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Originally Posted by mgrman View Post

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.

I read that article and it made me laugh. I have the same board they reviewed and I have had no issues with it all. It overclocks great! They just got a bad board. So what? It happens!
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post #12 of 13
I got this board a couple of weeks ago. The only bad things I noticed are the bugs with the mouse with the stock UEFI, no internal usb3/not as good usb3 controller and the CPU socket backplate which might block some cooler mounting.

It has 2 PCIe 3.0 slots, power on button and clear cmos on the board.
Other wise, its good fast boot speeds (takes around 4 seconds from power on to the Win7 loading bar screen) and has lots of features. Its a bang for buck board.
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post #13 of 13
Vortez gave that motherboard an excellent review. Here's the link. Do read it!

So in my conclusion to that article I'm not really sure if I can believe what [H] had to say. Just my .02 cents!

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3_review,1.html
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