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I'm about to buy the I7 3930 and was looking for advice on a couple last components on this build. No budget issues, so price not a problem.

  1. MOBO? I was interested in the ASUS Rampage but I see a lot of people having problems with the BIOS posting. Is this ASUS Rampage still the overclockers preference or should I be looking at something else like MSI, GIG or EVGA in X79?
  2. RAM: Whats the preference in RAM going to 32 MB?
  3. Water Cooling: Looking for maximum cooling, I'm considering the radiator and cooling accessory's from Mountain Mod. Any other recomendations?

Thanks Gents in advance.
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I'm about to buy the I7 3930 and was looking for advice on a couple last components on this build. No budget issues, so price not a problem.
  1. MOBO? I was interested in the ASUS Rampage but I see a lot of people having problems with the BIOS posting. Is this ASUS Rampage still the overclockers preference or should I be looking at something else like MSI, GIG or EVGA in X79?
  2. RAM: Whats the preference in RAM going to 32 MB?
  3. Water Cooling: Looking for maximum cooling, I'm considering the radiator and cooling accessory's from Mountain Mod. Any other recomendations?
Thanks Gents in advance.

I *love* asus boards and would go with them even though their "support" is troublingly bad. I vote for the Rampage IV Formula, which Newegg has in a combo with the 3930k for an extra 25 USD off. They also have the same discount in the combo with the ASRock x79 Extreme, which is pretty nice.

What do you mean by preference, regarding the ram? I would assume that on the 2011 platform, quad channel memory is best in an OC setup with 4 sticks, rather than 8. There's certainly less to tweak that way.

For water cooling, let someone else take the floor on that one. I have an H100 and I love it, but you are obviously playing a different game than I am on that front. smile.gif

Have lots of fun! Looks like it's gonna be a *sweeeeeeet* rig.

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Preference in RAM, I just meant Brand, amount of sticks, speed, in the case I'm missing something. The rest of the build is going to be a Mountain Mod case, I'm thinking Black case with red interior / red fans, Dual HD 7970, SS drive and a regular drive. Thanks for your input I'm pretty excited about this build it's going to be my personal best build so yeah I'm pumped about it..
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I would also consider MSI, http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Bang-XPower-II.html, if you can find it anywhere in stock that is or if you can wait any. Seems to be a really solid and powerfull mb.
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