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Go for the RIVE. Solid board in every was possible. Leaves you enough pci-e slots if you ever decide to go quad fire devil.gif

Also, it has twice as many RAM slots if you ever decide you need moar. biggrin.gif
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It really doesnt matter for gaming, both are good boards and both will handle 2 7970's just fine. Take the one you like better. Asus board looks better to be, ROG-boards are reliable and I despise gun-wannabe heatsinks. That's just my opinion though.

No point in going RIVE for gaming, it doesn't give anything he'd need if compared to Formula.
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for just basic gameing there isnt really a difference. but that is going to be a awesome and expensive rig thumb.gif
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I will never be able to afford quad + I dont need it.

Can you link the motherboard?

RIVE = Rampage IV Extreme
RIVF = Rampage IV Formula

Extreme is made overclockers and extreme users in mind.
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I will never be able to afford quad + I dont need it.
Can you link the motherboard?

Well a thought, is this build strictly for gaming? If so, you don't need X79. Get a 2600k, a maximus iv gene-z, 2x4GB 1600Mhz ram, your 2 7970s and call it a day.

Also, the Extreme does have onboard audio? elohelwut?
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