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I Paid 250$ for my mb... And it is a 400$ MB...

You just gotta take your time is all .
    
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You didn't buy anything when it was on sale...so you did overpay for a lot of items.
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I really cant fault you tho...

I plan on over 5k Into my Ivy Bridge Build Next January...

And that is just for Cpu MB Gpus and a new CPU water block..
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wooooow.
looks like i'll be on this site before making a purchase again
What do you do with your pc?

Gaming? Benching? or just General use?

Do you want to be a Power vs $$ guy.. A cheap build guy??

Or an all out power guy?

There is a Market of products out there for everybody...

I myself like to max out games and bench as High as i can... So i went with the REIII ..

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

I want a 980x.. But i got a good clocking 930 instead.

This is Why Asus makes so many Mother Boards.. There is one out there for everybody.. Why there is so many different Gpu's

The most expensive thing in my Rig was my Power supply..
Most people think it is stupid to pay 300$ for a psu...

And some are right if you plan on stock and not much overclocking you dont need a "Super Psu"

But if you plan on Straining your System you do need one.. That is why they are there,
    
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i think the OP made the right choice I doubt his experience woudl be better with the R3E other than it has more gadgets. The voltages you read in BIOS and windows are 1-3% of actually voltage read points with every X58A gigabyte board.

You don't have physical PCI-E switches instead you have electronic mechanical ones

You have a BIOS for your board that allows for higher voltage and higher OCing its called GOOC BIOS, it does what rest of the switches and gizmos on the R3E do, like enable voltages upto 2.1v, disable OCP, LEAN mode(actually in BIOS of R3E). When LLC is enabled on Level1 and LEvel2 it also takes care of QPI/VTT loadline as well, R3E has a jumper for that. ASUS has LLC 50% and LLC100% you have LLC level 1 and level2, same thing, only two series of boards that have this are Gigabyte X58 and P67 as well as ROG Rampage 3 series and I bet their P67 board.

Your board is an excellent board, if you really care about POST time call gigabyte and ask them why its so long, because mine is definitely not close to your POST time.

ASUS is lucky to hold the WR, the UD9 held it for a very long time, sad thing is not many R3Es clock like that board, but all UD9s clock like the WR UD9. ASUS doesn't bin IOD Gigabyte does for the UD9, asus its luck of the draw.

You CPU is going to last you so long, its not funny, your system is still faster than many P67 systems. I don't see what you are complaining about. Maybe you should sell it and go AMD.
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i think the OP made the right choice I doubt his experience woudl be better with the R3E other than it has more gadgets. The voltages you read in BIOS and windows are 1-3% of actually voltage read points with every X58A gigabyte board.

You don't have physical PCI-E switches instead you have electronic mechanical ones

You have a BIOS for your board that allows for higher voltage and higher OCing its called GOOC BIOS, it does what rest of the switches and gizmos on the R3E do, like enable voltages upto 2.1v, disable OCP, LEAN mode(actually in BIOS of R3E). When LLC is enabled on Level1 and LEvel2 it also takes care of QPI/VTT loadline as well, R3E has a jumper for that. ASUS has LLC 50% and LLC100% you have LLC level 1 and level2, same thing, only two series of boards that have this are Gigabyte X58 and P67 as well as ROG Rampage 3 series and I bet their P67 board.

Your board is an excellent board, if you really care about POST time call gigabyte and ask them why its so long, because mine is definitely not close to your POST time.

ASUS is lucky to hold the WR, the UD9 held it for a very long time, sad thing is not many R3Es clock like that board, but all UD9s clock like the WR UD9. ASUS doesn't bin IOD Gigabyte does for the UD9, asus its luck of the draw.

You CPU is going to last you so long, its not funny, your system is still faster than many P67 systems. I don't see what you are complaining about. Maybe you should sell it and go AMD.
Think ima dump Evga On my Next GPU buy and get 3 gtx 680s from Asus...
Much easyer on selling with warranty going by the serial number.
    
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yea ASUS does serial number? Gigabyte does too. I hate receipt needed like Intel.
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