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only 1 thing i didnt like with the board so far is, microphone volume is too low. with 30 db boost and maximum volume level, people still cant hear me.
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Hi all,

I'm new to overclock.net and like what I've seen so far. I'm planning to build my first PC in a long time (last time was Athlon XP - yes I'm old) and I was looking for information about the Asus Rampage III Formula and found this thread. (Be proud you are high up in the Google rankings for this search.)

Anyway I'm saving up for the parts and have $1200 so far. My goals are to use SLI for the first time (waiting for the nVidia GTX 560 in January) and to use one or two SSD drives for the system and program files. And of course I plan on overclocking!!

I was debating between the Asus Sabertooth board and the Rampage III Formula. I was already leaning toward the Formula board, and based on all the comments and feedback here (thank you!) I'm convinced that the Formula board is the way to go.

My biggest question right now is whether it would be better to buy one large SSD drive (specifically thinking of either the Crucial C300 256GB model or the OCZ Vertex 2 240GB drive), or to get two 128GB drives and run them in raid 0. I realize that you loose trim support in that configuration, but really if I'm only using it for the OS and program files that information is mostly static anyway, so read is much more important than write and even without trim SSD's are much faster that traditional hard drives. ExtremeTech.com seems to recommend the RAID 0 setup and has benchmarks to prove it: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2365868,00.asp I also know that running a striped array increases the risk of data loss, but again, if it's all the OS and program files that's not too hard to replace.

Has anyone got experience using RAID 0 SSD's on this board or another X58 based MB? What about the Marvel SATA III controller? Does it support a RAID 0 configuration? (I'd love to get two 128GB C300's running in RAID 0 - 600MBps whoohoo!!)

Thanks again for all the great info. I'll be joining the Rampage III Formula club soon!
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Originally Posted by QuadraQ View Post
Hi all,

I'm new to overclock.net and like what I've seen so far. I'm planning to build my first PC in a long time (last time was Athlon XP - yes I'm old) and I was looking for information about the Asus Rampage III Formula and found this thread. (Be proud you are high up in the Google rankings for this search.)

Anyway I'm saving up for the parts and have $1200 so far. My goals are to use SLI for the first time (waiting for the nVidia GTX 560 in January) and to use one or two SSD drives for the system and program files. And of course I plan on overclocking!!

I was debating between the Asus Sabertooth board and the Rampage III Formula. I was already leaning toward the Formula board, and based on all the comments and feedback here (thank you!) I'm convinced that the Formula board is the way to go.

My biggest question right now is whether it would be better to buy one large SSD drive (specifically thinking of either the Crucial C300 256GB model or the OCZ Vertex 2 240GB drive), or to get two 128GB drives and run them in raid 0. I realize that you loose trim support in that configuration, but really if I'm only using it for the OS and program files that information is mostly static anyway, so read is much more important than write and even without trim SSD's are much faster that traditional hard drives. ExtremeTech.com seems to recommend the RAID 0 setup and has benchmarks to prove it: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2365868,00.asp I also know that running a striped array increases the risk of data loss, but again, if it's all the OS and program files that's not too hard to replace.

Has anyone got experience using RAID 0 SSD's on this board or another X58 based MB? What about the Marvel SATA III controller? Does it support a RAID 0 configuration? (I'd love to get two 128GB C300's running in RAID 0 - 600MBps whoohoo!!)

Thanks again for all the great info. I'll be joining the Rampage III Formula club soon!
I would wait for 3 months for the next gen SSD's and I have a feeling that a new ASUS MOBO will be comming out with a new chip set to go with the new SSDs.

Here are some good sites for SSD info:

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-St...s-SSD/bd-p/ssd
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/
http://forums.anandtech.com/forumdisplay.php?f=47
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-32-361.html

Good luck!
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Hi all,

I'm new to overclock.net and like what I've seen so far. I'm planning to build my first PC in a long time (last time was Athlon XP - yes I'm old) and I was looking for information about the Asus Rampage III Formula and found this thread. (Be proud you are high up in the Google rankings for this search.)

Anyway I'm saving up for the parts and have $1200 so far. My goals are to use SLI for the first time (waiting for the nVidia GTX 560 in January) and to use one or two SSD drives for the system and program files. And of course I plan on overclocking!!

I was debating between the Asus Sabertooth board and the Rampage III Formula. I was already leaning toward the Formula board, and based on all the comments and feedback here (thank you!) I'm convinced that the Formula board is the way to go.

