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Poll Results: What X79 Motherboard would you get?

 
  • 63% (7)
    ASRock X79 Extreme 4
  • 0% (0)
    MSI X79 GD60
  • 36% (4)
    Gigabyte X79 UD5
  • 0% (0)
    Pass on X79 and get Bulldozer
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Friend's computer shop is getting their shipment of SB-E on the 10th and i need some advice on what motherboard to scoop up.

So far i have 3 choices

ASRock X79 Extreme 4
MSI X79 GD60
Gigabyte X79 UD5


There's a fourth but it's ECS but they're not an option. As of tonight i wasn't given definitive prices on the boards but he will be selling the 3930K for 608.99.

What does everyone think? Loved the ASRock board from the start and still leaning towards it.
post #2 of 9
I would either do the Gigabyte UD5 or wait for the Asus and Foxconn motherboards if you're willing to buy from somewhere else.
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post #3 of 9
"...and get bulldozer"
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post #4 of 9
ASrock is a subsidiary of ASUS. My understanding is that originally the boards were supposed to be the "budget brand" for ASUS, but now they are just as good if not better. There's no real reason to wait for an ASUS board if you can get an ASRock one.
post #5 of 9
Hook us up OP

Get the MSI. It looks soooo sexy.
post #6 of 9
Personally id pass on MSI >.> <.< (nothing to do with my sig) and go with the ASRock
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I would either do the Gigabyte UD5 or wait for the Asus and Foxconn motherboards if you're willing to buy from somewhere else.
I've never used a Foxconn mobo chunk. How are they?
post #8 of 9
They range from average to awesome; I know mine, the Blood Rage, was the must-have overclocking board before eVGA intro'd their Classified series.

Whether their new X79 Quantum Force will be that good is anyone's guess, the final version hasn't even been shown off yet, much less given a proper name.
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Dell U2410f (rev. A02) Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex doubleshot keycaps Antec HCPP-850 CaseLabs SM8 
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post #9 of 9
Id wait lol. You are going to wait 4 days. Why not just wait?

BTW I am getting a UD7 and Assassin 2, I was thinking about getting a R4E, just to se if that subzero meter works.
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