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post #1 of 15
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for a possible SB rig, looking at ASUS P8P67 pro vs ASRock P67 extreme, the ASUS rev3.0 gets a LOT of bad reviews

I need an 8x/8x board, so these are my top picks


ASrock
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813157229

ASUS rev3.0
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131703

ASUS rev3.1
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131771

they are about ~$180


whats the quality of ASRock like and whats their RMA like in US/Canada?

And LGA1155 is dead end right, but can the i5-2500k move onto new/next socket?
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post #2 of 15
The reason why you are seeing such a large number of bad reviews is because it's the most popular board. So that naturally increases the number of bad reviews.

The P8P67 Pro is the most-recommended motherboard for 1155 overclocking.


Also, Ivy Bridge is supposed to be socket 1155.
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post #3 of 15
The REV3.1 model has a better and improved USB 3.0 controller. Other than that, they're more or less the same and as mentioned, it is one of the most best sandy/ivy bridge mobos currently so with such a bigger customer base, it is obviously bound to get more reviews.
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Ok, and so 1155 is not deadend yet
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso View Post
Ok, and so 1155 is not deadend yet
Not yet. It's still very current.
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post #6 of 15
Try comparing the warranty as well. Asus is longer. ASRock is 2 years and Asus 3.
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Ok, and so 1155 is not deadend yet
1155 was released this year and it's definitely going to last until next year for Ivy Bridge - it's the best of the best socket right now.
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post #8 of 15
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right so an IB will work in both above MB
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The Asus board has a 12 phase VRM, while the ASRock board has a 10 phase VRM. That may or may not make any difference. But good to know. Personally I would go with the Asus.
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Try comparing the warranty as well. Asus is longer. ASRock is 2 years and Asus 3.
I thought Asrock only had a 1 year warranty?, which is why I crossed them off the list of possible motherboards for my 2600k
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