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Asrock H77m (£59) or Asrock H77 Pro4-M (£62)?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by King Mustard, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. King Mustard New Member

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    They seem very similar, both having:

    • mATX
    • 2x USB3
    • 2x SATA3
    • 4x SATA2
    • Realtek ALC892
    The differences seem to be:

    Asrock H77m (£59)

    • 6x USB2
    • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
    • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE2: x4 mode)
    • 2 x PCI slots
    Asrock H77 Pro4-M (£62)

    • 4x USB2
    • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
    • 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE3: x1 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)
    • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
    • 1 x eSATA3
    I doubt I'll be using CrossFireX, so I may as well go for the cheaper one and gain the 2x extra USB2 ports, yep?
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    I'd probably go with the Pro4-M version because it has more PCIe slots, which just seem more useful to me than PCI. And six USB ports on the back is probably plenty--and you can always use breakout headers if you need more (I can't see on the picture, but there are probably headers on the board for four or six more ports)
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    I've just realized, the cheaper one is the only one with a PCI slot, which I need for my DVB-S tuner (TV card).
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    Well, in that case, you have your answer :toast:
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    I do! Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it :)
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    Actually, I think I'll go for the H77 Pro4-M since it has four RAM slots, the H77m has two.

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