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ASRock Or Asus

I'm assembling my first build right around the corner and am stuck on these two motherboards.
my processor is: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1372438&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=10&body=REVIEWS#tabs

ASUS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

ASROCK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280


I'm curious which one is better and why. Thanks for your help!
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  1. Same company...
  2. ok, but what ones better?
  3. Probably Asus in terms of initial QC, after that I doubt there is much difference. The Asus has a few more ports.
  4. Get ASUS, they are about the same + free shipping = same price : )
  5. Both are poor overclokers due to its power limitations.
  6. thanks. I probably will get the asus just because ive heard good things about them. Can i overclock at all with it? my processor is supposed to be easy overclock.
  7. You should be able to overclock... I can't see where it specifically states you can unlock cores, but I thought all the newer ASUS boards could.

    Not a problem if you don't have a cpu that has cores turned off.
  8. i dont think ill need to really overclock with a 3.60 quad core though. i was just curious for the future.
  9. Hey, OC is free 15% of the performance extra. These mobos have only ->
    ASUS Power Design :
    4 +2 Phase Power Design
  10. When u have 12, its much better, but u have to pay little more, around $150

    I found this one GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

    8+2 phase VRM + DUALBIOS 3TB+ HDD SUPPORT (HYBRID EFI TECHNOLOGY)

    was: $149.99 $139.99 now $129.99 after mail-in rebate card

    Better than both and unlock the extra core...
  11. would you say the AMD FX 4100 is a good CPU as well?
  12. mynameiskobe said:
    would you say the AMD FX 4100 is a good CPU as well?

    Its decent CPU and very popular with people because the price and multi-core that u can overclock safely to 4.1 GHz and capitalize on the great deal with great performance.
  13. I think ill try to get some more money from my dad for that gigabyte motherboard. If I'm not going to overclock will the Asus one still work fine?
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    mynameiskobe said:
    I think ill try to get some more money from my dad for that gigabyte motherboard. If I'm not going to overclock will the Asus one still work fine?

    Correct. More phase power is great for OC, the higher the number, the more stable and higher overclock.

    So, if u don't OC, u are fine : ) Its a good board. U can OC as well, try little by little : )
  15. ok thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it since this is my first build. I'm really excited to get into having my own pc.
  16. Best answer selected by mynameiskobe.
  17. Tell your dad that mobo is a center piece of the PC and CPU is the heart.

    And the best and most enjoyable experience comes with mid end quality hardware.

    U can say, that he would not buy a car without Air Condition and power windows and remote door locks : )

    After all, there are mobos that cost well past $400!
  18. alright lol. I already have bought a XFX Radeon HD 6770.
  19. Thanx for the vote, I hope u will get the Gigabyte : )
  20. I'll try. Thanks for the help again.
  21. Nothing to it. Good luck! Send me PM how did it go : )
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