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So I have decided to move my rig into the black prodigy. (sig Rig)

I am having a hard time deciding between the Asus and Asrock Z77 boards.

AsRocks fits my current color/theam better and I can recycle most of my rig
Asus better board if I have to pay almost the same price?

Cost wise

AsRock $175+11 shipping (newegg.ca)
Asus $199 pickup a few block from my house

I will order or pickup tomorrow based on input

Thoughts?
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Asrock hands down. Better features, faster post times, pretty much everything.

The ONLY reason to get the Asus is if you have a blue themed build or you need a central based socket for aircooling. The VRM board does not massively improve performance.
     
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I would pick the ASUS I really want to think the daughterboard will help with overclocking and when I was shopping for the same setup the features on the ASUS board in my opinion were better. Plus you can pick it up instead of waiting for shipping.
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I have the butt rock MOBO. It has some issues, many (most) CPU coolers don't fit without blocking the PCI-E. Plus you cannot adjust PLL on the butt rock..
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post #5 of 16
The evga one! rolleyes.gif The asrock is cheaper and better, and their rma service isn't a total scam.
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Originally Posted by Gabe63 View Post

I have the butt rock MOBO. It has some issues, many (most) CPU coolers don't fit without blocking the PCI-E. Plus you cannot adjust PLL on the butt rock..

FYI, the layout of that board is standard, look at all the itx boards, they all have the same CPU socket location, the only non standard board is the asus one.
post #7 of 16
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Asrock hands down. Better features, faster post times, pretty much everything.
The ONLY reason to get the Asus is if you have a blue themed build or you need a central based socket for aircooling. The VRM board does not massively improve performance.

This man actually tested overclocking on both boards.
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I would pick the ASUS I really want to think the daughterboard will help with overclocking and when I was shopping for the same setup the features on the ASUS board in my opinion were better. Plus you can pick it up instead of waiting for shipping.

This man has a rig with a i5 3560k listed. biggrin.gif
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This man actually tested overclocking on both boards.
This man has a rig with a i5 3560k listed. biggrin.gif

rofl. Did he stealth edit because I don't see it now lol.


What about the new MSI Z77IA-E53 that was announced?
 
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This man actually tested overclocking on both boards.
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That was Jocelyn. My opinions on it were based on her reports though so yeah... tongue.gif
     
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The asrock should be able to OC high as well tongue.gif

Had a chance to play with the asrock for awhile and its a very nice board and def would recommend it. Packed with features, great price and very functional biggrin.gif Although i did choose to get the asus z77 itx partially because im a fan of the EPU feature. redface.gif
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