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post #1 of 18
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Hey guys,

Is it worth dishing out the extra money for the Extreme over the formula? I have been doing some reading and it seems as though the formula is a very capable board.

I am happy to pay the extra if it is worth while but I am finding it hard to justify at the moment. I do a fair bit of over clocking and will be running 3 680 lightnings.

I am not after extreme cooling so the extent of my overclocking will be to around 5-5.1ghz from a 3930K.

Thoughts?
Edited by trippinonprozac - 9/18/12 at 7:53pm
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post #2 of 18
From what I know, Extreme is designed for LN2 over-clockers. Formula is a combination of gaming/overclocking both. I think both are excellent boards, but I would pick the Formula if you have no plans on getting 4 video cards.
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From what I know, Extreme is designed for LN2 over-clockers. Formula is a combination of gaming/overclocking both. I think both are excellent boards, but I would pick the Formula if you have no plans on getting 4 video cards.

Thats kinda my train of thought too.

Plus it will become a bit of a pain in the ass with getting a new case for E-ATX.

The max cards I will go to would be 3. I do want to get the most out of my chip so I dont want to be held back by the board but I figure that unless I am extreme cooling I wont notice any real differences in power delivery.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by trippinonprozac View Post

Thats kinda my train of thought too.
Plus it will become a bit of a pain in the ass with getting a new case for E-ATX.
The max cards I will go to would be 3. I do want to get the most out of my chip so I dont want to be held back by the board but I figure that unless I am extreme cooling I wont notice any real differences in power delivery.

Yep. So I take it, you're not doing any extreme cooling? Then Formula will make you happy.

Look at me, I got Rampage III Extreme and I don't even use water or any extreme cooling. Talk about waste of money. rolleyes.gif

Good luck! thumb.gif
post #5 of 18
I would get the Formula. It has everything you need plus more.
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There is no Maximus IV Formula.

Do you mean Maximus V Formula vs Maximus IV Extreme?

Maximus V Formula does not support 3 way SLI, so it won't work for you for only that reason.

On LGA1155 platform you need a board with some sort of switch like nforce200 (on P67, Z68), or PLX (on Z77) in order to allow 3+ way SLI.

IV Extreme has nforce 200.
V Extreme has PLX

The cheapest board with such possibilities is Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3, and few others.
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I am not after extreme cooling so the extent of my overclocking will be to around 5-5.1ghz from a 3930K.

Wait, LGA2011? Maybe you mean Rampage IV Formula vs Rampage IV Extreme?
Then Rampage IV Formula would work.
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I never mentioned the Rampage 5 mate.

I am going X79 so it would be the IV Extreme or IV Formula
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Quote:
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I never mentioned the Rampage 5 mate.
I am going X79 so it would be the IV Extreme or IV Formula

LGA2011 boards are Rampage, not Maximus. That got me confused (thread title says Maximus).

Rampage IV Formula will be good.
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Oh Crap!

Sorry mate, my apologies.
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The RIVE will fit in most cases btw...

that being said, if you don't plan on using any of the features ever, then just get the RIVF.
 
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