Need advice: preferably mATX OC mobo for 3570K


I'm having a headache with modernizing my system. After waiting for Haswell, I think going for the 4670K is nonsense over the 3570K regarding price of the cpu and price of the mobo vs performance gain (OC included). So, I'm going to buy a 3570K and OC it to 4.5GHz (aprox) for 24/7 use with a CM 212 Evo (with 2 fans, push-pull). So I have several choices.

If I continue with ATX format, the choice is between the Asrock Extreme 4 or the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H (this one being around 7USD cheaper than the asrock). But I'm thinking on going micro ATX in a couple of months, so I'm asking advice on the mobo.

My candidates:
Asrock Z77 Pro4-M - Around 112 USD (87€)
Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M - Around 130 USD (101€)
Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H - Around 152 USD (118€)

This system is going to be used for:
Gaming, video editing/rendering, heavy workload of PS/AI.

I don't need any gimmicks or extra features on the mobo. Just to reach that OC, be stable and have a lifespan of 5 years (aprox). I keep my systems as clean as possible, 1 SSD, 1 HDD and 1 GPU. All the rest of the components will be from my old system (C2D E6600).

Thanks in advance!!! :)
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  1. Best answer
    OC-wise: Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M > Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H ~ Asrock Z77 Pro4-M
    Reliable-wise: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H ~ Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M > Asrock Z77 Pro4-M

    Since the Gigabyte board is oddly priced there, Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M is your best option for both OC potential and reliability :)
  2. @Madn3ss795 thanks :) so, the Extreme4-M should be, OC wise, the same as its full size brother?
    @Ninjawithagun sorry but that mobo equals 236 USD here, so it's out of my budget. Thanks!!
  3. Nope, only close to extreme3, but still more than enough to push your i5 to 4.5ghz+ .
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