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Planning on using a Asrock Z77 Extreme4 with an Intel i5 3570k and a Corsair H100i for my next build. I've used a few Asrock boards over the years and despite being cheap they worked well. As far a bang for buck goes, the Extreme4 looks awesome. I just hope the H100i can handle the overclocked temps here. Otherwise I'll have to import a proper water cooling kit.

Please read this post I made before deciding:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition/2650#post_19077632
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I had to make the call between the Extreme4 and the Extreme6 today and I went with the 6 due to this in depth look at the power circuitry of both boards. Also with the Extreme6 having a 10% off Promo it is only $11.80 more expensive than the Extreme4 (after MIR vs. no MIR on 6) at NewEgg right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
Extreme4: $124.99 (after MIR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
Extreme6: $136.79 (after Promo Code: MBZ7701170123)

IMO right now, the Extreme6 is the best board for your buck due to the small difference in price between the 4 and 6.
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IMO right now, the Extreme6 is the best board for your buck due to the small difference in price between the 4 and 6.[/quote]

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Might be a small difference in price in the states but the price difference between the Extreme4 and the Extreme6 over here is a couple hundred bucks. If I was going spend the amount I'd need to spend to get a Extreme6 I may as well get a Gigabyte or Asus board. I've read about the MOSFETS and it doesn't seem to limit the overclock on many peoples machines. Honestly aside from the MOSFETS and possibly the power I don't see many differences between the Extreme6 and the Extreme4. The pricing of the Extreme6 puts it in the same category as other known brand motherboards.
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A couple hundred bucks (meaning $200 or more)? You can build an entire rig (just the components) for a couple hundred bucks. What the hell are they charging over there for a CPU? $500?
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A couple hundred bucks (meaning $200 or more)? You can build an entire rig (just the components) for a couple hundred bucks. What the hell are they charging over there for a CPU? $500?

$411 to be exact where I live smile.gif
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but my problem is i get into bios fine then I get like 5 seconds before it just freezes, cant move mouse or anything

This is a problem that I have had since I bought the board back when ivy bridge first launched. I have not been able to figure out what the problem is caused by. I have spoken with an ASRock representative and I was told to RMA.
Everything works fine when it doesnt freeze and I do not have the time to RMA it right now. I will have to just wait and see.

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Please read this post I made before deciding:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition/2650#post_19077632
IMO right now, the Extreme6 is the best board for your buck due to the small difference in price between the 4 and 6.

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Might be a small difference in price in the states but the price difference between the Extreme4 and the Extreme6 over here is a couple hundred bucks. If I was going spend the amount I'd need to spend to get a Extreme6 I may as well get a Gigabyte or Asus board. I've read about the MOSFETS and it doesn't seem to limit the overclock on many peoples machines. Honestly aside from the MOSFETS and possibly the power I don't see many differences between the Extreme6 and the Extreme4. The pricing of the Extreme6 puts it in the same category as other known brand motherboards.

The differences in the boards are marginal and most everyone on this board(about 85%) who do not do "EXTREME" overclocking will not even come close to being affected by the differences in these boards. I have an extreme 4 and it does just fine. I have seen countless 5ghz on extreme 4's.
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The differences in the boards are marginal and most everyone on this board(about 85%) who do not do "EXTREME" overclocking will not even come close to being affected by the differences in these boards. I have an extreme 4 and it does just fine. I have seen countless 5ghz on extreme 4's.

As an owner of the extreme6 and previously owning the extreme4 just like the poster above I was unaware of just how much nicer a board from a stability standpoint the 6 is vs the 4. It is a lot more stable.
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$411 to be exact where I live smile.gif

$411 between the Extreme6 and the Extreme4? Are you on Mars?
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The differences in the boards are marginal and most everyone on this board(about 85%) who do not do "EXTREME" overclocking will not even come close to being affected by the differences in these boards. I have an extreme 4 and it does just fine. I have seen countless 5ghz on extreme 4's.

It's not just about extreme OCing, the power delivery is cleaner and more efficient. Also the components have a longer lifespan and run cooler at the same speed/voltages. If you live in the US, it is a no brainer for $11.80, now these guys claiming hundreds of dollars difference, definitely not worth that. I would say it is worth $40-$50 IMO. Especially if you are shooting for 5ghz+ or trying to undervolt with an OC (like me).
Edited by NCSUZoSo - 1/23/13 at 10:49am
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Total cost of the rig I'm building up, and that's minus monitor and SSD I wanted frown.gif ,is $1685.00. The CPU Intel i5 3570k is about $250. Extreme4 cost's about $181.50 Extreme6 cost's $216.50. Only $35 sure but that's over R300. That'll get me food and smokes for a week.
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