Originally Posted by Joe-Gamer
Have only just started following this thread and I'm in the same boat, with a 2500k and a 980ti. X99 seems like the way to go with a 5820k. What motherboards do you guys recommend? I've had a few recommendations towards the ASUS x99 line. Looking at the deluxe (or pro) 3.1 they seem to have every feature under the sun available and as it should last a solid 5+ years that may come in handy to have. Also ASUS have those extra pins on the socket and I love overclocking so better stability there.
I have the MSI X99S SLI Plus and it's very nice. I haven't had any issues with it at all *knocks on wood*
The motherboard has a blacked out thing going on with the whole PCB being black and every plastic piece and every heatsink black. It goes with almost any color scheme you might want to do.
MSI has a few more Motherboards for x99 as well from what I've seen so you could take a look at them if you want. They don't seem to come with some of the 'bells and whistles; that Asus has on their mobo's, though.
If there is any advice I can give you if you go with the same motherboard, it would be that the diagram in the manual for the Ram channels is wrong. Where you would normally stick ram in slots 1,3,5 & 7, on this motherboard the ram channels are right next to each other instead, like:
Channel A Slots 1,2
Channel B Slots 3,4
Channel C Slots 5,6
Channel D Slots 7,8
So when you go to check out reviews you will see a lot of people talking about issues with the motherboard and Ram, and that's why lol.Edited by gamertaboo - 9/25/15 at 3:09pm