ASROCK Z97 EXTREME6 vs ASUS VI HERO

stewartss

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hi, as i described above, im wondering which one to choose.
i will be having INTEL 4770k with R9 vapor-x .
I am a COMPLETE noob so i was wonder what the differences were, extreme6 would offer more with less money but i hear BIOS and configurations are bit more trickier for ASROCK - would this is be very difficult for someone who have never done this before? I do not care about aesthetic quality whatsoever so please help me out.
If there are any other recommendation for MOBOS that are better than these MOBOS for its relative price (~180 dollar range) it would be amazing thanks
 

Tradesman1

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I'd go the Hero (and did), I decided on the Z87 Hero after about 20 assorted client builds with Haswell and never came across a Z87 mobo I would swap it out for, so when the Z97 was released I grabbed the Hero version again and it's a great mobo, even better than the Z87 is...haven't built on the Rock mobo yet, and while I think it will be a better mobo than the Z87 version, doubt it matches up to the Hero for Ocing, DRAM, BIOS features, etc
 

Vic 40

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Better,i don't know,but as good i think so,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xud5h

The asrock already seems like a good choice and it's the least expensive one.

There's also this one,but very overclock and multi gpu orientated,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xsoc
it needs a psu which can provide an extra 4pin powerconnector for the cpu (probably for extreme overclocking) and with more gpu's the same,but a 6pin (probably needed only when going for more than 2 cards).I haven't really dug into it to see if these are really necessary.

Didn't know if you looked at gigabyte anyway so thought to give you these options too.
 

badboyrog2

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''reasoning behind this please? ''
because asrock have been built for overclocking with his Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design and Supports 5th Generation, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150) and
Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking

it do not mean the hero is not good..i had one before and never have a problem
i choose asrock because this was in your question
the hero have only 8 phases ,