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#26
but i think some people here are right...

i buy asrock but their bios support, update rate, and memory support is not on par with my gigabyte boards

i can only hope they keep support for their boards and not just eol for fun to sell more

if they do they lose :nutkick:
 
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#27
their bios themselves may not be the BEST but their customer support is top notch...

i had an incompatibility with my mouse and the UEFI ( it was inverting the axis), i emailed ASRock and 2 days later they emailed me with a custom BIOS build to see if it fixed my problem, it did, and a month later it was included in a public release. i DO prefer a company i know isn't scared to email customers and is willing to work WITH them to solve a problem, not just put them on the back burner until a fix comes out.
 

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their bios themselves may not be the BEST but their customer support is top notch...

i had an incompatibility with my mouse and the UEFI ( it was inverting the axis), i emailed ASRock and 2 days later they emailed me with a custom BIOS build to see if it fixed my problem, it did, and a month later it was included in a public release. i DO prefer a company i know isn't scared to email customers and is willing to work WITH them to solve a problem, not just put them on the back burner until a fix comes out.
I did the exact same thing. Got one BIOS build that didn't work, they sent me another one no questions asked, and that one did, and I using it to this day.
 
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:mad: ....thanks alot asrock..... my drool nearly shorted out my system..... nearly...... now i have to use my son as an excuse to upgrade...:laugh:
 
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What's this? NO iTX?!?!?!

Bastards. :eek:
 

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How about BIOS? Asus makes crappy one nowadays... not quite sure with ASRock though...
ASRock's UEFI BIOS is very well laid out. I had never seen UEFI till I got my Z68 Fatal1ty last October (yeah, I know, I'm way slow with the times), but I found it intuitive and very easy to use, with lots of overclocking options. If that board is anything to judge, memory compatibility and overclocking are top-notch, the way ASUS used to be. :toast:
 

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How about BIOS? Asus makes crappy one nowadays... not quite sure with ASRock though...
Asus had some trouble with their Z77 boards where the BIOS would become corrupt if you had a crash from a failed overclock in windows (Windows 8) which apparently had a lot of to do with the management engine. They have fixed that now with most recent BIOS update deployed to nearly all their current boards.

I think some people who do not like Asus boards, most likely do not know how to tweak them correctly, or did have some issues with them, and had to deal with Asus support. I know that Dave who does motherboard and memory reviews chooses the Asus Z77 ROG boards for when he does memory reviews and overclocking.
 
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First ASRock Z77 vs. Z87 compare.. and Bios Screen shot. DDR4000 Profile looks very nice ;)
 

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#34
Nice boards... Like that at least the gaming/OC ones are clean of PCI-slots...

Too bad Haswell will most probably suck.
 
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#35



ITX Board..

 

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wish they would use a real black PCB instead of the brownish ones.
 

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wish they would use a real black PCB instead of the brownish ones.
They "appear" brown due to the close proximity of copper layers to the top surface. They aren't really brown. Boards that appear "black" have a thicker top layer, more often than not.
 
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#38
@ Dave: Will you be getting any of these in for review?

Sweet! I see they moved things around, i wonder if the WiFi module will affect the GFX card at all? Prolly not but it just looks so close in proximity... The extra SATA ports will be welcomed for sure and the chipset sink looks better than z77e :) Still only 2 PWM fan ports :eek:

Connector layout looks a bit tricky, 8 pin & SATA, but i guess that depends completely on setup if they will interfere or not... I porefer to have them on the top edge of the board

Edit: My board looks black to me, might have to do with the flash/lighting?