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July 26, 2013 9:42:39 AM

I've been looking at ASUS and Gigabyte. I think I just really want something with a good amount of expansion slots. I have a $500 budget, but I don't want to buy something with a lot of features I don't need.

Computer will be used primarily for programming and 3d modelliing
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July 26, 2013 10:05:09 AM

John Crutchfield said:
IMetJesus said:
Asus is probably the best choice, specifically the sabertooth x79. I would get that with an 3930K. No need going with an extreme edition CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What's the difference between it and the Rampage in terms of PCI E slots? Explain it to me like I'm six.


Not that much actually. The rampage one has just more of them.
Hmm... when i think about it maybe the best board for you would be this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's purely workstation oriented, meaning it has a truck load of pcie expandability, lots of sata ports...
The only problem is that it's pretty big, a special form factor called CEB so I think it's going to be kind of hard to find a case that supports it. lol

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July 26, 2013 10:25:45 AM

IMetJesus said:
John Crutchfield said:
IMetJesus said:
Asus is probably the best choice, specifically the sabertooth x79. I would get that with an 3930K. No need going with an extreme edition CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What's the difference between it and the Rampage in terms of PCI E slots? Explain it to me like I'm six.


Not that much actually. The rampage one has just more of them.
Hmm... when i think about it maybe the best board for you would be this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's purely workstation oriented, meaning it has a truck load of pcie expandability, lots of sata ports...
The only problem is that it's pretty big, a special form factor called CEB so I think it's going to be kind of hard to find a case that supports it. lol



I have a Phantom NZXT.

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July 26, 2013 10:49:35 AM

IMetJesus said:
John Crutchfield said:
IMetJesus said:
Asus is probably the best choice, specifically the sabertooth x79. I would get that with an 3930K. No need going with an extreme edition CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What's the difference between it and the Rampage in terms of PCI E slots? Explain it to me like I'm six.


Not that much actually. The rampage one has just more of them.
Hmm... when i think about it maybe the best board for you would be this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's purely workstation oriented, meaning it has a truck load of pcie expandability, lots of sata ports...
The only problem is that it's pretty big, a special form factor called CEB so I think it's going to be kind of hard to find a case that supports it. lol



I cancelled my previous order and bought that one for $300. thanks.
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