*Eagle eyed readers have checked a bit more thoroughly than I; the ASUS P6T, the Gigabyte EX58-UD3R and the MSI X58 Pro are all cheaper alternatives, the latter two being under $200. That Core i7 system may be easier to get than you thought!
“ASRock has been known to us here at TweakTown as producing a more rounded board aimed at the mainstream and value end of the spectrum. Never would we consider putting this motherboard maker into the hardcore and overclocking segments that ASUS, MSI and GIGABYTE has managed to push into, yet ASRock for all their trying are aiming for the top. And why not!
Today’s motherboard market is cut throat. To survive you need to either have a unique product or to produce a mainstream product at the cheapest price. ASRock hasn’t produced anything unique, but they are able to keep prices down. The ASRock X58 SuperComputer aimed towards the mainstream and extreme users comes to us at a price of $294.99 USD from Newegg and at this price it’s one of the cheapest X58 boards out there. But how does it perform compared to the likes of ASUS and MSI? – Let’s find out.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage @ Tweaktown
- SUS P5Q3 LGA775 Intel P45 ATX Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- Asus-P5Q3-DeluxeWiFi-AP-n @ t-break
- MSI G45M Digital @ Hardware Zone
- BIOS Optimization Guide Rev. 10.5 Released @ TechARP
- Digital Locked Loop (DLL) @ TechARP