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I managed to nab a RIVE BE for pretty cheap, that also means I can sell my ROG panel what I already have and sell it towards it as it comes with one already

but am I going backwards just for this motherboard? I don't really want to spend much money on a processor..( dont have much atm)

I really can't stretch to a 4930k atm even though id love to..

do I get after selling my chip ( around £220)
a 4820k (£240) and wait till I an afford a 4930k(£410)? or do a get a 3930k(£290)

or do I sell the board on and forget the dream!

really stuck atm!

I may add another gpu in the future if that helps anything, also I heard you can change the 3930k to pcie 3.0 with some changes etc ? im sure I heard tooshort say something

what do I do?

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Go for the 3930k, chances are great you'll get 4.7Ghz out of it. Very fast speed! Yes the 4930k is a little better, but since money is an issue, go for the 3930k. Don't go for the 4820k, might as well stay with the 4770k then.

Yes, you can get pci-E 3.0 using this EXE. file:

force-enable-gen3.zip 74k .zip file


Also you'll need to use this set of instructions so your 3930k doesn't throttle on the Rampage IV Black:



I have the do this with my 3970x, only affects SB-E chips.
 

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unless you need the 12 threads, just go with the 4820k. ive had great results with mine. The R4BE has damn near every option you could ask for on a board, so if you got it at a good price, id keep it.
this sounds like a good idea, also reassures me that the 4820k is pretty decent too
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Go for the 3930k, chances are great you'll get 4.7Ghz out of it. Very fast speed! Yes the 4930k is a little better, but since money is an issue, go for the 3930k. Don't go for the 4820k, might as well stay with the 4770k then.

Yes, you can get pci-E 3.0 using this EXE. file:

force-enable-gen3.zip 74k .zip file


Also you'll need to use this set of instructions so your 3930k doesn't throttle on the Rampage IV Black:



I have the do this with my 3970x, only affects SB-E chips.
I will keep my eye out for a 3930k if I can get one for cheaper than £290 ill snap it up

its a tough decision between the 4820k & 3930k atm
(watching an auction which ends in a few days so ill keep you guys updated)

thanks for the tips on the pcie 3.0 I knew it was you
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just get a 3820 for cheap, still 8 threads, i am waiting dor the 4990x cpu before upgrading
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Yes, patch should work on x79 and SB-E. Any combo of mobo or chips.

I heard it not working for some people though, but it worked on two 3960x and two 3970x chips I've had on my RIVE and R4BE.
 
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Yes, patch should work on x79 and SB-E. Any combo of mobo or chips.

I heard it not working for some people though, but it worked on two 3960x and two 3970x chips I've had on my RIVE and R4BE.
Cheers again mate
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slight update guys, I managed to get a 3960x for 300, I hope I've made a good decision, the 4770k will be up for sale very soon
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Now that's a hell of a deal
that's not dollars its pounds I hope you still meant it
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I guess your right thanks
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I wish you the best of luck! The 3930K is, IMHO, a better overclocking processor than the 4930, as the avg 300MHz or so clock speed advantage negates the 3-7pct IPC improvement of the newer chip, but more importantly the 3930K is pretty darn near indestructible (a modicum of common sense required here, should go without saying). I got pretty lucky with my retail chip easily exceeding 5.25Ghz w DDR3-2560 9-12-10 for benching, and a hair under 4.9 for daily use with just 1.355v to be stable.

The only real sensitive area of the chip in regards to voltage is the IMC. Keep VTT1/VCCIO as low as possible/stable, and not to exceed 1.2v (I run 1.165v for both 24/7 for 4x4GB 2488 9-11-10-25), and unless you are running a custom loop I would try to stay under 1.375v (1.4-425v is the max "safe", and while I've gone above 1.5v there was little to no clock speed scaling at that point on chilled water... Peaks about 5.25 @ 1.415-1.425v).
The chips can get quite hot, and I would go so far as to say that the X79 chips are ideal candidates for custom loops, far more so than IVB/HW; with my daily clocks and volts, I've yet to exceed 56C except under synthetic loads. That's a solid 16-21C cooler than what I've seen on air.

Anyway, enjoy your awesome new setup, and if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. Great community we got here
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