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The first of the super-premium Z77 motherboards has arrived, ASRock's Z77 Extreme9 and it comes with a price to match. As loaded with features as this motherboard is, it looks like ASRock missed out on one must have feature for this segment – or at least so it appears – namely Thunderbolt.

On a whole, not a bad board, but the pricing is a bit off-putting, albeit not much more than other super-premium motherboards. In Europe the board is retailing for around €320 (US$410/S$520), or about €20 more than a Core i7-3770K. That said, Asus' P8Z77-V Premium has also found its way online and should retail for around €400 (US$515/S$650), or about as much as a cheap computer these days.

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It looks a lot like my Z68 extreme 7.
Not a perfect board, but very very good. Will be looking out for reviews on this baby.
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Is that a mini-PCI-E...wireless card? :3
That's a strange thing to put on such a high-end card.
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I was excited until I read the price. Granted the board is pretty amazing, but not that amazing.
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enough usb 3 interfaces? Do like the dual gigabit ethernet and legacy us2,firewire and ps2 conetions though. SO MUCH WANT but that price is to dam high
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24 pin ATX power connector....still straight...is it impossible to make a 90* one? thinking.gif


Mosfet coolers look like they might get in the way of air coolers...hmm
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