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was wondering how good are they compared to say the ud5 and asus p8p67 pro
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18041
cause i like the look of it and thinking of using it in a new build
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IMO, one of the best brands out there right now. ASRock has come up in the years making some pretty good quality motherboards recently.

Maybe I sound biased cause I own one, but this is the first ASRock mobo I've ever owned and I'm usually an ASUS fan. Haven't regretted my decision since I bought it about 4 months ago, very happy with it.
post #3 of 11
Same as Zotac.

I would buy it if no MSI/Asus/GB mobos are available.
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ASRock is great bang for the buck. It's actually an ASUS spinoff company that was formed in 2002.
 
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post #5 of 11
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yea the only thing about the asus board atm is the baby blue i hate it and dont think it will look good in my 690 II adv as its getting powder coated atm orange and white
to me asrock seems like a side company from asus as the a and s look so similar and near same design
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also what is overclocking like on these boards as i will be going water cooling down the track
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post #7 of 11
ASRock makes quality products, don't let the fact that they are less known deter you. As a spinoff of ASUS, they are held to a high quality standard, and give incredible amounts of features for the amount of money you pay.

I mean, the ASRock EXTREME6 P67 has got 16+2 power phases vs 12+2 on the P8P67 evo, which is more expensive. Definately the best value for money out there in terms of mobos.
post #8 of 11
You should be easily able to get 4.5 GHz with any one of those boards & an i5-2500K, that's just how good the processor is. You'd be able to hit 4.0 on stock with stock voltages, possibly. If you really need to eek out an extra 200-300 MHz, then get one of the motherboards that has actual heatpipes on it. Of course, those will cost more, but also ASRock's offerings will be cheaper. I heard the ASRock Extreme 4 is quite good, but the VRM/MOSFET coolers are too big, obstructing installation of some HSF's.
 
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asork gets a thumbs up from me, and wow, porn. AGAIN.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by N7-OC View Post
You should be easily able to get 4.5 GHz with any one of those boards & an i5-2500K, that's just how good the processor is. You'd be able to hit 4.0 on stock with stock voltages, possibly. If you really need to eek out an extra 200-300 MHz, then get one of the motherboards that has actual heatpipes on it. Of course, those will cost more, but also ASRock's offerings will be cheaper. I heard the ASRock Extreme 4 is quite good, but the VRM/MOSFET coolers are too big, obstructing installation of some HSF's.
This is a good point, and this is also why i went with the Fatal1ty P67. The PCI-e x1 slot is NOT obstructed by the VRM cooling.

But unless you really need that slot, its excellent value for money.
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