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Hi OCN,

I've narrowed my Z77, LGA 1155 motherboard soul searching to three boards at the moment but don't know where to go from here. I'm planning on on combining it with either an i5 3570k or an i7 3770k and overclocking it to 4.2Ghz+.

Out of the AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance, AsRock Z77 Extreme6 and Gigabyte G1-SNIPER-M3 Z77 what is better when it comes to sheer performance? Price and value for money isn't important as they are all within about twenty bucks of each other.

Thanks,
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I'd have to day, even though I love Asrock, the Gigabyte board would be the best overclocker of the three.

Edit: to elaborate, the Extreme6 hasn't received very good reviews, and the Gigabyte board has better integrated sound. If the smaller size of the Gigabyte board is an inhibiting factor (because of fewer sata ports etc.) then get the Asrock board, but otherwise, just go with the G1.Sniper M3.
Edited by Tagkaman - 2/10/13 at 10:57pm
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Why M3? Get UD3H or UD4H for full sized ATX builds. The choice comes down to the price...
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Why M3? Get UD3H or UD4H for full sized ATX builds. The choice comes down to the price...

I don't know all that much about Gigabyte motherboards (pretty much all I know is that the UP7 is my dream mobo biggrin.gif) so you should listen to this guy.
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post #5 of 15
M3 is a cool board, its audio is pretty cool, but it is pretty bare bones when it comes to connectivity, but that would help with performance in a sense because you aren't clogging up the native busses and you have less signal interruptions from other controllers not being there.
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post #6 of 15
I know this is slightly off topic, but I like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4, I just ordered one about 2 hours ago. The features and performance to the price point, in my opinion, are hard to beat.

ASUS is also the parent company to ASRock. Regardless of what ASRock board that you pick up, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Incase you're interested here's a link to the ASRock Z77 Extreme4.
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The features and performance to the price point, in my opinion, are hard to beat.

Then you didn't spend time looking enough. Biostar TZ77XE3 or 4 beats it. MSI Z77A-GD55 and GD65 are close. All of these boards have much better VRM than Extreme4.
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Then you didn't spend time looking enough. Biostar TZ77XE3 or 4 beats it. MSI Z77A-GD55 and GD65 are close. All of these boards have much better VRM than Extreme4.

I feel this reply to be rather rude. I said in my opinion. I wasn't comparing any boards to the Extreme4.
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post #9 of 15
Sorry man, just tired of people recommending Extreme4 without knowing its real flow in VRM design. Especially when there are better alternatives. This discussion has been going on since pretty much first day Z77 boards were released...
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UD3H or UD5H Will give you the most robust VRM in this price range, UD4H is a also a good choice along with ASUS boards in this price range. I don't recommend analog vrms but that aside Extreme 6 is a decent board,
Edited by sherlock - 2/11/13 at 5:15pm
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