Solved ASRock Extreme 3 gen 3 information Tags: Motherboards Last response: August 24, 2011 9:34 AM in Motherboards Share stewch August 23, 2011 4:12:04 AM I am upgrading my current system right now, and I'm looking for input on this motherboard. It seems quite capable at the price point and it is going to be ivy bridge compatible... Already has PCI-E 3.0, etc. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It will be paired with an i5 2500k, an ATI 4870 1GB (Until new hardware comes out later this year or early 2012), and 8GB of DDR3 1600. Am I correct in thinking that this is the best featured motherboard in this price range? Should I look elsewhere? More about : asrock extreme gen information Best solution chillin15 a b V Motherboard August 23, 2011 4:30:33 AM All LGA1155 mobos are compatible with Ivy bridge through a bios update. However, the ASrock gen3 enables you to run a PCIe 3.0 GPU at pcie 3.0 speeds. Yes, it is the most feature full board at that price point. However, it does not OC as well as the gigabyte UD5 boards and above (ie. UD7). because of the new bios however, it does boot up faster than the gigabyte boards (a mere 3-5 secs faster). The gen3 extreme7 is also out too and that is the most feature full board at the 290 price range because it has the nf2000 chip + PCIe 3.0 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Share stewch August 24, 2011 9:34:10 AM Best answer selected by stewch. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedoverclocking i7 2600k + asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 Forum SolvedAsrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 bios/windows 8.1 clean install issue Forum Solved3 way SLI - asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Forum SolvedAsrock extreme 4 and OCZ revodrive 3 x2 information Forum Solved[Help] Asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 problem! Forum SolvedWindows 8 ASRock extreme 7 Gen 3 Tuning utility Forum ASrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 recognising 4tb drive as 3tb Forum SolvedHow to enable ahci on asrock extreme 3 gen 3 z68? Forum SolvedFor same price, ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or ASRock Z77 Extreme4? Forum ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 compatible sound card? Forum SolvedCheapest CPU for AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Forum SolvedGigabyte comparable to ASRock Extreme7 Gen3 Forum SolvedASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 with Ivy. No Post. Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500k/ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 OverClocking Settings REAAAAAAD! Forum SolvedOverClock Settings for i5 2500k on ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Forum SolvedASRock Extreme4 Gen3 BIOS Issue Forum Solved$1500 Complete Build - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 - GTX570 - i7 2700K Forum SolvedATX12V PSU for ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Forum Cannot connect computer to internet via ethernet cable (ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3) Forum SolvedOverclocking Woes with ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 and Core i7-2600K Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !