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post #1 of 12
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I'm looking towards the AsRock Faltal1ty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157240

I'm really looking forward to overclocking to 5.0Ghz if I can. I will be dropping TWO 4870x2 (quadfire) onto this motherboard. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 12
Sounds good, I've googled in it's VRM and says 16+2..
I don't know about the +2 but 16 is hella good enough for the overclock, you'll definitely be running cooler on high overclocks.

I'm grabbing 30c on my H50 2600k 4.6 GHz
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post #3 of 12
^ the +2 is for the ram.


that board and the extreme6 is the same, just has the fancy heatsink on it.

and remember its upto the chip if it can do 5ghz or not.
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Since your budget is around $250 (give or take), go with either of the following boards:

Gigabyte P67A-UD5-B3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128479

MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130581

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

Those 3 are better. And out of curiosity, why would you be going with 2, very outdated cards like the 4870 X2? Unless you currently own them? Otherwise, if you're not up to par on what's currently out, might I suggest 2x GTX 560 SLI, or 2x HD 6950 CF, instead.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Since your budget is around $250 (give or take), go with either of the following boards:

Gigabyte P67A-UD5-B3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128479

MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130581

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701

Those 3 are better. And out of curiosity, why would you be going with 2, very outdated cards like the 4870 X2? Unless you currently own them? Otherwise, if you're not up to par on what's currently out, might I suggest 2x GTX 560 SLI, or 2x HD 6950 CF, instead.
Because I just bought them for 100 dollars each >.<

Btw I forgot to add ram. Which is most stable for OC? Lower Voltage? Lower Timings?
post #6 of 12
Why buy Fatal1ty over extreme6, or even extreme4? I see no point in that...
post #7 of 12
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Why buy Fatal1ty over extreme6, or even extreme4? I see no point in that...
It looks sexy
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post
It looks sexy
Ok, if you are ready to pay that much extra for looks, be my guest
post #9 of 12
IIRC, the heatsink on the Fatal1ty was adjusted so you could actually use longer expansion cards in the top PCIe x1 slot. So all those looks do at least have some use in them. But in all other respects, I believe the Extreme6 is the same.
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post #10 of 12
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I was gonna get the Asus ROG board but that's way too expensive... I wanted to have matching red and black with my phantom NZXT (gonna buy some CM MegaFlow Red LED Fans!)
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