ASrock Z87m Extreme4 VS ASUS Z87 Gryphon


I'm building a new micro-atx pc now (in a Corsair Obsidian 350D case), with the I5-4670k cpu. I intend to overclock it (although nothing extreme).

I can't decide between these two motherboards:

ASrock Z87m Extreme 4

Asus Z87 Gryphon

I'm looking for something reliable and well built, and for that I wouldn't mind paying a little more. I've read some great reviews on the Asus Gryphon, and I'd be confident going with it.

But then there's the Asrock. It looks great, has great features for the price, better audio than the Asus... But I can't find any reviews of it, beside that one guy on newegg giving it 2 eggs...

Would you trust the Asrock board, and would you buy it over the Asus gryphon? Does Asrock have a good reputation?

Thanks a lot for your help! :)
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  1. I do trust ASRock. I have two ASRock boards, both on LGA1155 though. I would not spend so much money on a motherboard, so I would likely buy the Extreme4 over the Gryphon, even though the Gryphon is clearly the better motherboard.

    Some people do not like that ASRock's motherboards are lesser quality built than ones from Asus or Gigabyte. However, I have not been disappointed by ASRock motherboards.
  2. Thanks for the answer!

    Yeah I'm tempted to go with the Asrock, but the fact that there are no reviews out stresses me. lol

    But would 170$ for a motherboard be that much on a 1400-1500$ build!?
  3. Most Haswell products are still new. And there are reviews on the motherboard. Customer reviews, however, are biased. They are not reliable and the results are sometimes skewed because not every customer leave a review. So the motherboard may have hundreds of satisfied customers, yet none may leave a review. But then ten users have issues with the board and are frustrated so they write a poor review. Then the motherboard is misrepresented.

    As for the price, put your entire build together and then contemplate to see if the $170 motherboard is worth it.
  4. In looking at the price of the two boards the Asrock is $160 and the Asus is $180 so there is a difference of only $20 and to me that's not enough of a difference to base the choice on price. If it was a difference of $60 or $70 then that's enough to consider price a factor.

    I've had a lot of experience with Asus boards and have found then reliable and very overclocking friendly. They have a lot of options and presets that will make overclocking very easy. You will get a very easy overclock using one of the factory tested presets and not have to spend any more then a few seconds selecting an overclock and setting it in the bios.
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