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Horrible expierience with REIV

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So I got my 4th board today from Amazon and it wouldn't boot past A2 error code. I tried everything with each board such as switching PCI express lanes, using different video cards, switching out ram, removing SATA cables, clearing cmos, switching bios, and reseating cmos battery but still no luck. I was using an EVGA X79 SLi prior to the upgrade and I wasn't having any issues due to my components. I really just got fed up so I decided to buy a Rampage Formula IV. The only down part is that i'm going to have to sell 16 GB of ram since it only has 4 ram slots frown.gif

Anyway, I have been seeing so many people using REIV in their setups but I was wondering if anyone had experience with the formula iv.

I found only two reviews
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Motherboards/Socket-2011/ASUS-Rampage-IV-Formula/
But none from a major site.
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Let's put it this way TBreak and the OCholic sites are big enough for ASUS to send them those samples, other sites would love to get exclusives. First to post the review higher up on google which helps site rating.

From what i saw it looked like a great board, it shouldn't disappoint, it looks very nice and should be just as good as the R4E which is undoubtedly a great board. maybe the seller kept sending you back the same board? You sure you didn't kill something while changing motherboards?

Bigger the site doesn't mean better, at any time. usually when benchmarks are involved it means a bit more b/c they have so many more resources including people and they get leaked a lot of info. Big sites give out ratings that aren't so much only based on product performance or issues, many bigger sites don't OC the boards well nor spend more than 1 day per board. Other sites will give boards rating better beucase the board scored 0.01% higher in a few benchmarks, which is just really funny b/c they prob didn't equalize the frequencies, the worst is when they compare stock to stock as BIOSes change. Only a few do things right, TPU is one of them i know the reviewer he is a good guy and I trust his reviews. Those sites listed as just as big as TPU. At sites like TPU the reviewer spends a lot more time with the product, and in the end the reviewer even gets to give the final score, unlike some other sites where the editor picks (no joke). Big websites support a lot of people, its their livelihood and companies pay to keep them up with advertising. Smaller sites not so much, many reviewers at smaller sites don't get paid, like the one at TPU and many other sites.

For instance you know hardwareheaven right? Can you find an article on there without an award? Companies love awards and they love Hardwareheaven.
Edited by Sin0822 - 1/25/12 at 8:42pm
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X99 Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
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