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post #1 of 12
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I'm pretty sure I want one of these motherboards.
I want to be able to overclock either a 3820 or 3930k to ~4.6ghz.


Minus the obvious differences, is it really worth the difference for the Asus? I want something I know will stay working for at least 3-4 years until the next upgrade.


EDIT:
Read 9th post.
Edited by Mechrock - 11/22/12 at 5:04pm
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post #2 of 12
evga has a x79 sli board on sale for 150 on there website.
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post #3 of 12

If you look at build quality then both are the same since they are both manufactured in Foxconn. Some people do say that Asus has better VRMs than Asrock but for those high-end motherboards I doubt that that is compliant. Personally I would go Asrock just because I've only boughten broken mobos from Asus.The Asrock one has 16+2 vrm phases but that's just a marketing gag.

post #4 of 12
i would go with the ASRock X79 Extreme6, its a pretty decent board and nicely priced. i never have been a fan of saberthooths due to being overrated IMO others i am sure will disagree smile.gif

anyway all three of thoose boards will get you you nice OC depending on the CPU ofcorse and will last you a good few years all things being equal
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post #5 of 12
saber is way overpriced and over rated..but a stable board..there are several better boards out there for the price..but if your going for the asrock the extreme 6 should be very good..the z77 version did very well.so i assume the x79 would be also
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post #6 of 12
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Guess it looks like the Asus board is out.
Would you recommend any other x79 board?
Needs to be ATX.
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post #7 of 12
Like the other guy said the evga x79 ftw is a great board.
post #8 of 12
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Too bad it doesn't have pci or it might have been a contender. I need it for my sound card.
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post #9 of 12
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Okay, I made up my mind what cpu I'm going to use. The i7 3820, I can't justify the extra $200+ for the 3930k.

I know I've asked this already, but what is best for me from here? I just want to make sure.

1. Has to be black
2. Needs to be able to do raid 0 with Sata 2 and 3.
3. Has have a PCI slot for my Sound Blaster Pro Card. (Meaning I don't need another one unless the board has other better features.)

Would like to be able to keep open the PCI slot when in SLI, but I guess I might upgrade to a PCI-E x1 slot sound card.
Also, I wouldn't get the $77 Geil Ram at the current time if bundled already.
Edited by Mechrock - 11/22/12 at 5:18pm
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post #10 of 12
GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 gets my vote, great layout for what you need. meets your SATA needs and high quality VRM's plus cooling and is a nice overclocking board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4288#ov
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