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Hi there,
First post on OCN, long time lurker but never made an account until recently.

I am looking to buy a new x79 motherboard. I have been looking at a variety of reviews but still can't decide what I should go with. I have a budget of around $350 Australian dollars.
In this motherboard I am looking for some pretty powerful overclocking abilities for my i7 3930k.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to what motherboard I should go with? I'm looking for good overclocking capabilities but also the possibility of running SLI graphics cards.

I'm relatively clueless about the x79 chipset, so any help would be great.
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Not sure of pricing over in Australia, but the Asus Rampage IV Formula and Extreme are both extremely popular, and for good reason.
 

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Not sure of pricing over in Australia, but the Asus Rampage IV Formula and Extreme are both extremely popular, and for good reason.
The RIVE is out of my price range unfortunately, I've have seen a lot of good reviews regarding that motherboard. Quick question though, the Formula only has 4 x DIMM slots, should I want to take advantage of the 8 x DIMM slots that the x79 platform offers?
 

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The RIVE is out of my price range unfortunately, I've have seen a lot of good reviews regarding that motherboard. Quick question though, the Formula only has 4 x DIMM slots, should I want to take advantage of the 8 x DIMM slots that the x79 platform offers?
That probably depends entirely on the amount of RAM you think you'll need. If you're running virtual systems or a RAM disk, then sure, but if this is for gaming and photo/video editing, I'd imagine 16-32GB that you could use with the 4 x DIMM slots would be plenty.
 
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