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3930K / Titan Build - Final Thread!

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PLEASE DO NOT SUGGEST ANY OTHER BOARDS, THESE ARE THE ONES AVAILABLE LOCALLY AS I NEED A BOARD TODAY!

Hi, Here are the boards that are available to me locally as it must be bought today. Price is not really an issue. I would have loved to have gone with a Rampage X79 but they don't have any in stock.

1) Asus P9X79 DELUXE X79
2) MSI Big Bang-XPower II
3) Asus SABERTOOTH X79
4) Asus P9X79 PRO
5) Gigabyte X79s-up5-wifi
6) Asrock X79 Extreme4
7) Gigabyte Ga-x79-up4

I can't be asked to mess around anymore so its either one of these.

Oh, and also, I have the option to send back the RAM and purchase something more suiting. Any suggestions? I ended up buying some 2400 Kingston Beast RAM but it turns out it requires some decent overclocking to keep it stable and I'd rather not go there.

So anyways, getting back to the point and a no BS approach, which board out of the above is the best board to go with for a 3930K / GTX Titan setup? I may overclock in the future if I feel my system is falling behind in gaming. But its not a priority.

Thanks!
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The Asrock X79 Extreme4 is the best bang for you buck. The Asus P9X79 PRO is also an excellent board to consider. Whatever you choose make sure that it comes with native 2400MHz OC ram support. This will allow you to avoid having to overclock the motherboards BCLK to obtain the 2400MHz memory speeds required. Motherboards that offer high memory dividers (2400/2600MHz) at stock 100 BCLK allow for the quick and painless use of XMP 1.3 profiles that are provided by enthusiast ram modules (like your Kingston set). No overclocking required. Just set the proper VCCSA/VTT/VDIMM voltages and you're good to go.

Happy hunting. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the reply, money is of no concern at this point, this whole motherboard thing went a little off topic in the other threads.

I need to know which the best out of the lot is smile.gif

The only ones that support 2400 @ OC is the:

Asrock X79 Extreme4,
MSI Big Bang-XPower II,
Asus P9X79 PRO (not deluxe for some strange reason)
Hexi
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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD + 3TB Seagate DVD/RW H100i Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 8 X64 
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23" Dell Random Dell Keyboard 1000W Fractual Design Newton Fractal Define R4 
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Pentium M 755 @ 2.0Ghz ~ 2MB Cache 915GM 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX RAM 60GB IDE/PATA SSD @ 100Mbps 
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Anyone?
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23" Dell Random Dell Keyboard 1000W Fractual Design Newton Fractal Define R4 
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Pentium M 755 @ 2.0Ghz ~ 2MB Cache 915GM 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX RAM 60GB IDE/PATA SSD @ 100Mbps 
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Subscribed, will help you later bud thumb.gif
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I have a Sabertooth Z77 board, and it's a super nice board. Remember that I have the Z77 version, and I'm not sure how the Z79 version compares with the Z77 version, but that's just my 2cents.gif
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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post

Thanks for the reply, money is of no concern at this point, this whole motherboard thing went a little off topic in the other threads.

I need to know which the best out of the lot is smile.gif

The only ones that support 2400 @ OC is the:

Asrock X79 Extreme4,
MSI Big Bang-XPower II,
Asus P9X79 PRO (not deluxe for some strange reason)

The Big Bang-XPower II is the MSI equivalent of ASUSs Rampage Extreme IV. It offers much more in terms of functionality over the Asus P9X79 PRO, or Asrock X79 Extreme4 boasting seven (7) PCI-E slots, and a mentionable amount of options only found on flagship motherboards. OCN users have also had very good results overclocking them. It is without question the best motherboard out of all 3 listed.
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer HN274H 3D 27"  Sony Bravia 40EX400 40" Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
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