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Originally Posted by Hysteria~ View Post
I must congratulate ASRock for really stepping up their game this year. The boards that they've been coming out with lately have been phenomenal, and I'm sure this one will be no exception!
Ya ASrock has been really stepping it up.

Also, looking at your profile pic, the first thing that pops into my head is "are you a waizard" captioned under it.
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I'm considering buying this board as well.

To be honest though I'm not quite sure if I'm a fan of the aesthetics.

Either way I'm in the market for a good SLI board and this is one of my top choices right now.
Have you checked out the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution?

It has THE best PCI-e slot layout of any P67 board right now and will allow for two full slots between dual slot cards and it even leaves a slot at the bottom for a sound card without having to cram it in between the VGAs.
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post #23 of 29
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thanks for the info Sin.. definitely looks like an awesome gaming board.

i'm to poor to shell out the msrp though 359 for sure?
its because of the creative audio and the bigfoot LAN, that is what makes the price high, other than that its like a UD3P with special monitoring and fan capabilities, new heatsinks, a bunch of accessories, and PCI-E 3.0, which would actually make the price almost exactly wht it will be selling for.

And yea i doubt it will go down, in Europe they are paying a lot more than us it seems.

Just get the asrock board, it shouldn't be bad.
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Hey Sin0822, just wondering if you know whether GA has any kind of timeline when they would switch over to UEFI?

TIA
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Yeah sorry mis-read the thread, i thought this was regarding the:
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3. Which i have doubts on....
$200 is cheap for you?

Heck, the mainboard I replaced (Gigabyte EP45-UD3P) was $135, and was considered by many to be the best P45 chipset board ever made.

I own the Extreme 4 Gen3, and it's a great board. Asrock based it on the Z68 Extreme 4 (non-gen 3), which is a great board in its own right, and has been widely praised by tech sites. I have one or two very minor quirks, but none of them have to do with system stability, they are likely just products of building a brand new system and have nothing to do with the board.

ASUS has a similar board in that price range. So does Gigabyte, and so does MSI, and they're all part of those companies' enthusiast lines. I'm not sure why $200 seems "cheap" to you.

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I thought asrockwas ASUS answer to the budget market?
It was in the beginning. ASUS spun the company off, and now they make a wide range of mainboards --their enthusiast lines compete on the same level as the other major vendors. I'm picky about boards (I've used probably half a dozen vendors, starting in the 486 era up until now, with at least one board for every generation of processor) and I had no problem going with Asrock once I'd researched their offerings.
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Hey Sin0822, just wondering if you know whether GA has any kind of timeline when they would switch over to UEFI?

TIA
I have no clue, they don't tell me stuff like that, and i really don't ask.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
its because of the creative audio and the bigfoot LAN, that is what makes the price high, other than that its like a UD3P with special monitoring and fan capabilities, new heatsinks, a bunch of accessories, and PCI-E 3.0, which would actually make the price almost exactly wht it will be selling for.

And yea i doubt it will go down, in Europe they are paying a lot more than us it seems.

Just get the asrock board, it shouldn't be bad.

I got a MIVE instead... something that's already tested to work just fine

100 dollars off retail
Edited by badatgames18 - 8/20/11 at 5:07pm
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Not bad man
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post #29 of 29
I used to have an asrock board, the fatality. I bent the pins accidentally but asrock replaced it for me after one week. Sold the replacement off coz I already had the gene-z.

Nevertheless, they make good boards and I hope more people will continue to use their gen3 offerings. Some extreme overclocking would be nice too! I wanna see some asrock boards being LN2'ed lol
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