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Yes, old school, but something needs to house my 980x.

I was just wondering what the difference was between the R3E and the R3E Black Edition other than the build in sound card/NIC and color...and the fact that I can't find the BE anywhere...

I found some on eBay for $500-600 but have no idea if that's worth it. Does it beat the regular R3E?
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You already have a RE3 which is definitely in the top tier of X58 boards. The BE is not worth it over the normal one especially because you already have the RE3 and the BE are hard to find and carry a hefty price tag. I think it's got the soundcard and NIC like you mentioned, and also an improved SATA 3 controller. If you want to upgrade just buy a discrete sound card. I personally don't think the killer NIC is worth the cost, it's kind of a gimmick.
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True. Main reason iI was looking at this was because I snapped off a clip on the PCI slot for my graphics card. No big deal since they're SLI and attached at the hip for watercooling purposes (at least I think it's okay) but the improved controller and definitely the color would work much better with what I'm going for.

Just wish I could find a cheap one.
post #4 of 7
I believe it has also Bluetooth and WiFi integrated.

But as Dopamin3, I don't think it's worth the money. The Rampage III extreme is a very good performer MB, and I doubt you'll see a lot of differences between the two in terms of performance. wink.gif
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Don't waste top dollar on another 1366 board. Sell that mediocre clocking 980x and get into an X79 board and a 3930k.
    
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I would love to but I'm sure there isn't much demand for a 980x anymore. smile.gif

I'm also quite positive that there will be a better version out in a few months anyways so I'll just hold off until needed.
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Yes, it is kind of difficult to sell 1366 top processors with the SB-e and Ivy Bridge out. I am trying to sell my 990x too but it seems not a lot of people are interested.

As you said, maybe the best bet is to wait the next generation or wait that prices of SB-e goes a little down. redface.gif
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