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Poll Results: ASUS Z68 V-PRO or ASRock Z68 Extreme4

 
  • 64% (25)
    ASUS Z68 V-PRO
  • 35% (14)
    ASRock Z68 Extreme4
39 Total Votes  
post #21 of 22
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I take it back.

I just installed the Motherboard (V PRO)

I am able to use the USB 3.0 Bracket w/c is included in the box.

I can "freely" place it to the back brackets from #1 to #7 of the Antec 900 Case because it is actually pretty good in length. Not too long nor too short.
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i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
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generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
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i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
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post #22 of 22
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The V PRO has only 16x /x8 /x4 electical PCI-E(accdg. to ASUS manual). While I am still unsure about ASRock's BUT I don't have to bother with that since I can use ASRock's USB 3 bracket (that can be a front bracket that can be mounted by an SSD and also can become a back bracket)

The USB 3.0 bracket is useless in the V-PRO bundle if you want to run 16x (1st Lane). It won't reach the back of the case. (confirmed by 1 OCNer, nodded by several OCNers and confirmed by Anandtech)

While V-PRO has TPU and EPU, most make it seem useless.. while ASRock has a Debug LED and CMOS Button that is more practical.

While the V-PRO has MemOK, the Extreme4 has IDE support, legacy PS2 support and PLX chip

Bluetooth is useless to me unless it can be used for my wireless M/K from logitech.. (forgot what model. it's worth 20 bucks by now I guess)

It seems that ASUS software is better though (UEFI and other software for windows for the boards). Well, at least it looks 3 times better IMO.

Seriously.. I know it's lame.. but my blood kinda boiled with that stewpid ahzz USB 3.0 Bracket they included xD The 10 bucks "real" difference from the V are just the on board RESET Button and 2 Marvel SATA 6 ports xD.

Why ASUS WHY? (LMAO)

Oh and the VRM/Phase thing isn't that big of a deal according to most.. unless it's like gigabyte H lineup (less half phases/vrms than their fake z68 line).

Unless I heard wrong.. O.C. now mostly depend on the CPU? Please correct me..

In actuality.. if I can order for the same price, I'd go with ASRock.. but it's 35 bucks more expensive in my case.. I am not too confident w/ ASRock's software (s2pd reason) and I am stufidly, simply liking the ASUS UEFI GUI and have "blind" belief that ASUS has better UEFI/BIOS/Software support. (compared to ASRock. What do you guys think?)

I'd still love more input though.

Thanks
There's no IDE on the Extreme 4. That's a FDD connector. I'd love to have legacy IDE for my optical drives, but oh well.
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