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ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 Alternative

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November 12, 2012 1:54:27 PM

I was planning to purchase this motherboard but my local dealer (MemoryExpress) doesn't carry them. What are some other alternatives?

I am planning to overclock my i5-3570 with a CM Hyper 212 Evo, and CrossFire 7970s. I have never overclocked/CF before, so if possible I prefer a noob friendly board. I will be using an air cooling system.
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November 12, 2012 2:08:15 PM

First, you cannot overclock a non-K (LGA 1155) CPU, so I'd recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LK which supports both CF & SLI.

Otherwise with the (K) i5-3570K I'd recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V.
November 12, 2012 9:11:21 PM

Yeah, I've got a 3770k and an Asus Sabertooth z77, and its great! The BIOS is no trouble at all, and there are plaenty of overclocking guides to be found. +1 to needing a CPU with a k. Everything else is locked at stock clock and your motherboard wont matter one ounce if you dont have a k. Goog luck!
November 12, 2012 11:03:48 PM

If you want to overclock, go with either the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro or the Gigabyte UP4TH/UP5-TH