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Hey guys,
so i am looking for a motherboard that has red theme with at least 2 pcie x16. I am going to be watercooling so that's why i am leaning more towards the maximus because it has a waterblock on it. Also i am going to put in a i7 3770k cpu in it. Also putting in two Radeom 3g7950 Sapphires. If you pick one or the other, please specify which kind of MOBO (Gene, formula, Extreme). Price range is nothing over $500. If there is any other MOBO that you want to suggest please do. I am new to shopping for MOBO and cpus so if there is anything i should know while looking please tell me. Thanks!
    
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The Rampage IV is X79 for socket 2011 cpus so a 3770k wouldn't fit in it. You would need to get a different cpu (3930k, etc) if you went that path. Personally I would go with the Maximus V Extreme. It should do everything you would want from a 1155 socket board using the Z77 chipset and also has water blocks available. thumb.gif
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The Rampage IV is X79 for socket 2011 cpus so a 3770k wouldn't fit in it. You would need to get a different cpu (3930k, etc) if you went that path. Personally I would go with the Maximus V Extreme. It should do everything you would want from a 1155 socket board using the Z77 chipset and also has water blocks available. thumb.gif

I 2nd this....Go w/ Maximus Extreme if you plan on i7 3770k
 
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The Rampage IV is X79 for socket 2011 cpus so a 3770k wouldn't fit in it. You would need to get a different cpu (3930k, etc) if you went that path. Personally I would go with the Maximus V Extreme. It should do everything you would want from a 1155 socket board using the Z77 chipset and also has water blocks available. thumb.gif

Okay thanks for the info! This helped a lot. Maximus V Extreme with a i7 3770k cpu would fit and work good???
    
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Okay thanks for the info! This helped a lot. Maximus V Extreme with a i7 3770k cpu would fit and work good???

You won't be dissappointed. Just keep in mind about cooling. I am assumming that your plans are to overclock.
 
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You won't be dissappointed. Just keep in mind about cooling. I am assumming that your plans are to overclock.
Yes this computer is going to be a all around computer. Graphic design, Video editing, Gaming (Racing simulators and some fps), work, etc. I am going to have a custom water cooling so i hope temps should not be a problem.
    
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Yes this computer is going to be a all around computer. Graphic design, Video editing, Gaming (Racing simulators and some fps), work, etc. I am going to have a custom water cooling so i hope temps should not be a problem.

Fantastic....pull the trigger, dont look back, and enjoy.. Good Luck
 
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or you can go asrock z77 oc formula wich has built in watercooling on it
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