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March 22, 2013 10:47:42 PM

Hey guys, this my third post and i'm having trouble figuring out a good mobo for my gaming rig. I plan to overclock a bit around 4.1 max. I'm getting a 3570k and a gtx 680, so i need a mobo with is compatible with the gpu and the cpu. At first, I was thinking to go for a asrock z77 pro4 or a extream 4 (which has been approved here at toms hardware!!) however after reading a lot of posts on many websites, many say that asrock is not as good as other brands like asus or gigabyte and also i heard some people are having pronlems with asrock mobos (especially with the pro 4). Is all this true?? If so or if not, please help me find the perfect mobo for my config!!!!

PS: I live in india, and I don't want to spend more than Rs 11000 rupees ($180) for a mobo!!

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March 22, 2013 10:53:09 PM

Everyone has had problems with with one product or another...though no one manufacturer has any more RMA's than another. Go on amazon, look up the best review product with 10,000,000 reviews and an average of 5 stars and that STILL will have one star reviews.

With that said I have Gigabyte and it hasn't caused me any problems. I am sure the asrock you listed will make a wonderful choice for your mobo.
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March 22, 2013 10:56:28 PM

I would get the ASUS m8z77 v lk or the gigabyte z77x d3h whcihever is cheaper

They are better than the AsRock Extreme 4 in terms of power delivery
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March 22, 2013 10:57:19 PM

Let me put it this way.

The Asrock boards are great. You will find that people will complain about them having problems because unfortunately sometimes you can get hardware that isn't working correctly. It happens.

Now the reason why you might be seeing so many people reporting problems with the Asrock board specifically, is because it's a very popular board. It's selling well. When you sell so many units it is going to look like more people are complaining, but how many of those units sold are working perfectly fine?

People are much more likely to talk about a bad experience than a good one.

At the end of the day I would recommend any board by Asrock, Gigabyte, Asus or MSI.
They all perform well and are made from to last.

If you happen to be one of the very unlucky few to experience a problem with your hardware (from any vendor) you do have a warranty. contact the manufacturer and organize a replacement.
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March 22, 2013 11:00:57 PM

warhead0 said:
Let me put it this way.

The Asrock boards are great. You will find that people will complain about them having problems because unfortunately sometimes you can get hardware that isn't working correctly. It happens.

Now the reason why you might be seeing so many people reporting problems with the Asrock board specifically, is because it's a very popular board. It's selling well. When you sell so many units it is going to look like more people are complaining, but how many of those units sold are working perfectly fine?

People are much more likely to talk about a bad experience than a good one.

At the end of the day I would recommend any board by Asrock, Gigabyte, Asus or MSI.
They all perform well and are made from to last.

If you happen to be one of the very unlucky few to experience a problem with your hardware (from any vendor) you do have a warranty. contact the manufacturer and organize a replacement.


I may have not been clear in what I said, believe me its happened before...but this is just a more drawn out version of what I just said.
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March 22, 2013 11:01:34 PM

stickmansam said:
I would get the ASUS m8z77 v lk or the gigabyte z77x d3h whcihever is cheaper

They are better than the AsRock Extreme 4 in terms of power delivery


asrocks are good mobo but he is right. and if your overclocking you want the best power delievery possible. i suggest an asus board. i have had boards by evga, asus, asrock, gigabyte (all good boards) and of all the boards i have owned asus has always lasted the longest with the fewest bugs/glitches. try their maximus series! one like these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 22, 2013 11:02:29 PM

@Kjwinden, thats true man!! However what do u think is the best mobo for me at the moment??
@stickmansam, those two are awesome mobos but, both are above my budget!!!
Is there any problem with asrock mobos in particuler with the pro4 or the extream 4??
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March 22, 2013 11:06:41 PM

I just did a search on 4 different retailer websites and it looks like the extreme 4 has a SLIGHT advantage.
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March 22, 2013 11:09:00 PM

@atomicWAR, I only want to overclock at 4.1 MAX, I'm just looking for a good mobo which can oc my 3570k at a stable 4.1ghz. Asus is really good but expensive here in india!!! Can all of u recommend a really good budget OCing mobo??
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March 22, 2013 11:10:29 PM

@Kjwinden, can u tell me whts the SLIGHT advantage of the extream4??
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March 22, 2013 11:12:02 PM

I have been very happy with the MSI Z77a G43 with my 3570K. I see it retailing for about $115 in the USA, but I have no idea what it would cost in India or to ship to India.

