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Asrock extreme4 z77 or MSI Z77A-G45

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October 24, 2012 10:21:12 PM

Do you think that the extreme4 is worth another 15 pounds, or is the msi good enough. i am going to be overclocking, so that is something to be taken into account.



thanks in advance

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October 24, 2012 11:21:34 PM

Ive never been a fan of MSI motherboards. Asrock has good quality boards and loaded with features. The quality and the features you get are well worth the money, awesome bang for your buck.

Iv always used Asus motherboards and probably always will so i can't really comment on the Bios or much of the specialized features etc.
But when overclocking i would recommend a higher end board anyways.

Good luck
October 24, 2012 11:31:34 PM

Just used the z77a-g45 in my latest build and it has been working good. Just make sure you don't need any PCI slots. also they have a newer version of the board with thunderbolt.

Running 7950
i5-3570k w/ enermax TB silencer cooler
4g g skill
z77a-g45 mobo
m4 crucial
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October 24, 2012 11:49:46 PM

Differences in PCIe slots and splitting lanes aside, the ASRock has a few extra features. It has an eSATA port ( which I love, ) two extra USB 3.0 ports, two extra SATA III jacks, and a USB 3.0 header in a friendlier position by the RAM slots. The MSI has a sixth analog audio output and coax digital audio, neither of which I care about.

You tell me if those differences are worth the 15 in your eyes.
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October 25, 2012 1:28:50 AM

just get the extreme4. more better power phases (fixed crappy power delivery problem found in older asrock boards), will support SLi which helps crossfire users, and generally more complete in terms of a feature set.

i personally like the msi bios and there is a OS that can be good for web browsing and that sort included. good for when you dont have windows disk

totally worth 15 bucks