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#1
Hello Friends ....

I wnt to buy new mobo for my i5 3570K ( Currently using it with Asus P8H61-M LX3 R2) . I sort out some mobos but unable to decide which one is good ?

1.Asrock Z77 E6
2.Asrock Z77 Fatality
3. Asus Z77 Maximus V Formula
4. Asus Z77 Sabertooth

Want to OC 3570k upto 4.5 Ghz .So guys pls help me to choose good motherboard for my i5 3570k.
 

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Pretty much any mid grade Z77 will do the trick.
 

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Neither Of Those. Id Stay Away From Asus And Get And ASrock Or gigabyte
 
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How is Asrock Z77 E6 in OCing n Performance ?
 
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Neither Of Those. Id Stay Away From Asus And Get And ASrock Or gigabyte
It is good practice to give a reason when you tell someone to steer away from something, just saying.


To OP:
Any midrange Asrock/Asus would be fine, if you were to keep your motherboard for a prolonged time you should look into the Sabertooth, 5 yrs warranty.
 

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It is good practice to give a reason when you tell someone to steer away from something, just saying.

My ASUS Z77 ROG boards are not Windows8 ready as claimed. Take same parts, put on X79, things work perfectly. His reasoning is this issue.

ASUS needs to fix BIOS issues before they'll get my recommendation. Right now my choices are Gigabyte or ASRock.

Actually, I'd not recommend ASUS for even Windows7, or any other OS, if going Z77. I could not be more disappointed. I'd recommend Biostar and ECS or even MSI before ASUS right now.
 
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I heard Asrock use cheap components . Is it true ?
 
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My ASUS Z77 ROG boards are not Windows8 ready as claimed. Take same parts, put on X79, things work perfectly. His reasoning is this issue.

ASUS needs to fix BIOS issues before they'll get my recommendation. Right now my choices are Gigabyte or ASRock.

Actually, I'd not recommend ASUS for even Windows7, or any other OS, if going Z77. I could not be more disappointed. I'd recommend Biostar and ECS or even MSI before ASUS right now.
Couldn't be more surprised honestly, my RIVE X79 board works flawlessly :eek:, didn't know so many problems were present.

Thanks dave.
 

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according to dave ASUS's has there boards made by ECS lol
 
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according to dave ASUS's has there boards made by ECS lol
You know, it doesn't surprise me honestly, Shamino always gives us tons of support on the current RoG boards, he's been giving us refined BIOSes every month on KingPincooling but he doesn't talk about boards on other segments, he probably only works on high end and that's why there is such night and day difference between the boards EVEN though they are both ASUS.
 
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So which one i take Asus or Asrock ?
 
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Always follow cadaveca's advice, if he says you shouldn't buy Asus then buy something else.

Get the Asrock ;)
 
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What about MSI? Just askin'... They seem to have stepped up their game lately.
On a side note, ASRock is mostly outsourcing to Pegatron, correct?
 

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Couldn't be more surprised honestly, my RIVE X79 board works flawlessly :eek:, didn't know so many problems were present.

Thanks dave.
I am using P9X79 Deluxe, works fine, that comment pertains to ROG Z77 only.


And I know it's BIOS, since I reviewed Gene and Formula some time ago, these board now do not work right, drop drives on boot, USB issues, memory issues, take all parts off those boards, plug into P9X79 Deluxe, everything works fine.

Personally, I think it might be confined to Win8 and TRIM commands from the OS, but I don't know how to really test that other than how I have already, and I just gave up getting those boards to work with Windows8.

The dropped drives thing then stays active when Win7 is used..at least..it does on my ROG boards.


Changes to ASUS production was noted long ago in news items(I am not the source of this information):

http://www.techpowerup.com/164412/A...f-its-Motherboards-Notebooks-by-Pegatron.html


http://www.legitreviews.com/news/12897/



Hopefully they'll sort it out soon and I'll change my opinion on the subject.
 

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AsRock
 
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depends on ur budget!! asrock e6 is prety god one... even e4 could give u 4.5ghz
i belive many boards going from 110$ can do the trick
as for msi i think they have few records in oc with that board!!!
 
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Here's my experience with Gigabyte (I couldn't be happier with the MB, especially for the price!): http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175725

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Got it stable all the way up to 4.7 Ghz 1.39v 8 hour Prime95 run ON AIR! Haven't tried higher yet, as I'm working on shifting this into my H2O case (which is running a leak test at home as I write :))
 
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Asrock extreme 4,Gigabyte UD5H,UD4H,MSI GD65,basicly any of those should get you to 4.5 if your chip is capable(which it most likely is).
 
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Neither do i like MSI or Asrock much.

Msi stroke my nerve when i was unpacking a board for a costumer for his build and the heatsink wasn´t assembled right...one screw was lose broken of the thread, took the next one ...lose screws in the heatsink assembly again....

Asrock...is cheap i must admit but most boards come in back dead or half dead...not booting or posting...

Asus has always been my favorite even for my own personal use very few returns...very few! but more expensive.

I can´t complain about Gigabyte at all even they low budget boards are decent...
 
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What about MSI? Just askin'... They seem to have stepped up their game lately.
On a side note, ASRock is mostly outsourcing to Pegatron, correct?
My only and last MSI MB was recalled due to bad caps on the board. They leaked and the board was flakey. My problem was, there were not other competitive boards in the layout configuration and options like the MSI one I had other than an Intel with no OC ability. So, I stuck it out with that Intel board for two years.

Have a Gigabyte in one box right now. It's sweet and has run for years. Got it due to the warranty, great reviews (Legit Reviews) and the higher end memeory at the time from Corsair. It was the bad boy in it's day for a good long time until quad-core came out.
 

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a good motherboard does not mean you will get good overclocks
 

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AsRock before 2010 were budget model, after Asus Let them Go they exploded and became a top Tier Board Maker
 
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#25
a good motherboard does not mean you will get good overclocks
Not in the world of post Nehalem unlocked processors at least.

All my ASUS boards have treated me well, however I usually don't buy the absolute highest end boards from them. I stick around the near-top-of-the-line usually. P8Z68-V Pro currently, had a P5Q-Deluxe before it. Good friend has a P8Z77-V Pro and that does him well with a 3770K @ 4.9GHz.

Honestly, I don't see the point of the ROG boards...