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I am looking for a motherboard for some serious SS phase change over clocking an upcoming 990x/995x along with quad 6970 crossfire. I'd like to have Sata 3 6GB if possible seeing as there are some bad-ass SSD's coming soon.

Is the Asus Rampage III Extreme pretty much my only option? The Gigabyte UD9 seems to be gone from the face of the Earth and the Evga Classified 4-Way SLI doesn't have Sata 3 6GB.

The Asus Rampage III Extreme doesn't have NF200 so it would be quad native 8x PCI-e, which might actually be a boon for performance over the Evga's Classified's -Way SLI dual NF200.

Thoughts?

I will be going 990x as it appears it can clock a lot higher than Sandy Bridge at sub-zero temps.
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you need an ROG xpander for quad sli on rampage III extreme


also the 990x isn't released?
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Get an EVGA board. they never disappoint.
    
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Basically all of the 4-way motherboards or addons are hard to find.

Its not easy to find an xpander, which won't fit into any case, or a UD9 or an E762.

You might still be able to find a UD9 or E762 on ebay, but as evga doesn't make any new E762 and gigabyte is now making the new series, its hard.

One option is getting it second hand, or be luck at some store.
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also the 990x isn't released?
The 990x or 995x should be out in a month or two, if you believe some of the rumors.
Intel will eventually put them out as golden versions of the 980x before the Ivy Bridge comes out. But they won't put them too far from now, as it will not sell as good.
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Get an EVGA board. they never disappoint.
Not true. I know a lot of people who are disappointed with EVGA boards.
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I would get a UD9 before they stop making them,.
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Not true. I know a lot of people who are disappointed with EVGA boards.
^This. My roommate had an EVGA nForce 790 FTW motherboard that died on him, so he sent it in for RMA and got the second one. Wouldn't even boot properly. Third one he got from them finally worked but he ended up saying that if it dies on him he's just going to leave it be. Spent about 3 weeks getting his computer working because of it and being a software developer he can't be out for that long. Also, all the EVGA video cards I had died on me after a few months of moderate usage. I certainly can't recommend them for a motherboard.
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you need an ROG xpander for quad sli on rampage III extreme


also the 990x isn't released?
I will be doing quad X-Fire which the Asus manual says you can do at 8x8x8x8x.

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I would get a UD9 before they stop making them,.
I think they already long stopped making them. I cannot find them anywhere.
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post #10 of 15
Your choices would be:
Evga Classified 4-way
UD9
Rampage III Extreme (with the 4-way sli expander board)
Asus SuperComputer

Those all have 4-way sli/crossfire ability. I would personaly go for the Evga board. It overclocks extremely well and is only $280 on TigerDirect. It doesn't have sata 6/usb 3 though. Or, you could get an Evga Sr-2 with dual xeon 5690s. That board does have usb 3/sata 6 if I'm correct.
    
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