Excellent on-board cooling.
Many over clocking specific features.
Pretty decent pricing.
Good audio rendering.
Big software package.
Simple color scheme that can easily match any other components well.
Water cooling ready.
Color scheme matched by very few other parts on the market today.
Limited Video output, with only HDMI possible without addon cards.
ADDon 40mm nearly useless.
Overclock ability is not as good as expected.
Requires manual tuning with current BIOS, Lim
Not the greatest stock performance.
Water cooling channel designed for 3/8″ ID tubing – most enthusiasts prefer 1/2″ ID or higher.
By MadShrimps on February 04, 2013
With the new Z77 OC Formula, ASRock is trying to detach from the older, regular motherboard designs and step-up by proposing a build on a new layout, with many of the legacy components removed and an UEFI interface with a lot of options available. ...-
By AnandTech on January 15, 2013
Enthusiasts and speed freaks are always looking for an edge – a little something that will help push their gear that little bit faster. There is already a market for pre-overclocked GPUs and now SSDs are coming with internal RAID to push the boat...-
By Overclockers Club on October 30, 2012
After recently looking at ASRock's Z77 Extreme 4 I found that ASRock had indeed improved its stock with a board that overclocked well and could be had for a remarkably low price point. You usually cannot get much better than that. ASRock's...-
By VR-Zone on October 19, 2012
In recent years ASRock moved up to the number three spot when it comes to consumer motherboard makers, rapidly overtaking MSI and other smaller manufacturers. One of the reasons is because ASRock's parent company Pegatron is a huge manufacturer of...90
By Kitguru.net on October 18, 2012
ASRock have been aggressively targeting the overclocking audience in the last year and we have reviewed many of their motherboards for the Intel Z77 and X79 platform. Today we are focusing on a rather special design, created by overclocking guru...90
By TechRadar on October 12, 2012
Motherboards are dull. Decide the specs you need, compare on price and, maybe, take branding and reputation into account, and pull trigger. It's that simple. Not so fast. In a market that's become a bit stale, feisty upstart ASRock may just have...80
By techPowerUp! on October 10, 2012
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...95
By X-bit Labs on October 10, 2012
When we started reviewing ASRock Z77 OC Formula mainboard, we weren’t prejudiced against it. ASRock mainboards are currently among the best in the market, but we were still somewhat alerted, to be honest. We have been witness to several situations...-
By uk.hardware.info on October 04, 2012
It's a very nice motherboard, the Z77 OC Formula. It looks good, has excellent specifications and the extra features are clearly useful for the intended target group. The overclocking profiles created by Nick Shih are a nice source of inspiration...-
By ThinkComputers on October 01, 2012
When ASRock first offered to send me the Z77 OC Formula for review, I couldn’t be happier. I originally purchased the Z77 Extreme6 for my own personal use before writing the review on it, but I always kept looking at the OC Formula (or extreme9)...100