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I'll have at least 10 SATA devices.
    
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Originally Posted by jwalker150;15243099 
The competitiveness between ASROCK and ASUS is going to be fierce. smile.gif

Now I wonder if I should wait. Was getting set to buy my 2600k / 2700k here in about 2 weeks or so depending but now maybe not.

It's going to be interesting what ROG does bring out. Wonder how long they will wait to show it?

I know this, based on all the X79 boards so far, key words: so far, This ASROCK board has my vote.

What competition? ASRock and ASUS are the same company.
ASRock is the lowend sister company of ASUS.

Like Chevrolet is to Cadillac.

EDIT::
Basically, ASRock, was a subsidiary of ASUS, a spin off, to sell into the slightly more 'bargain' part of the market. The differences vary, from the
overall lower quality, using inexpensive parts, etc.. ASRock was a 'cheaper' board.

However, some of their current ASRock boards are quite good, my opinion is, based on years of working with both brands, ASRock still will never have the quality of a ASUS.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 10/9/11 at 10:58pm
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Awesome board! Gratz Asrock... Now only ~$600+ for a 3930K!....
 
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Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
What competition? ASRock and ASUS are the same company.
ASRock is the lowend sister company of ASUS.

Like Chevrolet is to Cadillac.
That is not true any more. ASUS may have helped start and owned it at one time but ASROCK is it's own company now. They do share one thing though as I understand it. The same suppliers.
    
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Only a 2-year warranty on ASRock boards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
What competition? ASRock and ASUS are the same company.
ASRock is the lowend sister company of ASUS.

Like Chevrolet is to Cadillac.
Not quite. They are the same company, but Asrock is not the lowend version of ASUS, it was founded to make experimental features under a different brand so as not to tarnish ASUS if said experiments failed.

These days, Asrock is quite high end and tend to offer the best bang for the buck.
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Originally Posted by SkillzKillz View Post
Only a 2-year warranty on ASRock boards.
Not here, the Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 I'm looking at has a 3 year warranty. Although these sorts of articles are making me ponder going SB-E. We'll see how much it will all end costing and if it's worth it
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Only 6 RAM slots makes this board kinda pointless in my opinion. I mean, if you are shelling out enough cash for LGA 2011 CPU the RAM price is kinda pocket change next to it and you would want to get at least 32 gigs of it.
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Am liking the board, but not a huge fan of the Southbridge needing a 40mm fan...
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Only 6 RAM slots makes this board kinda pointless in my opinion. I mean, if you are shelling out enough cash for LGA 2011 CPU the RAM price is kinda pocket change next to it and you would want to get at least 32 gigs of it.
Cause having 8 DIMMs is very useful and will obviously help overclocking :/
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