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Poll Results: Which MoBo should I get?

 
  • 22% (2)
    MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
  • 77% (7)
    ASRock FM2-A75 Pro4-M
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post #1 of 9
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I am having a bit of a dilemma. I am stuck between the MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 and the ASRock FM2-A75 Pro4-M. The ASRock is 6 dollars more than the MSI. Which one should I get?

MSI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662
ASRock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334
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Personally, I would take the ASRock. It's better overclocking-suited, if that will ever interest you. $6 extra into cooled VRMs is a good investment. In addition, the ASRock is a better 'deal', being $15 off from its regular price where it stands. Also has 4 DIMM slots on the ASRock vs 2.

post #3 of 9
I say just get whichever fits your needs best. The ASRock doesn't have as many reviews, but it has more features, hence the higher original price. Personally, I would choose the ASRock, as it allows more expansion in the future.
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post #4 of 9
I'm gonna vote MSI. ASRock seems to get sub par reviews all the time. They've got a couple good ones on the high end but I'd trust MSI over them of these 2 choices. I'd rather have an Asus or Gigabyte board personally.

Nice avatar by the way. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Which, do you people think, would last me the longest?
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post #6 of 9
I'm voting MSI I actually have there a55m board and its great it on my first computer build and I was so nervous my hand had to shake at least 10 and the motherboard fell to the floor. And its still like new its also very feature rich and great bios

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post #7 of 9
Go for the features, I have not quality issues with either manufacturer, so my vote is ASRock, even ASUS want them back now, I wonder if that buyback was successful? smile.gif
    
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post #8 of 9
I've had better luck with asrock than MSI so as rock and as some have said better for overclocking in the future :3
 
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post #9 of 9
I craft computers for personal use since I jump from my last Amiga 1200.12 years now in my hands have pass many motherboards ,CPU.s etc.I dont know about others but the most worst motherboards i have take and burned from use (more than 6-8 hours per day in the past ) Chaintec,MSI,Gigabyte was the worst.Especially for chaintec ,MSI and foxconn I swear myself I would not buy them anymore!
The most excellent quality I found was from Asrock.No doubt they have some awesome mobos outthere. From 2009 I still run a Asrock P45X3 Deluxe with a QQ6600 overclocked at 3.0GHz and it runs like new.Plus thier overclock options are more 'friendly' to users want to take thier first steps about oveclocking.AMI bios is far better than Award the others mobo had especially in updating.If you dare to update an Award bios,make sure you have backup money for new mobo cause if something going wrong..well you know the results rolleyes.gif
The choise is your of course but if you want a long-life mobo I suggest Asrock with closed eyes.

PS. I dont say other companies havent good motherboards but just was my personal experience.
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