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Asus Z87-PLUS vs Asrock Z87 Extreme4

post #1 of 7
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I have read almost any review about this 2 motherboards but I'm still undecided.
Seems that asus has a more stable overclock and more easy to apply it, also looks like the software included is more complete. But overall I have the feeling that the asrock is better and has more features.

Any advice?
post #2 of 7
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I have read that the asrock 6 is thicker than asrock 4 so it's better for heavy cpu coolers.
How the asrock extreme 4 compares in thickness with the asus plus?
Edited by l0rdraiden - 8/22/13 at 9:16am
post #3 of 7
I'd get extreme 4 because of asus' gold and black colour scheme

Both of them are good for normal use smile.gif

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Neither or Extreme4 (since it's $140 now)

Both of them lose Gigabyte UD3H in $160 price range. Or to G45 to a less degree. Asus is the worst of 4.
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post #5 of 7
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In my country there is only 10$ difference. Why the Asus is the worst if the specifications are pretty similar?
post #6 of 7
It has the worst audio codec of all. All the other boards also offer a headphone amplifier. Gigabyte has the best VRM followed by ASRock then Asus. I can almost guarantee that UD3H is build like a tank, but the opposite for Asus and ASRock. G45 should be OK. And it also has weird SATA layout.
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Z87 Extreme4. ASRock boards have a stable BIOS than ASUS. never had any problems with ASRock compared to my current ASUS mobo that has a buggy BIOS, faulty driver disc (had to download drivers manually from their website).
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