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Brett Nicholls

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Hi I'm building a new unit for FSX so was wondering if you think I should stick with Asus P8p67 Pro or the ASRock P67 Extreme6. Both are simalary priced. Thanks Guys


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I would say go for the one with the features you want as that's really all that matters with Sandy Bridge. I don't know much about ASRock, but I tend to favor the larger name brands like ASUS and Gigabyte.


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In my experience (or two of my friends, rather) Asrock makes great products. Asrock and Asus boards are both manufactured by Asustek, and are therefore both subsidiaries. I'd say that means they share a lot of common parts, but I'd be speculating at that point! I usually don't make bold comments like the one about to happen (yeah right) but I'd say go with the cheaper one. :Big Grin: Seriously.


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Thanks for your thoughts Guys. The Asus is $5 bucks cheaper. I know Asrock has been around awhile but you do feel safer with the bigger brand names. I have had an Asus p5b delux for the past couple of years and it has served me well. Even on this forum I see mostly Asus and Gigabyte used. I did wonder how much of a difference the 16+2 power phase of the Asrock over the 12+2 of the Asus. I'll still probably stick with Asus. Cheers


Brett Nicholls

Asus P8p67 Pro, 2500k@ 4.8

8 Gig Gskill CL8

MSI GTX 560ti 880 Mhz

Antec High Current Gamer 750W

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus with 2 Arctic Cooling F2 fans

 

REX 2 + REX overdrive

PMDG NGX 737

 

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For $5 get the ASrock. A few more features, and the extra power phases will make a difference in overclocking.


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