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Another reason as to never buy ASrock( A second board dies...)

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So, I needed a cheap board to run my system while my sabertooth z77 was on holiday getting RMA'd, i picked up a B75 pro-3-m, I put my 3770k in it and 1 7970 (both water cooled) Left everything at stock, Worked fine for 2 weeks and now its Strangely doing the same thing that my sabertooth did, this certainly isn't the first asrock board i've had die for no reason.

Heres a low down

Press on button

System powers up for .5 seconds before shutting off again
System remains off for 3 seconds
System powers on for 10 seconds no display, No beep sounds no any anythings
System powers off instantly for 3 seconds
System powers on for 10 seconds No display, No beep sounds no any anythings
System powers off instantly for 3 seconds


^ repeat indefinatly.

I've... tested my power supply in another machine a friend that was running 7970 trifire, WE drained 890 watts from the wall, Powersupply is fine no problems
I've tested my 7970 and swapped it out for a number of 7970s i have, SAme result all of them work fine in another machine.
I've tested my ram in my friends machine, Both sticks went for 8 hours fine on memtest at Specificed speeds of 1866mhz and at 1333mhz
I've tested my 3770k in another machine at stock, It passed 8 hours of prime
I've also disconnected the machine, Pulled the bios battery for 10 minutes and tried that, same result
I've also tried using no Dedicated gpu and connected via the onboard, Same result.

I've deduced that Asrock makes parts from cheap chinese **** and cannot be trusted, Does anyone know a way that i can frankenstien this peice of crap into working for another few weeks until i get the sabertooth back?
Edited by Rayleyne - 3/29/13 at 12:17am
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you're just unlucky tbh. all board makers not only asrock have defective boards that come out of the factory. you can't blame the retailers neither coz they can't test a product before sending them out because customers will freak out their parts have been touched. I've never bought asrock boards for my self but I've built a lot of systems around it for my friends/relatives. they still make good motherboards in my book
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you're just unlucky tbh. all board makers not only asrock have defective boards that come out of the factory. you can't blame the retailers neither coz they can't test a product before sending them out because customers will freak out their parts have been touched. I've never bought asrock boards for my self but I've built a lot of systems around it for my friends/relatives. they still make good motherboards in my book


My last asrock board had the Pcie x16 slot literally fall off the board, The only reason why i got this one is because it was 45 dollars and i needed a quick replacement and look at that, It's dead after 2 weeks, Asrock don't make good boards, They make terrible boards.
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my asus xonar sound card was DOA when I bought it. they sent me a replacement and the second one died in 2 months the third one was good though. that doesn't mean asus can't make sound cards. everyone in the tech industry have failure rates. it just happens i do pray to the silicon gods they don't do it to me often though. it was not a pleasant experience
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ASrock isn't good in my book because they compromise on mosfets first before features...
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So the same thing happened with your Asus sabertooth and that's a good motherboard??

Ive owned many Asrock boards although the better more expensive versions and not had a single problem. You pay for what you get imo and it's likely buying a cheap motherboard from any manufacturer could have led to the same results
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So the same thing happened with your Asus sabertooth and that's a good motherboard??

Ive owned many Asrock boards although the better more expensive versions and not had a single problem. You pay for what you get imo and it's likely buying a cheap motherboard from any manufacturer could have led to the same results

The general principle of $ = quality is true all across the board.

However that principle doesn't negate the fact that it doesn't really matter what you pick because some boards are better suited than others.

Example: AM3+ budget overclocking boards.
970a-ud3 almost always wins my price/performance recommendation due to the fact that it costs ~$100 or less and it has a solid 8+2 phase set for its VRMs...

I dare you to find a board in this price range that competes with it. $50 at MicroCenter with your combo and then $10 rebate usually... I owned this board before.

As for Intel Z77 boards... tbh VRMs aren't as important as AM3+ since there's 125w+ processors that can draw up to 200w+ overclocked and Intel starts at a much lower 77w TDP and so forth.
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Asrock is Pegatron's brand. Pegatron is who handles Asus' tech support and RMAs. So at least you didn't stray too far from the same house. lol thumb.gif
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So the same thing happened with your Asus sabertooth and that's a good motherboard??

Ive owned many Asrock boards although the better more expensive versions and not had a single problem. You pay for what you get imo and it's likely buying a cheap motherboard from any manufacturer could have led to the same results

I don't care if i paid 50 or 500, No board should ever fail within the first two weeks, Asrock is still a terrible manufacturer

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Asrock is Pegatron's brand. Pegatron is who handles Asus' tech support and RMAs. So at least you didn't stray too far from the same house. lol thumb.gif


..... well that certainly makes things interesting.
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I don't care if i paid 50 or 500, No board should ever fail within the first two weeks, Asrock is still a terrible manufacturer

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..... well that certainly makes things interesting.

Oh so because your Asus board lasted longer than two weeks but also failed means its better than asrock rolleyes.gif

buy a better quality board next time
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