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I everyone, I'm new to this community and in general to the OC world.

I was in the process to order all the components for my new WS when I got stuck in the motherboard choice.

Yes, because I read some horrible stories about the most common x99 enthusiast motherboards: "Asus Rampage V Extreme" for one, Gigabyte (all series), MSI and Asrock as well.
I also read the official threads about them but honestly I can't understand how the situation is right now.

I'm in the 3d industry and I need this WS for GPU rendering (4k and above), so its main parts consists in: i7-5960X CPU and 4x Titan-X

I'm not an OC expert but I don't dislike OCking a little for CPU rendering, although the most time I will use the 4 Titans.

Can you help me to choose the less problematic motherboard for this setup?
I'm scared to receive a DOA motherboard or with serious bugs because I can't afford to spend time in the RMA process, or even worse to melt the 5960x smile.gif

Hany suggestions?
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Asus X99-E WS

 

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99E_WS/

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Asus X99-E WS

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99E_WS/


Hi ozlay
So the problems I read on newegg about the X99-E WS are fixed right now, maybe with the latest BIOS?
Do you think is a more safe choice VS the Asrock x99 WS-E?

Thank you
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Hi ozlay
So the problems I read on newegg about the X99-E WS are fixed right now, maybe with the latest BIOS?
Do you think is a more safe choice VS the Asrock x99 WS-E?

Thank you

 

I think they are both very good options and both seem to have their share of bad review however i believe that any workstation option would probably be your best option. it is up to you to chose which ever fits your needs best. I would chose one of the asrocks now that you mention it. As they seem to offer a lot more single cpu workstation options. Also Asrock doesn't have better tech support if it is needed.

 

Asrock has 3 different WS boards

 

Asrock x99 WS

Asrock x99 WS-E

Asrock x99 WS-E/10G

 

edit: they all have m.2


Edited by ozlay - 2/1/16 at 8:40am
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Looking at the motherboards specifications, the ASrock WS-E seems better overall. If you are not going for more than 4 Titans, go for it. Although there is no CPU out yet, that has more than 40 PCI lanes with this core count. Maybe wait for the 6950X ?
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Asrock x99 WS
Asrock x99 WS-E
Asrock x99 WS-E/10G

and which one would you pick and why?
This way I would be more aware about some risks vs features

Thanks
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Maybe wait for the 6950X ?

Hi ku4eto, thanks for your reply.

Do you think it could happen in a month or less?
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and which one would you pick and why?
This way I would be more aware about some risks vs features

Thanks

 

If it was me I would go with the ASRock X99 WS which has less features then the other 2 however it still has everything you should require. And having less feature means it has less parts that could fail.

 

also has an ultra m.2 port for faster ssd's

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Looking at the motherboards specifications, the ASrock WS-E seems better overall. If you are not going for more than 4 Titans, go for it. Although there is no CPU out yet, that has more than 40 PCI lanes with this core count. Maybe wait for the 6950X ?

 

6950X also only has 40 lanes and the mother board has plx chips so the card will still run at 16x but the titan x is too slow to take advatage of 16x anyways so its not a big deal if it is only 8x

 

only a duel cpu option would allow more then 40 lanes and there isnt a reason to do that.


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And having less feature means it has less parts that could fail.

also has an ultra m.2 port for faster ssd's

Make sense...
and about m.2 it could be useful in future for more speed in data transfer, so why not...
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