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Would the formula really benefit me more than the P6X58D-E though?

I will be:

OC'ing my 980x to 4.5GHz (Around there)
OC'ing my RAM to 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 @1.6v
Eventually adding water cooling
Eventually Crossfiring or (maybe) even Trifire my 6970.
 

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Go for a Rampage III, its amazing for overclocking, its worth the extra 100, it will support trifire, and look sick as **** if you have a red/black case
 

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Asus P6T.
Tri SLi. Excellent overclocker.

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Originally Posted by Electric;13030941
Would the formula really benefit me more than the P6X58D-E though?

I will be:

OC'ing my 980x to 4.5GHz (Around there)
OC'ing my RAM to 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 @1.6v
Eventually adding water cooling
Eventually Crossfiring or (maybe) even Trifire my 6970.
Well, the main difference is that the P6 is considered a high-end "consumer" grade board, while the Formula is a mid-to-entry level high end "enthusiast" board. What that means is you'll probably have an easier time getting 4.5GHz on your 980x stable, I.E. the build quality is slightly higher on the Formula (not saying the P6 is low quality, quite the opposite)

Beyond that....pretty much just eSATA support on the I/O panel. The Formula has it, the P6 does not.
 

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I recommend the ASUS P6X58D-E. Has a lot of nice features, excellent power phase, OC's beautifully, no issues what-so-ever. In my previous computer I had a gigabyte board which also worked out very well for me, but that was in the single core era, haven't had much experience since.

But definately check out the P6X58D-E awesome board for the price, I dont think it is worth it to go for the rampage III unless you really care about looks and going to use the few extra features it has. Goodluck choosing
 

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But definately check out the P6X58D-E awesome board for the price, I dont think it is worth it to go for the rampage III unless you really care about looks and going to use the few extra features it has. Goodluck choosing

I agree.
Its just not worth that much money imo.

And the Gene and Formula have subpar gaming performance compared to most other X58 boards. I wanted a Formula until I seen how it did against a Sabertooth and P6TD.
 

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I agree.
Its just not worth that much money imo.

And the Gene and Formula have subpar gaming performance compared to most other X58 boards. I wanted a Formula until I seen how it did against a Sabertooth and P6TD.
...the Formula I posted is $5 cheaper. As I said, if he didn't mind open box.

Also....subpar gaming performance? The board is either solid all around or it isn't. It's not selective as to what it allows a stable overclock on or not.
 

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ASUS Sabertooth X58. It is one of the more cheaper boards out there yet it is probably much higher quality than some other mobo's.
 

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Also....subpar gaming performance? The board is either solid all around or it isn't. It's not selective as to what it allows a stable overclock on or not.

My comment was about performance, not stability.
Same clocks. Same CPU's/GPU's.

I'll try and dig up the article.
 

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My comment was about performance, not stability.
Same clocks.

Whats the point of running any OC if it's unstable so that in the middle of your game it crashes?

Further, again - the board doesn't care what you're running at the moment. The performance is the performance is the performance. Just because you're running Crysis vs. [email protected] doesn't do jack to how your stable OC performance will be. Board choice is all about features and stability.
 

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I'm in for the Asus Sabertooth. Excellent board, don't let the weird color scheme scare you off.
 

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I'm just looking for overall best stability/reviews of happy customers, and the features I mentioned earlier, along with a $200ish range price.
 
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