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I have been looking for a Z77 OCF for quite some time now. If it is prepped for LN2, I am still interested just need to see very detailed pictures of the preparation. Please contact me through the HWbot forums or Facebook. Thanks for the read!!
Hi all,is that time again new platform and lots more cold memory action ahah Had this platform for little over 2 weeks,so it's still all new to me,I did finally run some cold memory's for the first time yesterday.Will continue to post many more results as I learn this new platform,will also try to post from different ics,AU is little limited on the new memory's atm The new Z170 OCF once again was really nice to use,Nick has done a great job on the board and bios once again Hynix 3736Mhz 11-15-15-28 46-48 rtls 4-4 iols
Recently ive been doing some testing with the new Extreme6 X79 board from Asrock, so i thought i may as well post a quick review about it. To start with, the Extreme6 is a typical Asrock motherboard in the way that it offers a lot of features. 8xSATA, internal USB3.0, E-Sata .. you name it, asrock got it. The board also features start/reset buttons, and a handy HEX display. As this is the first Asrock board ive ever tried, it's VRM solution surprised me. Asrock hasn't an image of being super OC-friendly, but the Extreme6 actually offers a nice 12-phase VRM build around the same Chil controller found on the Rampage 4 Extreme and Radeon 7970. Then the big question; how is the (uefi)Bios? The simple answer is it's good, but with room for improvement. It definitely doesn't of as many settings as a Rampage 4, and isn't as straight forward as a nice Gigabyte board, but it's pretty decent non the less. You find what you need, and it works pretty much as expected. Results... well, it's hard to impress without a jaw-dropping, high clocking CPU. But the least i can do is show some screenshots as prove that this board actually works quite OK! 130bclock: 5400mhz Pifast and Superpi 1M. 2133 memory, 2400 doesnt seem to fully work yet. But at 8-9-8-24 2133mhz should be enough for most benching. wprime 12t 1.5v (CPU temp just below zero) and Vantage CPU test... Also did some 3D benching to check 3D performance. Seems pretty good! Conclusion: For around 220€ Asrock offers a pretty good board, fully packed with alot of features. It actually beats most of it's competitors when counting features, just looses in other places like user-friendly BIOS and overal looks. OC-whise the board seems solid. It clearly has no problem maxing this CPU, and works very stable even in tough tests like Vantage CPU test. So all-in-all a pretty nice board with some good potential.