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nah i dont want to cash out 300€ +, not worth it.

The max I would go is Asus P9X79Pro, but then again its basically the same as P9X79 (minus 4?extra VRM), big plus with non Pro is it has extra pci slot for my XFI SB.


So is this P9X79 good OC'er? Anyone with this board?
post #2402 of 6491
In pretty much the same situation as you are^ I was thinking of getting an Asrock extreme6 at first but then I raised my budget to 300$ because I wanted a "better" board, so then I had to decide between the UP4 vs Big bang Xpower II. According to a veteran member in these forums The UP5 ( which uses a different chipset than the UP4) has a plethora of problems, including the infamous Gigabyte cold boot issue where a hard reset or a random GPU caused BSOD would make your mobo think that the system's unstable, thus refusing to boot at anything other than stock parameters. I have first hand experience of this and without getting into details let me just tell you that it's extremely annoying. ( these issues might or might not be related to the c606, not too sure on that). I was dead set on getting a big bang xpower II until yesterday when a guy pointed out to me that the xpower II doesn't have an adjust Bclck strap multi, so basically the highest you're going to get with a 3820 is 4.4ghz (100fsb).

Now I'm trying to decide between the ASUS P9X79 pro and the X79 Sabertooth, and I would really appreciate some input as to which is better.

EDIT : apologize for the grammatical mistakes.
Edited by Roadkill95 - 2/6/13 at 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by TheHunter View Post

So Im seriously thinking of getting one, been getting one since Q2-Q3 last year biggrin.gif
Atm Im kinda torn between mid-range mobos.
1. Gigabyte x79-up4
2. Asus P9x79
3. Asrock x79 fatality pro
But i checked few reviews and most top out ~ 4.7ghz (i7 3960x)
Anybody with Gigabyte X79-up4 here? Is it any good when OC'ed, one review made it clear GB sucked by x58 VRM issues, that's why they went with this new IR power surge? unit. But again with this new VRMs it Oc'ed just about average..
Edit: I would like at least 4.7 - 4.8Ghz with i7 3820, i dont want to be crippled by mobo and possibly stuck at ~ 4.6ghz. >_<</div>
I have one when I got it at the time there was no bios update for it , so I got 4.5G @ 2056 @ 1.25vcore not bad but stupid bios , stupid vdroop and no overvolt ran cool but no OVERVOLT got R4F instead with 2105 bios rest is history thumb.gif
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^^Anything but Giga.
Shame mad.gif on paper looks awesome on the box says "designed for water cooling" reality cant overvolt no need watercooling don't know if later bios's fixed issues tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Wookieelover View Post

ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA IV
Just do it.... Do it now... NOW.
seriously this board is excellent in so many ways. If it was legal i would marry it have babies with it.
lachen.gif Agreed
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

Meh, go for the Extreme if you're going to get a ROG board.  Just don't update it past bios 3101, after that ASUS messed up the OC'ing ability of the board.
The money you save with the R4F can go to custom water cooling thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Wookieelover View Post

Why spend $300 more for a board with two more ram slots one more pcie slot and worse onboard sound?
Oh and it wont OC your cpu much better.
I hit 5ghz easily with my FORMULA.
Agreed thumb.gif I can o/c the malay and the costa to 5Ghz + stable on this one thumb.gif
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Is this too little thermal paste? Need an answer asap as about to reseat CPU
Get that block happening smile.gif I cant wait to see your results wubsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by iDuskFang View Post

It helped a bit. Though I may not know much about OC'ing I do know all of your setting are not what I was specifically looking for a la de
Want a balance of MAX overclock I can get... while keeping CPU able to chill out and not decrease it's lifespan more than the times I use the OC or CPU when gaming or rendering. Don't need 4.7Ghz for facebook haha.
Tried all those settings and my computer basically gave up. Turned itself off and reset everything. I'm having other issues ATM but I'm sure ill figure it out. Thanks though!
Ill post some 4.3Ghz for you and don't be stressed about 4.7G sooner or later you will get there. Just takes time to grasp the bios thumb.gif
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P9X79 and sabertooth are basically the same board. The only difference is that Sabertooth has higher end mil-spec capacitors and the active cooling fans on the board, and different power phase design. Other than that they are identical I believe.

I have the sabertooth and its a great board.. but the fan on the northbridge is the loudest one in my system, so if I had to choose again I would probably get P9X79 since it has passive cooling on the chipset

That said, the northbridge fan is really not that loud and in most systems would not be noticable at all but my system is designed for silence and I run all of my other fans at low speeds, unfortunately the NB heatsink on sabertooth is designed such that the fan has to run at somewhat high speeds to be effective.

I would have gone for R4E but can't fit EATX board in my torture rack, and I need 64GB of ram so Formula wasn't an option

All of the ASUS X79 boards are ultimately based on the same platform, the primary diff between them is in the number/type of slots, the secondary i/o controllers and the VRM/power phase design

Regarding overclockability.. I would say that if you want to get >=5GHz go with sabertooth since the extra VRM may help to stabilize with high current draw, but for 4.8-4.9GHz I think you would be fine on P9X79, and probably even at 5GHz if you have a good 3820 that doesn't need too much voltage
Edited by t4ngent - 2/6/13 at 12:47pm
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I should add that i currently run the latest 3404 whatever its called bios and have zero issues with anything OC related.
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When I was changing my CPU block earlier today I didn't drain properly.

I've killed my very very new RIVF.
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When I was changing my CPU block earlier today I didn't drain properly.

I've killed my very very new RIVF.

Oh man frown.gif that sucks bro I feel for ya. This post made me reconsider going with a custom water loop,there's just way too many risks involved with it. Plus if be able to get a much nicer mobo and GPU if i dont go water cooling.

Raystorm 750 rx360 + Sabertooth/P9X79 pro + 7950

Or

Swiftech h220 + RIVF + 7970?
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Don't run AI Suite & other monitoring utilities at the same time. Choose one. CPU reading in AI Suite is not CPU core temperature reading. That's why the reading is different. I think AI Suite is reading CPU assembly sensor, probably near the CPU socket.

Uninstall AI Suite then monitor using AIDA64 or HWiNFO64 or HWMonitor or Open Hardware Monitor. If you have android phone, you might want to check out TRIGONE. It allow you to monitor CPU temps & other sensor from your phone.
It's recommended to disabled Spread Spectrum because they can cause system lock up when overclock. But if it doesn't cause any problem, then you can leave them enabled.

It's also recommended to disabled anti surge when overclock 4.7GHz or higher.
Hey, look what I got for myself. I decided not to get GTX680/7970 this time but I want to put my rig under water first.

(x6)

Thanks man.
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nah i dont want to cash out 300€ +, not worth it.

The max I would go is Asus P9X79Pro, but then again its basically the same as P9X79 (minus 4?extra VRM), big plus with non Pro is it has extra pci slot for my XFI SB.


So is this P9X79 good OC'er? Anyone with this board?
I don't have P9X79 but from what I've seen it's definitely good bang for the bucks. It won't disappoint you even OC vise! wink.gif
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Mobo and cpu are on the drying rack. I'm getting a replacement board tomorrow so nothing to worry about, unless it's the cpu is dead too :/
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