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P8Z77-V PRO vs. Asrock P67 Extreme4

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I intend on doing moderately heavy overclocking. I do not know which would be better for me though. ASUS really hasn't lived up to my expectations as of late. I am thinking about the ASROCK as it made a board with SB that did just as well as the main overclocker that ASUS released. The two main boards are P8Z77-V PRO & the Asrock P67 Extreme4 correct? Which one is everyone looking at getting here and what one should I get?
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An Asus p8z77-v pro and Asrock p67 extreme4 are in no way fair competitors. p67 is 2 chipsets old while z77 is the latest 1155 chipset, and the pro line of Asus MB's is the upper middle tier of their boards while the extreme4 is the lower end of the Asrock boards. Are you looking to spend closer to $100 or $200? The more fair comparisons would be a Asus p8p67 v Asrock p67 extreme4 or Asus p8z77-v pro v Asrock z77 extreme 6. Asus is a well known and respected brand that has a very nice uefi bios and in my experience easy trouble free overclocking. However Asrock seems to be getting more and more quality. I am taking a chance on a z77 extreme6, as they are only $169.99 on Newegg right now, and it looks beautiful. The Asus boards you are gonna pay a premium for the name, but you get the comfort of dealing with a well respected company.
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Asrock z77 extreme 6 is what I meant to say! I am really leaning heavily towards it. Think it will be a good overclocker?
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Most if not all the reviews out there right now are focusing on the overclocking potential it has OCing IB. I don't know if you are planning on purchasing IB or if you have a SB. Either way from what I have read the board is a good OCing board though not absolute top of the line. Really though OCing is going to come down to your CPU more than your MB, though your MB does certainly play a role in the results.
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Have you conisder Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H or UD5H? ASRock is a good overclocking board, but I tend to find that its UEFI is not as good as ASUS implementation. You should also know that ASRock lies about its VRM setup. It is using an analog VRM design, not digital.
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Asrock if you want a no-frills motherboard. I agree that the UEFI is very basic and simple, but as an overclocking board, it's been wonderful to me so far.
    
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