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I currently have a Asus Rampage GENE II motherboard and was looking at some stuff on ebay and stumbled across this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665 . It's listed on ebay for $146 so I was wondering if this would be a worthwhile upgrade to my system? In terms of better OC ability/better performance all round...

It also has USB3.0 and Sata6 which is great.
Edited by Vandal4126 - 7/31/11 at 4:48pm
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post #2 of 10
It probably won't o/c any better - I would personally stick with the ROG series - if you want an amazing board, go with the Rampage III Formula - it has great spacing for tri-sli if you decide to go that route and does amazing with over clocking.
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I currently have a Asus Rampage GENE II motherboard and was looking at some stuff on ebay and stumbled across this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665 . It's listed on ebay for $146 so I was wondering if this would be a worthwhile upgrade to my system? In terms of better OC ability/better performance all round...

It also have USB3.0 and Sata6 which is great.
If your GENE does not have USB 3.0/Sata 6 AND YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED THOSE then I would upgrade.

I would not downgrade to the Sabertooth though.... if you were to buy a new board either go ROG Extreme or Classified 3
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If your GENE does not have USB 3.0/Sata 6 AND YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED THOSE then I would upgrade.
I don't ABSOLUTELY NEED THOSE but it would be good for the future, I plan on keeping this sytem at least another 2years
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I don't ABSOLUTELY NEED THOSE but it would be good for the future, I plan on keeping this sytem at least another 2years
Your system will run for another two years, I plan on keeping mine for at least 5..... If you plan on going 3x sli or so then id upgrade, other than that I wouldnt....

If you have money to burn.. buy a 1080p Screen if you don't already have one..
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post #6 of 10
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Rampage Formula III going for $199. Seems like a good deal?
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I plan on keeping mine for at least 5..... ..
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post #8 of 10
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Rampage Formula III going for $199. Seems like a good deal?
You're good for another couple of years at minimum
post #9 of 10
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There's another offer on ebay for a Rampage III Extreme + i7 950 but I'm not sure the CPU is a good batch. Batch #3045A137

It's selling for $299
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post #10 of 10
only if you want the extra PCIE slots. otherwise, try to keep your build as small as possible IMO. space is valuable.
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