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Current system has a i5-2500k. One day I'll look to put another 7850 in the machine...

I already bought the extreme3, in my computer right now but it's a DOA. So not the happiest about buying another one, also the board is a bit skinnier some reason and didn't screw into my old screws...

Thoughts? Been using a p67 been great to me. Using a SSD as a boot don' tneed the cache.
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post #2 of 13
You should wait until Z77 Extreme4 drops to $99, or get this with MIR. It was $99 on BF though.

Also this, or this.

Between ASRocks, P67 Extreme4 is much better, but you will be missing features of Z77 chipset, and iGPU support.
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Just upgrade to Z68/Z77?
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I can't wait... I kind of need my computer to work :/ My brother is paying the difference since I built him his new computer, sold him my stuff. And I get the new mobo but it was broke haha.

I a black or black and red mobo to match my themeing haha.

Also, you say it is an upgrade but I don't see why? iGPU doesn't matter to me I have a oldl GPU laying around incase something happens. Don't use ssd cache either. Is there something I'd actually notice if I got a z77?

Also that p67 board just looks epic!
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post #5 of 13
Z77 supports PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0 natively. First won't matter with 2500K.

iGPU allows Intel Quick Sync which speeds up video encoding.

P67 Extreme4 is a good motherboard, and so is Z68 Extreme4. Z77 Extreme3/4 lack quality compared to them.

As a rule if you want a quality and good looking board, you will have to pay a lot more than $100...
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Go for the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 motherboard. It's a solid motherboard.
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Z77 supports PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0 natively. First won't matter with 2500K.
iGPU allows Intel Quick Sync which speeds up video encoding.
P67 Extreme4 is a good motherboard, and so is Z68 Extreme4. Z77 Extreme3/4 lack quality compared to them.
As a rule if you want a quality and good looking board, you will have to pay a lot more than $100...

Eh. If you say so. It's 140, no reason to pay a ton more they don't break anymore. Ihaven't had one mobo brake unless I touch it. And video encoding of no use to me. USB 3.0 doesn't work with sandy now? o.O Ithought that was based on mobo.
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PCI-E 3.0 doesn't work. It was listed first wink.gif, so my statement is correct.

USB 3.0 on Z77 is Intel PCH controlled unlike P67, Z68. One thing I don't like about ASRock Z68/P67 boards is that they don't have USB 3.0 front panel header.

What I said above about quality, it's concerning VRM designs. If you don't overclock at all, or don't overrclock the CPU to the limits, you will be fine even with Z77 Extreme3, but you basically compromise performance for color.
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Also money. I don't get what you're saying is so terrible about ASRock they've all been fine to me. And OC is mostly pointless as nothing even fully loads an i5 that I use. On my other board I was just like 4ghz, done. No problems.

Storm Scout doesn't even have USB 3.0 on it's panel.

Also, still nothing even uses USB 3.0 yet. Only thing I ever connect to USB is mouse keyboard controllers and sometimes phone. All my big transfers are done via network.

Also what do you mean PCIe 3.0 doesn't work? Do you just mean with a sandy it'll revert and run in 2.0 mode instead until I get a 3.0 CPU? Which I should've just spent 10$ on the ivy don't know why I got the 2500k if I"m not really OCing much anyways.
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You are exaggerating whatever I am saying about ASRock. In fact, I praised their Z68, P67 boards. Their VRM design on Z77 boards is just a step down over choices that I listed above and compared to what they offered before.

If you satisfied with your stocks speeds, it doesn't make OC useless. I can load any CPU to 100% during folding, video editing and etc. If you simply play games, then most likely you won't ever get it to 100% atm.

PCI-E 3.0 isn't supported by Sandy Bridge, only Ivy Bridge.

Many flash drives, external enclosures already use USB 3.0. It's also backwards compatible, so why be stuck with USB 2.0, unless you are planning to upgrade in a year or two...

Anyway, with your needs pick whatever you like the most. They will be equally good for you.
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