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ASRock Z77 Extreme6 vs ASUS P8Z77-V

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May 2, 2012 7:21:51 PM

I'm assembling my first build. I'm getting the i5-3570k, so I wanted to get a Z77 board but I can't decide between these two.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't care about the built in wifi with the ASUS board because I have a usb adapter, but it does have the USB BIOS Flashback option.

Price is a big factor in my decision, and since the ASRock is cheaper, I'm leaning toward that one. Will the extra money for the ASUS board be worth it?

This article was published Monday and compares the ASRock with the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO. Obviously the pro is a different model, but the author still chose the ASRock over the ASUS board.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...
If it were your build, what would you do?
May 2, 2012 10:02:20 PM

Compare the Extreme4 and the Extreme6, and save yourself even more money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-295^13-157-295-TS%2C13-157-293^13-157-293-TS

Yes, it did JUST go out of stock, but it won't be the first time this mobo has been re-posted. It's popular.
May 22, 2012 12:07:04 PM

thanks a lot :) 
so these 2 moboz are the best so far?

^oops sorry thought it was on my forum! :/ 
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June 5, 2012 11:04:14 AM

The Extreme4 and Extreme6 look to be very good boards. They offer quad SLI and many other features which i can't seem to find in any Asus or any other Motherboard brand for that price range.
There are only a few differences between the Extreme4 and Extreme6 which can be seen here:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.asp?SelectedModel=Z77%...
June 5, 2012 11:24:55 AM

I have the ASUS P8Z77-V, really good mobo. I've had 4.3GHz on my 3570k at 1.172V with this board, I was planning to go higher but I then I though 4.0GHz was enough for me. I might go higher later on though. "Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX Support!" check the ASUS website. The ASUS only has 8 phases for the CPU (and another 4 the iGPU), but it does use Alloy Chokes, whereas the ASrock use ferrite chokes, correct me if I'm wrong. The TPU switch is nice if you're new to overclocking, but I got my CPU to 4.2GHz using that, with high voltages too. But yea, the ASUS P8Z77-V is a good mobo.

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June 5, 2012 1:00:10 PM
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I prefer the ASUS P8Z77-V or ASUS P8Z77-V Pro for their extensive features, and quality of components. Example Intel LAN, additional digital phases to the DRAM, onboard fan control, etc.

NONE of the MOBO's listed offer 3/4-WAY SLI, and don't confuse 'Quad SLI' with 4-WAY it means they all support SLI dual GPU cards e.g. 2-WAY SLI GTX 690's.

All of the MOBO's will work, then ASUS with it's higher quality components will last longer on overage than most other competitors.

I don't take stake in one or two reviews with folks testing the MOBO's for <30 minutes, but instead look at the long-term, real user feedback, personal experience and a trend from multiple reviews from multiple reviewers.

Specs:
ASUS P8Z77-V - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre...

You might also want to look at the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 with it's 5-year warranty, Active cooling to VRM & Chipset, but's it has the same 2-WAY SLI limits as above and it's designed for longterm use and durability.
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
specs - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABE...

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Examples of market available 3/4-WAY SLI Z77's:
ASUS P8Z77 WS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
specs - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
specs - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

Frankly, for 4-WAY CF/SLI get the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (R4E) LGA 2011/SB-E 6-core - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Ramp...
June 5, 2012 1:38:41 PM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
June 5, 2012 2:17:07 PM

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