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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

Being a fanboy costs more. Fixed.

Lol, that's why the ROG boards are perceived as the best on the market? Your screen name should have been Lurker 24/7.

Do you really think that the asrock prices would change much, if at all? Asus isn't stupid, and just because they take over ownership, doesn't mean that the prices would automatically change. Silly thread is silly thread.
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post #132 of 264
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And you asrock lovers just defend like children. No solid evidence. You just insult anyone who opposes your hardware god.
Asrock seems to only care for their users spending the big bucks on their high end boards. Anyone else, if you're having an issue, everyone else is too. I will admit they got better on their z77 line....just how everyone else did too.....but their Sandy line.....never again.


Here is your evidence

http://www.overclock.net/t/1311037/hwbot-z77-oc-formula-world-s-first-to-pass-hyper-pi-32m-4-8gb-at-ddr3-2856


But obviously ASrock sucks compared to Asus right?

Just FYI its (the board that just broke the record) 140 dollars cheaper than the ASUS equivalent on Newegg right now. For enthusiasts and overclockers OBVIOUSLY spending more money automatically = better. rolleyes.gif
 
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post #133 of 264
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

Here is your evidence
http://www.overclock.net/t/1311037/hwbot-z77-oc-formula-world-s-first-to-pass-hyper-pi-32m-4-8gb-at-ddr3-2856
But obviously ASrock sucks compared to Asus right?
Just FYI its (the board that just broke the record) 140 dollars cheaper than the ASUS equivalent on Newegg right now. For enthusiasts and overclockers OBVIOUSLY spending more money automatically = better. rolleyes.gif

I think you'll find that most OCers really appreciate the Z77 OC formula since it has the results to back up the praise it gets. Great board for OCers.

But why am I not seeing any xtreme 6s, fatality boards etc. running with the lower end GB stuff for example? UD3s?
 
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post #134 of 264
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I think you'll find that most OCers really appreciate the Z77 OC formula since it has the results to back up the praise it gets. Great board for OCers.
But why am I not seeing any xtreme 6s, fatality boards etc. running with the lower end GB stuff for example? UD3s?

I dont know.. Anandtech said the F stream utility sucks for IN OS overclocking.. but to be fair they were like "its not stable past 4.6 ghz" (on air) ... I only pumped mine up to 4 for testing purposes but Ive had no problems.

My buddy who has a Z77 fatal1ty pro has his at a 247 OC of 4.6GHZ (3770k) and has 0 problems. So perhaps the low end guys just prefer their GB UD3s. You know how it is. People are creatures of habit they find something they like and they stick with it.
 
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post #135 of 264
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Lol, that's why the ROG boards are perceived as the best on the market? Your screen name should have been Lurker 24/7.
Do you really think that the asrock prices would change much, if at all? Asus isn't stupid, and just because they take over ownership, doesn't mean that the prices would automatically change. Silly thread is silly thread.
Best on the market in terms of what? Price/performance? I doubt that. They still haven't taken ownership that's why discussing prices and the brand's future is too early. Might be that after the acquisition ASrock will be dissolved into a completely different subdivision and priced accordingly.
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I dont know.. Anandtech said the F stream utility sucks for IN OS overclocking.. but to be fair they were like "its not stable past 4.6 ghz" (on air) ... I only pumped mine up to 4 for testing purposes but Ive had no problems.
My buddy who has a Z77 fatal1ty pro has his at a 247 OC of 4.6GHZ (3770k) and has 0 problems. So perhaps the low end guys just prefer their GB UD3s. You know how it is. People are creatures of habit they find something they like and they stick with it.

I'm fully aware that most boards can get more than good OCs for normal 24/7 stuff... high end / low end / mid range doesn't really matter. I've built a bunch of builds with asrock boards, no problems for normal use.

I was talking more along the lines of submissions you have on hwbot. Sub-zero cooled near 6ghz submissions for 3770Ks for example.
 
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I'm fully aware that most boards can get more than good OCs for normal 24/7 stuff... high end / low end / mid range doesn't really matter. I've built a bunch of builds with asrock boards, no problems for normal use.
I was talking more along the lines of submissions you have on hwbot. Sub-zero cooled near 6ghz submissions for 3770Ks for example.


Yeah I have no idea. Maybe you could ask some of the Extreme Overclockers here that do HWbot submissions. Maybe ASrock medium and low end boards don't handle He4 or LN2 well.
 
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Worst news this weekend. I'd have rather read another Apple lawsuit thread than this.

Asrock's reliability and performance has jumped leaps and bounds in the last year or two. If their cheap little 60 dollar boards get the job done. Asus will just reduce the hardware specs and quality, push it into their "budget" line, and effectively kill off one of the best motherboard MFG's out there. Yeah, Asrock's software isn't the best, but it's not the worst and honestly, After two Asrock boards, I'm sold on them. They haven't failed to do what I need them to do.
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I would be peed of too, if my $300-500 ROG board was going to be outdated in 2 years.

and a much cheaper ASRock does 9/10 of what it can do.

My board was $140, the equivalent Asus Z77 V was $210.

Now, the BIOS was almost the same, was almost a Ctrl C, Ctrl V from Asus. The board arguably looked better and for what I needed it too do, was superior. Let alone $70 cheaper rolleyes.gif
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Worst news this weekend. I'd have rather read another Apple lawsuit thread than this.
Asrock's reliability and performance has jumped leaps and bounds in the last year or two. If their cheap little 60 dollar boards get the job done. Asus will just reduce the hardware specs and quality, push it into their "budget" line, and effectively kill off one of the best motherboard MFG's out there. Yeah, Asrock's software isn't the best, but it's not the worst and honestly, After two Asrock boards, I'm sold on them. They haven't failed to do what I need them to do.

I agree, i've had a cheap $45 N68-S and a cheaper $70 A75M motherboard from them and both worked FLAWLESSLY.
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Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX EVGA GTX 1060 3GB ACX 2.0 16GB Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256GB Crucial SSD Stock RGB Cooler Windows 10 Professional 64 Two KG241Q 75HZ monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Velocifire Brown Switch 10-Keyless. 750W Rosewill Glacier modular.  Thermaltake Core Mini ITX  Logitech G502 Spectrum 
Audio
Superlux 681 w/ HM5 pads.  
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