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  2. Cheaptrick
  3. complexlogic
  4. Tkmstr1009
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  7. diddler1979
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  44. elgrandeburro
  45. petaylor
  46. madmycal
  47. Cancer
  48. kevin172
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  • skyn3t


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We need to have this mobo's owner club here. I know that ASRock is not so popular. It's my 1st time using an ASRock mobo. I usually used ASUS or Gigabyte mobo before. But this mobo is different from previous ASRock boards & feature packed. I like to hear ideas from Fatal1ty mobo owners.

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Let's make this forum thread the **Official** ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 Owners Club forum page for Fatal1ty mobo is there's none for the Z68.

Guys if you have the Z68 Fatal1ty mobo, join me here...

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I've just taken delivery and will be building my rig over the next few days. I'm also a first time Asrock owner - I've had mostly Asus motherboards so far, and had lots of trouble with them (2x nuked motherboards). I bought the Asrock despite the negative brand image because of its performance in benchmarks, the 10x SATA ports (I will be using 9 of them!), the 3x PCI-E 3.0 slots, the PWM circuit, and a bunch of other top end features that made it an unbeatable proposition at this price. My only real complaint is that they could have put a better audio codec on the board. I'm really impressed with the build quality. Time and real-world usage will be the final arbiter as to its true quality, so I'll be sure to post back with my experiences.

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Proud owner of this amazing board reporting in.

ASRock has really blown me away with this one. I'll be buying ASRock boards from this build on because of how good it's been to me. For the first time in years my mobo has not been the cause of any computer issues I have had. The only bad part on my build was a faulty stick of RAM which was quickly remedied.

I love this damn board so much, and it OCs like a champ. 4.8GHz at 1.415 on an H100 never tops 75 on even my hottest core running IBT at Maximum.

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Let's make this forum thread the **Official** ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 Owners Club forum page for Fatal1ty mobo is there's none for the Z68.

Hey! Thanks for putting this thread together!applaud.gif

I've been researching boards for over a month now and have read TONS of both Professional and/or end user reviews (mainly P67 thru Z68) and the ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 kept bubbling to the top of my short list. Unless a huge design flaw surfaces in the next week or so I'll be buying mine no later than mid October.

As far as my research, what seems to differentiate me from the rest of the flock is I could care less about the color scheme of the Mobo. Makes no difference whatsoever. It can be blue, black, red, green, or purple. After all, the "Ohhh Wow" factor doesn't improve my gaming performance. Anyway, since color and appearance are not limiting factors I find myself considering a wider spectrum of models to compare. While I don't understand ASRocks reasoning for including Floppy or IDE support on what is suppose to be true "Gamers" board... it makes no difference because I don't have to use them. For any future Hardcore Gamers considering this board be aware this board only supports "dual" video cards (SLI or Crossfire) x8, x8. The third PCIE slot is only x4 so running three GPU's will be out of the question. With the upgrade to Ivy Bridge you'll be able to run dual 3.0 video cards at Gen3 speed... but the 3rd PCIE will still only be x4. (just something to consider) Personally I'd be more than happy with dual Nvidia GTX 590's.

NET: I tend to keep my setups for at least 3-4 years so I usually try and shoot for a Future Proof build (at least as much as possible) That's why I really like this board. When the Ivy Bridge CPU comes out, this MOBO will accept it as well as enabling PCIe 3.0 capability! So... in theory, 18 months or so down the road I can buy the latest Ivy Bridge CPU and upgrade my rig for just the price of the processor. Sweet! Will there be better & faster motherboards 18 months from now? Sure... you can count on it! But, I don't want to spend the time or money to do a complete rebuild every 18 months but a processor swap a year and a half from now is very appealing.

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Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 (HX421C14FBK2/16)
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Noway, if you read the specs of the ASRock board it does supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. It also SLI, 3-Way SLI & Quad SLI. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X4X4X8.

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Comparing it with Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z. The Asus board also supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. It also SLI, 3-Way SLI & Quad SLI. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X8X16X16.

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Comparing it with Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7. The Gigabyte board also supports CrossFireX 3-Way CrossFireX & Quad CrossFireX. Single at X16, Dual at X8X8 & Tri at X8X16X16. If you Quad SLI using (4) single GPU video card in the Gigabyte board you will be running X8X8X8X8.

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Lets say you want to build the fastest Quad SLI set up. You don't want to buy (4) single GPU GTX 580. Instead you'll go with (2) dual GPU GTX 590. If you run (2) dual GPU GTX 590 on ASRock or Asus board, you'll be running at X8X8. It's actually better in Gigabyte board cuz you'll be running X16X16.

Nvidia's NF200 chipset looks good only on paper here. Performance gain in express lanes is minimal (3% the most form what I've read).

The game changer here is the next generation PCIe 3.0 support which (of the 3 mobos mentioned) only ASRock support.

I been comparing the 2 mobos (the ASRock & the Asus boards that I've got). I think ASRock still is the best. Though I been using Gigabyte mobos quite a lot before, I find the Gigabyte board inferior among the 3.

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Another game changer here is how the board's PCIe is placed. You have big problems using a PCIe X1 sound card in both the Asus & Gigabyte built.

The PCIeX1 in the Asus board just sits next to the 1st PCIeX16 slot.

In the Gigabyte board, it in the 1st row like in ASRock. The problem with the Gigabyte board is that the huge Northbridge chipset heatsink just sits next to the PCIeX1 slot.

In both Asus & Gigabyte boards, you'll better of using the generic Realtek high def audio than SoundBlaster.

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