Originally Posted by TheHunter
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?
Both P9X79 & P9X79 PRO has the same power design; Digital 8 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design & Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design. At least according to the specifications. Both boards almost the same except PRO has little extra features. In upgradeability side, if you plan to run 3-way SLI/CrossFireX, not now but maybe in the future, then PRO is the one you get. Other than that, there shouldn't be any difference between the two in OC-ing capability & performance.
I have P9X79 PRO motherboard. I own several PCs & laptops in the past but this is the first time I bought overclockable computer. Overclock, especially moderate OC (4.5 - 4.7GHz), using this board is very easy. Of course this also depend on the quality of the CPU. I was going to get Rampage IV Extreme but I ended up with P9X79 PRO instead. P9X79 PRO is the best bang for the buck motherboard (compared to RIVE), cost less but deliver the same performance. I was torn between RIVE & P9X79 PRO. I agree the extra features the RIVE offer does worth the extra cost but I never regret getting P9X79 PRO. Seriously, if you're in tight budget, get P9X79 PRO. Honestly, if I saved up more money at that time, I probably get RIVE. LOL