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ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution vs Maximus iv extreme

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I'm not sure whether I should get the P8P67 WS revolution or maximus iv extreme. The price difference is around $80, but I'm not sure which one is best for me. I currently plan on crossfiring 2 HD6950s which should perform the same on either board, but I may also plan on using trifire in the future when the PC is not good enough. I don't know anything about overclocking as of now but will plan on doing so in the near future. Any ideas?
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If you're really crazy about overclocking and want top of the line tier motherboards with all the features you can have, then get the Maximus IV Extreme, but I believe, you'll soon find out that having the P8P67 WS Revolution motherboard will suit all your needs at a lower price and more. Personally my suggestion would be to save the 80 bucks and invest that towards other things forsay an SSD =] or save it towards something else_

Heck, the computer I'm currently am running on now, my AMD rigg in my signature is doing everything I want it to do and more, I have never really found a need for something better. It plays all my games, Starcraft/World of Warcraft/Rift & Many others at 60FPS at all ultra settings just fine without skipping a beat, along with my Photoshop and Adobe After Effects CS5 work, all at 1680x1050 resolution. I still even feel that my current machine is actually exceeding my needs.

(But of course I'm a performance junkie so I'm always looking for something better but I like to pay the least amount of money to achieve the best performance)

Having a top of the line motherboard really depends on how much features you are looking for and if they are beneficial to your needs. (or having a big E-peen) =]

You won't regret either choice, they are both beautiful motherboards and have plenty of features its just a matter of do you want to save that 80 bucks or spend it?

**Please note this is just my own personal opinion** =]
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I'm not sure whether I should get the P8P67 WS revolution or maximus iv extreme. The price difference is around $80, but I'm not sure which one is best for me. I currently plan on crossfiring 2 HD6950s which should perform the same on either board, but I may also plan on using trifire in the future when the PC is not good enough. I don't know anything about overclocking as of now but will plan on doing so in the near future. Any ideas?
If u can afford maximusIV extreme then get that,it has lot of overclocking features,its a very nice mobo with a very nice layout.
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I'm already slightly over budget, but I decided to get the maximus anyway. I just don't want to regret not paying slightly more when I find out I need it. Thanks
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post #5 of 27
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I'm already slightly over budget, but I decided to get the maximus anyway. I just don't want to regret not paying slightly more when I find out I need it. Thanks
Hi Strikeblue, I notice you said you went for the maximus, but your signature says otherwise. Which did you go for?

I'm looking at building a nearly identical build and currently deciding on MB. Are you happy with the build? is there anything you would change?

Cheers
Anthony
post #6 of 27
I have something similar to what he has, and as people have mentioned. It's a big matter of preference.
I am very happy with my Maximus IV, it looks and performs great. The OC on it was really easy, and some of the ROG features on it are great.

The ASUS pro is probably the best value, as it has a lot of neat features for the right price.
post #7 of 27
Thanks for the reply.

Is that the P8P67 Pro?
Would you suggest the Pro or Deluxe?

build is:
i7 2600k
HD 6950 (single, but may add a second)
8GB ram (undecided on speed)
SSD

PC is for some gaming, matlab, electronics simulation and a bit of CAD

I'm happy to spend the bit extra on the maximus or deluxe if I will see any benefits

On the other hand, should I be looking at the Z68 instead?

Cheers
Anthony

Edit: DravenHavok - Your signature is essentially the same as what I want to build. Are you happy with it all? Would you change/suggest anything different?
Edited by day1118 - 6/5/11 at 9:47pm
post #8 of 27
I do almost the same on mine, except I do photo editing with Photoshop instead of using CAD.

I didn't go for the Z68 because I won't be using Quick Sync, or SSD caching. But from what I researched, the first few Z68s won't even include this. Not only that, but the Z68 boards are going to be more expensive than the P67s.

The difference between the Pro and the Deluxe is like the Difference between the Deluxe and the Maximus IV. Extra stuff that you may or may not need.

Honestly, a big selling point for me on the Maximus IV was the layout and design. Had they had a Deluxe that was black I might have gone for it.

I don't regret getting the Maximus IV, the ROG stuff along with everything else makes this a mofo of a board.
post #9 of 27
Thanks.

I can't find much about the ROG stuff and what it does, but it seams hard to justify an extra $100 compared to the Deluxe.

What speed memory did you do for?
*I'll probably only go 8GB
post #10 of 27
I did 16gbs but that's only because I run a virtual machine with Server 2008 and SQL 2008 on it. 8gbs is more than enough for most people.
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