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post #11 of 28
I hit 5.2 on mine (my wall) but I sit at a comfortable 4.6 @ 116f max @ 80F ambient
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Go asrock! Love them, never going back to asus with their high prices!
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D: My UD3P is probably even worse.

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Doesn't ASRock only have a two year warranty?

Asus has a 3 year warranty and overclocks better. And last I checked the Asus board sells for $195. $10 more for an additional year of warranty? Good deal.
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I'm at work with a hangover today attempting to look like I'm working, so I'm all about posting right now. Bare with me.

Two things:

A few years ago, on a whim, I bought an AsRock X58 Extreme. Besides being one of the most god-awful butt ugly boards I have ever seen, it's amazing. Before that I had always thought of them as the "Hyundai" of the motherboard scene. Affordable and gets the job done, but no bells-whistles and definitely no bragging rights. That motherboard totally changed my perspective and I'm very glad AsRock is sticking to it. I'm buying parts for a new SB build right now, and this article cemented what I had hoped for.

Secondly...*** happened to Gigabyte? Maybe I'm just nostalgic but I still think my EP45-UD3P is the greatest motherboard of all time. But now they're just sort of.....meh. Sure they have some expensive fancy stuff, don't get me wrong. I totally respect their boards. I just think they don't do enough to stand out any more. Maybe success went to their heads. They just lack that certain....."sparkle" they once had. Oh well...

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post #16 of 28
my z68xp-ud4 got me to 4.6 without any hassale, haven't tried for higher, but I liked the bios features on my m4a89gtd better
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Doesn't ASRock only have a two year warranty?

Asus has a 3 year warranty and overclocks better. And last I checked the Asus board sells for $195. $10 more for an additional year of warranty? Good deal.
Yep, 2 Years. That is a gripe of mine...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UnrulyCactus View Post
Secondly...*** happened to Gigabyte? Maybe I'm just nostalgic but I still think my EP45-UD3P is the greatest motherboard of all time. But now they're just sort of.....meh. Sure they have some expensive fancy stuff, don't get me wrong. I totally respect their boards. I just think they don't do enough to stand out any more. Maybe success went to their heads. They just lack that certain....."sparkle" they once had. Oh well...
Good question. I didn't even look at or consider Gigabyte's Z68 offerings because they don't have UEFI. They're slipping a bit, hopefully they can catch back up.
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Whoo ASUS
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UnrulyCactus View Post
Yep, 2 Years. That is a gripe of mine...
Not to sound like a snob but 2 years.... I don't use a board longer than 1 year before selling it and upgrading. As of the last 4 years.

Now a PSU on the other hand, warranty is the shiz.

UnrulyCactus Ha ha nice Avatar... love that movie!
Edited by cayennemist - 11/5/11 at 9:20am
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