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Will the asrock x79 extreme4-m work with a 3770k processor?

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September 26, 2012 12:35:04 PM

Hi There,

I am a bit of a noob ( A real noob :-) ) and this will be my first build and I have just bought the i7-3770k processor and I was give the asrock x79 extreme4-m board as a gift and after checking the asrock site under cpu support list I do not see the 3770k listed :-(

So am I correct in saying that the board won't work with the 3770k?

Thanks for your input guys


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a b V Motherboard
September 26, 2012 12:43:43 PM

The 3770K is socket 1155. the X79 is socket 2011, so no it won't work.

September 26, 2012 12:50:32 PM

Thanks for your quick response geekapproved! So it's either a new mobo or a new processor right?

If processor am I right in saying either the 3930k or the 3820k will work?

If a new board then any of the z77 boards will work? For example the asrock Z77 Extreme4-M board will do?

Again thanks a lot for your input geekapproved!!

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a b V Motherboard
September 26, 2012 1:50:24 PM


Personally I'd get a Z77 (recommend Asrock) and sell the X79.
September 26, 2012 2:40:46 PM

Thanks guys!! I have just put the board up for sale!!! If not the ASRock x77 Extreme4m what do you think of the Asus P8Z77-V Premium ?? Any good??
a b V Motherboard
September 26, 2012 3:58:07 PM

Seriously? That Asus board is waaay expensive. It has wifi, thunderbolt and a built in ssd, you can't compare it with a $140 Asrock.
September 27, 2012 8:54:32 AM

Good point!! It is a little pricey!!

But to be honest money isn't really a factor!
a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2012 2:07:43 PM

You should have mentioned that in your first post, I would have told you to return/sell the 3770K and get a 3930K.

However you never mentioned what your plan to use the pc for, so really can't suggest one over the other.
September 28, 2012 9:14:03 AM

Yeah you are right I should of mentioned it!

I am a bit of noob at this so bare with me!!

I now have the Asus mobo in my possession as well as the Asrock x79 board... So I could get the 3930k for the Asrock but I am a bit concerned of it's size and it's features for the 3930k :-)

But then again it will do me just fine if I overclock the 3770k with the asus board but then from what I read if you overclock then you need to have watercooling??

I don't know whether that is a new topic I need to create??

And an update on my system: I am currently purchasing two 120 corsair force 3 ssd drives and I think I will raid them what do you think?? Not much performance gain I've heard?? That might also be another topic I need to create?? As I said I am new at this :-))