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What is the difference? The price difference is like 100 bucks between 3 and 7... Is it worth it? what about a 4 or 5? Just as good as 7? o.O
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post #2 of 15
if you have the money get the Extreme 7, heaps better board all over. the extreme 7 has more phases so it will be the better overclocking board as well as the most stable for long term use. the other boards are good also except for the Extreme 3, i wouldnt recommend that board to an overclocker, however i wouldnt recommend a cheap motherboard to anyone who wanted to overclock. rolleyes.gif
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Why wouldn't you recommend the Extreme3 to an overclocker? That's my new board, arrives tomorrow (got a 2600k 2 nights ago). It has more VRM's than the P67's and only difference between it and the Extreme4 is 2 less USB 3.0's and 2 less Sata 6gbs ports pretty much.
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post #4 of 15
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Hmm what about an extreme 5? biggrin.gif or 6... Which ever is like 40 bucks cheaper
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post #5 of 15
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Why wouldn't you recommend the Extreme3 to an overclocker? That's my new board, arrives tomorrow (got a 2600k 2 nights ago). It has more VRM's than the P67's and only difference between it and the Extreme4 is 2 less USB 3.0's and 2 less Sata 6gbs ports pretty much.

just my advice, ive been through a few boards in my time, i overclock a lot as a hobby and ive done my fair share of going the cheapest path. personal preference to me really, but i believe that the key to an overclocking rig that wont have issues is a strong motherboard. the Extreme 3 would be fine for small overclocks but if you wanted to go for a 5ghz 2600K overclock or something like that then really you cant completely expect a cheap board to handle it trouble free. all it takes is a MOSFET to blow under load in the right conditions and it will take out the cpu, power supply and any expansion cards attached to the motherboard. its just not worth the risk over $100. also not to bad mouth AsRock as they have really picked up their game with producing some good boards lately, but their cheap boards are known to be pretty bad quality.
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post #6 of 15
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Hmm so setting the extreme3 aside and looking at the4-7... is there anything there that is as good as the 7? or is the 7 just worth the 260 dollar tag?
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post #7 of 15
there is only an Extreme 3, Extreme 4 and Extreme 7 for the Z68 chipset. if your looking for the best Z68 board around the price of $220-260 then maybe look at the AsRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3
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just my advice, ive been through a few boards in my time, i overclock a lot as a hobby and ive done my fair share of going the cheapest path. personal preference to me really, but i believe that the key to an overclocking rig that wont have issues is a strong motherboard. the Extreme 3 would be fine for small overclocks but if you wanted to go for a 5ghz 2600K overclock or something like that then really you cant completely expect a cheap board to handle it trouble free. all it takes is a MOSFET to blow under load in the right conditions and it will take out the cpu, power supply and any expansion cards attached to the motherboard. its just not worth the risk over $100. also not to bad mouth AsRock as they have really picked up their game with producing some good boards lately, but their cheap boards are known to be pretty bad quality.

Yet the Extreme3 and Extreme4 have the same VRMs headscratch.gif
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post #9 of 15
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just my advice, ive been through a few boards in my time, i overclock a lot as a hobby and ive done my fair share of going the cheapest path. personal preference to me really, but i believe that the key to an overclocking rig that wont have issues is a strong motherboard. the Extreme 3 would be fine for small overclocks but if you wanted to go for a 5ghz 2600K overclock or something like that then really you cant completely expect a cheap board to handle it trouble free. all it takes is a MOSFET to blow under load in the right conditions and it will take out the cpu, power supply and any expansion cards attached to the motherboard. its just not worth the risk over $100. also not to bad mouth AsRock as they have really picked up their game with producing some good boards lately, but their cheap boards are known to be pretty bad quality.

extreme3 and 4 have the same mosfets..only difference is the blocky vrm sinks and a couple of usb ports wink.gif
 
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your right, i was mistaken, the Extreme4 and 3 both have a 8+4 phase, my mistake.
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if you have the money get the Extreme 7, heaps better board all over. the extreme 7 has more phases so it will be the better overclocking board as well as the most stable for long term use.

i did also say this, the Extreme 7 is a far better board.

the next choice down from the Extreme 7 is the Fatal1ty
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