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Hey all, thinking about replacing my Asus x99-a board with something a little higher end. I've had a few issues with it and am thinking about moving on. Budget is around $400-500 Canadian. Looking for a rock solid option, something that can take a good overclock(I know my chip will do 4.5ghz no problem) and remain stable at ALL times. Primary use for the system is gaming, followed by adobe premiere work, after effects, and rendering. Long renders are not uncommon for me(up to 14hours at times). The board MUST support sli for my 780's at minimum 2 way, but 3 way would be nice too. CPU is an i7 5930k. I'd like it to match my color scheme which is black and white but I'd rather have performance and reliability overall so if there's nothing good with the colors I want that's ok. What would you guys suggest? Ive read plenty of reviews all over the place but am looking for some real user input. Any input would be great thanks!
post #2 of 10
I would love to hear about this as well.

My Asus P6T Deluxe is finally dying to hard to use normally.

So I keep looking around and really cant find anything with super positive reviews..
 
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Best boards in your price would be the Rampage V from Asus ROG and the Gigabyte OC board. Dont remember the full name off hand. Niether matches your color scheme. The white and black colors, Asus Delux would be your vest bet. In my opinion.
 
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post #4 of 10
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I've read some not so good reviews about the deluxe on newegg. Alot of x99 boards actually have bad reviews on newegg
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I take newegg reviews with a grain of salt. Typically the only people that post a review are people with complaints. Kinda goes for all user reviews.
 
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Ok so what would be recommended then?
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Well, i pretty much always use ROG boards in my rigs. Planning Rampage V if i jump to x99. Have Rampage IV right now. Guess it depends how important the color is to you. The Delux from Asus is a very nice board and has many of the features of the Rampage. And it is white and black unlike the Rampage, red and black.
 
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I was thinking about the deluxe but I'm worried it'll have the same issues as my board.
post #9 of 10
Well, you did not really elaborate on the issues. But, generally the highest build quality boards from Asus are the Delux, WS, and ROG lines. Any board from any company can have issues. They are all mass produced after all. Any should do 4.5Ghz with ease. The ROG Rampage IV is so heavy built it is ready for sub zero cooling once you do some thermal prep. Outside factory defects, it should last as long as you will ever need. I have never had an ROG board fail on me. Did have one defective out of the box once. But, that happens with everyone.
 
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post #10 of 10
Hello

I would say the x99 Deluxe or X99-S " if you don't need wifi " will be good .. OC socket and better vrm over the x99-A for OC.

also the X99 SOC from gigabyte is awesome but the orange color will be problem for you...
   
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