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Building a new rig for my wife and looking for something for the long haul. Good onboard audio is a plus as I doubt Ill toss a sound card in. She will be receiving a 3820 or 3930k as a processor. I do want some decent overclocking and intend to put the processor on an H220 and one 7950/7970. Any suggestions with reasoning will be greatly appreciated. I m trying to be realistic as she is getting into gaming with me and not getting overzealous with the build but keep it quality and with a proper framing for something that can last through the long haul.

ASUS Rampage IV Formula :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131808


Asus Sabertooth:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801

MSI Big Bang Power II:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130626

MSI X79A-GD45:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130681

GA-X79-UP4 :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
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Did I say something wrong?
Sometimes a thread can drown among all the others so dont worry

Of all those i would say the Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4

From what you said you dont really need anything bigger or better
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Just trying to pick a nice work horse and reliable board that is semi-feature rich for the wife. I will use it at LANs occasionally, but I can compromise on some of that.

For the long haul the 2011 socket is more advantageous over the 1155 stuff right?
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Just trying to pick a nice work horse and reliable board that is semi-feature rich for the wife. I will use it at LANs occasionally, but I can compromise on some of that.

For the long haul the 2011 socket is more advantageous over the 1155 stuff right?

LGA 2011 sould last a little longer yes

LGA 1150 is out soon so if you could wait for that you could wait and see how it is before buying anything or do you need something right now?
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2011 boards are designed for work performances, they will last more than 5 years if everything is kept in good condition. Many people are still sticking to X58 today playing Crysis 3 without much issue. I would not say the board made it last longer, but the CPU for this board is going to last you for a while due to 6 cores. Which is a huge plus for workstation.

 

X58 released in 2008. X79 is 2011. 

 

It is also depending how fast softwares and technologies innovate, the faster aka high demand in performance. The shorter life for current CPU because it will be lagging behind.


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One vote for UP4 here, I have a UD7 (the UP4's big brother) and I love it

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LGA 2011 sould last a little longer yes

LGA 1150 is out soon so if you could wait for that you could wait and see how it is before buying anything or do you need something right now?


I can wait if something worth wild is around the corner that is noticeably better. What does 1150 bring to the table over 2011?
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2011 boards are designed for work performances, they will last more than 5 years if everything is kept in good condition. Many people are still sticking to X58 today playing Crysis 3 without much issue. I would not say the board made it last longer, but the CPU for this board is going to last you for a while due to 6 cores. Which is a huge plus for workstation.

X58 released in 2008. X79 is 2011. 

It is also depending how fast softwares and technologies innovate, the faster aka high demand in performance. The shorter life for current CPU because it will be lagging behind.


I m currently on an X58 and I ve had it fro a few years. I was going ahead and bringing my wife up to speed and then in a year or as necessary updating my processor/board. It seemed like the 1155 was more of a dead end where the X79 had more room for future processor generations. If new processors are around the bend I may just snag a 3820 for her, but I wanted to make sure this was the platform to choose.
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One vote for UP4 here, I have a UD7 (the UP4's big brother) and I love it

Gigabyte for life thumb.gif

Does the UD7 suffer from issues like the UD5? I just put a UD5 TH in my friend's rig and it seemed like a very solid and feature rich board for the money. I ve been leaning towards MSI, Asus, GIga as my manufacturer options.
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LGA 1150 is from what i understand just a improved Ivy Bridge that is just a little faster and improved

6 cores or more are still LGA 2011 only and there will be no new LGA 2011 CPU´s untill Q4 2013
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