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Formula vs Extreme

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I was returning my Asus Rampage III Formula as it was damaged for a full refund. I was debating which motherboard is better/quality between the Rampage III Formula and Rampage III Extreme. It's only a $60 difference which isn't much but want the better board, I'll be water cooling a i7-950 and Evga GTX 570. Will be overclocking to 4.0ghz-4.5ghz as I spent around $900 on a loop.
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post #2 of 6
I would grab the R3E if you want the best-of-the-best. I played with a Formula (took a 950 to 4.2) I really liked it and its not a bad board, I bet you would be fine with either one.
    
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post #3 of 6
Both are great. The RE3 is more for benching and has better PCIe placement options. If you will be water cooling the board, the RE3 has a few more options for it than the RE3 Formula which Koolance is now making a block for it, should be available on the 4th. I have both boards, but I like the Formula better, seems more refined.
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post #4 of 6
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So the extreme is better but the formula is better quality?
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post #5 of 6
get the extreme.
post #6 of 6
The formula just seems more refined, but the Extreme has more options catered to the extreme benching crowd. On air and water they will probably perform the same depending on the chip. If you do not need the extra's of the Extreme I would go with the Formula and save the money or put it towards better GPU's or memory.
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