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Well i didnt know where else to put this but say i buy the asrock z77 performance board, http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/Fatal1ty%20Z77%20Performance(m).jpg . and say i have a gpu such as a sapphire 7850 OC edition on the first pcie x16 lane, will i be able to fit a pcie x1 wlan card on the only x1 slot? It looks a bit close together than other boards :|
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Yes. It would be crazy if they changed the spacing of the lanes, and it wouldn't match the slots on cases. Although if you are that worried about it you also could put the wireless card in the other x16 slot to give your GPU more breathing room. thumb.gif
Edited by Jermasaurus - 4/6/12 at 6:20pm
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Yes. It would be crazy if they changed the spacing of the lanes, and it wouldn't match the slots on cases. Although if you are that worried about it you also could put the wireless card in the other x16 slot to give your GPU more breathing room. thumb.gif

lol didnt think of that... and yah i might go crossfire or sli depending on the pricepoint on kepler tongue.gif

oh and should i get the z77 extreme4 or the z77 fatal1ty performance board (assuming $ doesnt matter)
Edited by damnwebsite - 4/6/12 at 6:26pm
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I don't really know. They seem to be very similar boards by looking at features. Both support crossfire/sli, and both have the same 8+4 power design. A lot of people seem to like the fatality boards, but I would think that it would be more expensive.
Are you looking to get the board on release day? If not, wait for reviews to choose.
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meh, the extreme has gold caps while the fatal1ty doesnt, while the description just says 100% japanese caps
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the z77 exteme4 im sure will be as solid as its z68 predecessor IMO and well worth it.. smile.gif
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mmm... its just if the difference between the extreme4 and fatal1ty performance is nothing ill go for the extreme4
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mmm... its just if the difference between the extreme4 and fatal1ty performance is nothing ill go for the extreme4

extreme4 and fatal1ty both are great performers, but IMO fatal1ty is over-rated and your paying for the fatal1ty name as well IIRC
i would go the extreme4 and save some money that could be put to use elsewhere smile.gif
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extreme4 and fatal1ty both are great performers, but IMO fatal1ty is over-rated and your paying for the fatal1ty name as well IIRC
i would go the extreme4 and save some money that could be put to use elsewhere smile.gif

Mmm i guess i could get the fatality purely for epeen. My budget allows for it and i hae no improvement i can get from switching the board. Besides i lile full norma boards. Theextreme4 seema to have the side cut off and its reallyy :/
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