Originally Posted by consumer;15024443
No offense but your comparing a board that's been out for 1 years to a board that's been out 3 weeks, off course BIOS issues are going to be worked out for the ASUS.
+ I'm not sure why you were expecting a stable 5ghz on a $130 board
Kind of seems dumb to me
While some of your points have merit, there are $130 boards built plenty solid. The Asrock would probably be one of them, if it wasn't buggy.
If Asrock support were able to acknowledge BIOS issues and provide even a very approximate timeline for a fix on some of their Gen3 boards, I'm sure at least some people would be happy with that. When I started my trouble ticket with Asrock, I got a blanket "Board's probably defective. Return it". No questions asked about my issues, or anything at all. I felt like an annoyance, rather than a customer, and I got that response from two techs, or I might have chalked it off to one person who needed a job change.
While expecting 5GHz is probably a bit much, a quick search on NewEgg turned up three Z68-chipset mainboards within a dollar or two of the Asrock that I'd lay money on overclocking reasonably, provided you didn't cheap out on the RAM or power supply.
MSI Z68A-G45 (B3)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130618
ASUS P8Z68-V LEhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773
I found one for the micro-ATX crowd, too.
ASUS P8Z68-M Prohttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131786Edited by LoneWolf15 - 9/22/11 at 6:42am