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Originally Posted by pteek View Post

Unless something really better shows up, i am all over this. <3 Biostar.

I'm willing to bet the Asrock Extreme 7 Z77 boards will trump this thing.
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Biostar has been looking nicer over the past few years. My hope is that soon they'll have a similar image to ASRock. I wouldn't buy Biostar a few years ago but lately I'd definitely buy
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I'm willing to bet the Asrock Extreme 7 Z77 boards will trump this thing.

Biostar are known for putting out great overclocking boards cheaply, some of which are capable of pushing crazy (world record level) clocks, they are highly underrated imo. Asrock are known for never really being competitive in any facet of overclocking other than agp cards on 775 rolleyes.gif .... They seem to of developed a reputation on here that they don't really deserve.
Honestly don't get it but time will tell I guess.
Edited by el gappo - 2/16/12 at 10:14am
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Biostar are known for putting out great overclocking boards cheaply, some of which are capable of pushing crazy (world record level) clocks, they are highly underrated imo. Asrock are known for never really being competitive in any facet of overclocking other than agp cards on 775 rolleyes.gif .... They seem to of developed a reputation on here that they don't really deserve.
Honestly don't get it but time will tell I guess.

I believe they're underrated mostly because they never bothered making a higher end board. Their boards have been great so far and offer incredible value, but their best P67/Z68 board still only competes with other $150-180 boards in terms of features and functionality, which is still impressive considering they only sell theirs for $130. I recommend them all the time for people wanting cheap 1155 builds and only need the basics, but if someone wants dual BIOS to play with, Biostar's already out of the question. This TZ77XE4 should be quite a good match for $200 boards depending on its price. If Biostar tried though, I believe they can make something competitive to the Maximus that sells for just $230-250.
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So is this board relatively Foxconn free? I know they usually are, but does anyone have more information on this particular board?
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I'm waiting on Asus to announce Z77 but I am delighted that BioStar shows something about Z77.

 
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Dat color scheme.... and Z77 is backwards compatable???? My i3-2100 will be with me for a very long time (atleast until the Retail Edge deals for Ivy Bridge processors come along thumb.gif)
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Dat color scheme.... and Z77 is backwards compatable???? My i3-2100 will be with me for a very long time (atleast until the Retail Edge deals for Ivy Bridge processors come along thumb.gif)

Yes.
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Biostar are known for putting out great overclocking boards cheaply, some of which are capable of pushing crazy (world record level) clocks, they are highly underrated imo. Asrock are known for never really being competitive in any facet of overclocking other than agp cards on 775 rolleyes.gif .... They seem to of developed a reputation on here that they don't really deserve.
Honestly don't get it but time will tell I guess.

ASRock developing a rep they do not deserve! You're absolutely wrong. ASRock MBs over-clock great and offer great features. ASRock is right up there with ASUS and Gigabyte.

If you think ASRock is developing a rep they do not deserve then you may want to dumb your ASUS MB, because ASRock and ASUS are very similar…

Just based on the statement you made, I can see you have no real experience over-clocking ASRock MBs or building systems with ASRock MBs.
Edited by Horse Head - 2/16/12 at 12:04pm
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Biostar are known for putting out great overclocking boards cheaply, some of which are capable of pushing crazy (world record level) clocks, they are highly underrated imo. Asrock are known for never really being competitive in any facet of overclocking other than agp cards on 775 rolleyes.gif .... They seem to of developed a reputation on here that they don't really deserve.
Honestly don't get it but time will tell I guess.

OMG we agree on something.

To those fighting him- ASRock uses ASUS parts, their low-end parts, and then uses some even lower-end parts. They also don't have the same BIOS. otherwise they are made int he same factories. ROG though, is totally separate.

ASRock is just cheap, and most people don't really see the importance in a motherboard, so that is hwy people like them. Cheaper than the rest with the same features, but not OC features.

My opinion asrock is good in the ultra low-end, but for $30-50 more id buy asus, of course there are those who would rather not spend that money on a motherboard. BTW el_Gappo is a heavy bencher, he has used more boards than just his asus, as have I. I have used ASRock X79 and Z68, MSi P67 and X79, GB P67/Z68/X79, ASUS Z68/X79 I have to say there is a reason some boards cost more than others when it comes to OC.
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