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Poll Results: Which one would you choose?

 
  • 5% (5)
    ASRock Z77 Extreme9
  • 33% (29)
    Asus Maximus V Extreme
  • 51% (44)
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7
  • 4% (4)
    Other
  • 4% (4)
    2011 Socket
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post #121 of 138
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What about the ASUS Maximus V FORMULA with two GTX 680's?
 
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Personally, I went through this whole debate myself back earlier in '12 while I waited for the Maximus 5 line to be released. I was pretty well set on getting a 3770K + M5E (and a CaseLabs TH10 w 84mm Extended Top and Pedestal), but after seeing the disappointing overclocking on air/water due to the TIM issue (remember, this was in May/June, so delidding wasn't a "thing" yet, really), I went to Micro Center and lucked-out by getting a 3930K for $479 and a Rampage 4 Extreme for $308.95! The extra cost meant that the CaseLabs TH10 was a no-go for the time, but I found the Switch 810 and I have been incredibly pleased with it and don't foresee myself moving into a CaseLabs TH10 for at least another year (once I add a third GPU, I'll want to add more radiators and I have my Switch pretty well maxed out; plus the idea of running 4x Alphacool NeXXos UT60 560 rads + 2x 480 Monsta's along with multiple gigantic reservoirs is just toooooo tempting to pass up!).

Anyway, point is, I couldn't be happier with the decision to go with the 3930K over the 3770K, and the R4E is IMHO the absolute pinnacle of motherboards; the Extreme11 is close but its added complexity reduces its appeal to me, whereas the RIVE has absolutely everything you could ever need without a bunch of extra stuff thrown onto it that will never be used (seriously, why bother to put a half-@ssed "RAID" card integrated into the board, when a half-decent Areca/Adaptec REAL RAID Card will outperform it significantly, allow you to move the array between systems, AND provide upgradable cache and the use of a BBU for write-through/back caching....and a $50 sound card will outperform the "upgraded onboard sound"???).

Having the extra cores will help with Physics in games if they don't use PhysX, and it makes multi-tasking much more pleasurable. It's nice to be able to have a game open, Alt+Tab out of it and pull up Firefox which has 118 tabs open, make a quick sketch in GIMP, log some temps in Excel, and then go back into the game without issue. Part of that is the MASSIVE amounts of RAM supported by the X79 boards (the good ones), and I can tell you that having a RAMdisk (even a 4GB one) that is setup properly will become a "must have" after you use it wink.gif It's really quite nice to have 16GB (4x4GB) of DDR3-2200 9-10-10-27 memory AND know that I still have FOUR MORE DIMMs FREE!!

As far as running multiple GPU's, I've tried setups on both X79 (a RIVE) and Z77 (a M5E) running a 3930K @ 4.8Ghz and a 3770K @ 4.9Ghz, both with 4x GTX680 FTW 2GB's. During gameplay there is little difference, except that not once did the X79 setup stutter, stumble, or noticeably slowdown. The Z77 would occasionally stutter, and the mouse never felt quite right (it was almost like using a wireless mouse from 6-8yrs ago); also, the minimum framerate for the Z77 was lower by up to 25fps although the average was only about 5-7fps lower.
   
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i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
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EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
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Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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post #123 of 138
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Exchanged UP7 for MVE
Edited by PatrickCrowely - 1/9/13 at 7:01am
 
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post #124 of 138
Why did you exchange the UP7 for the Asus M5E if you don't mind my asking?
post #125 of 138
was wondering same thing.
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post #126 of 138
Thread Starter 
Board was defective....
 
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post #127 of 138
Why not exchange it for the same board?
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Originally Posted by vdelvec View Post

Why not exchange it for the same board?

I didn't want too...
 
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post #129 of 138
Hey that's cool. I thought maybe you came across something bad about the UP7 (besides it being DOA) As I'm aboot to buy one and I've been contemplating the Maximus V and UP7...
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Hey that's cool. I thought maybe you came across something bad about the UP7 (besides it being DOA) As I'm aboot to buy one and I've been contemplating the Maximus V and UP7...

They're the same board basically. Differences are... UEFI, Thunderbolt, & the MVE will run SLI without the PLX chip. The MVE holds the record for overclocking, then the ASROCK OC, & UP7... Both are great boards, I prefer the MVE UEFI, but loved the UP7 color scheme... If it works, you can't lose with either of them.
 
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