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Okay, since the B3 SB MBs are finally instock, since like 3 weeks ago, I'm going to make the jump.

I currently have a 2500k i5 and 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 F3 Ripjaws sitting on my desk.

I can't decide for the life of me between what board I should get.

Its either:
ASUS P8P67 Pro OR Deluxe

or

ASRock Extreme6

I've heard great reviews and stories on the Extreme6 but some say, they aren't great...
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No way. Asus over ASrock, any day imo.
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Any particular reason?
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Originally Posted by xxsashixx View Post
Okay, since the B3 SB MBs are finally instock, since like 3 weeks ago, I'm going to make the jump.

I currently have a 2500k i5 and 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 F3 Ripjaws sitting on my desk.

I can't decide for the life of me between what board I should get.

Its either:
ASUS P8P67 Pro OR Deluxe

or

ASRock Extreme6

I've heard great reviews and stories on the Extreme6 but some say, they aren't great...

I say go for the Asrock P67 Extreme 4, more mature UEFI then the Extreme 6 and less problem then those Asus P67 board.

Ket (who is Ket, well people call him Mr BIOS) over at Xtreme Systems helping Asrock with the Extreme 4, Asrock P67 Extreme4 UEFI & Drivers thread [Extreme6 & Pro3 owners welcome].

Problem with Asus board, Official ASUS BIOS and Program Updates





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Originally Posted by xxsashixx View Post
Any particular reason?
Probably because Asrock is a newcomer with enthusiast board and Asus is wellknown company.
Edited by Ghostleader - 3/30/11 at 12:25am
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Mostly because I've seen 3 Asrock boards fail in a row xD So I'm just against them.
Not super high quality but not cheap crap boards either... just failed to work.
I < 3 my asus board though.

I've definitely seen some high ends built on Asrock though I'd look up your particular 2 boards for some reviews of them and see which ranks top for reliability, as well as the specific features that you want.
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I say go for the Asrock P67 Extreme 4, more mature UEFI then the Extreme 6 and less problem then those Asus P67 board.

Ket (who is Ket, well people call him Mr BIOS) over at Xtreme Systems helping Asrock with the Extreme 4, Asrock P67 Extreme4 UEFI & Drivers thread [Extreme6 & Pro3 owners welcome].

Problem with Asus board, Official ASUS BIOS and Program Updates

I chose the extreme6 because it's a higher end board

The extreme6 has more power phases, so it should be better no?
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I chose the extreme6 because it's a higher end board

The extreme6 has more power phases, so it should be better no?
Not necessarily

Have to quote TiN on that

"I could not see any practical sense to make 24-phase VRM for LGA1155 platform. Yes, it sounds cool, but it's not the key necessary for overclocker (and never was). What is essential for overclockers - is ability to control everything, solid and stable overclocking software, useful and clear BIOS settings, and minimum of issues. Good 6/8-phase design still able to deliver necessary power, and practice shows that even Intel DP67BG is able to make 5.5GHz Sandy Bridge happiness, not matter of it's "weak" VRM."

Source

Most of the times it´s a marketing trick to differentiate the products.


If you want the Extreme 6 it´s up to you, the most important thing is that you are happy with whatever you choose

I know, it´s not easy to chose the "right" board to day, they are very similarly.


I chose the Extreme 4 because it probably have the most mature UEFI of the Asrock board, plenty of features for that price, minimal problems and it has been solid so far, running it with a i5 2500K, some RipjawsX 2133C9 and SLI GTX 580 in my test bench right now, no problem, devours every game I throw at it, rendering videos pretty fast and overclock well with the power save features still working, in my book it´s a well working board
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post #8 of 15
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Ah I see, I see, may save myself 40$ and grab the extreme4 if that is the case
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Jumped the gun, and ordered the Extreme4, should be in tomorrow and finally get my SB build up and running. It was 40$ cheaper including taxes and shipping than the Pro
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Ok, sorta an update, I got the extreme4 a little while ago, couldn't be much happier. 4.5Ghz on offset voltages +0.005, I'm gonna try to hit 5Ghz after I get a better hsf as the hyper212+ has problems keeping up with those volts i reckon
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