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Asrock p67 extreme4 or asus p8p67 pro

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January 21, 2011 8:33:01 AM

I was looking to get the asus p8p67 pro for my next build [i5 2500k] , but then i read that asrock extreme 4 supports lga775 coolers thats a big plus for me since i have the vendetta 2 on my q6600 right now and ofc asrock is cheaper

would it be a sacrifice of quality and OC performance compared to the p8p67 if i got the extreme4?

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January 21, 2011 12:31:31 PM

Here is a side-by-side comparison: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

I would go with the ASRock on a tighter budget but overall I would go with the ASUS board.
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January 21, 2011 12:47:29 PM

The only issue I have read about the Asus is the initial BIOS. Just update it to the stable version and not the beta.

If I have any news I will tell you because I'm putting my ASUS Pro board together this afternoon.
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January 21, 2011 12:57:31 PM

saw the reviews at newegg and got exactly what i wanted

[ Cons: -Cheap (has to be some cut corners here??)
-Despite claiming to be backwards compatible with LGA775 heatsinks, the cpu socket interferes with the bracket for standard LGA775 heatsinks with the pushpin attachments.

Other Thoughts: Seems like a great value for the money, and the spacing for cfx/sli is great. A bit miffed that I couldn't use my old lga775 heatsink despite the backwards compatibility claimed by asrock. If you aren't basing your decision entirely on having an lga775 heatsink (which would be silly), this seems like a pretty solid board. ]

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January 21, 2011 12:59:04 PM

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January 22, 2011 12:01:54 AM

lordvj said:
saw the reviews at newegg and got exactly what i wanted

[ Cons: -Cheap (has to be some cut corners here??)
-Despite claiming to be backwards compatible with LGA775 heatsinks, the cpu socket interferes with the bracket for standard LGA775 heatsinks with the pushpin attachments.

Other Thoughts: Seems like a great value for the money, and the spacing for cfx/sli is great. A bit miffed that I couldn't use my old lga775 heatsink despite the backwards compatibility claimed by asrock. If you aren't basing your decision entirely on having an lga775 heatsink (which would be silly), this seems like a pretty solid board. ]


I managed to use my scyth ninja 2 which is a big LGA 775 heatsink without too much fuss. One pushpin is a bit tricky the rest are a doddle. It took 2 attempts ~ 15 min. You need to fit it to the board outside of the case idealy.

Overall I'm very impressed with the ASROCK board, at £115 it's a bargin.
good reviews here;
http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/asrock-p67-extreme4-inte...
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg1/asrock-e...

my advice is go with the Arock over the asus and use the money you save towards the faster ram DDR3 2133
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January 22, 2011 10:12:32 PM

tecmo34 said:
Here is a side-by-side comparison: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

I would go with the ASRock on a tighter budget but overall I would go with the ASUS board.


Looking at that comparison, everything looks almost identical except for the P8P67 Pro's bluetooth, firewire, and Turboboost 2.0 support (which may be a big one). Did I miss anything? Apparently USB speed is a bit faster with the Asrock: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri...
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January 22, 2011 10:17:04 PM

Nope... It doesn't sound like your missed anything :) 
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