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I want an Asus board. I looked, and selected the Rampage IV Extreme. I was all set to buy it, when the guy at the store said that was not a good idea, as all the ROG stuff is basically Beta testing stuff, and they have the highest failure rates. He said I'd be better off with the P9 x79 series boards (he recommended the Deluxe model), or a Sabretooth X79 board.
None of these boards have 2 19-pin USB 3.0 connectors on board - I can always add a USB card that will give me the extra connector, but it's a step down, in my opinion.

Any comments on this?
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That he doesn't know what hes talking about? They are high end overclocking boards which are usually released last in ASUS motherboard series so that they have the most updated parts, they also usually have more power phases, better cooling and other toys for pushing your chip. I've owned plenty of ROG boards, they are fantastic thumb.gif
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I want an Asus board. I looked, and selected the Rampage IV Extreme. I was all set to buy it, when the guy at the store said that was not a good idea, as all the ROG stuff is basically Beta testing stuff, and they have the highest failure rates. He said I'd be better off with the P9 x79 series boards (he recommended the Deluxe model), or a Sabretooth X79 board.
None of these boards have 2 19-pin USB 3.0 connectors on board - I can always add a USB card that will give me the extra connector, but it's a step down, in my opinion.

Any comments on this?

Tell the guy at the store, that its his job to sell stuff, not to spread misinformation. Then buy the board you want to get. Beta testing? rolleyes.gif
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That he doesn't know what hes talking about? They are high end overclocking boards which are usually released last in ASUS motherboard series so that they have the most updated parts, they also usually have more power phases, better cooling and other toys for pushing your chip. I've owned plenty of ROG boards, they are fantastic thumb.gif

He mentioned that their service department has more issues with those boards. Blown capacitors, etc...
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He mentioned that their service department has more issues with those boards. Blown capacitors, etc...

well what he should have mentioned was that their service department has more issues...not JUST those boards.
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Lmao. You should contact the store manager and direct him to this thread. That salesperson just blew a huge sale by putting down the best x79 board made. He called it a beta what? Sales ppl like that should be fired lol.
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.....lol. Not sure when I last leveraged the information / advise provided by a sales person in any product vertical.
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The reason the RIVE gets the most RMA's is because it's the most popular OC x79 motherboard.

When almost all quad-sli and x79 OC records are on one board, there are going to be some failures.

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post #9 of 43
i heard the same thing, that sometimes the boards dont even boot unless you disconnect the power and clear the cmos.
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The funny thing is, I called the same store last week, and a different guy was trying to steer me away from the ROG boards as well, stating the same thing. Weird. I think I'm going to stay with this board - if only because of the options I get with it that are pretty nice. Don't like the on-board fan that doesn't turn off, though (unless they fixed this in a new firmware update).
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