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Help with X79 motherboards?

#1BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 12/18/2013 7:23:03 PM(edited)
So, I was going to get an Asus motherboard -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

But it is getting awful reviews for being faulty. Can anyone suggest a new one?

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#2urtvPosted 12/18/2013 7:23:03 PM
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#3BIGGESTPS3FAN(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 7:25:25 PM
So I actually edited my post, because my brother is buying me a new case for Christmas, so E-ATX boards are fine, and preferable...
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#4Snuckie7Posted 12/18/2013 7:30:55 PM
Well the RIVE is the best X79 board available by far.

Can't really do anything about the reviews that dock the board for being DOA.
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#5PraetorXynPosted 12/18/2013 7:31:34 PM
X79 isn't worth it now. It is an outdated chipset that only has 2 SATA 6 Gbps ports among other limitations.

The best thing you can do is wait for Haswell-E late 2014, which will have the X99 chipset with all the modern conveniences. It should also perform better than the difference between Sandy E and Ivy E as a consequence.

That's what I'm doing, personally.

But the Rampage IV Extreme isn't faulty... it's practically the only board anyone uses for custom water loops on LGA 2011.

It should be said that there are really only two reasons for going LGA 2011:
1. A lot more PCIe lanes, for better SLI/Crossfire support.
2. The IHS is soldered rather than using cheap TIM and having a small air buffer. You may not get as high an overclock as you would with one of the mainstream CPU's, but the CPU you're working with is much more powerful as well.
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#6BIGGESTPS3FAN(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 7:42:03 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
X79 isn't worth it now. It is an outdated chipset that only has 2 SATA 6 Gbps ports among other limitations.

The best thing you can do is wait for Haswell-E late 2014, which will have the X99 chipset with all the modern conveniences. It should also perform better than the difference between Sandy E and Ivy E as a consequence.

That's what I'm doing, personally.

But the Rampage IV Extreme isn't faulty... it's practically the only board anyone uses for custom water loops on LGA 2011.

It should be said that there are really only two reasons for going LGA 2011:
1. A lot more PCIe lanes, for better SLI/Crossfire support.
2. The IHS is soldered rather than using cheap TIM and having a small air buffer. You may not get as high an overclock as you would with one of the mainstream CPU's, but the CPU you're working with is much more powerful as well.


I was thinking of starting rendering some things, and figured an X79 board and 4930k would help out a lot more. Should I just stick to a 3570k? I really have no clue about the X79 stuff, but I think I am getting 2 780Tis for Christmas, and wanted to do an overhaul of CPU, since my i5 benched terribly. >_>
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#7PraetorXynPosted 12/18/2013 7:48:02 PM
Rendering would be another use. But you'd be much better off waitng for the Nvidia 880 (specifically the EVGA 880 Classified/ MSI 880 Lightning) and Haswell-E i7-59--K/X.

Reason being those are tick cycles and new architectures, so they will have a larger performance leap than the tock cycle, whch is what you'd be buying now.
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#8BIGGESTPS3FAN(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 7:50:31 PM
I get that. I definitely want new GPUs, though. Getting a 1440p monitor, so I want to make sure I can still max stuff. lol

I'm thinking just wait for X79, though. A grand is a lot to drop on that stuff. On one hand, though, I did sell my 3970x for just over a grand, and have the money put away for if I ever did decide to buy it, so it wouldn't really be a loss... *Sigh* I hate when this happens. lol
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