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post #61 of 264
Well... asrock charges about 70 to 100 $ more in Canada for the same products compared to the prices in the States so they can be guilty on some fronts too (for comparison.. I've seen asus products go for cheaper prices in Canada then in the states). It kinda sucks too as I'm considering going the x79 route and was interested in asrock until the price shock hit.
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Yay, get the same product for %30 more money because of a name change.
    
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I felt ashamed when I purchased my Z77-I but at $150 I'd take the ASUS.
     
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I really like Asus products myself, but I have to say, ASRock seems to have improved 10 fold since leaving Asus. Was pretty interested in seeing where they went.
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If ASUS buys ASRock, I'm going full on Biostar fanboy. I love ASRock, much more than ASUS, and would love to see ASRock continue to be their own company and move forward.

Besides, the new ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 is UGLY. They swapped the color from the camo green to a poop brown. frown.gif
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NO NOPE NOPE NOPE
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NO! We don't need anymore monopolies.mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Renairy View Post

Umm wth ?
ASRock stepping up it's game?
Mate i BEG TO DIFFER.....
ASROCK are nothing less than shocking when it comes to compatibility....
Their boards are ridiculous and are an obvious spin off the ASUS line, except using cheap components.
I test boards and components for a living and this whole ASRock has stepped up its game buisness? is just plain rubbish.
Theyre boards are cheap and always will be. Most RAM isn't even compatible with their boards let alone anything above 2200mhz yet they state that they can do 2800mhz+
Weve had 100's of ASRock board Returns from customers complaining about their cheap ASRock boards.
Just because ASRock sell, doesn't mean that theyre products are good.
BTW... One of ASUS' founders is actually the head chairman of ASRock. The company was made on purpose to milk the market and kinda under quote other leading board makers like gigabyte. ASUS and ASRock were always one. ASUS just did the dodgy.
ASRock now think that their boards come close to HIGH-END and are trying to charge premium $.....i'll say from experience and RMA's/Returns etc... that the asrock boards are rubbish.
/rant
EDIT: Show me anyone with an ASRock board that has anything above 2200mhz RAM frequency using the multiplier or XMP..... BET U CANT.

This guy knows what is talking about i always said the same to anyone ready to buy AsRock.

They divided some years ago , so Asus to be the high end and AsRock to be the low-end experimental branch.
Several years ago Asus was a good brand and they couldn t afford to make crappy mobos (and other hardware) , but for some time already the cheaper Asus stuff is the same quality wise with AsRock products so why wouldn t they make 2 As become one. smile.gif It is As quality no doubt about it,

The support for my Asus Xonar D1 card was and is deep under the seas ,Creative rules driver wise compared to Asus and we all know the Creative support smile.gif
   
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Really? so I basically left Asus for Asus at this point
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This guy knows what is talking about i always said the same to anyone ready to buy AsRock.
They divided some years ago , so Asus to be the high end and AsRock to be the low-end experimental branch.
Several years ago Asus was a good brand and they couldn t afford to make crappy mobos (and other hardware) , but for some time already the cheaper Asus stuff is the same quality wise with AsRock products so why wouldn t they make 2 As become one. smile.gif It is As quality no doubt about it,
The support for my Asus Xonar D1 card was and is deep under the seas ,Creative rules driver wise compared to Asus and we all know the Creative support smile.gif

No
Asus created ASRock to be their low-end branch.Then the separated in the early 2000's.
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