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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.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • 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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  • With how fast Intel stops producing older chipsets in favor of new technology, after a couple of years there probably won't be a replacement available if something catastrophic happens that can't be repaired with a soldering iron. My version of long-term warranty is to buy two identical motherboards, test both and store the other in case the first one dies. The only caveat to that is if the system never dies, you have an extra obsolete piece of hardware laying about.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Buying 2.
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  • bigshootr8
    Still everyone overlooks turn around. Tsk tsk! If we can't repair your motherboard in what 2-3 weeks well replace it and you'll receive it within 7 business days :P or some garbage like that.
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  • which company has the quickest turn around, in the UK it seems to be gigabyte
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  • bigshootr8
    10996202 said:
    which company has the quickest turn around, in the UK it seems to be gigabyte

    isn't in the usa that's for sure for graphic cards gigabyte has a 3 week turn around lame!
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  • Draconian
    Looks like my bitching about a lack of Thunderbolt will continue.
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  • bigshootr8
    10998437 said:
    Looks like my bitching about a lack of Thunderbolt will continue.

    You know I kind of can see it being more of a rare thing this time around with mobos in the z87 line. However if anyones going to toss thunderbolt in it will be gigabyte.
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