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3570k/P8Z77-V LK package worth $15 < than x4?

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October 14, 2012 2:49:00 AM

I'm working on a new gaming computer, planned on a slight OC <4ghz (ish), working my way through the usual webpages looking for a deal when I came across a combo on newegg for the 3570k and asus z77 vlk, with mail in rebate and 25$ savings this puts it about $15 less than getting the asrock x4 and 3570k that pcpartpicker has as lowest price. I understand that the asus doesn't oc as well as the asrock but I'm not looking to break any records anyway what I'm really wondering is: is the asrock worth $15bucks more?
October 14, 2012 3:26:24 AM

fourtydeuce said:
I'm working on a new gaming computer, planned on a slight OC <4ghz (ish), working my way through the usual webpages looking for a deal when I came across a combo on newegg for the 3570k and asus z77 vlk, with mail in rebate and 25$ savings this puts it about $15 less than getting the asrock x4 and 3570k that pcpartpicker has as lowest price. I understand that the asus doesn't oc as well as the asrock but I'm not looking to break any records anyway what I'm really wondering is: is the asrock worth $15bucks more?


Considering the turbo on the processor you have picked out already takes it to 3.8GHz, an additional 200MHz will not tax either board. Save the money and go with the ASUS package. Good deal and you can definitely overclock it more than 4.0 GHz if you wanted to.
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October 14, 2012 5:45:26 AM

^Turbo boost is not OCing. It basically clocks the cores being used to higher speeds. (eg. If 1 core is being used, that one core will be boosted to 3.8, 2 cores = 3.7G, 3 cores = 3.7G, 4 cores = 3.5G)

Asus all the waaaaaaaaaaay. :D 
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October 15, 2012 12:13:08 AM

Nw333 said:
^Turbo boost is not OCing. It basically clocks the cores being used to higher speeds. (eg. If 1 core is being used, that one core will be boosted to 3.8, 2 cores = 3.7G, 3 cores = 3.7G, 4 cores = 3.5G)

Asus all the waaaaaaaaaaay. :D 


True - but my point still carries across. A 4.0 GHz overclock will not tax either board. Go with the deal, and save some money :) 
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October 15, 2012 12:49:21 AM

i would also go for that deall, the asus is just as good or better. the only thing i dont like about that motherboard is the color scheme
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October 15, 2012 1:46:27 AM

I have the Lk, mobo utilities are nice, colour matches Vengeance Blue perfectly (Yes, i know Vengeance is horrible because they have massive heat spreaders, but I'm shallow like that :p ) and it OCs decently.
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October 15, 2012 9:50:04 AM

^Low profile RAM is there for you woot. :D 
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October 15, 2012 10:12:03 AM

Depends if the two extra SATAIII ports on the Extreme4 are worth $15 to you. The rest of the feature set on the boards are basically the same.
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February 19, 2013 5:38:19 AM

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