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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

I'm trying to decide on a LGA 2011 motherboard but i'm stuck between 2. They both have there ups and down but overall there the best in the market.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131808

ASRock X79 Extreme9:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157285

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

In my opinion, the Asus has better overclocking capabilities then the Asrock but then again the Asrock is a nice board.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:24 AM

In my opinion, the Asus has better overclocking capabilities then the Asrock but then again the Asrock is a nice board.

The weird thing is every asrock board i've ever own from AMD Phenom K10N780SLIX3-WiFi to the intel P67 Extreme4 I always had some type of problem with it either is was holding my processor back or it was faulty. But the one thing I like about the asrock board that I need is there "Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH, Supports THX TruStudio PRO Game Blaster". And asus have the "Creative Sound Core3D quad-core sound and voice processor SupremeFX III Supreme Sound" I don't know what that is??. To me a great sound will improve my gaming and dts movies. I love asus brand never had a problem with it. But I want asrocks sound card! lol

Edited by spawn1980, 05 April 2012 - 01:26 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

OK, I looked at the user reviews from your Newegg reviews.

Run away from the Asrock, lots of reviews about DOA, or early death of the boards. Read the reviews.

Just get a sound card for the ASUS.

The Asus from the Newegg reviews. Awesome feature, I hate to say how many times I had to get a older CPU to be able to update the BIOS so I could use the CPU I had with a motherboard.
Now you can update the BIOS with no CPU. Awesome killer feature.

Pros: I was getting a debug post code AF. it would not post with bios 0505.Here is how to fix that.The 3820 will need a bios update you will need to update your bios using the ROG button on the back of the MOBO. Downloaded latest BIOS (1005) Slap it onto a FAT-32-formatted USB stick, renaming the image to" R4F.ROM" connect the board to an ATX power supply, stick in the USB in the ROG USB port, and press and hold the ROG BIOS flash button. 60 seconds or so later, you'll have an updated BIOS - and the system will work just fine. Note that you don't need to have RAM or a CPU on the board - just the 24-pin ATX connector.


Overall The ASUS looks to be a much better more reliable motherboard of the ones you posted.

I'm also jealous. I keep trying to justify the expense to do what you are doing with the latest I7s.

Good Luck
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Ditto on the ASUS. They seem to have the most reliable LGA 2011 boards so far. Even my old reliable, Gigabyte, has had some real problems with their offerings.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Cool thanks guys. Now all I need to find is a good low cost pcie sound card because it don't have any pci slots.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Myself I'd try the built-in sound first. Just because it is built-in doesn't mean it is total garbage.

And for what its worth, If you haven't considered a SSD boot drive, rethink the issue.
I suspect that one of the reasons Intel started making SSDs was to remove the bottleneck that comes from conventional drives. A SSD can keep up with the processor so they can push faster processors out the door.

The only reason I have a sound card in this computer I'm on is because it doesn't have built-in sound. I got a good buy on it and since it is a economy server, no sound. It came with Windows Home Server 2011. I put Windows 7 instead and it runs good. 4Gb ECC, 250Gb, DVDRW & Quiet. I popped in a SSD for booting and still have WHS2011 on the 250GB in case I ever need it.

And that is the only reason I've used a sound card in a computer for many years. Maybe I have a tin ear?

If you decide you need a sound card, Sound Blaster (Creative) has a lot of PCIe sound cards these days.

Good Luck on your build/upgrade
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

FWIW: Asrock and Asus boards have the same owner...Asrock is just the budget line for the manufacturer.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

FWIW: Asrock and Asus boards have the same owner...Asrock is just the budget line for the manufacturer.

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I thought asus no longer owns asrock?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

They are now owned by Pegatron. Pegatron was a part of Asustek, as was ASRock. ASRock is part of Pegatron and when Pegatron was spun off from Asustek, ASRock went with them. They are still thought of as the budget oriented version of Asus motherboards.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

They are now owned by Pegatron. Pegatron was a part of Asustek, as was ASRock. ASRock is part of Pegatron and when Pegatron was spun off from Asustek, ASRock went with them. They are still thought of as the budget oriented version of Asus motherboards.

They should of stayed with asus. Allot of people bought there mobos because of there affiliation with asus. I know I did lol But one thing asrock has to offer is there great features that comes with the price.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

It's a quite ashame that Asrock isn't with Asus anymore. I think Pegatron makes some of HP's motherboards.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

It's a quite ashame that Asrock isn't with Asus anymore. I think Pegatron makes some of HP's motherboards.

If they make Hp mobos then this case is close. I'm staying with asus :thumbup2: At least I'll know what i'm getting myself into with asus. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

FWIW

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Hmmm, they seem to be dropping quality in their motherboards.

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