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Old 11-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #26
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It is one of the best motherboards for the money IMO.

I just wish it was full ATX size, I don't like this trend of motherboards not being full ATX size.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #27
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well I appreciate your responses it does help me.

I think it will come down to which is board has the best deal on the Black Friday. If there is a good combo deal with the 3570k then I will grab that.

Would you say these are the top 3 z77 boards then for price? Asrock Extreme 4, ASUS P8Z77-V LK and Gigabyte Z77X-D3H?
Why wait ??? You can get the AsRock for 105 shipped from NewEgg and MicroCenter has the core i7 3770k for 229.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #28
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Why wait ??? You can get the AsRock for 105 shipped from NewEgg and MicroCenter has the core i7 3770k for 229.
I am in Canada no such thing as a MicroCenter here.

also Newegg.com and Newegg.ca have very different prices. US residents are lucky when it comes to computers!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:38 AM   #29
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Why wait ??? You can get the AsRock for 105 shipped from NewEgg and MicroCenter has the core i7 3770k for 229.


AsRock just arrive today from NewEgg. i7 on it way. My brother had to local pickup in his town n send to me. no MicroCenter in my town.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #30
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Got this same combo last week: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 that came with a 70CAD newegg gift card (yeah me!). So when I received the card number yesterday I ordered an i7 3770K!

This upgrade is the biggest I did since a long time.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #31
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do you guys have anything to say about MSI mobos?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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well that ASUS board above got really bad reviews. Many complaints I see. I already know ASUS has the worst RMA in the biz! Wouldn't want to get a bad board and then deal with that pain.

The Gigabyte one looks ok though.
Not sure where you're getting your info from, but I'd suggest a new source of knowledge. Newegg reviews are at 4/5 eggs, and I've delt with RMA's for multiple vendors, ASUS is nowhere near the worst. They're quite good actually.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #33
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Ok I read it all. The good the bad the ugly. I agree with most. Good & Bad. But as one said my foot is in the Asus camp. So I guess it's going to be a Premium decision tomorrow. My only problem is what memory.

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:42 AM   #34
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well that ASUS board above got really bad reviews. Many complaints I see. I already know ASUS has the worst RMA in the biz! Wouldn't want to get a bad board and then deal with that pain.

The Gigabyte one looks ok though.
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All MB manufacturers Suck Dirty Filthy Scum when it comes to support and RMA's--

Do what I do:

If board is not Perfect(within Reason) send it back to retailer for FULL REFUND!!

I would go through Daily Colonoscopies before I would RMA almost anything--Esp MB's.

However, lol: I did RMA my Seasonic 750 gold for a new one--As much as I paid for that I would have Driven to Seasonic HQ and thrown it through the Window!!


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Old 02-13-2013, 02:57 AM   #35
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I bought 2 of these boards last week and the install for both went flawlessly.

as far as not being full ATX, this has been the case for years for budget boards. I have an old DFI either socket a or 939(don't remember which) that is about the same size as this one.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #36
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Very happy with my Z77 board. Very robust. Have had too many problems with Asus which they did not want to cure.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:59 AM   #37
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do you guys have anything to say about MSI mobos?
Run away from them.

Run like hell.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #38
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The AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 boards are great boards for the money. But like other have said not being Full ATX kind of sucks. In a case like mine you would see the CPU cutout with the board installed. Other than the ugly gold caps and brown PCB everything else is great.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #39
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I don't mind the gold capacitors, if they were really "gold" I would, but they are more brass.

Brown PCB definitely sucks with direct/enough light though, no idea who dreamt that up..."we have the choice of about 18 colors, which should we use?" - "s**t brown"
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I don't mind the gold capacitors, if they were really "gold" I would, but they are more brass.

Brown PCB definitely sucks with direct/enough light though, no idea who dreamt that up..."we have the choice of about 18 colors, which should we use?" - "s**t brown"
HaHa I will say I was very impressed with my older AsRock board.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #41
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It isn't the stiffest board in the world, but are there really people out there breaking them?

I've been swapping components in and out of this board since May and I never felt like this was an issue.

And LOL at "flimsy".
"Board is flimsy"
Sure its bendy and the the fact that its not supported along the leading edge stinks but how often am I going to be reinstalling the thing? Maybe I should out a sign inside the case to tell mice that the leading edge of the motherboard is not a spring board.

"Fan controls on Asus board are so much better"
I have been happy with the Asrock control, they offer enough granularity where I need it. My case is cool and quiet and fans ramp up when temp thresholds are met. I don't care if Asus controls are better because the Asrock controls work fine for me.

So far my complaints have been on the connectors (tight out of the box due to overflash of plastic and the occasional....
I can't think of anything else.

There are better boards (I guess) out there.

Maybe I need to be doing more with the board?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #42
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Simply put, for the price, the ASRock Extreme4 Z77 is a damn great board. Overclocking glory on the cheap, what more can you ask for, outside of a shiny ASUS, Gigabyte, etc, badge on it :O
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:57 AM   #43
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i sort of lean toward asus boards, but would not hesistate on a gigabyte board too...these are the first 2 manufacturers i would check out, not saying others are bad, not an expert...i am too looking for a z77 board maybe, and there are so many...gigabyte has some 20 z77 boards, way too many...biostar is also a board i look at too, though its gets a lot of bad publicity..i like the biostar hi-fi z77 board they have..biostar has improved over the years, sort of get a lot for the money.....also, had a asrock board .,z 68, and was not that thrilled about it.....just me i quess...though seems many are happy with asrock. msi, for some reason i just don,t pull the trigger on one, maybe one msi board since i started my computers age in 2000...and that was during the pentium 3 days...so far, i sort of like these boards, but my wallet will decide-

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #44
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Is the Asrock Extreme 4 the best z77 board? All forum posts I read from different sites say it is the best board for the price.

However I read 2 negative things.

- the board is flimsy and can snap.
- asrock has only 1 year warranty and the worst customer service ever.

so if you get a dead board or it snaps you could be in trouble.

otherwise it is the best, would you agree or disagree?

I don't know any of the other z77 boards.
I have the ASRock Z77 Pro Fatal1ty, it's probably the best board I've bought to date. Easy overclocking. A ton of features.

When I had my 2500k on a MSI P67-GD65 [H] best overclocking rated board of the time. I was able to take it from 4.8 on that board, to 5.0 on the new board. My current 3770k runs 5.1@1.4

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #45
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I just think Asus is overpriced.
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I just think Asus is overpriced.
Their RMA service is god aweful as well. I hope I never have to use it again.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #47
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what is the main difference with the Extreme 4 and the extreme 6 other than 30 dollars? I am looking to upgrade from a x58 EVGA MB....
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #48
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A Display Port
An extra x16 PCI-E 2.0
A Mini-PCI-E slot
Floppy Connector
1394 Header
SLI/XFire connector
2 extra SATA cables
a front USB3 panel
a rear USB3 bracket
some extra screws
probably some stickers
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:20 PM   #49
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I have the board and so far its great. Its a great board, and if you look at it relative to the price/specs of other boards it is simply iin a league of its own. Its predecessor, ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen 3 was the same way.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #50
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A Display Port
An extra x16 PCI-E 2.0
A Mini-PCI-E slot
Floppy Connector
1394 Header
SLI/XFire connector
2 extra SATA cables
a front USB3 panel
a rear USB3 bracket
some extra screws
probably some stickers

so there is no performance differences? what is a rear usb3 bracket! i like the extreme 4 because of where the the PCIe port is because I use a sound card with an upgraded opamp. the extreme 6 pcie slot would get in the way of the video card.
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