Originally Posted by Chewy
Originally Posted by garikfox
ASUS is by far WAY better then ASRock
I have owned both, and my Asrock board overclocks my 2500k much higher than my last asus pro board ever could.
Also ASUS rma Stinks
Have a look over the Asrock Z77 fatal1ty Professional and extreme 9, Also the gigabyte G1 Sniper 3, The asus rog board is good but your paying for the branding and the board has less features for it's price
The extreme nine is definitely more than I want to spend. Although the extreme 6 looks fairly attractive at its price point. I already have a Pro 4 board, figure I have to have a use for all these damn CPUs! (2500k, 3570k and a 3770k and probably going to get another 3570k
The fatality looks nice as well, however, I don't see it's real advantages over the extreme 6.
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd
Asus has the better BIOS for sure.
Note: The Gigabyte Sniper uses the PLX chip even in simple dual GPU SLI so you have increased latency as a result. The Asus ROG boards use the CPU lanes for the first 2 PCIe slots.
I've seriously lost faith in Asus boards. Even from the socket 939 days, they're always touted as being the best, and they weren't. I had the most expensive 939 Asus board, and man it's voltage regulation sucked ass comparatively to the considerably less expensive DFI boards (those things were rock solid).
Then there's the Crosshair III formula for my AM3 rigs. I disliked it so much that I went back to using my MSI board which was, supposedly, inferior. Guess what? It's not. It's more stable, has more features, and incredibly enough, it has so many more overclocking features in the BIOS that Asus should be ashamed to even call it a ROG board.
And that's not even all of the boards I've had from them. Hell, another board died after week after assembly. Awesome.