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ASUS Z77-V LK or ASRock Z77 Extreme 4?

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Hey guys,

I'm building a new gaming rig tomorrow and I've been considering between these 2 MoBos for quite some time now but I'm leaning more towards ASUS's side because of it's better track record/reputation and the higher level of software quality that it has. I just love how polished the ASUS BIOS looks and also the software tools suite that comes with it. Where as ASRock's softwares look completely cheap and unpolished.

The thing that got me reconsidering however, is that ASRock's MoBo comes with much better components for practically the same price. Like the gold capacitors and more power phases and slightly better on board sound chip, etc.

I'm not sure if ASRock's better components mean that it'll be better than ASUS's as I'm not going to be doing hardcore overclocking on my cpu and gpu. Just some moderate overclocking on both when needed maybe.

So as you can see, I'm pretty torn right now.. Which do you think I should go with?






Edit: Apologies admins, I just realized I've posted this in the wrong segment.
Edited by GabrielQ - 1/14/13 at 12:25am
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I will always go with an ASRock. I have never, ever had any problems with ASRock. They make very well constructed motherboards and implement good features too. I am not being biased but I've never owned a Asus motherboard so I cannot really comment.
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I own both & both brands & both are very good. Gold capacitors doesn't matter one bit. Both have similar build parts throughout. The Asus has a much better bios & the community is bigger far as user support.

The ASRock is much more feature rich than the Asus as my daughter has a Z77 Extreme 4 paired with a 3570, it's a terrific combo.

I would go with the Extreme 4
 
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I will always go with an ASRock. I have never, ever had any problems with ASRock. They make very well constructed motherboards and implement good features too. I am not being biased but I've never owned a Asus motherboard so I cannot really comment.

As much as I want to go for the ASRock for it's better components & nicer physical looks, I can't get myself to accept the sub-standard GUI of it's BIOS & the look and build of it's accompanying softwares. Compared to ASUS's, that is :/
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The ASRock is much more feature rich than the Asus as my daughter has a Z77 Extreme 4 paired with a 3570, it's a terrific combo.

What features does ASRock have over ASUS? Did you mean the gold capacitors, etc?
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What features does ASRock have over ASUS? Did you mean the gold capacitors, etc?

Memory speed, 4 Sata 6GB/s, better audio, Esata @ 6GB/s, & Debug LED which is very important these days. Those are the most important & it's little here's there's that make the board worth the buy. They overclock about the same & build quality is the same, but... the Extreme 4 has a very noticeable brown covering over the PCB
 
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Memory speed, 4 Sata 6GB/s, better audio, Esata @ 6GB/s, & Debug LED which is very important these days. Those are the most important & it's little here's there's that make the board worth the buy. They overclock about the same & build quality is the same, but... the Extreme 4 has a very noticeable brown covering over the PCB

Ohh I see.. What does the brown covering do? Better cooling or something? tonguesmiley.gif
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Ohh I see.. What does the brown covering do? Better cooling or something? tonguesmiley.gif

Just, just their signature. It's not very noticeable after awhile
 
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I just read that the ASUS Z77-V LK has it's CPU's OC locked at max 4.2GHz?!? Is that true? If that's the case, I might seriously start considering the ASRock one!!
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I just read that the ASUS Z77-V LK has it's CPU's OC locked at max 4.2GHz?!? Is that true? If that's the case, I might seriously start considering the ASRock one!!

The ASRock is a much better board..... My daughters has her 3570K clocked @ 4.7GHz with 1.262 Volts....
 
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The ASRock is a much better board..... My daughters has her 3570K clocked @ 4.7GHz with 1.262 Volts....

But what if compared to the ASUS Z77-V? Although there's a price difference, I wouldn't mind it just to get ASUS as I really prefer ASUS's UEFI compared to ASRock's.... And all the ASRock's 555x marketing gimmicks make me a little uncomfortable.. Could ASRock be cutting costs somewhere, maybe?
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