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post #41 of 213
Only one year warranty on the Asrock a85 but 3 on the a75?! They really trust those higher end components... rolleyes.gif
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WOO! The egg has them? I might just pick one up thinking.gif
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The image on newegg has been edited to reflect the product is an A85, it is printed on the board. However, this product shown is the A75. Clearly, this is deliberate image editing. Why newegg would do something like that is beyond me. Perhaps they were tired of all the A75 posts of the mainboard exploding lol ... (Mine caught fire too.), and are attempting to hide the fact that it is actually an A75 you are ordering. Can't wait to see the comments section explode with complaints of the wrong product. Lol.

Edit : Newegg.ca and Newegg.com list entirely different price points for the same product.

Newegg.ca costs $139 in canada plus Tax / HST. Cost shipped is about $162.
Newegg.com costs $109 + $5.99 shipping. = $115.

That's ridiculous. Exchange rate is $1 for $1 as of today. How does newegg justify a $30 increase in price, not to mention here in ontario - you pay 13% TAX on everything ??? AND the shipping is more expensive ?

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Edited by Mildaine - 2/2/13 at 6:24pm
post #44 of 213
It's price gouging to say the least. I'm also in Ontario and hate these differences. It'll probably show up at NCIX or CC in a week or two at a better price if you can wait.

FYI I was the first reviewer on NewEgg for the defective AsRock A75-ITX FM2 boards. I had two of them die on me within hours of testing. Both died in the same way where the same VRM caught fire. Other reviewers suffered similar issues just read the feedback in the comments section. "http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157340"

I'm interested in this new board to use in a custom NESputer project but I'll hold out for a better price and I know for sure there isn't a problem with the VRM's thumb.gif.

This board does look like it uses an improved VRM configuration but I would be hesitant pushing my 5800K hard with it. I think I'll end up grabbing an A8-5500 or A10-5700 for it instead.

I really want to run one of these with a 120W Pico smile.gif
post #45 of 213
Yeah, I had my first one die one me a month ago.
It didn't take out any of my components though, so that's ok.
I posted in the other thread about Motherboard fire on that same issue. I had mine running for about a day, then it exploded. I plan on adding my own heatsink when I get my board back - to the mosfets, (maybe even actively cool it) as well as undervolt my A10-5700. I will eventually have to replace it though - with something.

I agree .. The FM2A85X-ITX appears to have more efficient power management along with higher quality components. Might be all vanity though . thumb.gif
Edited by Mildaine - 2/2/13 at 7:20pm
post #46 of 213
Yeah it is pretty expensive. I would consider it being worthwhile if they keep with FM2. I think it was reported that FM2 is here to stay for at least a few years. (Correct me if I'm wrong please).
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post #47 of 213
Can the people in this thread who will buy this board (FM2A85X-ITX) review it for stability, temperatures, power consumption and overclocking features asap PLEASE? I really want to order it, but I must be sure it will not explode or whatnot (cause I'll probably order it from overseas, as I live in Europe, so the warranty is going to be a big issue if something goes wrong)
post #48 of 213
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Originally Posted by Wall View Post

(cause I'll probably order it from overseas, as I live in Europe, so the warranty is going to be a big issue if something goes wrong)

I bought my FM2A75M-ITX from Germany living in Spain.

It blew.

I went trough all sorts of hell, until I shot a desperate mail at ASRock Netherlands and they solved everything as fast and easy as they could.
   
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post #49 of 213
mm Sweet board , I´m thinking this MB with a Richlands A10-6700.
These will compete price wise with the MSI A75IA-E53 as they are releasing the Asrock here in Europe for 80 - 85 Euro this week apparently.

http://elchapuzasinformatico.com/2013/01/asrock-fm2a85x-itx-placa-base-mini-itx-fm2-por-83-euros/

The Gigabyte GA F2A85XN WIFI has been delayed until march April and they don´t normally price like Asrock anyway.
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post #50 of 213
I'll probably regret this but I caved and ordered the new ASRock as I'm too impatient to wait to save 20 bucks smile.gif Once I get it I'll run my A10-5800K on it and provide some results for you all. I also ordered some new 2400Mhz Gskill RAM (Model F3-2400C10D-8GZH) which I'm hoping works well.

Should be fun!
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