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Asus P6T7 Ws Supercomputer vs EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI vs ASUS Rampage III Extr

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I actually have installed on my rig the Asus P6T7 WS but i'm planning to change it, i bought this motherboard for a workstation last year but i changed most of the component to a gaming pc so i would like to know if i can get a better performance with different motherboards, i'm open to hear recomendations from experts

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Asus P6T7 Ws Supercomputer is immense dont change it smile.gif
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Well that board is only ever good if you plan on having 4 gpus OR 7 of them with risers
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The p6t7 is a good board, I have one, but it isn't easy for high overclocks. Getting up to around the 215 bclk range the p6t7 became pretty difficult, whereas the evga classy 4-way sli sailed right through that & I started having difficulty over the 240 bclk area. The r3e is in the same league as the classy in overclocking, although I don't have one.
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420;11913247 
The p6t7 is a good board, I have one, but it isn't easy for high overclocks. Getting up to around the 215 bclk range the p6t7 became pretty difficult, whereas the evga classy 4-way sli sailed right through that & I started having difficulty over the 240 bclk area. The r3e is in the same league as the classy in overclocking, although I don't have one.

But when you say is not easy for high overclocks you mean stability, performace? beacause that's what i'm looking for "i'm planing to overclock my core i7 920 @ 4GHZ or 4.2GHZ.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tovich;11913912 
But when you say is not easy for high overclocks you mean stability, performace? beacause that's what i'm looking for "i'm planing to overclock my core i7 920 @ 4GHZ or 4.2GHZ.

Thanks for your comments and for sharing your experiences.

My ASUS p6t SE gets my i7-930 to 4Ghz on 1.2v, you should have no problem with your current board. Its a much better board than mine.
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Well I have somewhat mixed feelings about the WS series (P6T6 and P6T7).

Used to have the P6T6 but it burned out trying to OC the 980x and 3 470s.

If you are more into OCing, either the classi or the R3E are much better, and both are great boards. The R3E can't do 4-way SLI, but it still has a big amount of options in it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tovich;11913912 
But when you say is not easy for high overclocks you mean stability, performace? beacause that's what i'm looking for "i'm planing to overclock my core i7 920 @ 4GHZ or 4.2GHZ.

Thanks for your comments and for sharing your experiences.

For your intended overclock, any of the three motherboards listed will do what you want. I just sold my P6T7 last week, but ran it 24/7 at 210 bclk. For benching it's not really the best, but that's not it's intended purpose. For a nice stable overclock, it will do fine.
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