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ASRock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional Gen3 what are peoples opinions on this board?
    
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ASRock has been doing very well lately. I switched over to their stuff early on and have had great success. I have had an AM2, P55, X58, and now P67 board from them and have loved them all. Great overclockers, tons of features, well priced. I have not had one of these boards, but can speak to the brand with all the positivity in the world.
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OK good to know , how many VRM's does the ASRock Z68 Fatal1ty have? Is it a good overclock-er?
    
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http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

I think this answer most questions. It's a very good board. I'm considering it mostly for the colors design. Although the non fatality branded one looks even better imo:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...xtreme7%20Gen3

They are both compatible with upcoming pci-e 3.0 when installing an ivy bridge cpu.
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Originally Posted by Telstar View Post
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

I think this answer most questions. It's a very good board. I'm considering it mostly for the colors design. Although the non fatality branded one looks even better imo:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...xtreme7%20Gen3

They are both compatible with upcoming pci-e 3.0 when installing an ivy bridge cpu.
Whats the price for the extreme7? I can't find any retailers that have it, has is it even been released yet?
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Whats the price for the extreme7? I can't find any retailers that have it, has is it even been released yet?
NYA.
I think it will cost 20-50$ less. The only disadvantage are the reduced power phases (which are still plenty for daily).
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post #7 of 18
You can do a Google search on the model and my nick to get more hands on info for this mobo.

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Wait for the Extreme7. Even if the only reason is so that you don't have to see Fatality's face every time you turn on your computer. That, and the black and gold is baller!
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For those who just can't look beyond that face, latest L1.22 beta with 'Face Removal Option' so enjoy!

Asrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 L1.22 beta - Ziddu

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- add "UEFI Setup Style" item to change setup background
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I just built a new system with this board, 2500K, GSkill 8GB 1600 Ram CAS 8-8-8-24-1T.
Running at 4.5 GHz with CM V8 CPU cooler. Max core temp 68c at full load for .5 hour.
80F room temp. Idles at 30-32c, a little below 1.0 vcore. Normal vcore at full load fairly consistently at 1.32 or less.

I"M VERY pleased with this MB. Has a good mix of Gen 3 AND "older" ports (Pata, floppy drive, 2 PCI, etc.) I couldn't be happier with this new system.

I can't believe how many people want to whine about Fatal1ty's face on the bios\\bootup... Really? Or maybe it's the fact that they play games 24/7 but aren't good enough to make a living at it...
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