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^But it was created by Asus.I bought one of ASRock's very first boards ,a K7v266 and it was a good board.The board I have now is clearly as good or better than any other board in it's price range.ASRock has come very far in the last few years.MSI is also a solid company with a proven track record of affordable boards,although there where a few bad ones,they have corrected that it seems.
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Asrock were part of ASUS but now that they are their own company you can definitely see the build quality that can match ASUS - with their new gen 3 range they really started to step up to the plate.
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Asrock boards are the best boards you can buy for the combination and features IMHO. I'm looking seriously hard at a few Asrock boards right now and will probably ditch my gigabyte somehow (not here due to rep lol). While I have nothing against gigabyte, you really get more bang for your buck with asrock. I'm less familiar with msi but it seems that their old stuff was crap while their new stuff is pretty nice. Biostar is always on the very cheap side (in terms of price, not quality) so if you don't mind a really lesser known brand, it could be a good buy if you're on a tight budget. I can't speak to the quality really though.
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I love you for posting this I was about to ask the same question haha.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
The BIOS glitch is in the new Intel UEFI boards, though they nearly have it righted.
I am curious about this bug. Is there specifics to it? This is a serious question, I have their Z68A-GD65 board running UEFI and haven't run into a bug yet, so I'd like to avoid it if possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
I am curious about this bug. Is there specifics to it? This is a serious question, I have their Z68A-GD65 board running UEFI and haven't run into a bug yet, so I'd like to avoid it if possible.
its an MSI problem and issues vary, from improper BIOS writes to reboot loops and mouse issues. Most of the problems have been sorted though
    
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really these pics right here sums up the new ASRock nicely

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post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
its an MSI problem and issues vary, from improper BIOS writes to reboot loops and mouse issues. Most of the problems have been sorted though
Sounds good, looks like a missed all of them and if they're sorted out then I don't have to worry about it.

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really these pics right here sums up the new ASRock nicely
If they'd get rid of that Fatal1ty crap it'd make the boards a lot nice.
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the guys at my local pc shop, told me that asrock weren't great and were a bit, to quote "cheap and cheerful"
but if thats just them
no personal experience
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Quote:
Originally Posted by george_orm View Post
the guys at my local pc shop, told me that asrock weren't great and were a bit, to quote "cheap and cheerful"
but if thats just them
no personal experience
That's what they use to be like, they were owned by ASUS and only really made the more basic budget boards without any of the frills.

Since they moved away from ASUS they have really stepped up their game and have came out with some striking boards, both functionally and aesthetically.

I'm trying to decide on a board at the moment and it's most likely going to be an Asrock board - they are really quite solid compared to their old selection.
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