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post #1 of 6
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Switching my setup to a mATX form factor. Have my options down to these two boards. I basically am wondering if the ASUS is worth the $65 extra that it costs over the ASRock. I have had great luck with the 2 ASRock boards I have owned, so I am leaning that way. Any super compelling reasons to spend the $200 on the Asus over $135 on the ASRock?
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Hm, if you care about aesthetics, the ASRock has a brown PCB and the Asus one has a black PCB...besides that? I don't think it's worth it spending the extra bucks.

Soo...if you have a windowed case and care about aesthetics, def. take the Asus V Gene!thumb.gif
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post #3 of 6
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I hadn't even noticed the color thing haha. I am somewhat concerned about aesthetics, but I'm not sure if it's worth the $70 for just that. rolleyes.gif
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post #4 of 6
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Bump. Anyone else have an opinion?? If not I'll just go with the ASRock thumb.gif
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post #5 of 6
ASRock board has voltage reporting issue, well like your current board. Other than that it looks solid.

Asus is probably better with memory OC.

G1 Sniper M3 is kind of priced in between if you want to consider something else.
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post #6 of 6
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I am aware of the voltage reporting issue, but I try to keep my temps and voltage low enough that it doesn't really bother me.

However, now that this case is coming out, I may end up sticking with my current setup and grabbing it instead. SO SEXY!
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