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Asrock Z87 extreme9/ac experiences/opinions?


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#1 GIBSON

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Hi all,

 

Does anyone here have any experiences or knows about people who have with an Asrock Z87 extreme9/ac board?

I am currently looking into purchasing one. It's quite an expensive board, but it has an amazing set of features imo. One of the main reasons I'd go for this one is it's ability of a x16/x8/x8 PCI-e3.0 config as I am planning on a 3-way crossfire setup.

Only board getting near seems to be the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 board, however feature wise it looks a little bit less and to be honest I'm not too keen on that so called killer NIC that comes with it. From what I remember in the past (I might be way off here though) it's more of a cpu load than anything else. I also couldn't care less about how it looks, only thing I'm after is performance and features!

 

Any opinions or suggestions are more than welcome! I've been out of the hardware game for some time so i've gotten a bit outdated. Have been reading up a bit the last few days but I could have missed something of course :)


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#2 PP Mguire

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

Killer NIC actually is meant to reduce load on the CPU, but network processing hasn't been a huge ordeal since uh....2001? 

 

I don't have any personal experience with it, but I do have experience with several other ASRock boards and they are pretty top notch dude. I think you'll be happy with it. I currently have their Extreme6 X79, and my friends all have various ASRock boards too. Z87 Extreme4, B85, and I plan on moving to the X79 Extreme 11 soon myself.


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#3 GIBSON

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the reply PP! I'll be going with the Asrock :)


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#4 foxmobouser

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Keep in mind it comes with a short warranty and AsRock support is not all that good, however if you do have an accident and physically damage it AsRock will replace it for roughly 50$ out of warranty.


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#5 PP Mguire

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:22 PM

I've had nothing but good luck with their support and their warranty is the same as Asus........3 years is very good for a motherboard.


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#6 foxmobouser

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:05 AM

I've had nothing but good luck with their support and their warranty is the same as Asus........3 years is very good for a motherboard

 

Yea looks like the 3 year warranty is a fairly new thing as not too long ago I saw alot of their boards with 1-2 year warranty. Unfortunately unlike with ASUS the warranty is tied to original purchaser from authorized dealer unless they changed that policy as well. I know HIS wil honor purchase receipt from original purchaser for a resold item but weather ASrock ???. I only did a few out of warranty replacements with them for 50$ on boards that were totally trashed but that only makes sense if its a high value motherboard.


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#7 PP Mguire

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:51 AM

Since when has warranty transfer been standard? There are still very few companies that do this, and even then it's pretty sketchy to begin with besides XFX's old double lifetime. 

They changed to 3 years when IB came out. Lucky for me, I bought my Extreme 6 after that period so I have a 3 year warranty. Setup for RMA right now which is why I was able to comment on their CS. 


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#8 foxmobouser

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

Well all the major players have warranties that are mostly tied to the motherboard/ video card  serial number (thus transferable): ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, Biostar (have to register first). Zotac  and ASRock warrant only authorized retailers. Many other companies will also honor warranties from ebay and amazon if the product hasn't been previously registered.


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#9 PP Mguire

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

GIgabyte would not accept a board that I needed to RMA which was in warranty just last year (2013). Was a Z77 board that the customer bought used and I was assembling his PC with. I've tried doing it with eVGA and they would not let me send back stuff that was registered to somebody else and I actually prefer them for GPUs. Which I thought was odd because to this day they still say they would replace my P55 FTW even though I highly doubt it.

 

Either way, I still don't see why that's a big deal. He's obviously buying it new or else it probably wouldn't be quite expensive. And actually my experience from being on another active forum a lot of people not into the BST scene don't care that much about warranty. 


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#10 foxmobouser

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

Did you go through tech support or use the automated rma. http://ggcs.gigabyte.com/. Gigabyte has an automated RMA based off serial and manufacture date of the item. Fairly new system. You have to create an account with them first though. With EVGA that is true you have to ask the previous owner to de-register it otherwise you can get stuck.

 

On a side note I did call Motorola to get my modem replaced and pretended to be technologically clueless. The tech asked me what power supply I used, I told them the one that came with it is rated at 1.5 AMPS. He told me since I got the item on amazon it was probably a shady power supply and I fried the modem. Ultimately he was going to deny the RMA but at the end I told him that the sticker on the bottom of the modem states 12V 1.5 AMPS and offered to send photo. After that the RMA was process in 3 min. :)


Edited by foxmobouser, 11 January 2014 - 05:44 PM.

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