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Hello Community!

I'm getting ready to purchase my first X-99 motherboard shortly. I've never owned one, so I'm new to the X-99 "family". wink.gif

Once Intel releases the new i7-6950X I'll be be picking one up. I'm not sure which board I should get to go with it.

What boards(s) would you recommend for the new Intel processor?

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 16
Read too many bad reviews, apparently most of the good X99 boards are sold out. Most sites recommended:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130841

or pay slightly more for Sabertooth X99 as it comes with a 5 year warranty.
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Thanks for the info. I guess it's either the Sabertooth or wait for a new one to come out.
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What's your thoughts on the Asus Rampage Extene V or the MSi X99A Godlike gaming?

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

https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/X99A-GODLIKE-GAMING.html#hero-overview
Edited by curlyp - 6/2/16 at 9:12pm
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What's your thoughts on the Asus Rampage Extene V or the MSi X99A Godlike gaming?

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

https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/X99A-GODLIKE-GAMING.html#hero-overview

Overpriced, a lot of bad reviews.
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Get one with the features you will use in your price range. Onboard wifi is nice, lots of usb 3.0 is nice, ultra m.2 slots are nice. Other than features get one that you think looks good and will match your build. The chipsets are the same and with the lower power requirements of BE, oc sockerts and power phases are not as important. I've had good luck with my gigabyte and asus boards. I think the new Taichi board looks cool. But its your preference. Good luck!
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Overpriced, a lot of bad reviews.

All boards get bad reviews.

The X99 godlike gaming is an excellent board with great features and software.
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Overpriced, a lot of bad reviews.

All boards get bad reviews.

The X99 godlike gaming is an excellent board with great features and software.

I noticed this when building a x99 rig for a friend. I'd say just ignore them as they are probably trolling or just plain incompetent. We ended up going with the Asus X99-a usb 3.1 board and it's pretty good despite all these bad reviews. Very tight voltage regulation (~.002) and had no issue getting 4.5Ghz on a 5820k w/ air cooling.

Get the board with the features you need / want. Buying something like the Rampage is sort of a waste unless you want to run ln2 or just really like the ROG themes.
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even after reading some complaints, i did go with the asus sabertooth x99. I'm waiting for buying for the cpu, but it feels a pretty solid board.
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post #10 of 16
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Get one with the features you will use in your price range. Onboard wifi is nice, lots of usb 3.0 is nice, ultra m.2 slots are nice. Other than features get one that you think looks good and will match your build. The chipsets are the same and with the lower power requirements of BE, oc sockerts and power phases are not as important. I've had good luck with my gigabyte and asus boards. I think the new Taichi board looks cool. But its your preference. Good luck!

I'm not familiar with the Taichi board. Guess it's time to look it up! Thanks.
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All boards get bad reviews.

The X99 godlike gaming is an excellent board with great features and software.

I agree with you. I've never seen a motherboard only have positive reviews. Yes, features are nice and so is the built in lights.

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I noticed this when building a x99 rig for a friend. I'd say just ignore them as they are probably trolling or just plain incompetent. We ended up going with the Asus X99-a usb 3.1 board and it's pretty good despite all these bad reviews. Very tight voltage regulation (~.002) and had no issue getting 4.5Ghz on a 5820k w/ air cooling.

Get the board with the features you need / want. Buying something like the Rampage is sort of a waste unless you want to run ln2 or just really like the ROG themes.

Thanks for the advice. The Rampage is on my list because it is recommended as a top gaming enthusiast board. Every 3-5 years, I do a complete computer rebuild while upgrading different components in between. This year it's time for the rebuild.

I typical buy the "top of the line" at the time durning the rebuild. I'm really not too much worried about the color of the board as I am going to paint it. Based on the esthetics of the boards, I'm really leaning towards the X99 godlike.
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even after reading some complaints, i did go with the asus sabertooth x99. I'm waiting for buying for the cpu, but it feels a pretty solid board.

Thanks! I'm glad the board it working out for you.
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