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ASRock Z68 Extreme4 GEN3 VS ASRock Z68 Extreme3 GEN3

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What's the difference between the two? I'm planning an upgrade to an i5-2500k build. I'll do a slight overclock but nothing extreme. This will be on air. Both to my knowledge support PCI 3.0. One has more usb 3.0 ports that the other which isn't a big deal since I normally don't use USB to that extent nor do I have usb 3.0 devices.
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First off, the extreme 4 has better mosfet cooling, More sata3 ports, Quad sli / xfire support.

The extreme 3 has 2 less PCIE x16 slots

Personally I think my next board will be the Extreme 3
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

First off, the extreme 4 has better mosfet cooling, More sata3 ports, Quad sli / xfire support.
The extreme 3 has 2 less PCIE x16 slots
This.

OP, if you don't think you'll need all the extra stuff, I'd just get the Extreme3. It OCs JUST as well as the Extreme4. I have the Extreme4 (P67) myself, but all over these forums I'm seeing Extreme3 users with the same OC as me -- and sometimes with less voltage! sad-smiley-002.gif (that has to do with the CPU of course...)
 
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I don't plan on going above 1920x1080 in term of video power so I wouldn't need more than 2 PCI slots. So it looks like the Extreme 3 is the way to go for me. Thanks.
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..aye i have the 3..and...hope your videocards don't take up 3 slots (if you use 2) i don't..so it's a non-issue for me..but i can see where..umm..i can't even see the 2nd pcie slot right now..(i guess it's underneath the fans)
 
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