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ASUS Rampage IV Formula vs. RIVE

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So some of you may know that I'm currently using the Rampage IV Formula for my current build. It's been fantastic so far but I always get this temptation to get the RIVE for some reason. I'm actually thinking about actually buying it this time but I don't know if it's a good idea to switch to the RIVE. I basically want your guys opinion between the motherboards and which one is better overall.

Off topic: How well does the Supreme FXIII sound to you guys?
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They are very similar the only differences I know of are:

1. OC Key with the Extreme (not that useful)
2. Up to 64GB of memory (may be useful)
3. E-ATX Board (only wider but not any taller)
4. More USB3.0 Ports

Not much of an upgrade considering how much it would cost to get out of the Formula and into an Extreme.
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^ Yep, it's a thing where u go for when Putting a rig together. Not much of a upgrade. Stay with what you have and wait around a year or so, for a New Motherboard and CPU. Btw, Supreme looks cool, but I always use onboard sound. CSS and BF3 work fine with my audio.
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I actually don't see why you would go for the Extreme unless you want SLI or Crossfire with 3+ cards. I like the "looks" of the Formula more, and by the time I need more than 32GB RAM, I will be buying another computer anyway.
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If you already have the Formula, no real point in upgrading to the Extreme...
 
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