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ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional - Good? Or something better?

Hey guys,

I recently ordered the ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional. Is it a good board? I got it for about $310 (I know it's expensive, it's actually really cheap on newegg but the prices aren't the same in my country).

Is it a good buy? Or should I look for something else? I can get the Asus P8Z77 V-Pro too. What do you think?

I game a lot, like, a LOT! So I'll definitely Overclock.

Here are the rest of specs -

i7 3770K Processor
8GB (4x2) G.Skill RipJaws X RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Corsair Carbide 500R Cabinet
700w PSU CM

Waiting for your reply..
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More about asrock fatal1ty professional good better
  1. Its a great overclocker. It has ton of features, but its really good mobo.
  2. Get decent cooling so u can OC this CPU, that can get hot, if pushed far enough : )


    XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Universal CPU / Triple Radiator Water Cooling Kit w/ Updated Pump and Free Kill Coil!
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html

  3. Okay but listen, I can go for the Asus P8Z77 V-Deluxe too. Should I?
  4. Unless u want to use 2-3 video cards, there is no need to go that high.

    It sure is good mobo as well.
  5. Is the Maximus V Gene better than the fatal1ty?
  6. Yes. But it will be more of the same.
  7. Do u have already the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB + 700w PSU CM ?
  8. Okay finally, what should I choose amongst these? (Ignore the price)

    Asus P8Z77 V-Deluxe
    ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI
    Asus P8Z77 V-Pro THUNDERBOLT

    And yes, I already have the 6950 2gb and the CM 700w PSU.
  9. Asus P8Z77 V-Pro THUNDERBOLT future ready with TB.
  10. nikorr said:
    Asus P8Z77 V-Pro THUNDERBOLT future ready with TB.


    The deluxe also has TB doesn't it?
  11. Oh !! I can also get the Maximus V Formula!

    NOW choose?
  12. Maximus V Formula is best.

    But, if money is no problem, get x79 line.
  13. Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492
  14. Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229
  15. ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    TUF w/5 yr warranty,New DIGI+ Power,Thermal Armor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
  16. Get that instead^.
  17. But I've already bought the 3770K :O :(
  18. Can't u return it?
  19. nikorr said:
    Can't u return it?


    No :( The shopkeepers suck here in India.

    But wait, 3820 is not a 'K' model.
    I went for the 3770K firstly because it's Ivy Bridge (Actually I don't care) but it's a 'K' model. And I sure as hell WILL overclock!
  20. Than get ASUS Sabertooth Z77, great mobo with OC control u have never seen : )
  21. arzbhatia said:
    No :( The shopkeepers suck here in India.

    But wait, 3820 is not a 'K' model.
    I went for the 3770K firstly because it's Ivy Bridge (Actually I don't care) but it's a 'K' model. And I sure as hell WILL overclock!

    They accept no returns in India?

    Even within a month or 2 weeks?
  22. Or exchange for that matter?
  23. If you buy online, they do. If you buy from a shop (Not every shop), they don't. The one I bought from doesn't accept returns.

    Okay, will the Z77 Sabertooth be better or the Maximus V Formula?

    I should definitely cancel the order for the Fatal1ty right?

    Sorry if I'm bugging you, just wanna have the best possible thing.
  24. It might do better if u know that much about OC'ing.

    What cooling are u getting?
  25. nikorr said:
    It might do better if u know that much about OC'ing.

    What cooling are u getting?


    I'll decide upon that later. Just need a good board!

    (Will definitely get the Corsair H100 / No water cooler - Too expensive)
  26. How much do u want to OC?
  27. 4.8 - 5?

    Should I cancel my Fatal1ty order?
  28. I'll tell u 1 thing, the H100 will not cool the CPU enough.
  29. $150 mobo will OC to 5GHz too, but the cooling is the issue at that level.
  30. Why don't u get the P8Z77-Pro,

    that will OC to 5+GHz and u can get decent cooling to do it.
  31. Haha okay! I'll get something more then!

    Just tell me what to buy :)

    Maximus 5 Formula
    P8Z77 V-PRO TB
    P8Z77 V-Deluxe
    Sabertooth Z77

    ? :)

    Thanks a lot Nikorr :)
  32. Sabertooth Z77 would be my choice.
  33. nikorr said:


    That's great, I can buy that! :)
  34. That is probably the best air cooler.
  35. Great! I'll get it, now back to the motherboard? :P
  36. Sabertooth Z77 would be my choice.
  37. Haha i totally changed my PC specs.

    Bought the Asus Maximus V Extreme
    Selling the 4x2 RAM to friend and getting 8x2 (16gb)
    Getting the cooler you told me to buy (or something better)
  38. Best answer
    Cool, it should make u happy!
  39. Best answer selected by arzbhatia.
  40. Good luck!
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