Jump to content


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Elliot B.

Elliot B.

    Over 13 years on Neowin

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 16-August 01
  • Location: West Midlands, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5

Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:25

I am getting a second 7870 XT and my current motherboard only supports 16x/4x (I want one that supports at least 8x/8x).


I decided on a Z77 board so I could potentially overclock my 3570K.


The cheapest Z77 boards with at least 8x/8x are:

Does anyone have any thoughts about any of these?


I believe the top one (the "-M") is basically a smaller version of the middle one. I'm thinking I should go for the normal size one, since I have a very large PC case?

#2 Mindovermaster


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 25-January 07
  • Location: /USA/Wisconsin/
  • OS: Mint Debian LMDE
  • Phone: HTC ONE V

Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:29

I have the Extreme3, couldn't be happier. :)

#3 daorbed9



  • Joined: 10-May 13
  • Location: NC

Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:46

I have the Extreme4, rock solid.  I work with Gigabyte and Asus boards everyday and would say they are not worth the extra price IMO.

#4 +Phouchg


    Resident Misanthrope

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 28-March 11
  • Location: Neowin Detainment Camp

Posted 22 January 2014 - 19:12

Voting for Asrock Z77 Extreme4. I generally like Asrock boards. They're inexpensive, but well featured, and have simple, understandable, yet powerful UEFI config. Onboard switches and port 80h debug display will help to if OC fails, too.