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post #191 of 1800
Diggity... By any chance did you try the same on a classy? Still haven't seen any comparisons of the two...
    
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My new build is not only for gaming but also for video and photo processing using Photoshop CS4 / Lightroom ETC.

Will the Rampage III be a good all around board for everything?

Was sold on the Gigabyte X58 UD7 but this board has my interest now.

Thanks..
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post #193 of 1800
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Originally Posted by BrokeBrain View Post
My new build is not only for gaming but also for video and photo processing using Photoshop CS4 / Lightroom ETC.

Will the Rampage III be a good all around board for everything?

Was sold on the Gigabyte X58 UD7 but this board has my interest now.

Thanks..
yep this board will be great for every end user (well almost every user) its packed with features for the most novice of overclockers to those with record breaking overclock attempts under ln2.
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Hot damn, look at that shine!




Now I can finally get on with my build
    
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post #196 of 1800
The Rampage III Extreme has 2 8-pin connectors. I read the manual and it says that you only need the second 8-pin connector for extreme overclocking. I managed to OC my i7 980x at 4.3ghz at 1.352vcore and its stable (9hrs prime95 and 40 passes LinX) and I only have one 8-pin connector connected.

My question is do you guys connected the second 8-pin or you just have one connected?
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For air or water overclocking you would have no need for the second plug. Temps will limit you way before power supply will.

Direct comparisons between motherboards are time consuming and chock full of variables.

The R3E for me has one super important advantage over my Classified 762:

Classified: coldbug -115 degrees
R3E: coldbug -160 degrees

That's HUGE for LN2 overclocking.

ROG connect is also easier to use than evbot.
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post #198 of 1800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patch View Post
For air or water overclocking you would have no need for the second plug. Temps will limit you way before power supply will.

Direct comparisons between motherboards are time consuming and chock full of variables.

The R3E for me has one super important advantage over my Classified 762:

Classified: coldbug -115 degrees
R3E: coldbug -160 degrees

That's HUGE for LN2 overclocking.

ROG connect is also easier to use than evbot.
That's nice to know you don't need the second plug for air cooling
Thanks Patch!
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Gonna go ahead and guess that the two extra molex connectors for VGA power is unnecessary with stock coolers as well.
    
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Gonna go ahead and guess that the two extra molex connectors for VGA power is unnecessary with stock coolers as well.
Nah, they're needed if there are 3+ GPUs present.
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