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Word of a ROG X79 board was almost nonexistent 'till the other day when we saw someone release a photo of the Rampage IV Extreme. It was at that point we knew that the new X79 chipset was going to be getting the beloved ROG treatment. We had such a small photo to go of, though, until today.
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Looks shmexy.
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i think that has to be the most unimpressive Rampage board so far. no nice big heatsinks?

i do have a question though, ive always stayed clear of the boards suppoting 2 heatsink socket types because i would think that having the second hole for mounting, and being so close to the other mounting hole it would break or at least stress the board if a high tension waterblock was placed in it
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OMMLG!
This is the board That I will be dreaming about for the next year or so...
wow.. I hope I can make enough money with my next job to buy this and a new SB-E

this will prob hit 400$ish
SB-E what 700-900$ish
and gonna need a nice MEM kit 200-300$

looks like it wants a beefy PSU 4+8pin connectors for cpu
sooo 300$ for a nice PSU

So what 1600$+ for a lga2011 build update! MY wife is going to Kill ME, that or one of the people I sell stuff to on Craigslist.
I'm going to have to sell a lot on Craigslist to buy this.

I'm a dead man, be it by the hand of my wife or a Craigslist serial killer, one way or another this is going to kill me.

If my wife kills me at least I will get to keep my face.
Edited by cayennemist - 10/25/11 at 5:14pm
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It looks a bit better than I thought, but it also looks a lot more toned down than I was expecting from an RoG board. I miss the aggressive look of boards like the Crosshair 4.
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Repost

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...es-us-x79.html

Its been incorporated into my thread from the weekend.
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To the people like "OMG no crazy Heat sinks"

Where would they put them? lol the south bridge has to stay thin for cards, and the VRMs are at the top with very limited room. the split Memory slots is hurting the appearance of all the boards. Especially the 2 ASUS boards and the UD line. The new UD-7 and the new Sabertooth, look SAD IMHO. the 1155 MIVE version is very nice looking but it has the luxury of space.

So far I like the LOOKS of this better

Edited by cayennemist - 10/25/11 at 5:57pm
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That ROG board is sooooo awesome. I will have much anguish holding out for Ivy Bridge...
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There is ample space for larger heatsinks. The problem is everyone who pays for a rampage board wants to overclock it. There is no way i would trust those heatsinks to take the load power of a 5+ghz chip. The answer to this would be a full board waterblock but i dont think that will work for this either. But you do have to agree, put the 2011 rampage next to a 1366 rampage and the 1366 looks much more impressive.
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post #9 of 10
Definatly getting this especially because of the OC key biggrin.gif pity no inbuilt Wi-Fi :/
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Originally Posted by gsa700 View Post

That ROG board is sooooo awesome. I will have much anguish holding out for Ivy Bridge...

Ivy Bridge looks to be better featured on Z77 to me with native USB 3.0 and SATA III. Unless you plan to go more than 2 GPU's in SLI it's the best choice for gamers IMO. I'll see what's around come next September (my rig will be 2yrs old by then).
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