Originally Posted by half1980
Despite all the above, i've heard from friends and from various online forums that Asus mobos tend to be somewhat "sensitive" and to break down easily (although i've had 3 Asus mobos till now and i've never had a single problem).
Get the Maximus IV. I know Asus boards are fine, and it seems that they are fine from your experience. "Sensitive" and "break down easily" is just heresay. Everyone likes to claim AsRock as being something great nowdays yet few people have them and other than new color schemes and fancier heatsinks they aren't so "great". If you want a good board buy a good board like the Asus, if you want a cheaper not so high end board, get the AsRock.