Originally Posted by Hokies83
the Rampage Series are kings Maximus... not so much so.. i had a Rampage extreme III
why so harsh
Maximus V platform is a sweet board series, pretty much flawless and seems to have a very low DOA % (can't say that about my former favorite manufacturer)
really, good and even holding the highest world record on 3770K nowadays
Maximus V Gene is especially one of the best bangs for the buck if one doesn't need more than 2 PCIe slots and needs a beautiful board with solid components, for LN2 is perfect... and relatively inexpensive if things go wrong and board doesn't survive the session
... not that I play with LN2 no, I don't, just saying.
I know folks who went with V Formula or V Maximus (as myself) and none of them can say a bad word about it, really ...
Rampage III Extreme was a very decent platform according to felow members (never owned it) and perhaps they were kings of the past, but evga x58 board was also very good (missing some BIOS functionality though as EVGA always did and nowadays they suck terribly in that field) and back in the day the highest world records were nicely done by kingpin on evga board
I agree that Sniper G1 and MVE are very similar quality and pretty much same good, so yeah just take whatever fits the color theme of your build and fits the wallet, goes on promo, etc.
Originally Posted by Valgaur
have you see the V....I want it lol. dual 8 pin cpu plugs. crazy Ln2 possibilities for franky lol.
there is 1x 8-pin + 1x 4-pin, not dual 8-pin (that I had on Z77 FTW and it was useless for me LOL!) ... anyways, Ivy Bridge will never call for more power than can go through a single 8-pin socket, so don't bother with that
Originally Posted by Hokies83
Duel cpu plugs = Worthless Trust me my RE III had them.. your Cpu does not draw half the power of 1 plug with 1.8v..
It is like an Ash tray in a car for a guy who does not smoke lol.
Pics of my Sexy RE III and my 5ghz i7 930...
yup, that is
Originally Posted by PCWargamer
Yep. Excellent answer feniks
and just what I thought and was afraid was true! Bummer really, as it "should" work, but never completely does and there is always that something not right bugging me. You explained it well. Thanks!
So, I'll have to put in a couple days of reloading everything! And then re-modding all my games, so more than a couple of days really.... Not much fun when I really just want to play games and music and bench with my system while at the same time as having fun upgrading and adjusting it!
Maybe with it being another Asus board it won't be soooo bad that I have to do it too soon! Bench with it some before deciding if I keep the board anyway.
yup, take that shortcut you mentioned just to get you going without much downtime, but please reserve a weekend for the total and clean re-install, you will appreciate it afterwards ... then take a backup of fully loaded and updated (uncorrupted!) Windows and keep it safe for restoration in future
PM'd that to Valgaur just now as he asked me some questions, but will post it here too below as I think it's useful for extreme overclockers who tend to eff up the system because of unstable overclocks (especially memory overclocking does that quickly if unstable):
f you have at least one WD harddrive in your system (external or internal) then get yourself a copy of Acronis True Image WD Edition, install it on fresh fully updated and loaded (with your programs of choice) system and back it up to some other non-OS hard drive. then once you f**k up your windows because of unstable overclocks, just boot to Acronis CD/USB tool and restore that windows image from backup in under 10 minutes wink.gif
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119Edited by feniks - 11/12/12 at 6:32pm