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October 16, 2012 11:59:36 AM

Im looking for the best and most reliable z77 motherboard. Ive been reading different forums, some say asus is good and some say asus has problems and the customer service is terrible and the same goes with different brands like gigabyte, msi etc.

Ive made my choice with my CPU which is going to be the i5 3570k, but still cant make my choice on a motherboard please help!!
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October 16, 2012 12:37:04 PM

Both Asus and gigabyte is very good. Asus has no problem. Maybe sometimes faulty which is usual and others also have. Its your personal choice.

But Gigabyte is my choice. It is durable and very good at overclocking. Also very stable for long time use.
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October 16, 2012 2:07:49 PM

is the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H great for overclocking?
October 16, 2012 2:17:34 PM

Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.
Great in everything
October 16, 2012 2:20:22 PM

IIagentdeathII said:
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.
Great in everything


is asrock reliable and will it overclock with no issues?
October 16, 2012 2:57:08 PM

asrock z77 extreme 4 or gigabyte ud3h or the asus p8z77v pro?
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October 16, 2012 3:11:14 PM

mo0121 said:
asrock z77 extreme 4 or gigabyte ud3h or the asus p8z77v pro?

I use the extreme 4 with my 3570K. What CPU will you be using to pair with this motherboad?. If you want overclocking so much... your gonna want Republic Of Gamers which is overly priced in my opinion. But my ASRock overclocked a 2700K to 4.8 ghz before I purchased it used from a friend. Now i run 24/7 on a mild OC of 4.4ghz with little voltage modding. The Extreme6 is a good board as well. I wouldn't knock ASRock off the choices because they make very good boards and quality is very much similar to ASUS
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October 16, 2012 3:11:15 PM

The best will cost you $400 lol!So if you want a mid high end reliable motherboard mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_p... <--- review w/benchmarks http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASUS-P8Z77-V-PRO... <--- review w/benchmarks http://www.techreaction.net/2012/06/28/review-asus-p8z7... <--- review w/benchmarks
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October 16, 2012 3:25:06 PM

mo0121 said:
ive read some forums and theres a freezing issue with this motherboard is that right?
I heard that but have not seen any proof
October 16, 2012 4:41:34 PM

what do you think of this combo?


Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-D3H Motherboard by Gigabyte

Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
October 16, 2012 4:53:17 PM

sorry i meant the asrock z77 extreme 4 motherboard
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October 16, 2012 5:26:10 PM

The Z77 Extreme4 is a decent budget board imho i personally wouldn't buy it.But seems good from the reviews and members here on TH seem to fancy it.I have done a few builds for friends with it the only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.
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October 16, 2012 5:46:34 PM

mo0121 said:
what do you think of this combo?


Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-D3H Motherboard by Gigabyte

Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3


I would go with gigabyte. I used 7years old gigabyte mobo. And still perform like new. Its durability is the best with overclocking.

Asrock Extreme4 is good but gigabyte is the way to go.
October 16, 2012 5:49:46 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The Z77 Extreme4 is a decent budget board imho i personally wouldn't buy it.But seems good from the reviews and members here on TH seem to fancy it.I have done a few builds for friends with it the only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.


so what board do you recommend?
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October 16, 2012 6:07:48 PM

why would anyone not buy a etreme4 or extreme6. It has the features of mid range boards. Performance of mind range boards but for the price of a low end board. They are both great boards for the money. Asrock has other boards under 200$ that can do most everything the Asus mid range boards can do
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October 16, 2012 6:07:50 PM

mo0121 said:
so what board do you recommend?
Depends on what your looking for in the motherboard and your budget
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October 16, 2012 6:22:16 PM

I prefer quality assurance i do not feel i get that with Asrock so i go with Asus or gigabyte i did not say i would not recommend AsRock i said i personally would not buy the mobo OP is inquiring about and i already stated why do not take it personal
October 16, 2012 6:24:16 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Depends on what your looking for in the motherboard and your budget


i need the board to be good for overclocking, has sli and crossfire etc. im getting the i5 3570k.

