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post #11 of 2941
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There's nothing flimsy on my Z68 Extreme4 Gen3! I checked it out thoroughly before even putting in my case. The quality of this mobo is excellent. Here's a video review about it!

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4nEGYvzVbY[/ame]
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post #12 of 2941
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson;15261346 
So if I understand correctly, my motherboard will support PCI-E 3.0 with Ivy Bridge?
Not sure on the extreme3 board but, yes on the extreme4 board. Need to investagate..more.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedout;15261399 
There's nothing flimsy on my Z68 Extreme4 Gen3! I checked it out thoroughly before even putting in my case. The quality of this mobo is excellent. Here's a video review about it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4nEGYvzVbY
Most definatly....solid, and well built. Some people say that some slots not in the right place but i think it's each to their own needs.
I don't think that there will ever be a board produced that is 100% PERFECT in every aspect of layout, color scheme, slot spacing, heatsink clearence and so on. I too have to trade off ( like many others ) this for that when in the market for a board.
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post #13 of 2941
Can I join? I havent started OCing yet but will as soon as I read the OC guide somewhere on here. biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 2941
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John`;15265037 
Can I join? I havent started OCing yet but will as soon as I read the OC guide somewhere on here. biggrin.gif

You're in man! Enjoy! Right now I have my OC using the presets in the BIOS. Nice touch. Just a few clicks you can go from 4.2/4.4/4.6!

Maunally is the way to go for overclocking. I haven't had much of a chance to do it. I'll eventually get to it. I'm lazy right now. Lol!
Edited by wickedout - 10/11/11 at 2:36pm
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post #15 of 2941
Count me in x2. Just bought the Extreme 7 to keep my Extreme 4 company:) Won't get to install til the weekend but hopefully it'll be as pain free as the 4 was. I must say I was totally shocked at the difference in weight between the two.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmac11;15265533 
Count me in x2. Just bought the Extreme 7 to keep my Extreme 4 company:) Won't get to install til the weekend but hopefully it'll be as pain free as the 4 was. I must say I was totally shocked at the difference in weight between the two.

Heavy heatsinks?
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post #17 of 2941
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmac11;15265533 
Count me in x2. Just bought the Extreme 7 to keep my Extreme 4 company:) Won't get to install til the weekend but hopefully it'll be as pain free as the 4 was. I must say I was totally shocked at the difference in weight between the two.

That's sweet! I hear the Extreme 7 is a rock solid board! You have two ASRock Gen3 boards? Nice! I almost pulled the trigger on the ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3! Just couldn't see myself spending $250 on it. I'm happy with my E4 G3. Welcome aboard! smile.gif
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post #18 of 2941
Now I demand they make a dual CPU Z68 board.
I'm running out of upgrades! lol
post #19 of 2941
Quote:
Originally Posted by FREELINE57;15265584 
Heavy heatsinks?

I don't think the sinks account for the difference, the board seems to be thicker and even sturdier. Man I wish I could take a day off of work to get this install done.
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i plan on getting the extreme 4 gen 3 soon with a 2500k :-)
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