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Hey folks,

I'm deciding between these two boards:

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

I know both boards are solid, while Rampage should be a little better. According to Asus website, the p9x79 deluxe have a pretty good 16+4+2+2 power scheme. It's not very clear how many phase the Rampage has.

But I wonder how much CPU overclock MHz improvement the Rampage could possibly offer under phase change cooling?

I can get the P9X79 from Micro Center today. But for Rampage I have to wait until next weekend.

Suggestions?
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I say grab the P9X79. If I remember correctly, MicroCenter is offering a deal where you get some money off for getting the CPU and motherboard together, yes? It'll be a solid board for sure and won't disappoint, definitely. 

 

Also, what'll become of your bulldozer rig? upsidedwnsmiley.gif

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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post

I say grab the P9X79. If I remember correctly, MicroCenter is offering a deal where you get some money off for getting the CPU and motherboard together, yes? It'll be a solid board for sure and won't disappoint, definitely. 

Also, what'll become of your bulldozer rig? upsidedwnsmiley.gif

Thanks:). The price at micro center is OK for me. I can get a H80 too with purchase of 3930k.
The point is I want to make sure the P9X79 deluxe is up to the task when I go sub-zero cooling. I have invested a lot in my cooling system and I am afraid to be bottlenecked by the motherboard in the end ....

My bulldozer rig.... I have to admit I got very disappointed with its performance. mad.gif I used my computer for rendering and encoding, FX8150 when OC to 4.8GHz is similar or worse to 1090T @4GHz.

If I got X79 I will sell the AMD motherboard and CPU, or maybe put them into my wife's computer.
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How much is the price difference in America between the P9X79 Deluxe and the Rampage, if it isn't a lot then why not go for it?

What do you have to lose?

Can you justify the cost for performance?

I always say its better to have more than what you need.
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

How much is the price difference in America between the P9X79 Deluxe and the Rampage, if it isn't a lot then why not go for it?
What do you have to lose?
Can you justify the cost for performance?
I always say its better to have more than what you need.

Yeah, I know what you mean. The price is 380 and 460 on Newegg. Not a big difference.
Micro center don't have the Rampage though.

I think these products never justify their cost...(better off with a 2500K).
For me it's about playing with it and pursuiting performance:)
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