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Hi all,

Umm... weird question... but i ordered from Microcenter ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 along with 3570k (so i got that $50 off bundle).
came home installed it, and didnt care for oc till today (about 3 days later) when I got the CPU cooler. (i must admit i was too excited to read boxes and stuff)

when i went to oc' i noticed the diff bios and saw "ASUS Z77 Sabertooth" quickly turned around looked at box... yup, they gave me a z77 sabertooth.

I see that the z77 sabertooth is more expensive and etc.. so ive been wondering if i should keep it ? or is the z77 sabertooth more worth it, overclocking wise.


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post #2 of 17
How did you put your computer together and not notice it was a Z77 Sabertooth until the bios??? But anyways, I'd just keep the Sabertooth.
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post #3 of 17
Whatever........ Nice story. Just ask should I get a Sabertooth or Asrock 4 ?
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post #4 of 17
Two completely different motherboards, how could you not notice the box said ASUS or Sabertooth?

Anywho, I always liked ASUS mobos better than ASrock, so I would stick with the Sabertooth wink.gif
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post #5 of 17
Hah, yes, your story has a bit of a credibility problem biggrin.gif I'm content with my ASRock Extreme 4, but you should have a look at the ASRock Z77 motherboards thread to read owner reviews and issues another for the ASUS motherboard and make up your mind.
   
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post #6 of 17
Keep it..i think its better overall...apparently $100 better...free value for you
Edited by malikq86 - 6/15/12 at 4:42pm
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post #7 of 17
If you paid ASRock prices and got the Sabertooth than you lucked out my friend! Either way you won't be dissapointed. I actually like my ASRock z77 board more than my z68 ASUS board.
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you got an upgrade lol
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post #9 of 17
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thanks all for reply, i just wanted to make sure its not an 'overpriced buggy mobo' since i had no research on it
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Originally Posted by IRO-Bot View Post

How did you put your computer together and not notice it was a Z77 Sabertooth until the bios??? But anyways, I'd just keep the Sabertooth.

i didnt OC at all till i got my cpu cooler today (3 days after i put it together).

and when i got home was just overwhelmed with excitement to put it together... didnt spend much time reading the box.. but yeah on receipt shows ASROCK Z77 EXTREME4 $89.99


anyway thanks all
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post #10 of 17
So I hope some poor person didn't pay for a Sabertooth and get an Asrock smile.gif
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