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Why ASRock? Just because it is cheaper? I would go for whichever one is less likely to have bent pins, but it seems like both ASUS and ASRock are bad at that!

Because its not terribly expensive, has ALOT of good features, plus it has a really good VRM. I have purchased quite a few ASRock boards and I have never had ANY bent pins at all. The Extreme6 is a really good overclocker with good features that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It has some really good BIOS flashing options but I am not sure about "UEFI/BIOS Flashback feature" that you asked about. I did a search to find out what it is and from the video I watched it said its only available on ASUS x79 motherboards. You are looking for a z77 chipset and not a x79 so I don't think any of them will have that specific feature.
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All ASUS Z77 have BIOS Flashback...
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Beware of ASRock Z77 voltage issues. Besides that Extreme6 VRM is pretty good, but I think V Pro is cheaper anyway.
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yea most asus boards have this feature, i think they might have even patented it.
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I would much rather have the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro over any ASRock board. I don't care how far ASRock has come over the past few years, I still don't trust their boards to be as good as ASUS or Gigabyte. I would probably even feel better owning an MSI board over an ASRock. I'm sorry, but that's just the way I feel.

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z77 pro should be fine smile.gif
If AsRock:OC Formula biggrin.gif
 
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I agree that I like ASUS and Gigabyte boards better than ASRock. However, for someone that is only going to be overclocking to 4.5GHz and doesn't need an overpriced board you can't beat it. If you can find an ASUS or Gigabyte board with a good track record then by all means buy it. I'm not sure about the current prices. I was just simply suggesting that I have had really good luck with mine which is why I passed on the information. I'm not going to recommend a board that I never used. Yeah as I mentioned I wasn't sure about the flashing feature. I was just going by what I heard in the video I watched.

@ DeXel - I have never had any voltage problems on my board. Thanks for the information. I am going to look into this. I am actually in the process of during some research on some parts for a gaming build for my 11 year old son. I was thinking about going with another ASRock board but I think I will give something else a try this time or maybe even go AMD. I'm not sure yet.
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I have a x58a OC and my i7 980x is so bad (or degraded) that can't do 4GHz stable with decent voltages.

That being said, board was free and CPU was second hand. Also, I've heard x58a UD7 did really similar to my board.

(after reading a bit I see it's completelly offtopic.)

I think most decent z77 boards will do 4,5GHz just fine, it's not actually that much.
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So you talked about a bent pin then broken pin and replacement board with broken pin. Was it the same pin and if so where was the pin located?

Right now I would trust power delivery of 1st of Gigabyte boards then Asus Boards over most other vendors.
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@ DeXel - I have never had any voltage problems on my board. Thanks for the information. I am going to look into this. I am actually in the process of during some research on some parts for a gaming build for my 11 year old son. I was thinking about going with another ASRock board but I think I will give something else a try this time or maybe even go AMD. I'm not sure yet.

Everybody has them. Very few people actually measured the real voltage with a multimeter to see that the issue is there.
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