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Is AsRock a reliable brand? ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 any good?

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I am looking to buy their motherboard, the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Looks pretty solid to me, good features, good overclocking ability. But before buying it, I want to know how good the motherboard and the brand is. First time I want to buy something from them, help would be appreciated.
Edited by Sathirian - 11/10/11 at 6:33pm
    
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Yes, they're very reliable. AsRock is part of Asus.
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Yes they are great.And the BIOS is the best one that I have ever used.thumb.gif
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Thanks for the responses. How about the motherboard itself? Is it a good one?
    
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AsRock didn't get a favorable review at [H]Forums. It was the Extreme 4 Gen 3 though, so different board.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/09/asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3_motherboard_review


One thing about AsRock though is their warranty is shorter than ASUS and Gigabyte. It may not matter if you upgrade often though. I believe they have a 2 year warranty vs. 3 for the other 2 companies.
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Im using asrock fatality the board overclocks great and no major issues besides my mouse seems to be inverted in bios. However their support sucks............. i have yet to receive a reply from them for 2 months with the inverted mouse problem and they dont have a rep that actually answer questions in any of the forums they listed on asrock site.
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Originally Posted by kevink82 View Post

Im using asrock fatality the board overclocks great and no major issues besides my mouse seems to be inverted in bios. However their support sucks............. i have yet to receive a reply from them for 2 months with the inverted mouse problem and they dont have a rep that actually answer questions in any of the forums they listed on asrock site.

Glad I seen this I was close to purchasing an AsRock, last thing I want is a bored with no support. Maybe stick with Asus?
post #8 of 13
i bought one motherboard from them and it came doa. i only trust gigabyte, asus, and evga now.
post #9 of 13
The customer support is close to non-existent but you don't really need to deal with them. If you're stuck with something like overclocking you have OCN, if your board is DOA you can RMA through whatever vendor you purchased from. For the price point, AsRock probably offers the best features of any company at the moment. You should head over to the AsRock Z68 Owners thread and have a look at more end user testimonials for your Extreme 3 to get a better idea of what it is like to work with. Hearing that one person experienced a DOA shouldn't mean a life time ban. I've personally experienced more DOA from EVGA, Sapphire and XFX than Asus, HIS, and GB; doesn't mean the former group is trash though.
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I have similar experiences as kevink82 and I find it unacceptable to have to rely on a general hardware forum for product support. Sorry but anyone who thinks that's okay is a sucker as far as I'm concerned.thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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