Closed ASRock Or Asus Tags: Motherboards Asus ASrock Processors Product Last response: January 21, 2012 12:22 AM in Motherboards Share mynameiskobe January 20, 2012 11:01:00 PM 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/ite... ASUS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASROCK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm curious which one is better and why. Thanks for your help! More about : asrock asus totalknowledge January 20, 2012 11:05:45 PM Same company... mynameiskobe January 20, 2012 11:06:39 PM ok, but what ones better? Related resources Asus vs asrock - Forum AsRock Z77 Pro4 motherboard VS. ASUS Z77 P8Z77 LK or LE (not sure) - Forum Asus Sabertooth 990FX Vs ASROCK Fatal1ty - Forum Asrock or Asus ? - Forum ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX vs Asus F2A85-V Pro ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer totalknowledge January 20, 2012 11:12:43 PM Probably Asus in terms of initial QC, after that I doubt there is much difference. The Asus has a few more ports. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 20, 2012 11:18:45 PM Get ASUS, they are about the same + free shipping = same price : ) nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 20, 2012 11:23:09 PM Both are poor overclokers due to its power limitations. mynameiskobe January 20, 2012 11:32:28 PM 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. totalknowledge January 20, 2012 11:44:40 PM 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. mynameiskobe January 20, 2012 11:47:14 PM i dont think ill need to really overclock with a 3.60 quad core though. i was just curious for the future. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 20, 2012 11:52:59 PM Hey, OC is free 15% of the performance extra. These mobos have only -> ASUS Power Design : 4 +2 Phase Power Design nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 20, 2012 11:57:10 PM 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=N82E168... 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... mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:00:41 AM would you say the AMD FX 4100 is a good CPU as well? nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 21, 2012 12:06:44 AM 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. mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:08:24 AM 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? Best solution nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 21, 2012 12:11:53 AM 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 : ) mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:13:07 AM 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. mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:13:41 AM Best answer selected by mynameiskobe. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 21, 2012 12:16:27 AM 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! mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:17:46 AM alright lol. I already have bought a XFX Radeon HD 6770. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 21, 2012 12:19:16 AM Thanx for the vote, I hope u will get the Gigabyte : ) mynameiskobe January 21, 2012 12:20:56 AM I'll try. Thanks for the help again. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS January 21, 2012 12:22:12 AM Nothing to it. Good luck! 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