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post #31 of 159
Wow! it looks cool! But why did Asrock choose yellow this time? I thought they were going Gold?
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Why on earth is everyone doing barbs instead of normal G 1/4" ports?!?!?!?!?!

I'm not really sure about that. perhaps they are targeting some specific liquid cooling solution

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I don't even understand why some of you guys are putting down ASRock. I wouldn't call myself a fanboy for the company (heck, maybe I am with the way this post looks), but it doesn't take a genius to note the price:performance, and features:price these boards have. Not to mention, their board quality isn't necessarily bad either. As far as overclocking goes, all of the major companies have comparable overclocking results. I've seen a few people get their sandys/ivys up to around 4.7-5GHz on Asrock boards, which is very close, if not the same, to its competitors. Regular overclocking is more dependent on the CPU anyway, but once you throw ln2 in the mix, the true quality of the motherboard is brought forth. Plus, the features ASRock motherboards have are better than what most of its competitors in its price range (Take a look at the Z77 Professional).

This motherboard IS going to compete with RoG, EVGA, GB, etc.. The VRM's on this motherboard are great, and Nick Shih (in the top 5 at HWBOT, and he helped design the board) has actually oc'd the 3770K to 7GHz with this board. Do I see 8+4 CPU power connectors too?

ASRock is stepping their game up by leaps and bounds, and they are giving the other companies a serious run for their money with the motherboards they manufacture. Hopefully, more people will change their perspective on ASRock. ASUS isn't the only motherboard company out there that's good for OC'ing, if you know what I mean.

Am I the only one who thinks that this board will be a perfect match for the MSI Lightning series?
post #33 of 159
Don't forget guys, this board was designed by Nick Shih. I'll definitely consider it if the initial results are good.

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post #34 of 159
Did you even read my post? biggrin.gif I am deciding whether to get either the Z77 Professional or the G1 Sniper 3, but I may get this once it comes out. I originally wanted to get the Formula back when it was shown in June, but I was afraid it was canceled since it wasn't for sale anywhere. There are very few motherboards that have 10 sata ports that are in my price range, and the three I have mentioned happen to be within it, but the Sniper is really pushing it.
Edited by airisom2 - 8/9/12 at 9:06am
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Did you even read my post? biggrin.gif I am deciding whether to get either the Z77 Professional or the G1 Sniper 3, but I may get this once it comes out. I originally wanted to get the Formula back when it was shown in June, but I was afraid it was canceled since it wasn't for sale anywhere. There are very few motherboards that have 10 sata ports that are in my price range, and the three I have mentioned happen to be within it, but the Sniper is really pushing it.

I missed the part mentioning Nick. Regardless, my image still stands tongue.gif
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post #36 of 159
i just hope those barbs are replaceable, i would love to put a couple of compression fittings on there. Btw insider news for you guys, this board is gonna be around 220-230USD range.
post #37 of 159
Very nice looking board! thumb.gif
post #38 of 159
Pretty ugly IMHO.

Why buy ASUS, or another brand, over ASRock?

Because, with my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, with those manufacturers I can atleast get a dang working board before 3+ RMAs. Usually, I can get a working board off the shelf with the other manufacturers.
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Pretty ugly IMHO.
Why buy ASUS, or another brand, over ASRock?
Because, with my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, with those manufacturers I can atleast get a dang working board before 3+ RMAs. Usually, I can get a working board off the shelf with the other manufacturers.

Asrock have uped their game big time since 1155, I bet you havent bought 3+ 1155 motherboards from asrock.

Anyways number 3 on the major motherboard manufacturing list and climbing thumb.gif
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post #40 of 159
Its weird seeing people talking about the great price/performance of ASRock mobo's when Gigabyte's is significantly better considering the superior quality components and features at every price and mobo segment.

Here's a comparison

Gigabyte mobo's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128558
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128559
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128552
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128551

ASRock mobo's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157299
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157322
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300


The components ASRock uses are worse than MSI's which are in turn second best compared to Gigabyte and Asus.

If you want a great price/perform mobo that will save you some cash buy the highest end Biostar mobo for the given chipset.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138354
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