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Asus Maximus VI Extreme, Gigabyte Sniper M5, or other ?

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Hello,

I'm upgrading my rig, in order to plug: I already bought some elements, that I plan to reuse.
  • SLI (2x GTX 780, have 1 so far, will buy the other foir Xmas)
  • Core i7 4770k with a moderate OC (I will probably use the auto-tune feature, I just want a little increase from stock core speed, but I don't want too much noise on the cooler)
  • Noctua NH-u12P
  • 2x 8Go ram

I don't plan to watercool, nor to do more than 2-way SLI

I'm interested in ac WIFI (which the Extreme provides), but I'm OK to have it as a separate PCIe card
I have low end audio equipment, so I will rely on onboard audio in any case

The extreme seems nice, has ac wifi, but has 8x/8x SLI...the Sniper has lower wifi (n only), better audio but I don't really care, but support 16x/16x SLI.

As I use a large cooler, I would also like to know if I might have clearance difference if I use an ATX or mATX board...


What do you recommand ? I'm also opened to other boards suggestion
Edited by Jubijub - 9/21/13 at 9:16am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4770K Asus R.O.G. Maximus VI Formula MSI GTX 980 Ti Kingston HyperX Black 
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Samsung 850 Pro Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Noctua NF-A14 PWM Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
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Windows 10 Dell U2713HM CoolerMaster NovaTouch TKL Corsair AX860i 
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Corsair Carbide 540 Air Cube Logitech G502 Roccat Hiro SoundBlaster ZxR 
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Sennheiser HD800 Shure PG42 XLR + Shure XLR to USB 
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Jubi-PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4770K Asus R.O.G. Maximus VI Formula MSI GTX 980 Ti Kingston HyperX Black 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Noctua NF-A14 PWM Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Dell U2713HM CoolerMaster NovaTouch TKL Corsair AX860i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide 540 Air Cube Logitech G502 Roccat Hiro SoundBlaster ZxR 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD800 Shure PG42 XLR + Shure XLR to USB 
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post #2 of 2
Don't bother buying an Extreme board if you aren't doing tri sli or quad.

the 780s will not eat up all the bandwidth of the x8, so x16 on both cards is not needed.

I'd look at the ASUS IV Formula or Hero. The Formula has great on board audio and it also has the WIfi that you are looking at. The Hero has great bang for the buck on features.

As far as OCing, you will get better temps by manually doing it. The auto tune features usually give more voltage than needed for an OC. Which means hotter temps and more noise for the fan to compensate.
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