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post #21 of 32
my asrock board performs like a charm and isn't to bad a ocing

i personally think both asus and asrock are on par
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post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Eskanasi View Post
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.
That's simply what I've observed. Yes, ASRock provides great specs for the money, but I've just heard about so much failure later on down the road. I haven't seen a lot of people keep their X58 Extreme's for very long just looking at members of this forum. They almost always upgrade to more expensive boards eventually.

E.g., http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157163
Around half of the people who've had the board for a while (sort by ownership) give that board a low rating.
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post #23 of 32
Good link. Something I will have to take into consideration on this new build. I'm probably still going with the ASRock Extreme 4 over the ASUS boards though.
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If it's any consolation my PC hasn't burst into flames yet by using an X6 on a 4+1 phase Asrock board for a year
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post #25 of 32
Even Anand believes the extreme 4 is a good board.

This article is a review of the extreme 4
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/w...k-p67-extreme4

This article they compare it with the p8p67 Pro and the Ud4
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/t...igabyte-at-190
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Originally Posted by veritas-truth View Post
Even Anand believes the extreme 4 is a good board.

This article is a review of the extreme 4
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/w...k-p67-extreme4

This article they compare it with the p8p67 Pro and the Ud4
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/t...igabyte-at-190

Anand may be a reputed reviewer, but even he has limitations. In this case, it's a widespread limitation; they don't test the motherboards in the long run, so they can't really say how good it really is.

That is where sites like Newegg and forums come into play.

It's like driving a car everyday. Some car magazines do some long test runs (from 6 months to 1 year), to really assess how they behave and how they cope with everyday use.

I wish hardware sites would do the same. Of course it's not representative, but if all sites did it with some select models, we could start having some data to analyze.
 
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post #27 of 32
asrock and asus mobos made in same place but 2 different company's. As for x58 chips most are the same till you get into the phase on the cpu More phase = cleaner power = higher overclocks . I would say get one with usb 3.0.
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post #28 of 32
The overall quality of Asrock seems to have improved over the past few years.
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post #29 of 32
I think they get plenty of props for what they are. Budget enthusiast boards.

I use a AMD version. Nothing but joy with mine. Can go past 290 FSB, haven't tried further since there's no reason. Unlocks, has 8x/8x crossfire, NB runs cool (my asus pos that I payed MORE for burned my finger), and it has all sorts of other features.

On the other hand, if I wanted to do "serious" overclocking, I doubt I'd go to ASROCK. But I payed 90$ /shrug
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post #30 of 32
Its normal that u guys will see more problem with Asus or Gigabyte s board , simply becuz they have 70% of the marketshare, more motherboard = more % of problem= will be more visible, while asrock have 15%, msi 10% , biostar4,99% market share.
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