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I have been patiently waiting...and it is here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...xtreme4%20Gen3

I've had a lot of boards over the past twenty years. I haven't had an Asrock yet, but the non-Gen3 model has quite a following, and this one looks even better yet.

EDIT (9/11/11): After having owned this board for one month, it has been returned to vendor. The hardware quality and design are evident, but the 1.0 BIOS has bugs relating to recognition of expansion cards. Asrock support was sorely lacking (e.g., told me twice from two different techs to "return the board" with no troubleshooting whatsoever), leaving me with no choice. I advise waiting to purchase any Gen3 Asrock board until BIOS updates have been made.
Edited by LoneWolf15 - 9/11/11 at 7:14am
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I would wait for the Extreme7 if you want to do Tri-SLI/CF. I do like the all black theme though of this one.
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I've had my eye on that z68 x4 g3 for some time now. I too have never owned a asrock board and when ( from what i've heard ) they broke away from asus they really stepped it up several notches.
I will be placing my order next friday so the following weekend i should have it up and running. I hope this is as good as i expect it to be.
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I would wait for the Extreme7 if you want to do Tri-SLI/CF. I do like the all black theme though of this one.
I don't have the money, desire, or enough time to play games to justify SLI or CF. My single 6970 does just fine at 1920x1200.
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And some glimpses of the Extreme 4 Gen 3, mine arrived yesterday.





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Damn, these asrock mobo's are looking quite sexy and performaing quite well!!
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I hope newegg gets these back in stock ASAP, I want one so much.. It's going to look so sexy with the black white theme I'm going to do in my case.
    
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I hope newegg gets these back in stock ASAP, I want one so much.. It's going to look so sexy with the black white theme I'm going to do in my case.
They're out already, eh?

I just did a search last week, not expecting to find them, and came up with one listed as "in stock". I got lucky.

Also, the NewEgg listing erroneously says the board is OEM --it's definitely full retail packaging.
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i bought the p67 extreme4 like 2 months ago... I'm so jelly... i want the extreme4 GEN3
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They're out already, eh?

I just did a search last week, not expecting to find them, and came up with one listed as "in stock". I got lucky.

Also, the NewEgg listing erroneously says the board is OEM --it's definitely full retail packaging.
Yeah I was putting together my build on NewEgg last night when I saw that board and told myself that was the board I was going to get. A couple of hours later, OOS . It came back in stock today (perhaps it never went out, site error or something) and I snagged one just to be sure. Should have it in a few days hopefully will come back and let everyone know how it is.
    
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