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This review is from: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Wonderful board that made for a super easy installation. I primarily deal with older machines, so this was my first time experiencing UEFI. ASRock’s UEFI interface is extremely intuitive to understand and made updating the board super simple.
Cons: It has side-mounted SATA, which, combined with a small case, can make it pretty tricky to plug everything in tightly.
Other Thoughts: Be mindful that this isn’t at precise ATX size. It’s actually a hair smaller. It will likely fit just fine, but check your case’s layout beforehand or you’ll be strapping this in with duct tape. (Note: Please don’t strap this in with duct tape.)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: After a year of constant use it is still going strong.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent speed and no problems with Photoshop, Flash, Lightroom, or gaming. Going to work and using our old single-core machines is a drag after having this beast at home.
Cons: Their heat sink will probably be fine for light use, but I had a 15-20c drop in temp after installing something more heavy duty, so I definitely recommend purchasing a different cooler. Why buy a $280+ chip and protect it with some plastic?
Other Thoughts: While some people might want the best and fastest they can get, I don’t see the need to overclock. It goes so fast that anything else is superfluous.READ FULL REVIEW