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RIVE vs EVGA Dark X79 motherboards

#1LiQuiDsWorDs56Posted 9/14/2013 5:21:47 AM
Go with an older but better quality company with a highly rated board or a board with more up to date features for ivy-e but not as good quality IMO?
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#2urtvPosted 9/14/2013 6:36:26 AM
i thought asus was coming out with an updated rive?
#3LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 9:19:56 AM
Id like to know when cuz the black version isnt for sale
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#4gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 9:48:16 AM
I'd say wait it out a bit. Particularly considering you don't have a SB-e CPU to upgrade the BIOS with if you end up with a motherboard with an older BIOS.
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#5Master_BassPosted 9/14/2013 10:21:16 AM
I ended up picking up the RIVE for my 4930K. It's been great so far, and I don't really have any complaints. You also don't need a CPU to update the BIOS which was a major plus for me. I'm not sure if the EVGA Dark X79 has any feature like that.
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#6LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 11:12:49 AM
I need one of them now since my motherboard is dead. Such a hard choice
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i7-930@3.5GHz l Asus P6X58D-E l EVGA SC Titan l 12gb Dominator l AX850 PSU l H100i l 6Tb 7,200 rpm l 256gb Samsung Pro I BD Drive l 900D I Alienware Optx
#7LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 1:26:07 PM
Master_Bass posted...
I ended up picking up the RIVE for my 4930K. It's been great so far, and I don't really have any complaints. You also don't need a CPU to update the BIOS which was a major plus for me. I'm not sure if the EVGA Dark X79 has any feature like that.


Did you consider any other board or was the RIVE the only choice for you?
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i7-930@3.5GHz l Asus P6X58D-E l EVGA SC Titan l 12gb Dominator l AX850 PSU l H100i l 6Tb 7,200 rpm l 256gb Samsung Pro I BD Drive l 900D I Alienware Optx