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I think so, asus "won" in aspect all round best buck to buy, well myself get a shot with Asus x99 A mobo.

Still waiting the package to came. well i hope this build will worth it's money biggrin.gif

And, i'm glad my post will help so many friends in here to answer their question. keep it up, and please say about a good thing but not a bias to some product.

I am very happy with my X99-A that arrived today - definitely better than the MSI X99A-Plus which I had before....
post #32 of 56
Get the best board with the best feature set & price ratio. All are within margin of each other in reliability & performance. Make sure upgrade-ability is there. Aesthetics is the biggest thing now as some of the best boards are in the mid price range now. Consider budget, SSD, cooling, GPU's, etc. Make a fast build & spend money where it's needed. Good luck.... thumb.gif
 
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If I were to do it again, I might choose the ASUS X99-A or Sabertooth. This ASRock X99X Killer 3.1 is a solid board but has some BIOS issues, and they still haven't released an updated BIOS from the 1.0 version besides a buggy BETA version. The main reason I chose the ASRock board over the ASUS was that I heard ASRock has a better warranty and return service and that ASUS is a pain in the ass to deal with. That being said I might just take my chances with ASUS next time though.
post #34 of 56
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Coming from personal experience, I have both the Asus X99-A and Asrock Killer X99 X 3.1 and if i was to chose between the 2 I would 100% go with the asrock. My ASrock board clocks both my 5820k and 5930k higher WITH LESS VOLTAGE, both clock cache great (Since they both offer the 2011-3 OC socket) but the asrock was MUCH easier to obtain a stable OC and also the asrock made my SLi GTX980Ti's more stable due to the onboard 4pin power molex to supply extra Voltage for the cards. I would get random hicups, crashes, etc while heavy gaming on X99A, transferred everything to the asrock board, Increased OC from 4.45GHz to 4.56GHz using LESS VOLTAGE and ZERO hicups, lag, etc... Asrock IMO is the board to go with. Lastest BIOS on their website fixed every single issue i had.. Just food for thought. Everyone will have a different "opinion" here, but i can speak from truth as i still currently use both boards daily. Goodluck

You're comparing an entry level board to a supposed flagship one.

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The lower and mid grade MSI boards like the KRAIT one's aren't all that great, but their top end boards like the Xpower and Godlike are excellent boards and right up there with the ROG boards.

The catch is the Pro and Deluxe ASUS boards are every bit as good as the ROG boards.

The ROG is better with memory where other boards may require concessions at the higher end of the spectrum (3333+), and also if one is looking to use 4 GPU or extreme overclocking.
Edited by Silent Scone - 1/25/16 at 3:02am
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You're comparing an entry level board to a supposed flagship one.
The ROG is better with memory where other boards may require concessions at the higher end of the spectrum (3333+), and also if one is looking to use 4 GPU or extreme overclocking.

I had the opposite experience this guy had with the Killer 3.1...BETA BIOS is still a mess, and, while I haven't tried this CPU on a different board, it takes 1.38volts to run 4.5ghz stable.
post #36 of 56
While the differences between the Asus X99-A and the Pro look mostly like fluff (a plastic shield, a wifi port, etc), there is one substantive difference. The X99-A uses cheaper mosfets than the Pro (and the more expensive boards). This makes it less suitable for pushing the OC, and might explain what newls1 observed. Having learned this after I bought the -A, I regret it ever so slightly. That said the price difference is still significant, so the -A remains a good choice for a more budget build. The fact that it's more a stripped-down version of a flagship board than an actual econo board makes it a good deal.
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While the differences between the Asus X99-A and the Pro look mostly like fluff (a plastic shield, a wifi port, etc), there is one substantive difference. The X99-A uses cheaper mosfets than the Pro (and the more expensive boards). This makes it less suitable for pushing the OC, and might explain what newls1 observed. Having learned this after I bought the -A, I regret it ever so slightly. That said the price difference is still significant, so the -A remains a good choice for a more budget build. The fact that it's more a stripped-down version of a flagship board than an actual econo board makes it a good deal.

The X99-A is an entry level board and as such DRAM and general overclocking shouldn't be expected to be on par with more expensive offerings from the same vendor or otherwise.
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The X99-A is an entry level board and as such DRAM and general overclocking shouldn't be expected to be on par with more expensive offerings from the same vendor or otherwise.

I thought it used pretty similar kit to the RoG board. RAM is tuned easier on the RoG board, but I've seen plenty of good CPU OCs on the X99 standard offerings too.
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My point is that the X99-A shouldn't be looked at as an entry level board. It's a high end board with some modifications made for cost reasons. Some of the changes may be significant, like the mosfets. Some of them may be fairly irrelevant, like the size of the heatsink on the south bridge*. But for most metrics its performance is indistinguishable from its big brother the X99 Pro, or even the ROG boards. There are some things that the ROG boards do better, but the -A shouldn't be looked at as an unrelated product manufactured just for the sake of price point.

* The Pro has a south bridge heat pipe extension with a secondary sink suspended in the air below the CPU, for people with terrible case airflow I guess. It's not a north bridge sink despite looking like one, and with the layout of the PCI x16 slots you're not going to block airflow to the main south bridge heatsink with a graphics card.
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My point is that the X99-A shouldn't be looked at as an entry level board. It's a high end board with some modifications made for cost reasons. Some of the changes may be significant, like the mosfets. Some of them may be fairly irrelevant, like the size of the heatsink on the south bridge*. But for most metrics its performance is indistinguishable from its big brother the X99 Pro, or even the ROG boards. There are some things that the ROG boards do better, but the -A shouldn't be looked at as an unrelated product manufactured just for the sake of price point.

* The Pro has a south bridge heat pipe extension with a secondary sink suspended in the air below the CPU, for people with terrible case airflow I guess. It's not a north bridge sink despite looking like one, and with the layout of the PCI x16 slots you're not going to block airflow to the main south bridge heatsink with a graphics card.

It's also a different PCB. It is an entry level board, but meets a lot of users system I/O requirements. When compared with overclocking is where people seem to make these comparisons.
Edited by Silent Scone - 1/26/16 at 8:31am
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