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A Review On: Asus Rampage IV Extreme

Asus Rampage IV Extreme

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UltraVolta425
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Pros: awesome overclockability, lots of features, Quad SLI/XFire, easy to OC, gorgeous black&red theme, OC key

Cons: bit pricey, and PCH fan is loud

This is the best MoBo I've ever had, actually. I've previously owned about 5 other MoBos, but none of them let me overclock as much as this. Hell, with my Foxconn Flaming Blade MoBo I coudln't even overclock anything!

This is a board MEANT for Overclockers. Well, overclockers and people like me who want it all, who aren't happy with anything BUT the best. It's even got native support for L2N and the MoBo even allows you to put sensors on your MoBo that allow you to measure temps BELOW zero. smile.gif

Lots of USB ports, both USB2.0 as well as USB3.0 and both internally as externally. Lots of SATA connections too, which I find good and useful. The more, the merrier. smile.gif

It's an E-ATX MoBo, but it fits nicely within my Cosmos II and the Corsair H100.

It's sooooo easy to OC with this MoBo and you don't even need brains for it. Just select a pre-built in profile and you'll be fine, an easy OC to 4.4GHz or more. smile.gif

The MoBo also looks gorgeous with its nice black&red theme, and will fit nicely when I finally get my WC loop setup (should arrive any day now) cuz now my whole computer will look black and red. smile.gif

The OC key is also a nice feature as it allows you to change your OC settings while in Windows!

The MoBo also supports Quad SLI&CrossFireX, which I find awesome.


Of course, all those goodies have their price, and in the case of the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, that is a steep one at 400+- $.
Also, the Chipset fan is really loud, louder even than my ASUS Radeon HD7970, CPU and H100 on full blowing power! Of course, disabling the PCH fan completely silences it and causes no harm.

2 Comments:

Something must be seriously wrong if the south bridge fan is louder than your H100 & 7970..
Indeed, but still nice board, good review

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