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This happens Ill be going to Anything but Asus. If AsRock stays around without being owned by Asus Ill run AsRocks, honestly AsRock makes a better product IMHO.

To me this just means Asus is Scared because AsRock has the best OC boards out right now.

But Honestly I think AsRock is actually making a good amt and i dont think they would submit to Asus
 
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Funny...Asrock used to be the bastard child of Asus. So Asrock gets cut loose. Asrock pwns it's estranged parent. Asus now wants the bastard child back.

Ehhh...think I'll go back to Gigabyte. Not confident Asrock will be the same after Asus gets done with it.
 

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Funny...Asrock used to be the bastard child of Asus. So Asrock gets cut loose. Asrock pwns it's estranged parent. Asus now wants the bastard child back.

Ehhh...think I'll go back to Gigabyte. Not confident Asrock will be the same after Asus gets done with it.
I doubt AsRock will go through with a buyout, theyd tell Asus to shove it

Asus= Asses are us
 

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I am actually an ASUS fan and have been since I started building my own rigs in 2004. I do not like the fact though that ASUS now sees ASRock as a threat and wants to buy them out. This will only create less competition in the motherboard industry:(
Back several years ago I would not have thought of using an ASRock motherboard, however I would now as they have really been producing some nice products to compete in the high-end range (and other ranges as well)!
 
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this happens all the time
 

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"ASUS to buy ASRock motherboard division"

Should read "Rumored to be talking about acquiring"

Not so sure on the source.

I'm not a huge fan of AsRock. Sure they make better looking boards than they used to but I'm not sold on them being all that great in terms of componentry/parts.
 

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"ASUS to buy ASRock motherboard division"

Should read "Rumored to be talking about acquiring"

Not so sure on the source.

I'm not a huge fan of AsRock. Sure they make better looking boards than they used to but I'm not sold on them being all that great in terms of componentry/parts.
Sent PM to change title. Thanks
 

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"ASUS to buy ASRock motherboard division"

Should read "Rumored to be talking about acquiring"

Not so sure on the source.

I'm not a huge fan of AsRock. Sure they make better looking boards than they used to but I'm not sold on them being all that great in terms of componentry/parts.
yea there awesome when they work but they have MASSIVE QA issues
 

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No..... this will mean that Asrock boards will become poor quality overpriced garbage like Asus!
 
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Brands are just a different color and box for the same old Foxconn board! :)
 

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Qa issue with asrock. Hardly. I see more asus doas or something not working or requiring bios updates from them too often.

Ya its a rumor actually not confirmed.
 
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Fock you Asus! Stand tall Asrock :rockout:
 
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Qa issue with asrock. Hardly. I see more asus doas or something not working or requiring bios updates from them too often.
Agreed, i've bought 2 AsRock boards in the last 3 years and they worked great out of the box, yet the Asus I bought for a friends build over the weekend was D.O.A. out of the box >_<
 
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Ive wound up replacing several asus boards for new customers who had oem and custom machines with ECS boards for that matter. Asus is overrated to me.
Agreed, i've bought 2 AsRock boards in the last 3 years and they worked great out of the box, yet the Asus I bought for a friends build was D.O.A. out of the box >_<
 
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They have a good marketing department and their top tier stuff is decent quality so they get a good rep from *most* enthusiasts :eek:

I agree they are overhyped, bigtime!! This aint 2004 anymore lol
 

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Agreed, i've bought 2 AsRock boards in the last 3 years and they worked great out of the box, yet the Asus I bought for a friends build was D.O.A. out of the box >_<
asus quality is shitty. i had to rma my board 3times in 1.5years
 

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ASRock will only benefit if they are taken over by asus. asus is a long time player and currently the TOP mobo maker
 
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Benefit how? as the #2 mobo maker, I think AsRock are doing just fine and its not like they just appeared on the scene a year or 2 ago.....
 

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from 1999 until now every that I had was a asus mobo. never had any problems with any of them.
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I remember a few years back. 2004-2005 asrock mobos were shitty and most ppl tried to avoid them at all cost. with the demise of DFI, ABIT ASUS has the most cutting edge and the best enthusiast mobos around. Asrock has come along way from where they where a couple of years ago and have improved greatly. but I still don't see high end builds with asrock mobos. I think they are good now but still they are step behind asus. most innovative stuff currently comes from asus.asus mobos still score better on most reviews an asrock mobo
 

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#21
"ASUS to buy ASRock motherboard division"

Should read "Rumored to be talking about acquiring"

Not so sure on the source.

I'm not a huge fan of AsRock. Sure they make better looking boards than they used to but I'm not sold on them being all that great in terms of componentry/parts.
I have not had a single issue with ASrock boards and I have owned ever 10 in the past 5 years BUT maybe I was just lucky. One of the best 785G boards I ever owned was a ASrock that would OC chips like mad.
 
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from 1999 until now every that I had was a asus mobo. never had any problems with any of them.
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I remember a few years back. 2004-2005 asrock mobos were shitty and most ppl tried to avoid them at all cost. with the demise of DFI, ABIT ASUS has the most cutting edge and the best enthusiast mobos around. Asrock has come along way from where they where a couple of years ago and have improved greatly. but I still don't see high end builds with asrock mobos. I think they are good now but still they are step behind asus. most innovative stuff currently comes from asus.asus mobos still score better on most reviews an asrock mobo
None of this explains how you said AsRock would "benefit" from being bought. Also lots of o/c ers are using AsRock boards in contests/competitions. Your post sounds more like fanboi-ism more than anything else. AsRock also has the $100-130 price point covered well. My Asrock z68m/usb 3 is/was the cheapest z68 mobo around for $94.99 whereas Asus z68 boards started at $120 where I shop.
 

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asus has better tech and probably better engineers than asrock as asus has a lot more monies than asrock
 

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#24
wow. like many others have said, over the past 2 years asrock has made some really great products that are comparable to ASUS but less expensive.
 
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#25
Mtosev is a superstar! He was building PCs when he was 6/7 years old lol

Asus knows how to sell you something. Thats for sure. :)