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Originally Posted by Sin0822;12940721 
i got the assassin and its a sick board, i love it, but of course it costs more. it OCes like every other X58 GB board OCes, like a beast. Id take it over the formula, but its personal choice. Totally different color schemes. i was able to push 231blck on my assassin, that is on air tho, probably could do more.

Its really brand preference at this point asus or gb its you pick. The asus is cheaper tho.

Its your fault, im stuck in this decison. Because of your Reviews.

Also im looking at the sniper, not the assassin.

I really like the G1 mainly becuase its the most up to date x58 board. It a revised marvell chip, onboard usb 3.0 with the front panel, a good sound card, (but this may not make any diff, becuase i use SPDIF to an external DAC) and the Killer Nic, but Ive heard mixed reviews on the Nic card drivers causing issues. I wouldnt be able to plug all my fans into the board and i heard the excpet for the killer nic and audio software, the rest of the gigabyte software is outdated and lacking

But asus board has a real good intel nic anyways and a better than avg realtek onboard solution and has 7 pwm headers

tough to justify the extra $150, and if i look at the sniper il tell myself why not spend an extra $100 for the assasin..lol
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Originally Posted by Bigo1087;12940991 
Its your fault, im stuck in this decison. Because of your Reviews.

Also im looking at the sniper, not the assassin.

I really like the G1 mainly becuase its the most up to date x58 board. It a revised marvell chip, onboard usb 3.0 with the front panel, a good sound card, (but this may not make any diff, becuase i use SPDIF to an external DAC) and the Killer Nic, but Ive heard mixed reviews on the Nic card drivers causing issues. I wouldnt be able to plug all my fans into the board and i heard the excpet for the killer nic and audio software, the rest of the gigabyte software is outdated and lacking

But asus board has a real good intel nic anyways and a better than avg realtek onboard solution and has 7 pwm headers

tough to justify the extra $150, and if i look at the sniper il tell myself why not spend an extra $100 for the assasin..lol

unless you upgrade your ssd with w/e that uses SATA 6gbps then the formula works fine
also for your fans use a fan splitter cable
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post #13 of 25
I found that teh NIC helps, there is no deny that is works, it just works not so much. it speeds up what it can on your side of the thing, but once the pakcets are sent to teh internet nothing you can do. it does lower your ping in games, so that you don't lag, and your ping score looks better lol.

The easytune software is updated regularly from what it seems because before the G1 assassin there was no way to control the other fan ports. Its also a good OCing tool,. but yea it doesn't give such nice graphs and stuff that the ROG software does, but there is also dynamic energy saver and that gives you some pretty cool features. They update the software, but it doesn't have the looks the ROG stuff has. i had a R3E and a P6X58D-Premium, the ROG software is 100% better than the rest of asus's software, and i have been using asus boards for something like 7-8 years and software has always sucked, like pc probe so buggy. ROG software works tho.

The sound has an external ADC to go with your DAC, it will improve signal quality and it sounds like sound is important to you. I thought it was pretty damn nice, but then again i have crappy sound setup so yea it sounds nice when you add the amplifiers in, you aren't going to need the amplifiers onboard because you have your extremal DAc prob has one built in.

Like i said int eh other thread, you really are going to run more than like 5 fans? i run like 2 lol the CPU's and another for my case, and of course the GPUs have their own.

Honestly the boards are meant to be competitors, so they are head to head with the GB costing more, id go with a color combo you like lol, it sounds stupid but it makes sense b/c you seem to be pretty concerned with the general appearance of everything. The G1 series comes with cool accessories, idk if you like stickers but it has those as well, i still haven't done anything with mine, but i guess you can stick the bullet hole ones on your car hahahahahahaha some people really like the style. you gotta like what you buy, no one can make you like anything you can just take advise and educate yourself on it, but if you think you are going to regret something then don't get it.

on a side note i didn't know anyone reads my reviews hahaha i am sorry it put you in this dilemma smile.gif
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post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by godofdeath;12941034 
unless you upgrade your ssd with w/e that uses SATA 6gbps then the formula works fine
also for your fans use a fan splitter cable

You have a very similar system.

How does your 970 work on that board? Whats speeds do you run it at?

Do you plug ur ssd in to marvel sata 6gb or the intel 3GB ports?
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post #15 of 25
with any SATA3G SSD, like the vertex 2 you want to leave it in the ICH10R ports it performs best there you get no advantage at all from putting it in marvell sata6g. Only thing that benefits is a drive like the C300, which has higher 4k speeds on ICH10R, so many used to use their C300 SATA6G SSD on ICH10R for X58 platform, but with this new marvell many are using marvell now.
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post #16 of 25
pssst.....

ASUS Rampage III for 225.99 +8.95 Shipping (open box) here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666R

Still has warrenty support. If I had the money I would pick it up.
post #17 of 25
Your SSD won't have a problem on a 3.0 Gb/s port. Get the RIIIF. Save the cash or use it towards a second GTX 470 smile.gif
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post #18 of 25
Go with the Rampage III Formula - awesome overclocker, great features, ROG connect is a very worth while feature (I have my netbook connected, allows for on the fly changes) - also Asus is very good with their warranty, and has a great Advanced Replacement option. Spacing worked perfectly for me, really a top end board with a great price!
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post #19 of 25
Yesterday I was reading a pretty In depth review of the 2 boards. Overall the build quality of the Rampage III is higher. The VRM's and voltage regulation was consistantly better than the Gigabyte's (less oscillation).

To sum it up they said that the Gigabyte board ran a little cooler but the Asus's power distribution was superior.
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post #20 of 25
5 vs. 7 PWM headers shouldn't be an issue either way. You can use 2 and 3-way PWM splitters to add fans, so I wouldn't let this be a major factor. Unless you really need 7 discrete control channels vs. 5, as all the fans on one splitter would be controlled as one.
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