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Anyone have experience on this board? Picking up a 3930k at the Big MC (microcenter) and I can get this board $270 which looks like a killer steal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131798

Or anyone have a MB recommendation? I do plan to pick up another 7950 down the line for Tri-Xfire somewhere and get to Ivy-E prolly somewhere in Q4. Also Looking at the CM Storm Styker/810 Switch case. I'm selling my sig rig (minus the 7950s / putting my 580s in).

Would like to have at least 3 SATA 6 slots for my 840 Pro and 2x C300 if possible.

Will check thread off and on till 1/4 12:00PM EST biggrin.gif
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If you're really going for future proof, id spend the extra 100 and get the rampage iv extreme instead. It will give you PCI-E3.0 x16, x8, x16 in your 3 way cf setup (once IVY-E arrives) versus x16, x8, x8 on the ASUS P9X79 WS. It looks better too wink.gif. Sounds like money isn't too much of an issue. For me, i'm waiting for next gen chipset with IVY-e. Then i might sell my soul to buy an 'e' processor biggrin.gif
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I have the p9x79 ws, its about the equivalent of the Rampage IV Formula.
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I have the p9x79 ws, its about the equivalent of the Rampage IV Formula.
Formula only has 4 dimm slots
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Appreciate the feedback, the only thing I'm wondering is by the time I do replace the 3930k, will a better 2011 board appear?
Also this would be an the UP5 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128563 would be an option but due to the erm... design choice of the PCI lane, I wouldn't have space to put my Sound Blaster Z card I purchased recently.

Not bashing the ASUS RIVE because it looks awesome, just looking for choices redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post

Appreciate the feedback, the only thing I'm wondering is by the time I do replace the 3930k, will a better 2011 board appear?
Also this would be an the UP5 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128563 would be an option but due to the erm... design choice of the PCI lane, I wouldn't have space to put my Sound Blaster Z card I purchased recently.

Not bashing the ASUS RIVE because it looks awesome, just looking for choices redface.gif


Are you into masochism?


http://www.overclock.net/t/1311260/review-of-gigabytes-2nd-gen-x79-workstation-mb-x79s-up5/0_40
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I do like the UP5, but when I do get my 3rd 7950, I wouldn't be able to add my Z card in later down the road.
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I do like the UP5, but when I do get my 3rd 7950, I wouldn't be able to add my Z card in later down the road.

Why not? If you are watercooling, just slap a single slot bracket on and that gives you the ability to use the x1 PCIe slot!

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Formula only has 4 dimm slots

Oh my bad.
Then its better than the formula lol.
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Appreciate the feedback, the only thing I'm wondering is by the time I do replace the 3930k, will a better 2011 board appear?
Also this would be an the UP5 board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128563 would be an option but due to the erm... design choice of the PCI lane, I wouldn't have space to put my Sound Blaster Z card I purchased recently.
Not bashing the ASUS RIVE because it looks awesome, just looking for choices redface.gif
That's why I'm waiting biggrin.gif
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