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I'm looking for a board for my new 4770k and can't decide on the board. I'm leaning on the new Intel made board but maybe it isn't as good as maybe the ASUS ROG or Asrock board.

What are the best boards with the Z87 chipset? And which should I get? I like the new Intel one but I'm sure someone disagrees.
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post #2 of 39
People are going to tell you Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI. What is your price range for the motherboard?
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I have the Extreme 6 and nothing but flawlessness from it. Overclocked so far to 4.6Ghz.
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If you're a little price conscious, the E4, E6 are great mobos. If not, Maximus VI Hero should be your winner.
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Someone stated that the Z87 Extreme 6 has the same mosfet setup as the Z77 OC formula so its going to be rock solid for OCing
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Thanx guys. I'm kinda stuck between the intel board and the asus board but I'm leaning towards intels. Is there any real difference? I'm definitely gona be over locking.
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post #7 of 39
Then definitely go with on geared for overclocking. From what I've read elsewhere is that the Intel boards are great if you plan on leaving things as stock.

I've had Gigabyte and MSI Intel boards in the passed and have had great experiences with both of them.
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Why upgrade? Get a high oc on the 3770K and put the rest of the cash into Titan SLI. Thatd be tops.

But on topic, this is my first asrock and in the 12 months of ownership id give it 10/10. OCing has never been so easy. The preset OC opyions in bios are 100% stable. Asrock for sure! Asus rampage boards altho good, waaay overpriced. They look nice but hey how often do you gaze at your MB lol
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Someone stated that the Z87 Extreme 6 has the same mosfet setup as the Z77 OC formula so its going to be rock solid for OCing

May have the same amount of phases, but that's not the only thing that comes into play with overclocking. Not to mention the whole power delivery on z87 boards is fundamentally different compared to z77 and prior.
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

I have the Extreme 6 and nothing but flawlessness from it. Overclocked so far to 4.6Ghz.

I was looking-checking out Extreme 6 in MC the other day and it look to me like pcb was black ,the earlier reviews show brown pcb ...is it black or brown ?
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