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post #1 of 11
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Which of the 1366 boards are best for 2 x crossfire and 3 x crossfire?

Curious if any of you think there are better boards for this than what I have.
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post #2 of 11
Not really sure what your budget is, however my vote would be the Asus Rampage III Extreme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-642-_-Product
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post #3 of 11
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Not really sure what your budget is, however my vote would be the Asus Rampage III Extreme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-642-_-Product

well would like to keep it at 300 ish or below....

But more so... why do you say this board ?
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post #4 of 11
Get the Rampage 3 Formula instead of the Rampage 3 Extreme.



R3E is only really better than R3F for Quad SLI/CFX. R3F is only capable of Tri SLI/CFX.

For 2 card CFX, you put the cards in the 1st and 3rd red slot so there is breathing room for the top card.
post #5 of 11
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Get the Rampage 3 Formula instead of the Rampage 3 Extreme.



R3E is better than R3F for Quad SLI/CFX.


Why do you say its better ?
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post #6 of 11
Because its one of the best ones - its been suggested 2 times in a row.. my vote also goes to that board.. so 3rd time suggested
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post #7 of 11
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with these suggestions so far.... again I ask.... why are they better than my board for dual or tri crossfire ?
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post #8 of 11
It all depends on PCIe slot layout.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by sendblink23 View Post
Because its one of the best ones - its been suggested 2 times in a row.. my vote also goes to that board.. so 3rd time suggested


The reviews of Asus are not so promising tho. Those boards look to have some QC issues.
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post #10 of 11
what is wrong with the board you have?

I have had no issues with my EVGA with my CX setup, might look at the EVGA x58 FTW or even a Classified board.

I have heard both ways with the Asus board. People say they are great and then a lot have RMA cycles with them. I do love me a good ASUS board though.

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Originally Posted by sendblink23 View Post
Because its one of the best ones - its been suggested 2 times in a row.. my vote also goes to that board.. so 3rd time suggested
wow
Edited by nickbaldwin86 - 2/1/11 at 8:29am
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