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post #11 of 30
LGA 2011 is what's best for your case. i would get that 3930 and the UP5. 7970 corsair 1000TX and get that beast running stock until you get your water cooling kit then over clock it and that's will keep you running for a nice time.
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post #12 of 30
I hear you on the black/red being overused. I'm trying to get an orange black color scheme right now, but the only orange motherboards are really expensive! Black/red is just much more prevalent.

The only other advice I would give is: do your research, and look for the pros/cons based on what you want to do with the system, not just general usage scenarios/gaming, if that's not what you're going to be doing. Also, buy a high quality power supply. Good luck on your build!! thumb.gif
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ramzinho,

This is what I have come to the conclusion on myself that it will be best for me to use LGA 2011.


Jermasaurus,

I was actually looking at the Gigabyte and may look at GA-X79-UD7(Only Supports 32 GB), because I was also thinking of doing a black and orange build or a Orange and White build since I'm from TN.
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you will have a nice build.. please when you put it together place some pics and benchmarks
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post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by Drierwor View Post

Jermasaurus,

I was actually looking at the Gigabyte and may look at GA-X79-UD7(Only Supports 32 GB), because I was also thinking of doing a black and orange build or a Orange and White build since I'm from TN.

Love me some orange! biggrin.gif
post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ramzinho,

I will definitely be posting a build log as soon as i start getting stuff in. Since Im going with the LGA 2011 socket I know alot more on the form factor.

Jermasauras,

I was looking at yellow at first but the orange really pops. Especially with mdpc sleeve orange.
post #17 of 30
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Still looking for other recommendations on boards for the build. I know asus is a good one to go with, but are there any others?

Also comparing some of the Asus motherboard e.g. RAMPAGE IV EXTREME and SABERTOOTH X79. I noticed the Extreme has 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, but Sabertooth only gives 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16). Question is will I see a big enough difference in graphics going with the Extreme?
Edited by Drierwor - 3/3/13 at 4:51am
post #18 of 30
it depends on the resolution..
Also when you have 3 way or 4 way sli. the PCI Grading differs, High end mobos allow 2X16 or 16 + 2 X 8 or 4 X 8.. things like this. these are the features that give a motherboard its high price.
i believe i gave you options on the mobo. didn't i?
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post #19 of 30
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Ramzinho,

Yes you did, it just happened to slip my mind. rolleyes.gif I'm just trying to figure out the PCI-E Lanes for the best bang for the buck. I don't plan on doing another build for a few years myself. With the Extreme board its not stating the positioning of the GPA's for the x16 PCI-Lanes. So I was wondering if they meant it has 4 x16 lanes even if you was to Crossfire the GPA's? The specs from asus.com show only:

Expansion Slot
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1 ( this is causing the confusion for me)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, gray) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
post #20 of 30
the Asus Saberbooth has 3 16X PCI-E
When you Use one card it's at 16X when you use 2 it's at 16X each. when you use 3 two cards run at 16X and one at 8X

The Rampage has 4 PCI-E 16X
same as above but when you use 4 cards they run @ 16X,8X,8X,8X
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