If the Asus P6T gets the best results... why are you looking at another brand?
My question just was whether the P6T was the best OC mobo for the i7 920.
I referenced to tests which indicate the same or better OC marks than the P6T.
How to compare the P6T with the Asrock X58 when the Asrock is not on the PPBM4 list ?
Why is the Asrock not on the list ?
Because no one with an Asrock mobo submitted results yet. If you get one and submit your results, you willl be the first and have the top score amongst Asrock users.
I'm willing to do, but this requires me to upgrade from CS3 to CS4 ( PPBM4 does not do the job under CS3 ).
First of all I must enquire the implications for me about upgrading CS3>CS4.
I will revert on the subject..
Yes, Asrock X58 mobo costs way less and is not for serious computing like editing and rendering. Work with ASUS mobo for some peace in the long run.
Asrock is Asus budget line.
if you are making money from the system then its foolish to try to save a few $ for an inferior product. (its fine for gaming/tweaking)
also the PCIe slots are not know for liking raid cards or capture cards.
the motherboard is the heart of your system do NOT skimp on it. that and the power supply.
there are only 2 good mobos to use as far as i am conerned.
Oh yes, I do know about the cheap ( price and quality .. ) name Asrock mobo's had.
But, one of my older computers has been working 16 hours a day with a very cheap NF3 Asrock AMD 64 X2 mobo over a year and half now.
Even for tough rendering in CS3 Pr and AE it never failed with the stock cooler.
Some of the known reviewers expressed their surprise about the new and much better quality concept of the new Asrock X58 boards, which could be even better oc'ed ( with a i7 920 ) than the ASUS PT6 series and even had one more PCIe slot.
That was my reason to enquire on this subject in this forum, I was curious of your experiences, if any.
Maybe I still buy a PT6...
i personally would not touch Asus anything but thats me.
thier Quality control is seriously lacking.
i thought i would give them a spin again after several yrs and nothing has changed.
back to my fav manufacturer!
Come on Scott don't keep us in the dark on your motherboard supplier of choice.
:-) sorry man some things i just dont give out.
we were using Asus due to our favored vendor had issues with 12gig ram runing @ 1600. (3 sticks were fine)
right about the time Asus started (again ) having quality control issues our favored vendor has fixed the 12gig issue.
plus Asus had a budget board (around $200) compared to about $275.
i knew better but options were very limited, and since we do Pro Audio as well almost no X58 worke well for that with concern for compatibility.