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Hey, I need help picking out a mobo for the 4930k... I don't want to cheap out on a mobo but I don't have ridiculous amount of money either... I don't really get what makes some motherboards so much more expensive than others.. Like, If I buy an EVGA x79 Dark for $400 what am I getting that is not on the $220 ASRock x79 Extreme6
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I think you mean 3930K if your talking about x79 chipset. Most x79 boards are pretty pricy, comes with the territory of getting a socket 2011 board. I believe AsRock x79 boards would be your cheapest/best bang for buck choice. You can pick the x79 series board that suits your budget (Extreme3, Extreme4, etc)/

What make boards more expensive are the materials used to construct the board such as capacitors, chips, the PCB itself, etc. Another thing that controls the price is the brand as you would imagine a more popular brand like Asus Maximus would be more expensive than an AsRock for example.

It's a good idea to read on the specs of each board to ensure you get the most features for the least amount of money. Reading up on reviews will also cover the durability of a board since people will post a lot if a board as any issues.
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Thanks but I'm definitely talking about the 4930k... will there be a new chipset released with the release of IB-E? I was told that the x79 will still be the chipset for the IB-E as long as you do a bios flash
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Thanks but I'm definitely talking about the 4930k... will there be a new chipset released with the release of IB-E? I was told that the x79 will still be the chipset for the IB-E as long as you do a bios flash

Oh I wasn't aware of IB-E. I'd assume that they would have a new chipset to go with the new processors though. Well if they are using X79 then my advise would be the same. smile.gif
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If you don't plan on going berserk with the IB-E, i.e. full blown watercooling etc to push it really higher than 4.5GHz, I guess the Extreme 6 will serve you just fine. Probably better than Asus offerings in the same price range.

I have a P9X79 Pro and I can do 4.9GHz under water (did not try for 5 yet, no patience to go through the P95 torture tests yet, plus I prefer folding with my rig than just stress testing). Yes, I drool over RIVEs etc, but I couldn't justify the cost difference (having my wallet, for others it might be peanuts). wink.gif
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Actually I do plan on getting the highest stable overclock that my 240L Eisberg Prestige allows. Would you say that the Extreme6 isn't good for high overclocks? I don't particularly like the color theme of the P9X79 but if it means higher overclocks for the same price, I guess I can make a few sacrifices tongue.gif

What about the GA-X79-UP4? Would this be good for high overclocking?
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I had my 3930K @ 4.6 GHz using a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E.
I think the 240L is one of the best CLCs out there, and you should do that and maybe more easily - depending on how lucky you where with your chip ofc, and whether the higher thermal density the IB-E CPUs will probably have vs. the SB-E will allow it.

There is a chance that the 240L and the Extreme 6 will reach their limits in similar levels, but considering that a really better configuration would require some $120-150 or even $200 in Mobo cost, and another $200 or so for a WC loop, I would easily live with 200MHz less biggrin.gif
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I too am waiting to pounce on the 4930K. At the moment it looks like the EVGA Dark and the ASUS RIVE are the top boards for Ivy-E. What makes those boards stand out to me are their quality components which allow for extreme OCing and a good BIOS. The Dark is still a bit young but so far what I have seen looks good. On the other hand every mobo review I have read shows ASUS with the top HDDs and SSDs scores when compared to similar offerings by other brands. Those are my top two contenders unless more boards are refreshed before the official release.
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I think I actually will scrounge up the extra coin for an EVGA X79 Dark, its been getting good reviews and I'd like to match my high end desktop with a high end motherboard. I don't think I'd be okay with the rig if I cheap out on a motherboard.
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I've had several LGA-2011 boards, and the only one's you can reasonably expect to have working firmware are the higher end ASUS boards.

EVGA Dark hasn't been out long enough to get a real gauge of it's stability or firmware maturity, and previous EVGA boards do not inspire confidence. I would be extremely hesitant to buy such a board after my own experiences with immature firmware.
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1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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