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For this price no thank you.

Good luck finding better for cheaper...
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How do you think it faces off with the Asrock fatality pro?

The fatal1ty pro has more power phases,16+8 where this one is 8+2, I See this board more like a fancier version of the extreme 6 ??
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Good luck finding better for cheaper...
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Since when having a dark brown PCB is an issue? in my book, that's called 'personal preference'.

The coating itself is black. But the copper layers below make it look brownish.


I actually prefer the brownish color to the black. Cleaner, glossier, and lets you trace the traces (no pun intended) easily smile.gif

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The fatal1ty pro has more power phases,16+8 where this one is 8+2,

As long as the MOSFETs are beefy enough, there's absolutely no issue with this.

For instance, on most of my relay to solid state switching devices I usually choose a higher rated MOSFET above two smaller ones, despite the second option being cheaper. Why? Less components that can fail, less space taken.
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post #14 of 67
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Good luck finding better for cheaper...
The fatal1ty pro has more power phases,16+8 where this one is 8+2, I See this board more like a fancier version of the extreme 6 ??

The power delivery on this board is nearly overkill. This is really an update to the Extreme7 and is almost identical to it in looks (recently bought the Ex7). You can read about the power setup on the 7 here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/asrock-z68-extreme7-gen3-review/13629-3.html
 
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post #15 of 67
Love my ex7, this looks like it improves upon it in every way.
Dont like the molex and the usb ports give me problems. thats about my only complaints.
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post #16 of 67
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The power delivery on this board is nearly overkill. This is really an update to the Extreme7 and is almost identical to it in looks (recently bought the Ex7). You can read about the power setup on the 7 here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/asrock-z68-extreme7-gen3-review/13629-3.html

While true, My old asus p67 pro was also considered overkill in the power phase department, yet this board on the same chip has enabled a much higher overclock on less voltage. Their extra power phases come in handy while running an older generation chip as the newer ivy cpu's require less wattage, so on average the Z77 boards have fewer power phases than the older Z68 or P67
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Just get Asus Z77 Deluxe, or Maximus V Gene, both of this boards are better choice then E9.
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Just get Asus Z77 Deluxe, or Maximus V Gene, both of this boards are better choice then E9.

Why are they better?
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post #19 of 67
Really like what this board has to offer. At the price point it nearly competes with ASUS in features and performance. Plus I think this board would be a better solution to users.
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theopening quote is a bit misleading as the article goes on to say:
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ASRock Z77 Extreme9 comes in a standard ATX form factor with their signature golden/grey /black theme which goes in all of their Extreme series motherboards. PCB is dark brown as always

It's not black per se, but it's not green either. Follows the color scheme of their other boards which are, frankly, some of the best looking boards around imo.
    
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