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Hi guys, I'm currently planning on getting the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer and a DC chip mid June. I see some of you think ASRock isn't that great of a board?

Can you elaborate on why another board would be better for the money?

If you had $150 to spend on a board, which would you buy and why?

I'll be OCing high as the Noctua and temps will let me, primarily used for gaming, SLI in near future.

Don't be too swayed by forum opinion. Better do your own research on motherboard components. I'm more or less convinced the ga-z97x-ud3h is good for its price and features but your choice seems also good for the price.

In reality you never know for sure until the components are fully analysed and tested.

e.g. Look at this amazing work by Sin: http://sinhardware.com/index.php/vrm-list
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post #72 of 107
wow that z97m OC formula... it looks like a downgrade from the z87m OC formula rolleyes.gif

i guess its price will be around $120 to $150 instead of the ~$200 price tag of the Z87m OC formula
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post #73 of 107
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Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

Don't be too swayed by forum opinion. Better do your own research on motherboard components. I'm more or less convinced the ga-z97x-ud3h is good for its price and features but your choice seems also good for the price.

In reality you never know for sure until the components are fully analysed and tested.

e.g. Look at this amazing work by Sin: http://sinhardware.com/index.php/vrm-list

Ah thank you for the reply. Some good info as well, look it over and doing the crash course in understand VRM a little bit. smile.gif

Thanks again sir.
post #74 of 107
After using ASrock boards for various builds, I have come to appreciate the price/performance ratio they offer. I'm not too concerned about the colors, since they tend to get used in cases without side windows.
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post #75 of 107
Wow the plebes of OCN have spoken, I guess colors are more important than performance rolleyes.gif

Mod edit in 3, 2, 1 . . .
post #76 of 107
PS sample will be in the lab on the 16th numbers for the non believers then wink.gif
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I'm sad to see the Killer NIC's it was one of the key reasons I purchased the gigabyte g1... on three occasions I have experienced odd issues with connectivity and after much elimination it always came down to killer's software being the problem. I'm ready for a new board but it wont be one that has that network card built into it.
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post #78 of 107
Received the first batch of ASRock boards today. They look MUCH better in real life than they do on the pictures. The Maximus VII Ranger also looks quite good. Now waiting for the OC Formula thumb.gif
post #79 of 107
What you think about Z97 eXtreme 4? is good for the money?
For now i have i5 4440 and after 1 or 2 month i get i7 4790k.

Will I have any problems with the combination of i5 4440 and Z97?
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Devil's Canyon i5 and i7 are compatible with 9 series chipsets only. The current Haswell and its refresh are compatible with the 9 series chipsets however.
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