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Originally Posted by Johnny Doe View Post
I'd give this one a read.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...33#post2380133

Starting with X58, AsRock has been making solid boards, especially after the Asus - AsRock seperation. Like how a few guys from eVGA went Sapphire to built their motherboards. Their Sandy offerings are some of the best and it'd be ignorant to assume otherwise so.
You're right on this Johnny Doe. AsRock been making quality mobos nowadays. It's moving into premium class mobo business. This year it became the 3rd largest mobo maker in the world (used to be MSI).

I been using quality mobos in the past (Asus, Gigabyte & MSI). The last one I've used is the Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 mobo before I switched to AsRock. My 1st AsRock mobo is comparable or even better my previous Asus Maximus IV.
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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
here's something to read with benchmarks so you can see for yourself http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8
Cheers for the advice mate, as long as there's enough space between the 2 cards. I'll start out with one but in a year or so may get another

Yeh from the benchmark results hardly no diff
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Thanks for the help guys, I got him to go with the ASRock mobo.
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Samsung 840 pro 128GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB NZXT Kraken X61 
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VS24AH-P LG IPS224V-PN ASUS VS228H-P 
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