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Post help me choose between these two
so i am really planning on upgrading my 5 year old Q6600 system to an Ivy bridget.

i can't decide whether i should spend the big bucks and get the Asus Sabertooth Z77, or go with a more economical option of ASrock Z77 Extreme4. to my understanding, the overclockability of Ivy bridge is all depends on the chip, since you're bumping up the multiplyer anyway, as long as the board can supply the voltage, there shouldn't be any factor in which motherboard you use right?

please chime in.

ASrock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157293

Sabertooth
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131821

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:31 pm
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Post Re: help me choose between these two
I would go with at least the Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157295
OR with ThunderBolt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157344

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:08 pm
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Post Re: help me choose between these two
thanks .. i just did a quick search comparing the 6 and 4. it seems the only difference is the "slightly" beefier heatsink used on the board, and extra PCIe 2.0 4X slot, and extra USB 3.0 ports.

i think i might go with the 4 instead. it seems folks on ExtremeSystems are hitting 4.9ghz with Extreme4 on 3570K. so i assume heatsink/temp isn't an issue. compare to my current X38 which turns the mobo heatsink into BBQ grill.

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
Well if you want a more value approach then, this looks to be the best deal (if you can live with the branding): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157298

Though I guess if you're getting the 3570k, the Extreme4 is your best bet. $60 savings is pretty good.

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Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:35 pm
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Post Re: help me choose between these two
i think i am going with the Extreme4 with the 3770K.

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
don't forget to get a 200 dollar sound card with that build. :D

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
dog2525 wrote:
don't forget to get a 200 dollar sound card with that build. :D



already have it... :)

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
on second thought, after more extensive research, i think i'll get the Extreme6. there's an extensive review online that did a tear down, and found better VRM components underneath the Extreme6. so for longevity, i am guessing the Extreme6 will be a better bet. consider my current X38 lasted me 5 years, and a great overclocker. going from 4 to 6 is only $20 more.

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
I still can't wrap my head around ASRock making good components these days, i've always known them for being below sub-par, kind of like ECS. But I guess tihngs change

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
yeah i never bothered with their products as well. i've always went with Asus, EVGA. but recently it seems there's been quite a buzz about their bang for the buck.

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Thu May 02, 2013 9:21 am
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Post Re: help me choose between these two
what you talking about, my thread isn't long. half if it is you talking about which soundcard to use.

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Thu May 02, 2013 11:27 am
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Post Re: help me choose between these two
where is nova

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Post Re: help me choose between these two
BAM! wrote:
where is nova

look deep inside yourself and you will find the answer to the question which you seek

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