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How did your ASRock Z77 Extreme4 / Extreme6 /TZ77XE4/ hold up?

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I am trying to decide between the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and Extreme6 and the MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming. They come with a free stick of ram but the MSI board unfortunately does not come with pci slot so I would need to buy a new sound card. I'm surprised to see in quite a few reviews where the Extreme4 was beating the 6 in some benchmarks, I wonder why that is. Also what about the rest of the options listed I would like to stay below $155 w/ the free ram deal.
Edited by Peanuts4 - 6/14/13 at 8:36am
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Extreme6 is the better board. I should of got it over the Extreme4.
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I've been using the extreme 6 for over a year now with 4.5Ghz overclock on a 3770k whole year and still running strong. I think from what I know, extreme 6 uses better mosfet compare to extreme 4. Not sure about the MSI Z77A-G45 tho. OP, what is your concern?
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Not sure about the MSI Z77A-G45 tho. OP, what is your concern?

I am just trying to avoiding dealing with a crappy board or having issues. I see there are 800+ reviews on newegg of the Extreme4 but only half are 5 stars, the Extreme6 isn't over 70% or anything either. So I would like to know first hand how solid these boards are or if I should opt for the Biostar TZ77XE4, Gigabyte UD3H, or an Asus option. The last 2 don't have the ram combo frown.gif
Edited by Peanuts4 - 6/14/13 at 8:36am
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Z77 Extreme6 is far better than the Z77 Extreme4. Extreme4 has D-PAK mosfets.

The MSI Z77A-G45 is a lower end board that also uses D-PAK mosfets.
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When I built my system, I had 2 Asrock Extreme 4 boards that had issues. The first had bent pins in the socket, the second wouldnt run my 6850's in Crossfire. Went to my current board the MSI Z77A GD65, no issues since.
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post #7 of 8
I'm using the Extreme4 and the only problem I have with it is the fan management in the BIOS. I have to use SpeedFan in Windows because the automatic fan control doesn't work very well.
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One curious thing I see is that on the z77 extreme6 has a 4-pin molex power connector to provide extra power to the PCIe slots. Is this needed? the z87 extreme4 and extreme6 don't have this so I am curious if the power delivery is weak.
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