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Sabertooth z77 vs msi z77 mpwoer vs asrock extr 6

i know from the title u must be thinking i dont know much about motherboards and all.
i have compared sabertooth z77($309 in india) & asrock z77 extreme 6($200 in india)...but i have compared those two different pricepoint mobos because i am intrested in their gaming performance.

i am building my system this christmas.have select5ed i5 3570k & asus gtx 660ti

what you people think is the $100 difference between asus and asrock is really worth considering gaming & milld oc?
or should i choose msi z77 mpower(nice reviews & $272 price tag)?

also i am interested about maximus v gene gaming performance($245 i Know it's Micro ATX but ROG Board)

i love sabertooth's looks & 5years warranty but is it really worth the price?

so which mobo you people suggest for gaming and also which is the most value for money?

and please guys give your suggestions about their build quality if poosible(that's too matters for me :D) and which board makes me future proof(at least 3 4 years)...
thank you :hello:
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  1. The gaming performance is more decided by the CPU and GPU so buying a $200 board vs $300 board releases funds to buy a stronger GPU which will give better performance.
    I would go with the Asrock in this case.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html
  2. ASRock is more feature rich than the other two. Asus has a great UEFI & is a good board... Also has a great warranty...
  3. rolli59 said:
    The gaming performance is more decided by the CPU and GPU so buying a $200 board vs $300 board releases funds to buy a stronger GPU which will give better performance.
    I would go with the Asrock in this case.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html



    if i consider gaming and mild overclock(4.2ghz) only then extreme 6 is a better choice?also sabertooth have realtek alc892 compared to alc898 on extreme 6?does it make a noticeable difference?

    or my freind suggested me asus p8z77-v pro(but it's color scheme don't appeal to me much)

    i know there must be somethings special about sabertooth but $110 difference is too much.

    what's your thought's about msi big bang z77 mpower?

    also my other freind recommended me asus maximus v gene(Micro Atx but <3 ROG) what you think about it?

    i am so much concerned about looks cause i have NZXT LEXA S with side window

    :bounce:
  4. patrickcrowely said:
    ASRock is more feature rich than the other two. Asus has a great UEFI & is a good board... Also has a great warranty...




    yes i can see so much attractive features on extreme 6 and sabertooth lacks those but i am not getting why asus want so much money for it?if sabertooth is awesome and have betre performance then i will choose sabertooth.
    so please tell me is sabertooth worth the money or should i stick with extreme 6?

    i know asus have one of the best bios in market also 5 years warranty is awesome thing.....but are those things worth the money?
  5. Best answer
    sahil121 said:
    if i consider gaming and mild overclock(4.2ghz) only then extreme 6 is a better choice?also sabertooth have realtek alc892 compared to alc898 on extreme 6?does it make a noticeable difference?

    or my freind suggested me asus p8z77-v pro(but it's color scheme don't appeal to me much)

    i know there must be somethings special about sabertooth but $110 difference is too much.

    what's your thought's about msi big bang z77 mpower?

    also my other freind recommended me asus maximus v gene(Micro Atx but <3 ROG) what you think about it?

    i am so much concerned about looks cause i have NZXT LEXA S with side window

    :bounce:

    Price makes the Asrock the best choice and it will overclock just as well as the others. You will not notice any difference in sound.
    Sabertooth is more expensive to make because of the shielding over the board which explains much of the difference.
    Do not know the Mpower but have had many MSI boards that were fine.
    I would never buy a mATX board unless the case I was using called for it.
  6. also guys i am currently using ddr2 memory so have no idea about ddr3 memory...
    i am bit confused about word "dual channel"?what's the mean of it..is it called dual channel cause you use two memory modules simultaneously (2*4gb)?

    i am confused cause in india single 4gb module cost $25 but same module with 8gb bundle(2*4gb) cost $61 so whats the point in paying $11 more for same memory?or there is something i am missing?
  7. You are right about the dual channel it is basically two modules inserted into the right slots on the board, it is a board /CPU memory controller feature. All you need is two identical modules whether you buy single or two together in a kit.
  8. Best answer selected by sahil121.
  9. thanx rolli for clearing my doubts...you are awesome person.thanx a lot for helping me :D
    will choose extreme 6 for price and features and will spend those extra money for betre cooling(currently i am having cooler master hyper tx3)....will it run my upcoming i5 3570k at 3.8ghz?or should i look for betre cooler?
  10. The TX3 is an OK cooler but and should handle mild overclock like 3.8GHz, the Hyper 212 series would allow you to go higher.
  11. rolli59 said:
    The TX3 is an OK cooler but and should handle mild overclock like 3.8GHz, the Hyper 212 series would allow you to go higher.



    hey rolli according to you which is best cpu cooler between corsair H60 & Antec Kuhler H20 620?
    or should i look for air cooling?want to oc atleast 4.2GHz
  12. rolli59 said:
    4.2GHz should be reachable on almost any 120mm air cooler. But here is the 620 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h2o-h80-h100-benchmark-overclocking,3084.html and here the H60 http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-H60-CPU-Cooler-Review/1681
    And the 620 again http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-Kuhler-H2O-620-CPU-Cooler-Review/1233
    Quick look suggests the H60 as the better one.


    thank you again rolli :)
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