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So I was poking around for some upgrades that should take place by summer, and was looking at the ASRock manufacturer. I'm unfamiliar with their motherboards but they seem to be highly regarded. I was looking at the z77 extreme6, can anyone else attest to the quality of that board (terms of cooling, overclockability, power phases, ect)
 

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Quite popular around here so I would say that they're a pretty safe option to go with.
 

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Doesn't matter who the manufacturer is.

All depends on product, its flaws and pros. Extreme6 is a good choice depending on price and features that you need.

The only issue with the board is the voltage reporting. You can find the thread about it on the first page of this forum section. I would get UD3H instead if Extreme6 costs that much.
 

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I can tell you that when I spoke to some of the guys at the local Microcenter I was told that of the motherboard returns they see as DOA most of them are ASRock.
 

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It works for me.
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The extreme6 has problems measuring the vcore correctly. You end up having a feeling of getting a well OCing board because the voltages cpu-z shows are low but actually both the extreme4 and extreme6 can run at considerably higher voltages (0.1V in some cases) than what software shows.

I suggest a gigabyte Z77 board.
 

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I was thinking either go with the ASRock if it was well recommended or stick with ASUS's sabertooth boards that I have experience with already, but which gigabyte board specifically would you recommend

or out of the three

ASrock extreme6, ASUS Sabertooth z77 or Maximus V Formula
 

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If I had a do-over when I got the Extreme4 last year I would of went with a GIGABYTE Z77X D3H which was my other choice.
 

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Maximus V formula is the best board out of those by a long shot. Sabertooths are a waste of money and don't offer more features than mainstream boards.

If you want an asrock board I'd go for the Z77-OC formula. Otherwise I'd look at the mainstream asus and GB boards or higher end ones if you really want the features or are planning on extreme OCs.
 

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You can't go wrong with any GB Z77 UD or UP board. Just choice the one that has right features for you.

Asus P8Z77-V and V-Pro are also good choices.
 

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The Extreme6 is a good board, I quite like mine. The voltage reporting issue does exist, but it's not a problem as long as you know about it. Regardless of the PWM controller, the actual VRM setup is quite good on the Extreme6. Your CPU will be getting clean power without issue. With that said, if the VCore reporting .01-.05 (only like two people on the extreme4 saw a discrepancy as high as .1V, and even then I think it was a defect and not something you should expect) lower than it actually is really bothers you, then go with one of the other boards in the price range. The differences in manufacturer once you hit close to the $200 mark starts to get smaller and smaller.
 

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Well I've looked through the specs and pieces used and it looks like my plan will be for the Maximus V formula, that board just looks effing sick, and I've already gotten the "premium" system thing going with the titan that I just threw in there so I guess popping an extra hundred on a mobo is no big deal.
 
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