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Hello,

I am thinking about upgrading my current Evga X58 SLI E758 to Asus Rampage extreme III.
What would I gain from upgrading to Asus?
I just never used expensive motherboard before. Are they worth it?
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Yep, they are definitely worth it, they have higher efficiency, better power phases, and can usually overclock higher. Have a Rampage III formula (currently for sale) and love it, ROG connect is a super implementation to control every bios setting from a remote device

I upgraded form a ASRock X58 Extreme, was only able to do 3.8ghz @ 1.3v - Rampage III Formula did 1.42 @ 1.26v on the same chip
Edited by appleg33k85 - 5/2/11 at 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
Hello,

I am thinking about upgrading my current Evga X58 SLI E758 to Asus Rampage extreme III.
What would I gain from upgrading to Asus?
I just never used expensive motherboard before. Are they worth it?
not really unless you are planning on going for an extreme overclock. Even then, there are better mobos for you to upgrade to instead of the R3E. Like the gigabyte UD9 or UD7.

Honestly though, if you are going to drop $400 on a mobo, why don't you just upgrade your CPU to a sandy bridge or save some money and wait for socket 2011 to upgrade? Then you will REALLY see some improvements.
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I am sure more expensive mobo have better options and features, but I wasn't sure if it was worth paying X2 premium.
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
I am sure more expensive mobo have better options and features, but I wasn't sure if it was worth paying X2 premium.
well imo it is not unless you have a pretty extreme system and WC so that you can hit that super high overclock that you want.

Otherwise you will be wasting your money. My UD3R is not the best of the best, but it has everything I need and can get me to wherever I want to go with my overclock on air. So it is a great board. Getting a faster board would give a VERY small performance benefit, but not nearly worth it.

At this time with all the new CPUs coming out this year though, a mobo upgrade with the same socket as your current mobo should be last on your list.
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it's only worth it if you can get a good deal on it like 250-275

it's a beast of mobo, i dunno about paying msrp, but it's well worth the price they go for used

much better than yuor e758
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