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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi

Most of u guys are asking for best X99 motherboards for 8 core guy and hordes of Titans. I would want to ask u about good X99 board for the money, for thoose who would buy i7 5820k (and wouldnt go beyond 4,5g anyway), got one/two graphics cards at most and are not interested in WiFi AC, audio or colored panels 'n stuff. I know that at this time it can be more about theory or guessing but hell lets try:

From cheap motherboards we currently got (in order of price)

1. MSI X99S SLI Plus
2. ASRock X99 Extreme3
3. Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
4. ASRock X99M Extreme4
5. Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
6. ASRock X99 Extreme4
7. MSI X99S Gaming 7
8. ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer (and probably tiny more expensive ATX version soon)
9. Asus X99-A (just showed up)

I know that some motherboards have simple power phase system (like 6 if im not mistaken) and some are made from cheap materials around CPU but dunno which one exactly. Except of that they are probably very simmilar (looks like every1 can handle two graphics card with 16/8 pcie), most of them have Ultra M2 slot. I know that all Asus motherboards got oc socket (which should in theory help gaining better oc results), and u got same phase systems in all of their motherboards. But in same time someone in big topic about cpus, was saying something about dead Asus motheboards. Ive read about guys who oc 8 core 5960x to 6,2g on cheapest MSI X99S SLI Plus (dont know how long that motherboard last tho). Later, some guys said its better to choose MSI Gaming 7 model (probably 7 got better phase system?).
Edited by ian666 - 9/9/14 at 12:41am
post #2 of 21
I bought a ASRock X99 Extreme4 about a week ago, plus some DDR4 and 5820k.
I bought it mainly to do software compatibility testing rather than serious overclocking. Motherboard has been OK so far. Minor complaint is that the RAM slots are a bit close to the CPU socket. So with a big heatsink on the CPU it wouldn't be possible to use all 8 RAM slots. Lucky I only needed 4 slots. Front USB ports also don't work, but I'm sure that is my fault, as it was a pretty old case it went into.
post #3 of 21
asrock extreme 3 is the one with cheaped out 6 phases, all asrock x99 boards besides extreme 3 has 12 phases for proper deliverance to CPU.
     
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Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
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Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
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32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
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i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
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post #4 of 21
I'm in the same boat. I'm looking for the best value x99 board too.

I'm leaning towards the MSI SLI plus or the Gigabye UD4. I read a couple poor review of the Gigabye boards...

Only thing the MSI board doesn't have is a Realtek 1150 sound card, not sure how much a downgrade the ALC 892 is...

Any other opinions?
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
I think we should have Asus X99-A soon, im hoping for no more like 10-15% higher price as MSI SLI but who knows
post #6 of 21
Grab an Extreme6
Core I7 5960X
(10 items)
 
  
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Intel Core I7 5960X ASRock X99 OC Formula MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
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post #7 of 21
I'm another overclocker looking for a more reasonable X99. As far as I can tell, the best deal is either the MSI X99 sli plus or the Asus X99-A, depending on what price it arrives at. Raja in the Asus support thread said 1-2 weeks about 2 weeks back, so I was hoping today for a release but it hasn't showed up on any US retail sites as of this post.

I might just go with the sli plus since the all-black fits my color scheme and I'll be using something else for the sound anyway (the lesser Realtek codec of the sli plus is still not terrible). If anybody sees the X99-A for sale, let us know!
post #8 of 21
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5600/4/15-intel-x99-motherboards-review-new-boards-for-haswell-e-connectivity-usb


The Asrocks are the only boards that's completely native USB 3 and SATA with no third party controllers to slow POST times or other issues. Just straight up x99 chipset.

The Asus Deluxe may "have" 10 USB 3 ports in the back, but 8 of them isn't full bandwidth USB 3, but rather a hub of 4 ports that share the bandwidth of one USB 3 port.
     
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Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
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Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
32inch Crossover 4K Thermaltake SMART M series 750W Powerspec G418 case Thermal 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung M9T 2TB HDD Bluray/DVD drive Bluray/DVD drive Window 7 Home Premium 
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Panasonic 2880x1620 panel 180w Delta brick 
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post #9 of 21
Reporting in...
Purchased the MSI X99S SLI Plus for a video editing build, and it won't boot with more than one RAM slot populated. Sent it to newegg for RMA, they issued me a refund 3 days later and said it's out of stock. I'm pretty bummed because the board looked great on paper, but there are a lot of reports of the MSI x99 boards having RAM issues and the manufacturer seems to be denying it. I personally wouldn't recommend this one anymore.
    
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post #10 of 21
Gigabyte X99 UD4
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