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Ramzinho,


Out of the these three motherboards which would you choose: GA-X79-UD5, Asus Saberbooth or Rampage Extreme? I know the Sabertooth really has nothing for OC support like the Rampage does, but is all the added extra features worth the difference?
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do you need 2 lan ports for your server applications? are you going to run multi graphics in a way that a pci slot will be covered so you can not use a pci lan card? if yes, then how many graphics cards are you planing on using? i'd go with gigabyte myself, because i think 3 cards are enough, but lookign at newegg reviews, it does not look promising....also you might want to check the ASUS P9X79 WS
    
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If you ask me. i would take the gigabyte. unless if you are expecting a 4 way SLI or CrossFire. the Rampage is Extremely expensive 500$ and you can get like 80% of the feature, actually 90% of the features for half the price when you get the gigabyte.

Both X79 Chipsets had their bad history when released but now they are both solid motherboards. If you are worried about the budget get the gigabyte. if you are going for extreme heavy overclocking get the Asus.

Also bare in mind that 8 slot ram motherboards have the ram slots on both sides of the CPU so mounting an after market cooler + heatsink might be difficult. i would recommend a closed loop H100 by Corsair. getting good reviews.

You can have a look at this motherboard as well Asus P9X79 WS
Good Luck man.. also don't take my words for granted. i'm speaking with theoretical experience. please wait until someone who owns or did own both motherboards to confirm each one's good and bad side. if you would like you can post in the motherboard section and i'm sure you will get a solid reply in less than couple of hours.
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post #24 of 30
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Vlasov_581,

I prefer 2 LAN ports, for server applications espically for the DNS feature on the DC server. Requires at least one, but having a back up LAN port never hurts for it. biggrin.gif I plan on using two cards, but if I can find a valid reason for a third one that justifies the cost of a $500 more card besides epicness then it will be three. biggrin.gif


Ramzinho,

Thank you for your advice. I will head on over to the motherboard section and find out more information from our fellow OCNer's. Now I'm having to waiting to hear back from the Powder Coating Companies around my area for custom powder coating. biggrin.gif I really don't need to go over kill on my OC getting to around 4.5-5.0 will suffice for me under watercooling. Although I will get a better understanding of which would be the best. Once I have more info from the motherboard forums.

Everyone,

Any one wish to provide suggestions on Fans, for basic air cooling that can later be transferred over to Rad fans? Also I'm looking for a good PSU that will not need to be upgraded when I start to watercool. Unless I need to have 2 PSUs. biggrin.gif
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One of the best most used PSUs is Corsair HX1000 i think you can't go wrong with it.
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post #26 of 30
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Ramzinho,

I may go with Seasonic PLATINUM-1000 ATX 1000 Power Supply. Because I plan on sleeving and making my own length cables in the end. biggrin.gif Essentially I'm going all out on my case. biggrin.gif However, if you know of a better modular power supply that will be able to provide enough power for everything than I'm open for suggestions. I would like to go bigger than I really need to help not stress the psu to much. But the PSU I have covered for a bit of time since I will be able to use the Corsair GS 700 I have in my other computer right now.
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CORSAIR HX1200 Fully modular
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Ramzinho,

I figured you would say a 1200 watt :-D. I was wondering if it was over kill or not. What's the best way to figure out my RMS that will be drawing from the PSU?
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This One has the most accurate readings
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Ramzinho,


Thank you for the link. So I started looking at the 7970 and found one on Tiger.com for $283.62, specs for the card are: Memory Type GDDR5, Video Memory 3072MB, Core Clock 800 MHz, Memory Clock 5000 MHz and Memory Interface 384-bit. Here is the Link Question is how hard would it be to overclock it to the speed of the others and pass or would it be just better to spend the money to get the Black edition at 1000 MHZ and Clock at 5700 MHZ.

EDIT: Apparently I need to go back and read up on my html coding to attach a url to a word... doh.gif Fixed that issue. biggrin.gif

EDIT x2: Figured out why its so much cheaper... its a 7950. sigh getting to ahead of myself now... rolleyes.gif
Edited by Drierwor - 3/3/13 at 2:56pm
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