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The ASRock Extreme4 is a great overclocker. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they are talking about.
Not sure what you were reading, but for sandy bridge, it isn't really the motherboard that holds back overclocks now. It is the actual chip itself.
Now there are some chips that require more voltage than others to get the same overclock, it basically is just the luck of the draw. However you should be able to get a great OC no matter what type of chip you get.
People easily have gotten to 4.8 and 5.0 ghz before on the ASRock. Again, it isn't the motherboard that really matters.

Feature packed, nice UEFI bios, and it even has a usb3 bracket thing which is worth like $15 by itself.
The board received a lot of praise, and for a good reason.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post
The ASRock Extreme4 is a great overclocker. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they are talking about.
Not sure what you were reading, but for sandy bridge, it isn't really the motherboard that holds back overclocks now. It is the actual chip itself.
Now there are some chips that require more voltage than others to get the same overclock, it basically is just the luck of the draw. However you should be able to get a great OC no matter what type of chip you get.
People easily have gotten to 4.8 and 5.0 ghz before on the ASRock. Again, it isn't the motherboard that really matters.

Feature packed, nice UEFI bios, and it even has a usb3 bracket thing which is worth like $15 by itself.
The board received a lot of praise, and for a good reason.
Thanks for the verification Lettuce. I think this the mobo I'm going with...I just hope enough people have it on OCN to lend some support...
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post #13 of 16
I'm going to offer the same board I currently have. The ASUS Sabertooth P67. Even dough its style is kinda of gimmicky. With the ASUS AI Suite you'll have a good point to point Thermal reading. High quality VRM's but the price is not that great. Board is over at $219 bucks, but trust me once its hooked into your case, your going to love the look and feel of it.

P.S so far all the other board recommendations are very good boards. Don't listen to me as i'm just one out of 20 million opinions, but i'm just throwing my opinion out there as well.
    
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Yea, Hand, great minds think alike! Actually, my mind is a compilation of suggestions from many people on here! Can't afford the board you got, but am really leaning towards this...

even though not as many people on here have one...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157250
If you are patient you can find some good deals. I got my Mobo for 208.00 on Newegg open box. It was great. came in the original packaging and everything... I did also just get a Open Box Rampage 3 Extreme and had to send it back as it was just thrown in a box and it was warped when I got it.. so I had to be patient but it sure did pay off!
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I have the Vengeance mem and the Noctua nh-d14, if you use this combo you'll have to move the push fan on the Noctua up a bit to clear the Vengeance mem. It's some tall stuff! IIRC, Corsair has some newer low profile mem that should work. Or is that the low profile style...?
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