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Poll Results: Refurb RIVE vs UP4?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Refurbished Rampage IV Extreme ($310)
  • 100% (6)
    New Gigabyte X79 UP4 ($250)
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Plain and simple. Which one should I get given these parameters:

Light 24/7 OC 3930k with benching for fun
SLI 670s, quad SLI when friends are over
One SSD, one HDD, four sticks of RAM
Budget is pretty much $310 max

Things I like about RIVE ($310)
fan controllers
voltage regulators
OC features
support community

Things I dislike:
only comes with mobo and I/O bracket
does not match color scheme (red=bad)
90-day warranty
Poor success rate on Newegg
It's a refurb

Things I like about the Gigabyte UP7 ($250)
Matches color scheme (black)
reliable RMA + warranty
new+ all the goodies

Dislikes:
heard bad and good about VRMs
poor BIOS?

Thank you for your input.
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post #2 of 5
I think you would be better off with either the new X79-UP4 or a new Rampage IV Formula $340 AR.

The RIVE would be great if it works but if something happens after 90 days you will be really disappointed.

Plus there is nothing wrong with the UP seires's VRM afaik, they use high quality 60A IR 3550 mosfets unlike the X79-UD series. Gigabyte's X79 VRM problem happened on the UD series.
Edited by sherlock - 3/12/13 at 10:42am
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
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P9X79 Pro

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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

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post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Plain and simple. Which one should I get given these parameters:

Light 24/7 OC 3930k with benching for fun
SLI 670s, quad SLI when friends are over
One SSD, one HDD, four sticks of RAM
Budget is pretty much $310 max

Things I like about RIVE ($310)
fan controllers
voltage regulators
OC features
support community

Things I dislike:
only comes with mobo and I/O bracket
does not match color scheme (red=bad)
90-day warranty
Poor success rate on Newegg
It's a refurb

Things I like about the Gigabyte UP7 ($250)
Matches color scheme (black)
reliable RMA + warranty
new+ all the goodies

Dislikes:
heard bad and good about VRMs
poor BIOS?

Thank you for your input.


looking at the likes and dislikes and of course the price id have to say go with the
gigabyte up7
post #5 of 5
Tried replacing my X79 UP4 with R4E. Played with R4E for a week and returned it for another GTX 670. Not happy with that asus mb. Cpuz validation is the only thing that it shines over my UP4. Not worth $400+ imo.

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