ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review: LGA 1155 Mainboard for Overclocking and Breaking Records
10 October 2012
Summary: The long list of various peculiarities and features of this mainboard should make overclocking and performance optimization very easy. Free from any major issues, this award-winning product is definitely worth your attention.
Summary: So, what can I really say about the ASRock Z77 OC Formula? Really, not that much. The packaging is simply phenomenal, making an impact like no other. There are several unique features on the board itself, many of which will affect your system's ability to overclock.
Pros: Excellent onboard cooling., Many overclocking-specific features, too many to list, Pretty decent pricing, considering all the features, Good audio rendering, Big software package, Simple color-scheme that can easily match any other components well, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse ...
Cons: Color scheme matched by very few other parts on the market today., Limited Video output, with only HDMI possible without add-on cards., ADD-on 40mm nearly useless., Overclock ability is not as good as expected, and requires manual tuning with current BIOS., Limited accessories, like no V-Check ca...
Summary: Final Thoughts
When ASRock first offered to send me the Z77 OC Formula for review, I couldn’t be happier. I originally purchased the
for my own personal use before writing the review on it, but I always kept looking at the OC Formula (or extreme9) that I’d like to eventually get to...
Pros: – Overclocks like a champ, – Price, – Aesthetics, – Water cooling ready, – Unique features like Rapid OC and PCIE on/off are actually USEFUL, – High quality
Cons: – Not the greatest stock performance, – Water cooling channel designed for 3/8″ ID tubing – most enthusiasts prefer 1/2″ ID or higher
Summary: ASRock with the help of its newest star recruit Nick Shih have put together a really strong performing motherboard here that really ticks all the right boxes. The first thing we've got to talk about is the overclocking side of things. We've never been able to overclock a board easier than this.