Originally Posted by compuman145
The use REALLY sucky VRM's.
Yeah let's not post misinformation to dissuade people from purchasing quality products. You obviously don't own any ASRock products or have.
The only board that uses less than ideal VRMs and MOSFETS by ASRock is the Z77 Extreme4 and a couple of their other lower end motherboards. However, none of this translates to lesser overclocks as many members on this forum have proven using the Z77 Extreme4. Who have no problem hitting 4.8-5GHz daily overclocks without any issues. So using blanket statements that "they use really sucky VRM's" gives people the impression that all of their products use lesser quality VRM's and this is simply untrue. It's actually a straight out lie. You can even see for yourself, which products by them use D-PAK mosfets and which have a less than desirable rating: http://sinhardware.com/images/vrmlist.png
ASRock makes high quality motherboards, that overclock really well, cannot be beat for their price to performance, provide many extra features and has one of the most easily navigable UEFI out there. Advising people against ASRock especially a user who is on a tight budget is simply nonsensical. Just because you prefer a specific brand, doesn't necessarily make it right to tell someone to not use another brand because of "things you heard."
OP if you are looking for a nice Z87 board on a budget an ASRock Z87 Extreme4 or Extreme6 will be more than adequate for your needs.