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Old April 12, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Anyone ever owned one? No one I know has. Not a lot info on their quality on the net. Perhaps I'm not too informed however.
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Old April 12, 2009, 09:28 PM
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If you want a crappy board that just works.. have at er. But I'd rather spend $20 and get a decent gigabyte.
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Old April 12, 2009, 11:23 PM
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I've had a few of their S754 on-board Nvidia 6100 boards, and my first S775 board was one of their 4CoreDual-VSTA boards (Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA review ).

The S754 were solid budget boards, and while overclocking wasn't their strongest point, they did at least allow for some while other budget boards didn't have any OC options.

Early on they were probably best know for their "frankenstein" boards which often bridged the gap between old & new platforms allowing users to mix and match new components with older ones rather than having to do a complete upgrade all at once.

Lately they've been trying to put out some higher end boards (there's at least one review here) and most recently have finally put to rest their silly middle-of-the-board main power connector.
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Old April 13, 2009, 04:34 AM
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I have owned several with no issues ... AMD when they 1st came out and a few other socket 775 like the 4CoreDualVsta. Low cost, solid a good value.

I still use a Conroe1333-D667 which can run any OS ... best 55$ I've ever spent.

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and most recently have finally put to rest their silly middle-of-the-board main power connector.
LOL That power connector thing they had going left me baffled.
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Old April 13, 2009, 05:00 AM
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I always thought Asrock was a "econo" branch of ASUS. Not too sure about that one tho
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Old April 13, 2009, 05:30 AM
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ASROck and ASUS went their own ways. Since that break-up, ASRock has produced some very good motherboards.
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Old April 13, 2009, 06:29 AM
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I've used a couple of their "dual" series boards for the kids, it allowed me to build them systems with agp and ddr and then upgrade to pcie and ddr2 as the prices dropped..
Pretty solid stuff, one out of 3 of them went titters after 3 or 4 years.
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I've owned a bunch of Asrocks in my life and I quite liked them.

They're cheap and they get the job done.
That said, I probably wouldn't use it in a high end "I'm gonna OC the snot out of this" application, but a simple office build I would.
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I had a Socket 939 one which supported AGP and PCIe. It also had an expansion slot which you could plug in this AM2 board and run AM2 + DDR2 on it as well.

Worked fine, never had any real issues with it. My grandpa has it now though.
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