My biggest question right now is whether it would be better to buy one large SSD drive (specifically thinking of either the Crucial C300 256GB model or the OCZ Vertex 2 240GB drive), or to get two 128GB drives and run them in raid 0. I realize that you loose trim support in that configuration, but really if I'm only using it for the OS and program files that information is mostly static anyway, so read is much more important than write and even without trim SSD's are much faster that traditional hard drives. ExtremeTech.com seems to recommend the RAID 0 setup and has benchmarks to prove it: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2365868,00.asp I also know that running a striped array increases the risk of data loss, but again, if it's all the OS and program files that's not too hard to replace.

Has anyone got experience using RAID 0 SSD's on this board or another X58 based MB? What about the Marvel SATA III controller? Does it support a RAID 0 configuration? (I'd love to get two 128GB C300's running in RAID 0 - 600MBps whoohoo!!)

Thanks again for all the great info. I'll be joining the Rampage III Formula club soon!

I used two adata 64gb SSD's with the new sandforce 1222 controller in raid 0 and the read speeds are over 400 and the write is around 130. You can't do the raid 0 on the sata 6 marvel controller from what I have read/heard. The intel driver is great for raid 0 and provides stability and performance, I have had zero issues so far. The crucial drives are fast by themselves on the sata 6 though. I have a crucial 300 64gb on my work computer and in the sata 6 port it gets 330 read and over 70 write. So it depends on what you feel like dealing with.

For less headaches and easy set-up I'd get a 256gb crucial SSD and put it on the sata 6 port. If you want to get a bit more performance for less money, get 2 128gb and put them in raid 0, but go for intel based drives.
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I used two adata 64gb SSD's with the new sandforce 1222 controller in raid 0 and the read speeds are over 400 and the write is around 130. You can't do the raid 0 on the sata 6 marvel controller from what I have read/heard. The intel driver is great for raid 0 and provides stability and performance, I have had zero issues so far. The crucial drives are fast by themselves on the sata 6 though. I have a crucial 300 64gb on my work computer and in the sata 6 port it gets 330 read and over 70 write. So it depends on what you feel like dealing with.

For less headaches and easy set-up I'd get a 256gb crucial SSD and put it on the sata 6 port. If you want to get a bit more performance for less money, get 2 128gb and put them in raid 0, but go for intel based drives.
Thanks for the advice. I'm definitely considering two 128 GB A-Data drives. The reviews are good and they use the excellent sandforce 1222 controller as you said. It would save about a hundred dollars, and actually give me more performance than a single 256 GB Crucial C300.

From everything I've heard the Marvell SATA III controller on this MB (and plenty of others) is complete crap. Is that really true? Any hope of a firmware update that would address all the issues that people seem to be complaining about?
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The Sata II are Intel controllers. You just need to download the intel RST driver and install it and your good to go. Sata III is more of a future proof thing right now. You'll get plenty of speed out of the Sata II in raid. I'm not sure about pending firmware or other updates for marvel, but I'm sure by the time we would really need to use it, something will happen to improve the performance. I have a feeling raid is almost always going to be an enthusiast type thing when it comes to home PC's, so less likely for the manufacturers to focus on it.

Get those 2 128gb in raid 0 and let us know what kind of benchmarks you get.
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The Sata II are Intel controllers. You just need to download the intel RST driver and install it and your good to go. Sata III is more of a future proof thing right now. You'll get plenty of speed out of the Sata II in raid. I'm not sure about pending firmware or other updates for marvel, but I'm sure by the time we would really need to use it, something will happen to improve the performance. I have a feeling raid is almost always going to be an enthusiast type thing when it comes to home PC's, so less likely for the manufacturers to focus on it.

Get those 2 128gb in raid 0 and let us know what kind of benchmarks you get.
At this point I'm thinking of getting two of the 128 Crucial C300 drives. My reasoning is this: 1) I can try to get RAID 0 working on the Marvell SATA III controller (some people have reported success). 2) If that fails I can still use RAID 0 on the Intel SATA II controller and the benchmarks for these drives is still excellent in SATA II. 3) By getting a SATA III set of drives, I'm future proofed for the next MB upgrade or Marvel driver update.

I will definitely be posting my experiences and benchmarks here. I'm also hoping to post some photos of my new rig if that's possible for a non-administrator account. However, I won't be able to build the "core" system until sometime in January.
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I'm going to upgrade in the next few months. Been looking at this beaut but running dual cards which I want to do will make it impossible to use my sound card (using the 1st and 3rd pci-e slots).
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I'm going to upgrade in the next few months. Been looking at this beaut but running dual cards which I want to do will make it impossible to use my sound card (using the 1st and 3rd pci-e slots).
If it's a PCI sound card you're correct, but if you are using a pci-e x1 card then you can put it between the video cards or above the primary video card. The newer cards that use pci-e seem worth it to me personally.
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