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UPGRADE TIME - asus Gryphon or Asrock Extreme 6???

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Hi peeps -

So I'm upgrading from a 9550 @ 4.02ghz to a new i5 4670k. Now ideally I would like to OC to 4.5ghz on air cooling but we'll just see how the lottery goes when I purchase the chip.

My question is the mobo... I am having a hard time deciding around these two:

1. asus z87 gryphon
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/GRYPHON_Z87/

2. asrock z87 extreme 6
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6/

I am currently only using a single GPU but may consider two in the future - I cant see 3 being used at all so that pretty much renders the asrock's 3rd pci16 slot useless except possible for resale value.

I have heard great things on the asus front but it is a micro atx vs atx. 5 year warranty is nice but seriously as long as it lasts 2 or 3 ill be happy!

Tom's hardware reviewed 5 atx mobos here and rated the asrock great.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...w,3524-31.html

Any info or advice would be appreciated.
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Mission Control
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k: 4.3 core / 4.23 cache @1.3v Asus Maximus Hero IV Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming 2113/8800  2x 4gb GSkill TridentX 2400Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x 8GB Corsair Dominator 2400mhz Samsung 120Gb SSD 2TB Storage Crucial 240GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
CD-DVD rom Corsair H110 Cooler 2x 140mm pull Windows 10 64bit ASUS MG279Q 1440P 144hz FREESYNC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Brown SILVERSTONE STRIDER G-EVO 1200 Corsair 500r Carbide Chassis Logitec G400s Mouse 
AudioAudio
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Headset Logitec 2.1 System 
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I am running the Gryphon's big brother the Sabertooth and love it! I have mine clocked at 4.5 no problems at all. I even clocked it 5GHz long enough to do a CPU-Z (I have a crap cooler) With my crap cooler H60 push pull I have not seen any crazy temp spikes.
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