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They probably have one of the better feature/cost offerings on the market.
Have been using them in people's builds since 754 (they even had a 754/939 combo board) and haven't really had any problems.

At the upper echelon of overclocking, I'd likely pass, though.

Seconded, they seem like great boards for the price; I plan on buying an 1155 P67 extreme 4 when they come back. They even came out with the p67 Transformer which, somehow, supports 1155 and 1156 processors.
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The simple fact right now Asrock has some of the most trouble-free P67 boards out (the extreme 4 & 6) ... where as I see nothing but issues with Asus & Gigabyte P67 boards.

I'm not talking about the chipset recall , stuff like major Vdrop , random power downs, BSOD's , wake from sleep issues, & lets not forget "the brick your motherboard" 1305 Asus BIO's
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asus is for fanboys

asrock is solid

gigabyte has bad customer service

msi is decent
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I'm not talking about the chipset recall , stuff like major Vdrop , random power downs, BSOD's , wake from sleep issues, & lets not forget "the brick your motherboard" 1305 Asus BIO's
Fully agreed. I've definitely read about tons of issues with ASUS, Gigabyte, and of course MSI. Not so much on the ASRock front...only minor issues like laggy mouse in UEFI, which is already fixed.
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i used to be quite skeptical about them, but the company has just been getting stronger and getting good reviews. ive never used one of the high end boards only budget AMD ones but nothing to complain about.
     
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asus is for fanboys

asrock is solid

gigabyte has bad customer service

msi is decent
Lol, kinda like that. I probably will never own an Asus board just cuz I cant warrant paying the price. Asrock I can def see me owning one. Yet, one year ago I couldnt see myself ever owning a Biostar either. So, guess we just go with the flow.
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i used to be quite skeptical about them, but the company has just been getting stronger and getting good reviews. ive never used one of the high end boards only budget AMD ones but nothing to complain about.
I beg to differ with most of this thread.
I've seen a lot of raving about ASRock's boards when they're first released, and reasonably good reviews on review sites, but it seems like within 6 months to a year, just like with DFI's and Foxconn's boards, something goes wrong... Sometimes the whole board. They may be feature-rich and affordable, but I don't think they're the most reliable or sturdy.
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post #18 of 32
ASRock is also offering an extra year for the new B3 revision boards. Extending their warranty to 3 or 4 years depending on the territory.

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The extended warranties will vary from purchase locations. For instance, if you purchased ASRock P67/H67 B3 stepping chipset motherboard in a 2-year-warranty territory, your service guarantee is automatically 3 years in total. If you purchased in 3-year-warranty territory, then the service guarantee is automatically 4 in total.
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post #19 of 32
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I beg to differ with most of this thread.
I've seen a lot of raving about ASRock's boards when they're first released, and reasonably good reviews on review sites, but it seems like within 6 months to a year, just like with DFI's and Foxconn's boards, something goes wrong... Sometimes the whole board. They may be feature-rich and affordable, but I don't think they're the most reliable or sturdy.
Please link some proof as I'm using one of their boards in my next machine and if this is case...

Anyways from what I've seen specs wise AsRock are pretty damn fine motherboards for the price. But I can't speak from personal experience.
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I've scoured the internet quite a bit and I'm not finding anything about ASRock not being dependable in the long-term. Common assumption made based on lower price points, maybe?
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