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My new rig will have an i7 990x Extreme CPU and 2-way SLI GPU's.

What will be the best Motherboard to go with?

I have a choice between Asus Rampage III Extreme or Asus Maximus IV Extreme.

Thanks in advance.
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You do know that the Asus maximus iv extreme is LGA1155 so your only option is the Rampage III.
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by SundrKyn View Post

My new rig will have an i7 990x Extreme CPU and 2-way SLI GPU's.
What will be the best Motherboard to go with?
I have a choice between Asus Rampage III Extreme or Asus Maximus IV Extreme.
Thanks in advance.

Any reason for the 990x over a Sandy Bridge?
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@ Arkuatic: Oh, umm. What Grid Array is the 990x? No worries, go it. Sorry, I wasn't aware of that area.

@ Nicnivian: The vendor I'm buying from doesn't sell sandy bridge.
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Originally Posted by SundrKyn View Post

@ Arkuatic: Oh, umm. What Grid Array is the 990x? No worries, go it. Sorry, I wasn't aware of that area.
@ Nicnivian: The vendor I'm buying from doesn't sell sandy bridge.

LGA 1366
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post #6 of 10
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Thanks a bunch for bringing that element of PC hardware to my attention tongue.gif

I've chosen to buy the Intel 3960x LGA 2011 from a separate vendor. And also the Rampage IV Extreme to match the CPU.

And I am using my PC for other purposes other than gaming, just thought I'd say that before people start screaming: OverKill! smile.gif
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SundrKyn View Post

Thanks a bunch for bringing that element of PC hardware to my attention tongue.gif
I've chosen to buy the Intel 3960x LGA 2011 from a separate vendor. And also the Rampage IV Extreme to match the CPU.
And I am using my PC for other purposes other than gaming, just thought I'd say that before people start screaming: OverKill! smile.gif

What is this... "Over... kill"... you speak of?
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Nice purchase!
     
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There is no such thing as overkill
    
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicnivian View Post

What is this... "Over... kill"... you speak of?
Quote:
Originally Posted by loki_reborn View Post

There is no such thing as overkill

I said no such word! *cleanses mouth with soap*
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post

Nice purchase!

Thank you! tongue.gif
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock 3 x XSPC Razor GPU Waterblock Noctua Fans Windows 7 Ultimate 
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