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?