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Asus limited overclocking settings of that board. And I don't consider anything that's below than P8Z77-V worth the money.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/30/asus_p8z77m_pro_microatx_motherboard_review/7
Edited by DeXel - 8/22/12 at 3:50pm
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Still unsure what to get thinking.gif

I was keen on the Asrock until someone mentioned they cut the VRM quality on their Z77 boards, is it something worth worrying about?
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Still unsure what to get thinking.gif
I was keen on the Asrock until someone mentioned they cut the VRM quality on their Z77 boards, is it something worth worrying about?

What exact ASRock board you are looking at?

Extreme4 uses really cheap mosfets.

ASRock lies that they use digital PWM on their Z77 boards. They used digital on Z68 gained their popularity and now they use it to sell their new line (my opinion but seems true...). Also I have heard that they spend more money on marketing than improving their boards wth.gif. No wonder many people here forgot about Gigabyte and started recommending ASRock... Never respected ASRock, and there is a reason...

Anyway. Extrem6 uses 4 phase analog PMW with decent mosfets, but in the USA Gigabyte and Asus sell UD5H and P8Z77-V for the same price that are much better, so I see no point in getting Extreme6.
I recommend getting Extreme4 when really on low budget.

For a bit more you can get D3H which has way better VRM.
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Thanks thumb.gif

Yes I've had a few bad experiences with Asrock, my friend bought one of their boards a few years ago and the whole thing went kaput within a month.

I ordered an asrock board a few weeks ago from amazon for my Q6600 (before I got the UD3P) and as soon as I opened it I noticed the SATA ports on the board had come off, VERY cheaply made, i sent it back to amazon immediately for a refund, so I was a bit skeptical actually about ordering an asrock board, I thought perhaps they improved their quality recently.

I've ordered the D3H, I'm glad I did as I'm much more comfortable with brands like asus and gigabyte.
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