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Preview: ASRock Z77 OC Formula

Published by Marc Büchel on 21.11.12 (13487 reads)
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The first impression the OC Formula from ASRock leaves, makes us want more. We like the individual design of this board, which actually isn't that easy to achieve anymore. Since ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and co finally found out that people, especially in the western part of this world, prefer simple and decent color designs, quite a lot of color combinations have already been chosen.
The OC Formula is a motherboard that really targets extreme overclockers, but nevertheless ASRock succeeded in crafting a product that is equally attractive to the guys handling LN2 or watercooling/aircooling setups. Both worlds will be able to squeeze maximum out of their systems using this board.
  - Design
- PCI-Express 3.0 Slots
- 6x SATA3 (6Gbps)
- 40 millimeter fan to cool power design
Layout   + -

Basically the ASRock OC Formula's Layout has been very well thought. Once more practical are the angled SATA connectors as well as the power- and reset-buttons. There is also a debug display which is very useful in case you should have issues with a component in your system or the board itself. Even the placement of the PCI-Express x16 is well chosen. There is a total of three of these slots between two slots there are always two empty slots. We think this is a good number of PCI Express x16 slots for a overclocking/gaming motherboard altough most gamers will never use three graphics cards in their build. But still it leaves you with plenty of options if you want to plug in other expansion cards. Overclockers will also like the voltage readouts but basically this board is more suitable for overclockers than enthusiast gamers.

  - Angled SATA connectors - Power/Reset-Button onboard
- Debug display
- Space around the CPU socket - Voltage readouts - Watercooling
- OC Buttons

Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Layout
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 5 - Connectors and I/O
Page 3 - Features Page 6 - Conclusion

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