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Z77 Fatal1ty or Z77 Extreme 4?

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The extreme 4 is a tad bit cheaper, I can't really decide.

So Asrock Z77 Fatal1ty professional, or Asrock Z77 Extreme 4?
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I'm trying to make similar choice:

Case Silverstone SST-FT02B-W
PSU 850W PSU, Corsair HX
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Pro or Extreme 6
CPU Intel Core i7 3770K
Graphics Nvidia 680 GTX
Memory Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB)
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE Red
Hard Drive 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda
SSD 256GB Crucial RealSSD M4

The professional has a few extra sata / usb ports and more power phases. Not that I really need any of that but I like the red and black.

However looks like the extreme 6 is the more popular choice, so maybe better support from other users and asrock. The manual looks a bit sketchy so this could be a good thing. Also the extreme 6 is £30 cheaper.

Not so keen on the extreme 4, missing the front USB 3 header and think it uses a smaller non standard board size?

Want to order today just can't decide. Are their any other differences between the 2?
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Hey, I am thinking about purchasing the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 for a i5-3570k build aswell biggrin.gif.

You mentioned that it doesn't have the front USB 3 header but it does! It's beside the ATX power connector. See the 2nd image on this page

It is a few cm's shorter than the standard ATX size though so it may lack some support from the case at that side.

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You mentioned that it doesn't have the front USB 3 header but it does! It's beside the ATX power connector. See the 2nd image on this
Matt

I stand corrected, think it just dosen't have the usb 3 front panel and rear bracket, don't think i'd use them anyhow.

Got the professional on order now, probably overkill but i'm a sucker for pretty colours. Looks like the z68 professional is well supported so hopefully the z77 will be as well.
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I'm in the same boat as you guys......I can't decide between a Fata1ty board , Extreme or Professional version.

Z68 or Z77. I'm going with a SB cpu like a 2500K , but may upgrade to a IB later down the road.....I don't know?

Just want a good board so I can learn how to OC in baby steps , be able to Run a SLI or CFX set later as well.

I like the looks of the Extreme series boards , but I kind of dig the Fata1ty and Professional boards as well.

To me.....the Z77 doesn't seem to have enough advantages to warranty buying it over a descent Z68 board.

What gets me is......the Z77 line up seems to be still cheaper than the Z68's and P67's......which I don't understand.


Out of the Extreme's , Fata1ity's and Professional boards......which one is supposed to be the best at OC a CPU and GPU's?
    
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I would recommend gigabyte z77x ud5,its a great board,tons of features,exceelent oc potential(check reviews).
Now if you guys only wanna try asrock then you'll be happy with asrock z77 extreme6.
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just completed my second build z77 extreme 4,3770k cpu,raid0 ozc ssd agility 120gb,my old ati 4870 x 2,8gb patiot extreme 1866 ram.
fun and smooth build.love the mother board easy o.c. have it runnig @4.4ghz i can watch my hi def tv recordings on my tv @1080i and play crysis @ high level settings all work great really recomend asrock z77 etreme 4 last build gygabite not happy @ all
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