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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Every Z77 board will over clock pretty much the same on air and water. People always knock the extreme 4 but I run a pro 3 and my 3770K @ 4.8ghz with no issues at all.

Hey now, let the brand loyalists play with their toys!

OP, I can offer you some firsthand experience in that I have my 3770k permanently set to 4GHz on my Extreme4. Went to 4.2GHz on stock voltage but I couldn't find any real-world improvements.

You'll be impressed with any of the likely choices suggested in this thread.
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post #12 of 20
gigabyte z77 oc formula was 215, free shipping from newegg a few days ago.
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HWBot World Records for Ivy Bridge

1. Maximus V Extreme - 7184mhz
2. Z77 OC Formula - 7136mhz
3. UD3H - 7089mhz
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I can tell you with my Extreme6 and 3570k I was able to reach 4.4Ghz very easily @ 1.168v. However, I had to downclock my RAM to 1600 Mhz even though it's 1866 RAM. I think that has more to do with the CPU and having 4 sticks of RAM though. I'm sure it would run at 1866 or higher, I just haven't had the time to really tinker with it.

I bought the mobo less than a month ago. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. My only complaint so far is the cpu fan control. I guess I'm just used to a fan curve, and ASRock uses speed targets and temp targets. There is no documentation to explain how exactly it works. It seems the only way to figure out the settings are trial and error.

I got the CPU and mobo for $344.78 after tax at Micro Center.
 
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post #15 of 20
just a quick plug. I have maximus V extreme. I love this board, but its overkill for most users. just sayin.
post #16 of 20
I would go for the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH.

I highlighted in red on the picture link that the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH overclocks better, because it uses lower voltage compared to the Asus Maximus V Gene, as well as the Gigabyte Z77 UD5H.

Custom PC - November 2012 issue.
up41s.jpgup42.jpg
Edited by Nelly. - 10/30/12 at 6:23pm
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nelly. View Post

I would go for the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH.
I highlighted in red on the picture link that the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH overclocks better, because it uses lower voltage compared to the Asus Maximus V Gene, as well as the Gigabyte Z77 UD5H.
Custom PC - November 2012 issue.
up41.jpg

I like the UP series...they seem promising, but I'm not sure if they polished the ram overclocking issues they had with their bioses. For me it's a big deal, but not sure it'll be the same for others.
post #18 of 20
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Thanks for that info, Nelly. That board is intriguing. However, I think I would prefer x16, x8 (even if they do both operate at x8 in SLI) on the PCIe 3.0 slots rather than the x16, x4, x4 on the UP4.
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MSI Z77 MPOWER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
or you can stick with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Definitely go with the MPower in my opinion! thumb.gif
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post #20 of 20
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Thanks for that info, Nelly. That board is intriguing. However, I think I would prefer x16, x8 (even if they do both operate at x8 in SLI) on the PCIe 3.0 slots rather than the x16, x4, x4 on the UP4.

If you use 2 of them, they will operate in x8/x8. When you install third card, that's when it switches to x8/x4/x4.
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