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ASRock P55 Boards, Why so cheap?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Temi_D, 14 Oct 2009.

  1. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,165

    Location: 127.0.0.1

    I've been looking at all P55 boards and i noticed that the ASRock range is considerably cheaper that the rest. Especially the range topping P55 Deluxe model which costs about £135. Looking at the specs here , nothing else comes close at that price even up to the boards costing £160+. Am I missing something?

    It even comes with an sata 3 6Gb/s card

    Also how come OcUK don't stock any asrock boards?
     
    Last edited: 14 Oct 2009
  2. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 16,655

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with it - it's probably the same motherboard as the top of the range ASUS, maybe with slightly cheaper capacitors and a slimmed down chipset cooling solution (probably not though), and mainly just down to ASRock happy to be Skoda to ASUS's Audi.
     
  3. rs1800

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Aug 2009

    Posts: 547

    I have the delux as I though it was a great spec for the price. Ive got my new PC booted but am waiting for my 5850 and H50 before I can fully test it and o/c.

    It looks nice too and seems high quality. Capacitors are apparently good ones according to the spec.
     
  4. WILD9

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,346

    Location: Cheltenham

    Cant fault it from the spec, looks great. Id like to see how overclockable it is.
     
  5. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    It would appear that some of the cheaper boards fail when overclocked. Have a look at this article.
     
  6. rs1800

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Aug 2009

    Posts: 547

  7. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

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    Location: 127.0.0.1

    Thats probably my next board tbh, the review has convinced me! :D Lemme know how i overclocks rs
     
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2009
  8. rs1800

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Aug 2009

    Posts: 547

    When I finally get the Asus 5850 I will. They have been delayed again so I am told Tuesday now :(
    But the 1156 H50 will be with me then too :)

    Ill let you know how it goes