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I plan to purchase a couple dual, quad and hexacore Xeon CPU's to OC under water sometime down the road. I want to play around with socket 1366 (it is more fun than socket 1156 IMHO even if it is almost the same, but maybe i'm biased due to comparing an i3 to an i7/Xeon), but i'm not sure if i should keep my RIIIE for OCing, or if i could get better results with a GB X58A-OC motherboard, which i could get if i need to.

I do not plan to OC with any extreme cooling like LN2, the most i'd do is chilled water or, if i can get my hands on the required stuff, ghetto'd DI.

Which of these two motherboards would be best suited for OCing?
   
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The X58A-OC gets a better overclock with lesser voltage compared to the Rampage III, not by too much though. If you already have the Rampage III, just stick with that.
    
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Well the Gigabyte X58A-OC motherboard is made for mad overclocking and everything that does not has anything to do with overclocking is removed so there is very little of anything on the board other then for overclocking

Just keep your R3E
Edited by shilka - 3/27/13 at 7:30pm
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Out of the two i would probably pick the x58a-oc. It is such a beautiful board and is extremely well know for being the king of overclocking. The only board that I would choose over it would be a riiie black edition if you can find one for a reasonable price.
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Keep the R3E, if you were choosing which to buy I'd say the X85A-OC but it's not worth upgrading to.
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

only board that I would choose over it would be a riiie black edition if you can find one for a reasonable price.
This

I killed my old R3E and got upgraded to a R3BE for free and it was a much better board overall

The R3E has a Marvell 9128 SATA III controller which sucks the R3BE has a Marvell 9182 SATA III controller which is much better
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Okay, i'll keep my RIIIE. I only cared about OCing capabilities (don't care about Marvell's SATA III or USB 3.0), but yeah, i would pick a RIIE BE in a heartbeat, for the right price. The only thing stopping me would be getting the waterblock for it, as i doubt the one on my RIIIE would fit.

Now all i need is to get those CPU's and get crackin'.
   
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If you don't mind me asking. where are you able to purchase the X58A-OC. I've been looking everwhere for it and still haven't found one yet.
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