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Toward the end of the year I will be looking to purchase a new motherboard for a 5930k possibly. I was looking at the gigabyte X99 SOC champion for cosmetics but I want to see if anyone has any recommendations that are better. The main feature I want is overclocking capability and ability to run pci 3.0 x16 on two slots. I will probably spend $250-350.
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For the overclocking prowess, the SOC Champion is the best for the price. Even arguably so when price is not considered.

If all you need is 4 dimm slots, then go for it. It's $350 CAD here in Canada, super price.thumb.gif
    
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For the overclocking prowess, the SOC Champion is the best for the price. Even arguably so when price is not considered.

If all you need is 4 dimm slots, then go for it. It's $350 CAD here in Canada, super price.thumb.gif

I passed it up for $250 or so once when it was on sale. doh.gif But after looking around at other motherboards even after the new releases I didn't find anything else that interested me more. I'm still considering waiting to see how Zen turns out too but this what I'm currently thinking of doing. There's a few 5930k on craigslist for $375 and I was hoping I might be able to get the SOC champ used or something for a good price and make a cheap successor to my 2500k. I figured I'm only going to do 4x4GB. I've currently been using 16GB and it has been good enough but I have been considering going to 32 also since I've been seeing games using 6-8GB but I think I'd rather have less in case it will overclock a bit higher.
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