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Hi Guys,

I'll be buying my Mainboard tonight.
I can't decide between an Asrock z77 Extreme 4/6 Or a MSI z77 MPower.

Yeah I know that's quite a difference between the two also in price.

But it the Mpower z77 worth it? Will I see much improvements in overclocking my i7 3770k.

I also want to put a TX650M corsair PSU in it with a Sapphire or MSI 7950 card. (Is that a good idea?)

So is the MPower worth it, or should I go with the Asrock z77 extreme 4 or 5?

Thanks you very much guys!

Roy
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It's not worth it and from mid range to high performance mobos, it all amounts to 1 to 2 fps in gaming.

Both are solid, but bang for buck, go for the asRock.
 
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It's not worth it and from mid range to high performance mobos, it all amounts to 1 to 2 fps in gaming.
Both are solid, but bang for buck, go for the asRock.

'nd what if I can get the MSI just for 40 euro more than the Asrock z77 extreme 4?

Thanks!
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As long as the power supply is Corsair, just make sure it has 60 plus rating and you should be good. As for the graphic card, the Sapphire is probably the better choise, but come black friday see if there is a 7970 for about the same amount (+$20 is more then worth it), just make sure it has an aftermarket cooler (sapphire, msi, asus, etc). And, if you can afford it get the extreme 6, if you want to save the money and buy the Extreme 4, do it and you wont be disappointed
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'nd what if I can get the MSI just for 40 euro more than the Asrock z77 extreme 4?
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Tough call, either will be fine.
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For moderate overclocking (~4.5 on an Ivy CPU), there really isn't much difference between any of the boards - even between boards that cost $120 to $220. The only real reason to buy the more expensive board is for additional features or connectivity, or if the layout is better for your needs.
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For moderate overclocking (~4.5 on an Ivy CPU), there really isn't much difference between any of the boards - even between boards that cost $120 to $220. The only real reason to buy the more expensive board is for additional features or connectivity, or if the layout is better for your needs.

Correct, usually the chip/cooling will hold back the overclock, normally it will not be the board at that price range.
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Thanks!

Will an Asrock z77 Extreme 4 or 6 run 4x4 gb ram 1866 mhz, c9?

Thanks guys!
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Thanks!
Will an Asrock z77 Extreme 4 or 6 run 4x4 gb ram 1866 mhz, c9?
Thanks guys!
Yes, that is what I am currently running.
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