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If you don't want to pay too much for the mobo, the Rampage III Formula is really similar to the extreme. Wich is useless for someone without 3-4 GPU. The R3F is enough for 3 and the second highest end mobo from Asus on socket 1366. And if you need cheaper than this. The Asus Sabertooth X58 is a pretty kewl mobo with good stuff and is from a new family of Asus motherboard called T.U.F or The Ultimate Force. For 200$ it's the best motherboard ever for that chip...

These are 3 really awesome mobo. And Hokies83 took good parts for rest of the build. You should take them
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I will also recommend the Asus Sabertooth. Its got Sata 6, 2 PCIE and decent BIOS for overclocking. And with a 5 year warranty $200 seems like a good price to me. I bought one last week for a friends build and we hit 4.0 in 5 min flat.
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Rampage III gene, what I have, Micro ATX, X16 x16 PCI-E, Benches faster than Extreme
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Billy_5110 View Post
If you don't want to pay too much for the mobo, the Rampage III Formula is really similar to the extreme. Wich is useless for someone without 3-4 GPU. The R3F is enough for 3 and the second highest end mobo from Asus on socket 1366. And if you need cheaper than this. The Asus Sabertooth X58 is a pretty kewl mobo with good stuff and is from a new family of Asus motherboard called T.U.F or The Ultimate Force. For 200$ it's the best motherboard ever for that chip...

These are 3 really awesome mobo. And Hokies83 took good parts for rest of the build. You should take them
Hey i like to drink monster lol And i ride a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10r!

Anywho... This fellow wants a highend build.. The sabertooth is not for him..
It only has 8 power phases.

THe Rampage Formula IS a nice board.. But in terms Over build quality it is not built near as well as the REIII.

IT really depends on What the OP wants out of his system.. Extreme performance Options and stable overclocking it is the REIII..

Not to say the formula wont do all that because it will.. But not as well.
It is an Entry Enthusiast board.
Edited by Hokies83 - 12/19/10 at 12:21am
    
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Rampage III gene, what I have, Micro ATX, X16 x16 PCI-E, Benches faster than Extreme
Cough cough lol.

http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/R3E_BreakingWorldRecord/

http://www.nordichardware.com/news/7...e-gtx-580.html
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hah, I'm not too sure I want to spend £210 on a PSU though :> I was thinking this : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...-12v-135mm-fan
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hah, I'm not too sure I want to spend £210 on a PSU though :> I was thinking this : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...-12v-135mm-fan
PSU is a very important part of the system...

It helps stay stable.. And keeps your hardware from frying.

Here is a decent one for less money..

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1000w...n-80a-12v-rail
    
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