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I'll probably end up going with the ASUS board although I haven't been thrilled with their quality recently rolleyes.gif

I'd do some research on here about ASUS RMAs. Basically, if it breaks, you're screwed.
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I'll have to take a closer look at the ASRock board before I commit smile.gif
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I'd do some research on here about ASUS RMAs. Basically, if it breaks, you're screwed.

It's really too bad. Years ago ASUS was the gold standard - and then they just let it all slip away rolleyes.gif
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I'll have to take a closer look at the ASRock board before I commit smile.gif
Yeah, I mean mine died after 5-6 months but the rma was all done and the new board was back to me within a week and a half of the day I shipped it. (would have been faster if they let me upgrade my rma return shipping but the person I was emailing clearly didnt know english well which was upsetting to say the least lol)

A couple of us in the owners club, maybe 3 have had boards that died, but there are around 25 owners in the club, and 90 people on the website that have said they own it on the product description and none of them have come to the club saying it died so I am not sure what to feel about it. I love the board a lot though, 5-6 months of a 1.1ghz overclock on my 3570k and some 5ghz+ suicide runs took their toll I guess lol


I have heard plenty of asus horror stories though, which makes me sad because they were always the one to go for (not that they aren't still. but their rep is a little bad online now)
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Yeah I was debating the two also. The asus looks like it has beefier VRMs, and intel LAN but doesn't have msata. msata is nice if you want to hide a 240 gig ssd behind the board. Anandtech has a nice roundup:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6516/z77-mitx-roundup-five-of-the-best-msi-zotac-asrock-evga-and-asus
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It's really too bad. Years ago ASUS was the gold standard - and then they just let it all slip away rolleyes.gif

Yeah I've avoided the regular Asus boards for a while now and only get the ROG boards which seem to still have decent quality. The RMA procedure is better on the ROG boards too. While Asus have gone downhill a bit I still feel like evga and gigabyte and have done downhill more. Asrock seem to be the only real competition that's stepping it up right now.

I'd love to see a ROG mITX board hopefully a black edition too as we haven't seen one of those for a while.
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Yeah I was debating the two also. The asus looks like it has beefier VRMs, and intel LAN but doesn't have msata. msata is nice if you want to hide a 256 gig ssd behind the board. Anandtech has a nice roundup:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6516/z77-mitx-roundup-five-of-the-best-msi-zotac-asrock-evga-and-asus
The thing is, that daughterboard has never shown to help overclocking at all, its more of a gimmick in my opinion.
 
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Yeah I was debating the two also. The asus looks like it has beefier VRMs, and intel LAN but doesn't have msata. msata is nice if you want to hide a 240 gig ssd behind the board. Anandtech has a nice roundup:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6516/z77-mitx-roundup-five-of-the-best-msi-zotac-asrock-evga-and-asus
Yeah I've avoided the regular Asus boards for a while now and only get the ROG boards which seem to still have decent quality. The RMA procedure is better on the ROG boards too. While Asus have gone downhill a bit I still feel like evga and gigabyte and have done downhill more. Asrock seem to be the only real competition that's stepping it up right now.

I'd love to see a ROG mITX board hopefully a black edition too as we haven't seen one of those for a while.

I have to believe that a ROG board is in the works, it's just a question of "when?" smile.gif If they release it in time, I'll bite thumb.gif
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ROG itx would be awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

The thing is, that daughterboard has never shown to help overclocking at all, its more of a gimmick in my opinion.

It doesn't suprise me, a 3570K (which IMO is the right choice for this chassis) uses so little power anyway. I really do like the idea of the SSD as the only drive behind the board. Simplifies things which is really good on a smaller build/case.

So can we fit a top mounted 280, a front mounted 240 and a 120/140 next to the PSU in the base also?
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I have to believe that a ROG board is in the works, it's just a question of "when?" smile.gif If they release it in time, I'll bite thumb.gif

Yeah I wonder if they'll wait for haswell though, seems silly to release a new board right now.

If I had to bet money though I'd say that they won't do a ROG mITX board for a few years and that the next black edition board will be the R4E BE tweaked and launched with IB-E
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