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Hi,

I'm going to build a new machine, but I'm looking for the best Intel board.
I'm also going for a i7-3970x (don't try to talk me out of it wink.gif)

currently I've set my mind on the following boards.

X79 Extreme11
asus rampage iv extreme

Which one would you guys recommend? You can also recommend other boards wink.gif

Tnx
Edited by Hansie - 2/4/13 at 2:08pm
post #2 of 12
You need X79 board for LGA2011 CPU. Both ASRock boards won't work.

I would get RIVE out of remaining two.
Quote:
(don't try to talk me out of it wink.gif)

Just one thing to note. I hope you have lots of money because you still use LGA775 system. If you are going to buy top of the line CPU that is slightly better than 3930K, and keep it for another 5 years, you are better of investing for a better system every year or so...
Edited by DeXel - 2/4/13 at 1:56pm
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Right, stupid me thumb.gif

Yeah, still got my trusty 775, but that's because it still runs everything great.
About the CPU, new intel's are on the way, so the socket won't work anymore.
That would mean, new board and new cpu.

Maybe, going to check 3930K vs 3970x.
Edited by Hansie - 2/4/13 at 2:15pm
post #4 of 12
LGA2011 will get Ivy Bridge-E. And for $400 saved with 3930K you can almost get top of the line LGA1155/LGA1150 (Haswell) system, Then there are also dual-socket systems. You can get 2 6 core Xeons for $800-1200. Or 8 core Xeon for about the same as 3970x, but it's up to you.
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Going for 3930k, spending money on gpu.

Any other boards that are comparable or better?
post #6 of 12
I'd go with the Gigabyte X79-UP4.

The MSI Big Bang XPower II is also a solid board, although I'm not a fan of the flashy bullet heatsinks. tongue.gif
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Let's say i go for the r4e, how to setup the quad channel memory?

Do you need to have al banks filled or just, 2 by 2? for example 4x4gb modules.
post #9 of 12
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Let's say i go for the r4e, how to setup the quad channel memory?

Do you need to have al banks filled or just, 2 by 2? for example 4x4gb modules.

Yea, 4x4 would work fine. You need 4 dimms for it to work.
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Just to let you guys know I went for the asus rampage iv extreme board.

Comming in tomorrow.
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