my budget is under 160 pounds.
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October 16, 2012 6:37:32 PM

I am sorry but i don't know what that = in U.S. dollars so i will just list a few mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 16, 2012 6:39:45 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I am sorry but i don't know what that = in U.S. dollars so i will just list a few mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


which one shall i pick? :) 
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October 16, 2012 6:42:59 PM

I would pick ASUS P8Z77-V PRO or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H those are the best two out all those my first choice would be ASUS P8Z77-V PRO second choice GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H you should buy which ever you can afford those are all good motherboards
October 16, 2012 6:47:04 PM

thanks alot, picked the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO buying it now.
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October 16, 2012 6:58:45 PM

Not a bad choice by any means
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October 16, 2012 7:02:22 PM

Great choice enjoy!
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October 16, 2012 8:53:16 PM

Let us know if we can help you with advice in the future!
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October 17, 2012 3:42:15 AM

mo0121 said:
thanks alot, picked the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO buying it now.


Good choice. Between asus and gigabyte, its a personal choice. I prefer gigabyte. But i like asus too.

Dont worry about that asus mobo. You will be fine.
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October 17, 2012 4:37:50 AM

I thought the Z77 Extreme 4 had a problem with VRM cooling?

Basically:
Z77 Extreme 4=Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
Z77 Extreme 6=Z67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
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October 17, 2012 4:58:33 AM

amuffin said:
I thought the Z77 Extreme 4 had a problem with VRM cooling?

Basically:
Z77 Extreme 4=Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
Z77 Extreme 6=Z67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
They have quite a few issues that's one of them as well
October 17, 2012 5:59:28 AM

+1 for Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H.

I used this mobo for my builds and so far gigabyte mobos don't give me any problem.
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October 17, 2012 6:07:04 AM

Lol!Hey guys this thread is done if you read it you'll see he already bought a board
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October 17, 2012 1:58:24 PM

yea cherry picked alright. Also I have not had a issue with my extreme4. A guy before me got his 2700k up to 4.8ghz and his 24/7 frequency was 4.5ghz
October 17, 2012 2:57:36 PM

hello guys ive bought the asus p8z77 v pro and ive heard great comments on this board getting it tommarrow and i hope it wont let me down
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October 17, 2012 4:00:38 PM

Good to hear
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October 17, 2012 4:18:57 PM

mo0121 said:
is asrock reliable and will it overclock with no issues?


ASRock's are known for easy Overclockability. I believe that Tom's Hardware has recommended them in the past and noted just such abilities.

Mine had an OC profile for my CPU that actually wasn't bad at all!
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October 17, 2012 4:37:59 PM

ittimjones said:
ASRock's are known for easy Overclockability. I believe that Tom's Hardware has recommended them in the past and noted just such abilities.

Mine had an OC profile for my CPU that actually wasn't bad at all!

Finally a ASRock supporter
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October 18, 2012 4:14:30 AM

mo0121 said:
hello guys ive bought the asus p8z77 v pro and ive heard great comments on this board getting it tommarrow and i hope it wont let me down


Actually between these three board(Asus, Gigabyte & Asrock), no one will let you down.
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October 18, 2012 4:18:06 AM

I have always used ASUS, but this is my first ASRock board and i have to say it hasn't let me down. I could see the quality comparison is similar with ASRock and ASUS
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October 18, 2012 2:19:00 PM

mo0121 said:
hello guys ive bought the asus p8z77 v pro and ive heard great comments on this board getting it tommarrow and i hope it wont let me down
It's a good choice no worries! Just ignore the post's from others if it's confusing you. ;) 
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October 18, 2012 6:32:31 PM

Yea like I said, the P8Z77-v pro will be a fine motherboard for any build and will overclock enough
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