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Are ASrock motherboards any good?

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So I'm looking into getting this one but nice seen a decent bit of reviews bout bad service and board dying quickly...

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16813157634
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I love Asrock. I would avoid the Fatality branded ones though. I've noticed they tend to use more"proprietary" onboard components. I rather go with ones with more generic run of the mill ones. Just my opinion.
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I don't know if this is still true today, but back in the Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge days, their boards were heavy on features but light on build quality. Which is a tradeoff they were willing to make in order to hit a certain price point, which is probably why their boards were priced lower than similiar boards feature wise from other manufacturers.
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They used to be Asus's budget brand before they spun off to do their own thing. I've never had a problem with them, and they seem to be very popular at the mid-range price point.
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I don't know if this is still true today, but back in the Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge days, their boards were heavy on features but light on build quality. Which is a tradeoff they were willing to make in order to hit a certain price point, which is probably why their boards were priced lower than similiar boards feature wise from other manufacturers.

The same is true today. My board is loaded on features but light on the build quality. As long as realize what you have you have they have some great boards. Are you going to be able to run max volts through it? No. Can you built a great little computer with a mild OC and save some money. Yes.
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