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Ive never used raid so i have no experience with that.

I had a similar issue in the beginning but once i got my boot order situated my boot times became as advertised.Ive had this board for almost a year now and have not updated the bios so i am curious to see what version your on ?

The only issues ive had with this board is once in a while the OS will lock up then it re boots and i have to re do all my OC settings.

Those boot times *never* include post as I have ever seen them. They usually start the clock when the bios hands the system over to the OS.
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Anyone else remember the Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 board? That thing was absolutely rock solid. Used it longer than any other board ever. I have heard stories about people destroying capacitors and catching it on fire and still working. Never had a bad ASRock board wubsmiley.gif
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On air and water an extreme4 will easily max out an ivy quad making the mosfet issue a non issue.

I agree that for most on air this will not be an issue but these MOSFETs run at high temperatures and that makes them significantly less reliable than current Lower RDS(ON) MOSFETs. As Sin said they're not designed for fast-switching current freqs.

If you checkout this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1271002/asrock-z77-vrm-phase-cooling-badly-needed/0_20
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If you plan on sub zero you really should invest in a oc formula or maximus.

No, a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H or Z77X-D3H (the same without 2oz Copper PCB, onboard overclocking buttons and voltage read points) would be just fine for benching and they're in the same price range as ASRock Extreme4/6.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1252290/z77x-ud3h-review-and-oc-testing-circuit-analysis-ln2-runs-efficiency-comparison/0_20
http://www.overclock.net/t/1333812/asrock-z77-extreme4-z77-extreme6-review/0_20

That's why I don't understand why people say "with ASRock you save a ton of money" - the other motherboard is offered for the same price and has the same features (well along a few minor things like mSATA onboard connector) and better VRM's.

Alternatively there's the Asus P8Z77-V LK too.

Not hating on ASRock, just wishing they could use the same stuff as the competitors.
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I've been impressed with our Z77 Extreme4 so far. It's one solid board for how much it cost. The value that ASRock offers is very very good. I hope they continue to make high-quality, low-price products. thumb.gif

So much this. I currently love their performance to price ratio, I really really do. I built systems around 4 AsRock boards this last year, all of them are went smooth as butter, and overclocked like a dream.
    
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I have a Z77 Extreme4 and it's been rock-solid for me.
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I do like my z68 extreme 7, but I will not buy another asrock board again. You get what you pay for. I know they are trying really hard, but there is a reason they are not on top like Gig and Asus. The quality, feel, and finish are definitely lacking.
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I've owned so many ASrock boards over the years. I definitely consider them when looking for my personal system boards. They generally undercut the competitions offerings by about $15 without lacking features. I've only owned one ASrock board that had issues from the factory but the RMA was a breeze.


Over the last two years I have owned the following:

ASrock Z77 Pro3
ASrock H77M
ASrock N68-S
ASrock X79 Extreme4-M
ASrock A85X Extreme4-M

I've built systems for others using several other boards as well.
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I do like my z68 extreme 7, but I will not buy another asrock board again. You get what you pay for. I know they are trying really hard, but there is a reason they are not on top like Gig and Asus. The quality, feel, and finish are definitely lacking.

Considering Asrock up untill a few years ago were a subsidiary of asus and have now broken off to sell alone, i Would say it won't be very long before they knock the likes of Asus and Gigabyte from their pegs if they continue to grow as much as they have been doing
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Anyone else remember the Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 board? That thing was absolutely rock solid. Used it longer than any other board ever. I have heard stories about people destroying capacitors and catching it on fire and still working. Never had a bad ASRock board wubsmiley.gif
That's my most favorite mobo ever redface.gif. Really great oc features for the price (got my Opty 144 from stock 1,8GHz to 3GHz.) Unbeatable price, it was around 60$. At the time all my friends had this board in their computers. You could even upgrade it to support AM2 cpus.
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Considering Asrock up untill a few years ago were a subsidiary of asus and have now broken off to sell alone, i Would say it won't be very long before they knock the likes of Asus and Gigabyte from their pegs if they continue to grow as much as they have been doing

if you read or follow sin0822 on here or see his youtube videos, he makes it sound like them breaking off from asus is a very, very bad thing.


I almost forgot, I had to RMA a brand new extreme 7 last year because it was warped so bad right out of the box. The replacement one newegg sent me wasnt much better. Tissue thin PCB.

Helping a friend build a system with a z77 extreme 4 and it has the same lackluster feel when it comes to quality. Tissue thin pcb again, and weak vrm circuitry compared to the similarly priced Gigabyte UD3H.
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