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#1 Bosco

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

ccokeman takes a look at ASRock's Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard.

Read his thoughts here:

http://www.overclock..._z77_extreme_4/

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

At last!! One of most popular low-mid end z77 board. Saw many people praising extreme 4 everywhere. It seems not bad, after all.
And @ccokeman, nice review!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

:cheers: Its a sweet little board. ASRock is really changing perceptions with their products. Plus I have another of theirs that we should see this week!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

:cheers: Its a sweet little board. ASRock is really changing perceptions with their products. Plus I have another of theirs that we should see this week!

so hiya frank, good morning, and thanx for yet another comprehensive review. with regard to the memory incompatibility, and without personally going thru the entire qvl, what memory would you say "is" the most compatible and most likely to behave properly in the overclocking arena...inqjuiring minds want to know...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

Samsung based seems to be the highlighted brand at this point although I will re visit the board as time allows.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:37 AM

Samsung based seems to be the highlighted brand at this point although I will re visit the board as time allows.

so basically "kingston" then, ...that's one ya don't see recommended everyday...thanks for that...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

:cheers: Its a sweet little board. ASRock is really changing perceptions with their products. Plus I have another of theirs that we should see this week!


Z77 OC formula!! Would be looking forward to your review. And yes, Asrock is changing a bit. I got myself z77 extreme6 some days ago, and till now, I'm totally satisfied with it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

I always loved the AsRock Extremes, I'm betting my next board (if bought new) will be one. So much quality and value for your $$

Thanks for the review!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

I was impressed with it.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

While I don't like the looks (Gold and brown? Yuck!) the value aspect is undeniable. Nice read! :cheers:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

^^ You don't like golden color? Turn off the cathode inside chassis. :P
Heard this complaint before from some other person.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

The brown pcb is a big turn off for me also