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[WCCF] ASRock Officially Debuts the Z77 OC Formula Motherboard

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The Z77 OC Formula packs a 12 + 4 Digi Power VRM Design while the CPU socket is powered through the 24 Pin ATX and 8+4 Pin connectors. The motherboard is built with high quality components consisting of Premium Alloy Choke (PAC), Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) and an 8 Layer PCB design which provides additional stability.

Source.


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I like the looks of it, and AS Rock has delivered in the past, though the price seems to put it in the tier of a 'premium' board; but from what I can understand, that's what it's trying to be.

(Did a search, didn't find any other thread; This is also my first new posting in years so apologies if I messed up, and more apologies as it's not as pretty or colourful as a Joshd news posting wink.gif )
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Like the yellow/black look, but it would be hard to find a good color scheme :3
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bumble bee transform!!! nice board though
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Surprisingly affordable, but I guess it isn't using some insane 24 phase design or anything, so I'm not too surprised, though it seems kinda typical for a z77 board aside from the heatsink/watercooling combo.Now that I thnk about it, what exactly makes this an OC board?

Aside from that, I don't like the heatsink style, but I am happy that Asrock is changing it up. They were using their prior black/chrome heatsink design for everything.
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Like the yellow/black look, but it would be hard to find a good color scheme :3

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Black CPU heatsink, MSI 680/7970 Lightning, black/yellow custom PSU sleeving.
What about RAM and fans!? tongue.gif
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Just use the Samsung RAM, it has a black PCB and no heatsinks are required.
    
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Surprisingly affordable, but I guess it isn't using some insane 24 phase design or anything, so I'm not too surprised, though it seems kinda typical for a z77 board aside from the heatsink/watercooling combo.Now that I thnk about it, what exactly makes this an OC board?
Aside from that, I don't like the heatsink style, but I am happy that Asrock is changing it up. They were using their prior black/chrome heatsink design for everything.

Board uses Asus Digi+ power management system and 12+4. The Maximus V only uses an 8+ 4 setup.
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This + MSI Lightning = win.
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nice 8x layer PCB.. now can they couple it with a BIOS that is equally good so that those components can be put to good use?!

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