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Damn... Was hoping to get one of these as well.
What cases and graphics cards are you all going to be using? I love the look of the Bitfenix Prodigy, but it's a bit large for an mini-ITX and still no info on a release.
End of this month, early June. thumb.gif
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Got it! I am installing the bracket for the 620 Kuhler...is it okay to use the adhesive cushion pad? it would sit on right on top of some of the chips.
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End of this month, early June. thumb.gif

Ahhh! The sooner the better. I'll be one of the first to buy for sure. biggrin.gif

Thanks!
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Sending mine back. It overclocks the same and boot times take almost twice as long as the Asrock.

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Sending mine back. It overclocks the same and boot times take almost twice as long as the Asrock.
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ASUS boards usually take longer to boot in my experience. Pity that it OCs the same. What clock were you able to get to?
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I think all boards take a little longer to boot compared to Asrock. The Z77E-ITX is my first board from them and I really like it. I was able to get a little higher, but 4.5GHz needed 1.3v on both boards. The Asus board has more tweaking options, but they really don't add anything. I did a mini comparison over at [H]

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I think all boards take a little longer to boot compared to Asrock. The Z77E-ITX is my first board from them and I really like it. I was able to get a little higher, but 4.5GHz needed 1.3v on both boards. The Asus board has more tweaking options, but they really don't add anything. I did a mini comparison over at [H]
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is there any reason to get the asus over the asrock? i was planning on the asus but after reading what you said im not so sure
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is there any reason to get the asus over the asrock? i was planning on the asus but after reading what you said im not so sure

It has a lot more features like DIGI+ VRM, higher power phase (+2), etc., but after testing 4.2-4.8Ghz, I came to the realization they offer nothing over the Asrock when it comes to overclocking. That's not to say it's worse than the Asrock in this category, but it's no better imo. It does come with an Intel Lan controller, which is probably better than the Broadcom the Asrock comes with. The wifi card on the Asus is better (a/b/g/n) vs. Asrock's (b/g/n), but I use an Intel N6300 making the comparison irrelevant. Hmmm Asus also has somewhat better fan control, but only if you want an extremely silent PC. With the Asus, I'm able to keep my slipstream PWM fans around 250-300rpm, while I can't get below 400 rpm with the Asrock. This feature alone, almost made me go with the Asus, but with much longer boot times, I just can't do it lol.

Other Pros the Asrock has going for it
Price - Cost less
Easier overclocking - Less things to tweak, but it turns out to be a good thing imo.
Easier to roam around UEFI - Makes more sense imo. I don't need three different places to change the multi like with the Asus UEFI.
Better layout - Everything on the Asrock is up against the side where the daughterboard on the Asus resides. While the sata location on the Asus isn't too bad, the USB 2/USB 3 ports make cabling a pain. I realize there wasn't anywhere else to place them, but I wasn't very happy with how it all looked after cabling.
Good Night LED - Yes, I realize I could disconnect the Power/HDD LED headers on the Asus board, but I like to see activity when I boot up. This option allows me to turn off all LEDs while running or asleep. The blinking from the Asus board while in sleep mode, is so annoying lol.

The biggest pro the Asus had going for it last night, was it being in my case. I really didn't want to reassemble again, but I found a way to do it without having tp remove the GPU or H60 radiator.
Another possible pro for Asus could be faster/newer bios updates, but Asrock has already released two, while Asus has only released one. If you like Asus or the fancy daughterboard, then get the Asus. Outside of that, my suggestion is the Asrock. I realize Asrock wasn't the best with their (4 pin) Z68 ITX, but no one made a good Z68 ITX imo. Asus didn't even make one. Feel free to ask questions smile.gif

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It has a lot more features like DIGI+ VRM, higher power phase (+2), etc., but after testing 4.2-4.8Ghz, I came to the realization they offer nothing over the Asrock when it comes to overclocking. That's not to say it's worse than the Asrock in this category, but it's no better imo. It does come with an Intel Lan controller, which is probably better than the Broadcom the Asrock comes with. The wifi card on the Asus is better (a/b/g/n) vs. Asrock's (b/g/n), but I use an Intel N6300 making the comparison irrelevant. Hmmm Asus also has somewhat better fan control, but only if you want an extremely silent PC. With the Asus, I'm able to keep my slipstream PWM fans around 250-300rpm, while I can't get below 400 rpm with the Asrock. This feature alone, almost made me go with the Asus, but with much longer boot times, I just can't do it lol.
Other Pros the Asrock has going for it
Price - Cost less
Easier overclocking - Less things to tweak, but it turns out to be a good thing imo.
Easier to roam around UEFI - Makes more sense imo. I don't need three different places to change the multi like with the Asus UEFI.
Better layout - Everything on the Asrock is up against the side where the daughterboard on the Asus resides. While the sata location on the Asus isn't too bad, the USB 2/USB 3 ports make cabling a pain. I realize there wasn't anywhere else to place them, but I wasn't very happy with how it all looked after cabling.
Good Night LED - Yes, I realize I could disconnect the Power/HDD LED headers on the Asus board, but I like to see activity when I boot up. This option allows me to turn off all LEDs while running or asleep. The blinking from the Asus board while in sleep mode, is so annoying lol.
The biggest pro the Asus had going for it last night, was it being in my case. I really didn't want to reassemble again, but I found a way to do it without having tp remove the GPU or H60 radiator.
Another possible pro for Asus could be faster/newer bios updates, but Asrock has already released two, while Asus has only released one. If you like Asus or the fancy daughterboard, then get the Asus. Outside of that, my suggestion is the Asrock. I realize Asrock wasn't the best with their (4 pin) Z68 ITX, but no one made a good Z68 ITX imo. Asus didn't even make one. Feel free to ask questions smile.gif
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hmm okay, thanks for the info i really have to figure this out before my sg08 is in stock lol. i am gonna be using a h80 for cpu cooling. i assumed the asus would get better clocks but apparently not... the wifi difference matters to me since my only pci slot will be going to a gpu
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It's not that the Asus didn't live up to its expectations. In fact it did. It's more that people, myself included, were expecting the Asrock to be an underachiever. This is clearly not the case.

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