Essentially, when you buy "K" series processor, you are buying it to overclock. Otherwise, you might as well get something like the 3350P instead. MSI has really focused on overclockers with their boards. This particular boards has a bios setting that will automatically overclock your processor, albeit conservatively. Regardless, the combination of the above board, a 3570K, and a Corsair H55 cooler let me manually achieve a stable overclock of 4.5 ghz. I did have a 4.6 ghz overclock, but it was reaching temperatures outside my comfort zone (low 90's), so I tuned down the overclock.

Otherboards might be just as reliable, but I can personally vouch for the above one as oppose to going on reputation or reviews.
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March 22, 2013 11:16:51 PM

Its just the overall reviews, and on a few website it even had an award from some other website.

And really I mean by the overall reviews the pro4 had an average of 4 stars on 4/4 websites and the extreme4 had an average of 4 stars on 3/4 websites and an average of 4.5 stars on 1/4 websites.

Like I said man, the specs are so close really you are comparing one slightly good sex position in the Kama Sutra to an equally good but slightly less difficult sex position in the Kama Sutra (I hope this India joke is not lost on everyone here).
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March 22, 2013 11:23:31 PM

Kjwinden said:
Its just the overall reviews, and on a few website it even had an award from some other website.

And really I mean by the overall reviews the pro4 had an average of 4 stars on 4/4 websites and the extreme4 had an average of 4 stars on 3/4 websites and an average of 4.5 stars on 1/4 websites.

Like I said man, the specs are so close really you are comparing one slightly good sex position in the Kama Sutra to an equally good but slightly less difficult sex position in the Kama Sutra (I hope this India joke is not lost on everyone here).


Haha...good one!!
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March 22, 2013 11:28:01 PM

But in all seriousness it looks like the extreme4 is the better buy by the skin on your teeth.

Good luck.
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March 22, 2013 11:36:19 PM

Ok guys, so I'm have 4 mobos so far:

1)Asrock extream4
2)ASrock pro4
3)Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H
4)MSI Z77A-G45
Which is the best?? if there are better mobos than these, please tell me!
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March 22, 2013 11:38:50 PM

i would go with the asrock extreme4
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March 22, 2013 11:39:20 PM

Ok sridude...its time to be an adult here. We have given you feedback...we have given you the tools you need. Now its time to make a decision FOR YOURSELF.

These are all wonderful MOBO's and they will all vastly surpass your needs.


However, short of having your credit card and making the purchase for you, there is nothing further we can do. Good luck.
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March 22, 2013 11:46:12 PM

@Kjwinden, calm down just confused... but now im good. going for the extreme4!!! Thank you all!!!
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March 22, 2013 11:55:52 PM

Voting for Extreme4 here :)  You can't ignore the 8+4 power phase design!

Pro4 has a poorer 4+1 (maybe 4+2) design, Gigabyte is a micro-ATX board... I don't like microATX :)  MSI seem to have problematic boards, high VRM failure and what not.

Extreme4 in a heartbeat, you can't ignore it.
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March 23, 2013 12:10:28 AM

@Forde3654Eire, thanks for the extra info and your opinion!!
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March 23, 2013 3:59:53 AM

If you can shell a bit more then gigabyte z77x ud3h and asrock extreme6 are good options as well.
Out of the 4 though extreme4 seems as the one to get.The above two have better build quality than extreme4.
Extreme6 is more suitable for longer period overclocks than extreme4 as it has better VRM heatsinks.
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March 26, 2013 7:07:09 PM

I am using the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z, This board works great. But you do have to update the BIOS for the 3570k.
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March 27, 2013 5:56:34 AM

seems like a lot of folks think the asrock extreme 4 is the way to go. now the choice is your to make but you have the tools to do so know. let us know what you pick!
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March 29, 2013 10:06:58 PM

picked the extreme 4
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March 29, 2013 10:07:00 PM

picked the extreme 4
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March 30, 2013 12:47:56 AM

glad we could help! be sure to pass on the solution love to someone.
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