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Poll Results: Which board would you use that fits the requirements?

 
  • 60% (3)
    ASUS Sabertooth
  • 20% (1)
    Gigabyte UP4
  • 20% (1)
    [If you have a suggestion that isn't listed, let me know. I'll add it.]
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post #41 of 49
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Not looking for 8 slots, just 4 at least. biggrin.gif
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post #42 of 49
I believe that MSI discontinued the 4 slot ones quite some time ago. Not that it'd be bad if you found one of those for a good price.
post #43 of 49
Get whatever board you want from MC. If you don't like it, take it back and get something better. That's what I did. thumb.gif

Honestly I would get a board that was made with Ivy-E in mind.
Edited by ep45-ds3l - 3/2/14 at 8:12am
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post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by PsyM4n View Post

I believe that MSI discontinued the 4 slot ones quite some time ago. Not that it'd be bad if you found one of those for a good price.
I'm not saying it has to be 4 slot, just that having 8 slots is not a requirement.

Also, thank you everyone for all the help and advice. You guys are just proving the OCN is amazing. thumb.gif


I've update the first post.
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 3/2/14 at 8:17am
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post #45 of 49
I'm not sure how it does with Ivy, I assume just as well as Sandy, but, My Asrock Extreme6 has been a really solid board and overclocks well. thumb.gif
post #46 of 49
My Sabertooth runs a 24/7 stable 5GHZ overclock on my 3930k very well, my only complaint is with watercooling the VRM's get really hot since no airflow across the heatsink. I added a flexible fan over it and it runs low 50*c

I almost bought the UP4 but the sabertooth had better and more reviews so i went with it, i would re-buy the sabertooth any day
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post #47 of 49
I live in Cincinnati, and MC is where I got a lot of my parts including my 3930K (very above average chip; 5.1GHz with 1.410v stable, and 4.84 @ 1.355v 24/7) and RIVE. The latter was a mislabeled new board marked open box, but they held to the marked price and I paid just $289 for a BNIB full warranty RIVE just a few months after releas!

IIt's one of the best stores in the chain I've been to, in regards to availability of quality parts, and I know a few people who work there.

Let me know when you will be in the city and I'll see if anyone I know is working that day and if they'll cut you a discoun.


I hi ghly recommend Asus for X79, and Gigabyte for Z77. I don't care about Haswell so no real experience there, but the two mentioned really are a fewsteps aahead of the rest on their respective platforms.
   
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post #48 of 49
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Let me know when you will be in the city and I'll see if anyone I know is working that day and if they'll cut you a discoun.
Thought I put my location on my account... Guess I didn't. I'm in Dayton, well... just outside of it lol.
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I hi ghly recommend Asus for X79, and Gigabyte for Z77. I don't care about Haswell so no real experience there, but the two mentioned really are a fewsteps aahead of the rest on their respective platforms.
That's what I've noticed as well. Seems like quite a lot of people love using Gigabyte for their i5's, but for an i7-E it seems like it's a disaster.
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post #49 of 49
It's not just gigabyte. The design of a stable and efficient voltage regulator becomes more complicated as the power requirements increase. Now this doesn't matter much for overclocks just a little above the standard processor clock, but when you are going for like more than a 20-30% overclock or more then the processor starts requiring much more power.

Now, looking at high end AMD boards and older intel x58 boards (for processors with 120 watts TDP or more) most companies don't do all that well. MSI and Asus have the most efficient and stable designs on those cases. Unfortunately MSI knows this and becomes selectively greedy sometimes by purposely using underpowered vrms on some of their high end models that end up with transistors popping. Asus on the other hand is being more careful and rarely suffers from such incidents.

At least while specifically Gigabyte doesn't do all that well in the design part, they do have the decency to do incremental adjustments with new revisions of their boards in order to make things better. Not that this always works, but at least the company supports their products in actual practice. Others usually don't give a damn.
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