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#11Snuckie7Posted 9/12/2013 2:43:55 PM
It's fine to buy it as a hobby too. If you're into stuff like overclocking, or having a nice looking rig.
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#12daemon_danPosted 9/12/2013 2:46:36 PM
chrono625 posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
http://rog.asus.com/261852013/rampage-motherboards/rampage-iv-black-edition-the-ultimate-lga2011-motherboard/


Oh my goodness that is so sexy. Kinda wish I had this instead of my standard Rampage 4

chrono625 posted...
Gonna drop almost $1500 for features you probably won't use.

Just get a 4770k and a nice Gigabyte board and call it a day and save a thousand bucks.


Because all computers should ever be used for is gaming right? -rolls eyes-


I only said this because I know for a fact he doesn't do heavy computing. Unless you are encoding a lot of crap on a daily basis it does not pay to get an extreme CPU.

If he wants to buy it based purely on aesthetics that is fine (silly IMO). But sometimes people don't realize you can get the performance you need and want for a fraction of the price.


x79 chipset has more PCI lanes. 4930k isn't an extreme level CPU. It's just a very high level one. It's likely the 6 cores in the near future will be a boon for anyone using one. ROG motherboards have actual precise voltage monitoring. There's a LOT to them that has little to do with encoding.
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#13LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 3:38:38 PM
I know I may not use every feature some of these high end boards have but i like the good stuff. I cant help it. And to the person saying I should get a 4770k instead because I will get the same performance is wrong. There are plenty of articles I looked up showing a big performance gain in certain games with the six core. Im just hesitant on the RIVE since ita already two years old while new ones now are coming out with updated features. Thats why I considered the evga dark.
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#14Snuckie7Posted 9/12/2013 3:39:51 PM
The RIVE Black Edition is an updated board, and the original RIVE is getting a new revision too.
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#15gastamanPosted 9/12/2013 3:41:44 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
It's fine to buy it as a hobby too. If you're into stuff like overclocking, or having a nice looking rig.


This. If you have the money and it's what you are into, why not???
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#16LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 4:08:44 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
The RIVE Black Edition is an updated board, and the original RIVE is getting a new revision too.


Is the original RIVE coming out sooner than the black? My current board died and now I have no choice to upgrade cpu,mobo and ram. What should I buy NOW?
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#17daemon_danPosted 9/12/2013 4:13:34 PM
LiQuiDsWorDs56 posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
The RIVE Black Edition is an updated board, and the original RIVE is getting a new revision too.


Is the original RIVE coming out sooner than the black? My current board died and now I have no choice to upgrade cpu,mobo and ram. What should I buy NOW?


I'm not sure if you can flash the bios for IVBE compatibility without having another processor in it first, but I know that the current RIVE board will be compatibile with IVBE processors. The mobo does have bios flashing that is done, I believe, entirely on mobo (don't quote me, dear god don't) but I'm not sure. If you want the current RIVE, contact them about if you can flash the bios to support IVBE without having a currently compatible processor in it.
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