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Hi everyone,

I am getting very excited about LGA2011 and want finally to upgrade my ageing 1156 build with something a little more powerful for video/design work which is proving intensive even on an i7 860 with 8GB RAM.

I am currently looking at the i7-3960X as I don't think the 3980X will be massively different (though if I have to wait till then I'll obviously get a 3980X!).

Do you have any recommendations for motherboards that have been seen floating around? I have seen the EVGA X79 Classified, but as yet no Maximus/Rampage mobos from ASUS for the 2011 chipset.

Also wondering whether any of the mobos which will be available at launch will support 2-way quad channel memory ie 32GB RAM?

Thanks,

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post #2 of 8
So far all the boards I've seen with a single socket were 4 slots of RAM only. I'm hoping there may be support for 8GB sticks on those boards though to break the 16GB cap. If not I'll keep building 1366 rigs as long as I can for coding/dev work.
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post #3 of 8
I hardly think an 1156 is considered "aging" 775 on the otherhand............
post #4 of 8
If you want check out our thread. There is a ton of info in there about the new tech. I know there is a intel mobo and the ramage have 8 slots for ram and we have pics too.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...iscussion.html
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the rampage 4 extreme and gigabyte X79-UD7 should be winners. Classified looked alright, just can't be as good as the first, EVGA is lacking the engineers that built the first.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
the rampage 4 extreme and gigabyte X79-UD7 should be winners. Classified looked alright, just can't be as good as the first, EVGA is lacking the engineers that built the first.
Yep, classy will be "ok". UD7 looks like the clear and concise winner tbh. Would love to see the Rampage 4, I personally love ROG Connect features.
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OK - thanks guys. When is the NDA lifted so we can see more than a couple of blurry shots of the Rampage 4?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hcetech View Post
OK - thanks guys. When is the NDA lifted so we can see more than a couple of blurry shots of the Rampage 4?
Update: I have read elsewhere on OCN that it is in fact tomorrow - can anyone confirm?
 
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