Summary: Final Thoughts
The ASRock Z77 Extreme6 is definitely a nice looking board. The dark brown PCB complemented with golds, silvers and blacks looks stellar, and if aesthetics are important to you, then this is definitely a good choice to be visible through a case window.
The board is laid out really well with a clean approach for ease of use.
Pros: Well laid out, Easytounderstand BIOS, Achieved a very nice overclock, Tons of connectivity & expandability, Included USB 3.0 5.25” bay bracket is a nice addition
Cons: Could have used one more USB 3.0 motherboard header, Board labelling (especially RAM slots) could be better., UEFI has tons of options, yet no explanation, ⅔ pieces of the included software intrusive, despite being functional.
Excerpt: Since February we've been looking at new Intel Z77 Express based motherboards and as the weeks have gone on the pile of Z77 based motherboards has grown larger and larger. It's time to finally start digging into the pile and see just what exactly is going on with them.
Excerpt: ASRock have made a name for themselves in the past few years, releasing some very impressive motherboards such as the Fatal1ty 990FX Professional that we reviewed a few months back. They have a wide range of motherboards across multiple platforms, from mini-ITX HTPC motherboards to high-end ATX boards with a myriad of features and extreme overclocking support.