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Guys, i just purchases an i7 3770k.
I am thinking of getting this board as it is currently 145$ on Ncix.com
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&manufacture=ASRock&promoid=1030
Would it be a good deal?
If we were to compare it to the MSI Z77 Mpower, how would it be??
There's about a 25$ difference for both of the two right now.
It would be kind of hard to go read through the 220 pages on this thread and 100 on the mpower one....
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Originally Posted by Sophath View Post

Guys, i just purchases an i7 3770k.
I am thinking of getting this board as it is currently 145$ on Ncix.com
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&manufacture=ASRock&promoid=1030
Would it be a good deal?
If we were to compare it to the MSI Z77 Mpower, how would it be??
There's about a 25$ difference for both of the two right now.
It would be kind of hard to go read through the 220 pages on this thread and 100 on the mpower one....

I have the Extreme4 and very happy with it. Its Bios options are really great. But if the Mpower is close to it in price, then get that.
The Extreme4 is a budget-performance board, while the Mpower is designed to compete on the level of much higher-priced boards.
One thing about MSI is that they don't offer Offset voltage for the CPU. Its either Auto Voltage (way too high) or Fixed Voltage.
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Thanks coolhandluke41, eXXon and zerocraft very good stuff. I am so loving this M4 its really so much faster !
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Thanks coolhandluke41, eXXon and zerocraft very good stuff. I am so loving this M4 its really so much faster !
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Hey guys! I just installed my GTX 660Ti on my new Z77 Extreme4 and when I go to the 3D bios screen, It's not set to full screen. Any idea how i could get it to be full screen? Thanks!!!

Great board by the way! Fired up on 1st try and no problems thus far (haven't OC my 3570K yet)! thumb.gif
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hey guys I am looking at getting ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Motherboard, I am building a budget gaming rig, so this is the lowest cost motherboard I can find in India. What do you guys think of it? I am also building this for the first time. Not sure also whether to upgrade to Extreme 4??smile.gif
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Are you overclocking? The 4 would be better and the 6 would better yet.
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Anyone or everyone have an opinion on the max voltage you should run 24/7 through an asrock z77 extreme4?

I know it isn't made with the same vrms quality as the extreme6 and up are. I am curiuos because I have a de-lidded 3570k which is ok thermally up to 4.9GHz and 1.416v load but I am afraid to overheat the board. My case is a HAF932 with good airflow and my heatsink is a Noctua D14. Normally 2 hours of gaming nightly is all it will see with the occasional long Saturday if my wife takes our kids somewhere but thats rare.
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@chronicfx ahh the wife and kid(s) sat trips.. How i long for them.. ;> hahah

so in essence if you have a galaxy 660ti gc the gpu bracket that came with my dual clc kit fits the card
if you do read further.. i am currently modding the extreme4 but have yet to post any photos.. the link is from my crossfire mod.

btw guys gals, I dont know if i posted this in here but i have a few clc coolers and some mods to them.
on asetek ebay there is a kit i used to cool my asrock extreme4 its essentially a 920 without the fans and a extra pump/block.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asetek-760GC-Combo-Liquid-Cooler-NVIDIA-GTX-470-480-570-580-/280965116990?pt=US_CPU_Fans_Heatsinks&hash=item416ad3743e

one thing you will notice is the short hose to the cpu cooler.. this is a 49mm thick rad.
While some suggest this will cool both cpu and gpu I only did that on a trinity setup. And have yet to fire it up. I can say i used one of these rads with a single pump and a swiftech block to cool both of my 6950's and it handles it rather well.

for those of you that are looking to cool a specific videocard.. the galaxy 660ti gc there is a gpu mount with this kit that ( i belive ) only works with this board as they use a non-standard pcb. from what i have read the other 660ti's use a different hole spacing.
I have installed the pump/block on my card using this method.
I have ordered a water block from frozen cpu that i hope fits my chipset on the extreme4 and im going to remove the 2nd pump/block and replace it with the chipset cooler.
Ill be doing this the same way i modded my corssfired 6950's
I used Koolance quick disconnects that had one 1/4 fittings on one end and g 1/4 threaded fittings on the other.
here is a link to photos.. of the single clc modded with a swiftech block for anyone interested..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunset1sunset1/8001784090/

The way i did this last time is , I first primed the block by installing the male and felmale portions of the koolance quick disconects so water could flow thru and filled up the block with distilled water. then i disconnected the hose barb ends and it kept the water in the block. just raised up the hoses above the rad on the kit, leaving some length on the 2nd pump for a later mod, and hanging the pump lower than where i was about to cut.. cut the hoses and plug up the ends with the hose barb ends of the koolance quick disconnects. The other side had g 1/4 fittings. Since this pump/block has factory fluid in it I will save the fluid for my next mod or use the fluid to prime my chipset block and just use screws to block the hoses till im ready to attach chipset block.
I used the koolance quick disconnects as they block the flow of water when disconected. Then i used zip ties to secure the hose barb fitting into the hose.

so in essence if you have a galaxy 660ti gc the gpu bracket that came with my dual clc kit fits the card.
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@chronicfx ahh the wife and kid(s) sat trips.. How i long for them.. ;> hahah
so in essence if you have a galaxy 660ti gc the gpu bracket that came with my dual clc kit fits the card
if you do read further.. i am currently modding the extreme4 but have yet to post any photos.. the link is from my crossfire mod.
btw guys gals, I dont know if i posted this in here but i have a few clc coolers and some mods to them.
on asetek ebay there is a kit i used to cool my asrock extreme4 its essentially a 920 without the fans and a extra pump/block.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asetek-760GC-Combo-Liquid-Cooler-NVIDIA-GTX-470-480-570-580-/280965116990?pt=US_CPU_Fans_Heatsinks&hash=item416ad3743e
one thing you will notice is the short hose to the cpu cooler.. this is a 49mm thick rad.
While some suggest this will cool both cpu and gpu I only did that on a trinity setup. And have yet to fire it up. I can say i used one of these rads with a single pump and a swiftech block to cool both of my 6950's and it handles it rather well.
for those of you that are looking to cool a specific videocard.. the galaxy 660ti gc there is a gpu mount with this kit that ( i belive ) only works with this board as they use a non-standard pcb. from what i have read the other 660ti's use a different hole spacing.
I have installed the pump/block on my card using this method.
I have ordered a water block from frozen cpu that i hope fits my chipset on the extreme4 and im going to remove the 2nd pump/block and replace it with the chipset cooler.
Ill be doing this the same way i modded my corssfired 6950's
I used Koolance quick disconnects that had one 1/4 fittings on one end and g 1/4 threaded fittings on the other.
here is a link to photos.. of the single clc modded with a swiftech block for anyone interested..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunset1sunset1/8001784090/
The way i did this last time is , I first primed the block by installing the male and felmale portions of the koolance quick disconects so water could flow thru and filled up the block with distilled water. then i disconnected the hose barb ends and it kept the water in the block. just raised up the hoses above the rad on the kit, leaving some length on the 2nd pump for a later mod, and hanging the pump lower than where i was about to cut.. cut the hoses and plug up the ends with the hose barb ends of the koolance quick disconnects. The other side had g 1/4 fittings. Since this pump/block has factory fluid in it I will save the fluid for my next mod or use the fluid to prime my chipset block and just use screws to block the hoses till im ready to attach chipset block.
I used the koolance quick disconnects as they block the flow of water when disconected. Then i used zip ties to secure the hose barb fitting into the hose.
so in essence if you have a galaxy 660ti gc the gpu bracket that came with my dual clc kit fits the card.

What on earth are you talking about?
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