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post #21 of 46
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Kinda leaning towards Asrock but had secounds thoughts on Gigabyte also.

As i said i just want something stable and durable smile.gif
post #22 of 46
FWIW, just over a week ago I started researching Z77 boards as I am upgrading my PC. The more I read, the worse headache I have (and I mean it, it's no longer a warm and fuzzy feeling of looking for the best option but looks more of a non-solvable problem for me) regarding motherboard. I think that essentially all mainstream Z77 boards would be perfectly fine for an average Joe who does NOT do extreme overclocking and just expects out-of-the-box OC and system stability/durability. That being said, I'm torn between:

- AsRock Extreme4
- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
- ASUS P8Z77-V

I'm leaning more and more towards Gigabyte. ASUS has too many bells and whistles (ramping up its price) I don't need while some reports regarding AsRock (analog VRM for one) do not make it a great choice either. Oh, and in my country (I live in Central Europe) Gigabyte price is the same as Asrock price (I understand that in US Asrock is cheaper?).

Hope it helps you a bit smile.gif
post #23 of 46
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Yea i just discovered the analog VRM about Asrock but that doesnt mean its bard or anything. But Gigabyte also looks nice but people have lots of bios problems with it.

Really not sure what to go for lol biggrin.gif
post #24 of 46
Man there is nothing wrong with Gigabyte boards in terms of BIOS.

I just visited Asrock Z77 club and somebody mentioned that Extreme 4 loses his TV card.

I am pretty much sure if you visit every motherboard thread, you will find same kind of problems.

They all eventually get fixed. From my experience I can tell for sure that Gigabyte really tries hard to fix those bugs.
In the end, choice the board that best suits your needs and that does not destroy your wallet wink.gif.
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Oh decisions decisions lol
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I've had a Gigabyte mobo for my Q6600 for years with no problems. I was set to purchase a Gigabyte Z77 board..but decided last minute to try out the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO this time around.
post #27 of 46
I'm buying the same Chip as you and Im going for the Gigabyte Z77-UD3H.

If budget is your concern Extreme 4 should be your pick.

All the best.
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post #28 of 46
I prefer Biostar>AsRock ..their components are better quality (chokes/caps) and they have better customer service.I've pushed err..even some low-end Biostar boards wayyyy outtta spec redface.gif..never had any problems.
 
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post #29 of 46
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Well i can get a Z77X-UD3H for almost the same price as Asrock Z77 Xtreme 4 so i really need to decide
post #30 of 46
Never going back to gigabyte after all the problems I had with several motherboards.
And their UEFI is by FAR the worst of em all, its a horrorshow.
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