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Hey guys,

I'm looking at getting rid of my Extreme4 motherboard and getting a RIVE. I really want to be able to overclock a bit more and a bit cleaner, and I'm just curious as to what you guys think..

Is it worth the extra couple hundred I'm going to spend to get it. I plan on going full loop in the next few months, and would love to be abe to get close to 5.0

I also want the ability to add 16 more GB of samsung green!
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The Rampage IV Extreme is the less reliable Z77 motherboard. 5,88% were returned upon sample sold from april through october 2012.
source ( in french )
I know yours is x79 but still I wouldn't get it unless I'm sure to be able to face troubles.
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Originally Posted by kamimaru View Post

The Rampage IV Extreme is the less reliable Z77 motherboard. 5,88% were returned upon sample sold from april through october 2012.
source ( in french )
If you want to take the bet ...

What does Z77 Have to do with anything?
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I edited my original post sorry ... still same brand and same range
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I'm not worried about returns or purchases made though... I just want to know if people think its worth the upgrade to get better OC'ing and all
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No disrespect to the other poster, but he doesn't know what he's talking about. Lost me at
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The Rampage IV Extreme is the less reliable Z77 motherboard

The RIVE is the best option on X79 to try and get 5GHz out of your chip.
    
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if you plan to go full loop in the next few months, why not wait for a while? maybe they'll release new X79 motherboards when they release IB-E?

performance aside, if you go for RIVE, there're several waterblocks ready for it (EK, Koolance, etc.), maybe you can take that into consideration.
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No disrespect to the other poster, but he doesn't know what he's talking about. Lost me at
The RIVE is the best option on X79 to try and get 5GHz out of your chip.

yeah... I was confused. I'm really wanting to take the step up.. especially for the Memory.
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id wait for the ivy bridge e boards
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maybe they'll release new X79 motherboards when they release IB-E?.
maybe? they better!
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id wait for the ivy bridge e boards
maybe? they better!

I really don't wanna wait another 6 months... frown.gif
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