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Asus maximus formula or rampage formula?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok so I have the option of getting either one of the two, but I was wondering if it would even be worth it to buy the rampage over the maximus mobo. I might be getting a q6600, q6700, q9450, or q9550 in the future (yes i know that is a lot of range) so with that said which is my best bet? is the x48 really worth it? thanks for any help in advance
post #2 of 11
Better yet, buy the Maximus and flash it with the Rampage BIOS
SLACR Formula
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Q6600 SLACR L727A903 1.2875VID (450*8)@1.40V Maximus Rampage X38 Visiontek HD4870(512) 825/1100 4x1G Elpida E5108AJBG 8E 1128MHz 4-5-5-15 PL6 2.1V 
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6X 500Gb 7200.12: 4X & 2X RAID 0 arrays Memorex 52X/Pioneer 16x CD/DVDRW Host:Vista Ultimate X64 SP1 Guest:Ubuntu Linux 2x Samsung 941BW 4ms LCD 
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Natural Ergonomic 4000 Thermaltake Toughpower 700W Silverstone TEMJIN06 B/W MS 3button optical 
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none baby......they suck 
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Q6600 SLACR L727A903 1.2875VID (450*8)@1.40V Maximus Rampage X38 Visiontek HD4870(512) 825/1100 4x1G Elpida E5108AJBG 8E 1128MHz 4-5-5-15 PL6 2.1V 
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6X 500Gb 7200.12: 4X & 2X RAID 0 arrays Memorex 52X/Pioneer 16x CD/DVDRW Host:Vista Ultimate X64 SP1 Guest:Ubuntu Linux 2x Samsung 941BW 4ms LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Natural Ergonomic 4000 Thermaltake Toughpower 700W Silverstone TEMJIN06 B/W MS 3button optical 
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none baby......they suck 
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
does that really work? ive heard about it but is it all that effective?
post #4 of 11
It works !!!!!!!
and its reversible !
I7 next..
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Q9650 -3.8G @1.392 V. Asus Maximus Formula.RAMPAGE BIOS ! Geforce 8800GTX 4x1G TeameXtreme DDR2-800 at 1199. 
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320 G s-ata ,x2 250 G s-ata x2. Asus QuieTrack/Samsung.20x . WIN 7 RC. 2X Acer AL2216W lcd 22" and CMV Ct-720D 19". lcd. 
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Microsoft Internet. Thermaltake Tough Power 1000w. Gigabyte 3D Mercury LCS. (Modded !) Logitech MX Revolution. 
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X Gamers Choice. 
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Q9650 -3.8G @1.392 V. Asus Maximus Formula.RAMPAGE BIOS ! Geforce 8800GTX 4x1G TeameXtreme DDR2-800 at 1199. 
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320 G s-ata ,x2 250 G s-ata x2. Asus QuieTrack/Samsung.20x . WIN 7 RC. 2X Acer AL2216W lcd 22" and CMV Ct-720D 19". lcd. 
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Microsoft Internet. Thermaltake Tough Power 1000w. Gigabyte 3D Mercury LCS. (Modded !) Logitech MX Revolution. 
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X Gamers Choice. 
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post #5 of 11
I did it to my P5E and it's awesome..
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i 920 @4ghz Evga Classified E759 Evga 260 216 685/1466/1155 3x 2gb Gskill DDR 3 1600 
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2x Raptor 300 Raid0 2x 1.5 TB cudas Windows 7 RC x64 Hanns G 28 g15 
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2x Raptor 300 Raid0 2x 1.5 TB cudas Windows 7 RC x64 Hanns G 28 g15 
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post #6 of 11
It works and works well. But the Maximus is listed as "end of life" already so I would go for the rampage for support and peace of mind.
    
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i5 2500k Asrock Extreme3 gen3 Asus gt750ti 4x4gb gskill 1333 @ 7-7-7-21 
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samsung f1 750gb Maxtor 200gb Smsung external 8xBR/DVD writer Thermalright 120 extreme 7 x64 pro 
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
well i ended up ordering the maximus formula from the egg except i was kind of surprised to see that they only had "open box" versions of it in stock, not a single new one.......weird. i bought it for 220 while the rampage was 300.
post #8 of 11
Hey what is better rampage extreme or maximus extreme???
post #9 of 11
The maximus formula is the same as the P5E except with a few bells and whistles missing.

Have a look under the sticker on my board...
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Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
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Aula Excalibur / Cougar Vantar EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
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Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
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Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
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Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Aula Excalibur / Cougar Vantar EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
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Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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post #10 of 11
I personally would go with the Maximus. I like that board better
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