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Rampage II Gene or eVGA X58 FTW3?

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Hey guys, I can buy a used Rampage II Gene with no accessories or IO Shield for $60 or a Refurbished eVGA X58 FTW3 with 90 day warranty for $105 after rebate. Which should I get? Should I just get both? I have several 1366 Xeon CPUs and could try and bundle sell them.
    
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If you can get both. i say do it..

Personally i would get the gene. They are both good.

Just get both.
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confused why you don't just sell CPU's instead of "bundling"? Plenty of people will buy just the CPU.
my vote would be EVGA board if you do buy.
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confused why you don't just sell CPU's instead of "bundling"? Plenty of people will buy just the CPU.
my vote would be EVGA board if you do buy.

For some reason, I have had much better luck selling bundles on craigslist rather than single motherboards or CPUs. Many email me asking if I have a motherboard to go along with the CPU's I sell.
    
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Ahh, sorry must have missed your selling it on Craigslist

BTW what lg1366 xeon's are you selling, might be interested in taking one off your hands? wink.gif
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I have the Xeon W3565, Xeon W3505, Xeon E5620, Xeon E5530. I need to do some testing with the W3505 and E5530 because they were unstable or not booting in my eVGA X58 SLI rev 1.0 so I just purchased the eVGA X58 FTW3 which I hope has better compatibility than my rev 1.0 board.
    
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Some Xeon CPU's need a rework or a newer rev on some of the earlier EVGA X58's. The 3 models are newer and thus do not have the same compatibility issue.
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Thanks for the offer but I sold that board already and purchased a refurbished FTW3 from newegg. Hopefully that should be a better revision with support for all Xeons.
    
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