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Which board is better for a 980x?

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I'm torn between two boards- the Rampage III Extreme and the EVGA x58 Classified 3 E770. I can't seem to find any reviews for the classified 3 e770. I found reviews for the classified 3 e760 and e757 so I'm guessing the e770 is still somewhat new. I would really really appreciate any advice! Thanks!
    
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EVGA.

all the way.
    
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Love my RIIIE. So guess which gets my vote.
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Haven't had any problems with my R3E whatsoever. I've had great experiences with EVGA for all my video cards. Honestly there's not that huge a difference except in regard to the warranty. The 1366 socket is pretty much dead at this point anyway so the warranty probably doesn't matter much anymore. Anyway I'll go ahead and vote for the R3E since so many people seem to use it for pretty high OC's the 980x.
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I've never encountered a problem with my Classy 3 (aside from the absolutely beastly NB heatsink/fan combo)...and I'm about to drop an i7 970 into it.

Newegg has reviews on the E770. There's got to be a reason for it to sell out really quickly after launch. I know there are other E770 owners around OCN...look about, ask opinions.

edit: you already own an RIIIE I take it...why bother changing out a great board?
Edited by Mongol - 1/12/11 at 10:15am
post #6 of 13
Gigabyte ga x58a ud9 gets my vote,I know its not on your list but its the best overclocking mobo out in the market,
other than this Asus rampageIII extreme gets my vote,
you can also wait for Gigabyte g1 assassin/sniper gaming series mobo which is coming soon,
hope you like this proposal
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R3E. I can get my CPU to 4.6GHz on 1.45V with Full LLC.
     
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What about the rampage III formula?
    
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R3E

or

UD9
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the ud9 if you can fit it into your case R3e if you cant fit the ud9
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