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Hello Everyone!

I have been looking back and forth at the ASRock Z77 OC Formula and the ASUS Maximus V FORMULA. No matter what the choice I will still be going for the Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge w/ my Antec KUHLER H2O 920. There is only one problem I need help with; I have looked at both of the Motherboards and I like the options both provide. I have come to the soul conclusion that I like them equal. The irony in all of this is sadly I can only use one at a time in the 400R case (no duh tongue.gif). I decided I would bring this choice to the community because I thought I could get a better idea from the community of those who use or have used these two motherboards, and maybe sap a bit of brain cells from those who are more in-depth on motherboards and cable management. Money is not a problem seeing at they are only $40 apart on retail.

P.S. I will be using this rig to game and stream on TwitchTV with.

P.S.S. Also, I do plan to overclock of course. thumb.gif

Thank you in advance,
JRuxGaming
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Hello Everyone!
I have been looking back and forth at the ASRock Z77 OC Formula and the ASUS Maximus V FORMULA. No matter what the choice I will still be going for the Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge w/ my Antec KUHLER H2O 920. There is only one problem I need help with; I have looked at both of the Motherboards and I like the options both provide. I have come to the soul conclusion that I like them equal. The irony in all of this is sadly I can only use one at a time in the 400R case (no duh tongue.gif). I decided I would bring this choice to the community because I thought I could get a better idea from the community of those who use or have used these two motherboards, and maybe sap a bit of brain cells from those who are more in-depth on motherboards and cable management. Money is not a problem seeing at they are only $40 apart on retail.
P.S. I will be using this rig to game and stream on TwitchTV with.
P.S.S. Also, I do plan to overclock of course. thumb.gif
Thank you in advance,
JRuxGaming

Just at face value looking at these motherboards I'd get the ASUS because there is no question about the reliability of ASUS boards, especially the Maximus series.
     
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Just at face value looking at these motherboards I'd get the ASUS because there is no question about the reliability of ASUS boards, especially the Maximus series.


Thank you. I will definately look at the link posted for added help.thumb.gif
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For an update, I decided to go with the ASUS Maximus V Formula motherboard. The motherboard I have, although low-end, is great and is also ASUS. Now for a case. See here for details.

Edit: Nevermind. I don't need a new case.
Edited by JRuxGaming - 10/6/12 at 10:04pm
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I'm gonna lean towards the AsRock on this one...cuz an overclocker was influential in the design.
PS..I'm not a fan of them by any means (AsRock)
 
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I'm gonna lean towards the AsRock on this one...cuz an overclocker was influential in the design.
PS..I'm not a fan of them by any means (AsRock)

You know that it's just marketing right? ASRock sure knows how to deceive people.

There are overclockers in pretty much every team.

Also, Asus ROG boards offer many perks, but I personally think they don't worth money for regular folks. But if you got ton of money why not?
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You know that it's just marketing right? ASRock sure knows how to deceive people.
There are overclockers in pretty much every team.
Also, Asus ROG boards offer many perks, but I personally think they don't worth money for regular folks. But if you got ton of money why not?

Four main reasons I went for the ASUS Formula:

1.Color Scheme is Red/Black
2.I like some of the features over the ASRock
3.The ASUS I have now is a good board, and I haven't had any problems with it.
4.Only has 40 USD over the ASRock.
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Four main reasons I went for the ASUS Formula:
1.Color Scheme is Red/Black
2.I like some of the features over the ASRock
3.The ASUS I have now is a good board, and I haven't had any problems with it.
4.Only has 40 USD over the ASRock.

If that's what you need, ROG boards are your only choice. The only other red boads are ASRock Fatal1ty for example.

I personally care about connectivity, and overclocking capabilities of the board. Everything else is a waste of money (or should be bought separeately e.g. sound card), but that's a personal decision for everyone thumb.gif.

One more point though. If I have to spend $250+ on a motherboard at this moment, I would rather go with LGA2011 system, but here one needs ~$300 for a board.
Edited by DeXel - 10/6/12 at 10:02pm
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If that's what you need, ROG boards are your only choice. The only other red boads are ASRock Fatal1ty for example.
I personally care about connectivity, and overclocking capabilities of the board. Everything else is a waste of money (or should be bought separeately e.g. sound card), but that's a personal decision for everyone thumb.gif.
One more point though. If I have to spend $250+ on a motherboard at this moment, I would rather go with LGA2011 system.

Just for a little of your insight. What would you recommend, out of the red/black scheme.
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