ASRock Z87 OC Formula Mobos Will Have 5-Year Warranty

ASRock has announced that its flagship overclocking motherboards, the Z87 OC Formula and the Z87 OC Formula/ac, will come with a five-year warranty. These motherboards have been crafted to be the ultimate overclocking motherboards, therefore also being coated with a conformal coating to protect the motherboard from liquids.

"ASRock provides the five year warranty package as long as the malfunctions and defects occur under normal use conditions and aren't caused by misuse or abnormal operations." The actual terms and conditions may still vary by region, though.

Say that your motherboard breaks in a couple of years, and ASRock isn't able to repair the board anymore. ASRock has promised to replace the product with an equivalent motherboard or one of a newer generation of products.

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  • bigshootr8
    I could care less about warranty period and more about turn around time. If I'm looking at 2-3 weeks without a motherboard that would be a problem for me. If companies however took on ASUS's stance with there monitors with there ARR service you send to them they pay for it at the same time they send you a replacement then I would be more in favor of that a warranty is only as good as the service a company can render.
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  • vmem
    5 years warranty is nice. given the current pace of Intel, staying with something like Haswell for 5 years should be fine for most.

    However, I wonder what "ASRock provides the five year warranty package as long as the malfunctions and defects occur under normal use conditions and aren't caused by misuse or abnormal operations." means. given this is an "OC" board, what is normal use? a little over volting etc should be covered. what about accidental leakage from water cooling? or condensation from LN2 cooling? they put on that waterproof coating so it should cover those right?
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  • nevilence
    I am impressed that such a warranty exists, with the disposable/consumer nature of electronics these days, its good to see someone backing their product
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