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ASRock P67 Extreme4 or Gigabyte P67 UD4?

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Planning to do some OC in an i5 2500k.

Many people recommend the UD4 but this ASRock one looks pretty good and a lot cheaper. Some people managed to OC to 5ghz+ on the ASRock efortless.

ASRock has UEFI bios as well.
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The UD4 has 2 more VRMs than the ASRock, but IMO, the limit here would be the CPU not the motherboard. If your CPU can handle 5 GHz, any board can keep up.
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Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post
The UD4 has 2 more VRMs than the ASRock, but IMO, the limit here would be the CPU not the motherboard. If your CPU can handle 5 GHz, any board can keep up.
^ this, 1155 motherboards are more about the look you want & features you need, the overclocking ability is more in the cpu. Some of the lowest end boards may have trouble keeping up with a great cpu, I tried an MSI p67 g45 & wasn't impressed with the voltage options in the bios.
    
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I see. Since I'll be not losing any MASSIVE performance I'll stick with the ASRock because it's cheaper. I don't really care about looks since I won't have a windowed case . Are they a good brand at least? I havent heard much about them
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"If it were my money, I would take the ASUS P8P67 Pro over the Gigabyte P67A-UD4. With the ASUS board, you are getting a detailed UEFI, an awesome auto-overclocking tool, better energy saving features, a USB 3.0 bracket , more SATA 6 Gb/s ports, Intel gigabit Ethernet, and in my case, scope for a better overclock. The Gigabyte board is essentially expensive for what is on offer, in terms of usability, features, and extras."
"The ASRock board has power/reset buttons on the board, a Debug LED, that USB 3.0 bracket which will hold an SSD (worth in my option about $15), and is almost $40 cheaper. The ASUS board is the slightly better performing, overclocking is easier on the ASUS, the ASUS has a longer warranty, the UEFI is slightly better on the ASUS, the ASUS uses Intel Ethernet rather than Realtek, but the ASRock will take socket 775 coolers. It is up to you to judge, but in my opinion, I would take the Extreme4, pocket the $40 difference, and invest it in something else for a PC build."

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/t...byte-at-190/11
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/w...k-p67-extreme4

With that said, personally, if I'd have the money, I'd get the UD4.
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i would go with the Gigabyte board, but ehhh you could probably find better boards than those..
    
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post #7 of 9
both boards are excellent including the asus p8p67 pro, it comes down to how much you want to spend, for budget I would go with the asrock, with a bit more either the asus p8p67 pro or the gigabyte will do.
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CPu will be the limit as it always iw with sandy bridge, just take whichever board suites your needs. If you got Z68 you get the GB touch BIOS, its in windows UEFI.
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