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Help with selecting a mobo/processor combination, please

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September 15, 2013 7:57:49 PM

For a gaming rig what's the better choice, Maximus VI Formula with Haswell or Sabertooth X79 with Ivy Bridge-E?

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September 15, 2013 8:03:45 PM

The differences are so minor, it really doesn't matter. Some will say go Ivy Bridge-e, for better sli/crossfire performance (minor difference, it is not huge). Basically an ivy bridge-e 6 core cpu is obviously a bit better than a quad core 4770k. But the differences are pretty minor in gaming. So in the end...... it doesn't really matter, it will boil down to deals and money. IF you got the cash for a 6 core, might as well go for it. Or if you want to save a bit on the cpu, and get better a better gpu (s); then go for the quad core.

The haswell is a bit more mature to atm (since it has been out longer). Runs solid.
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September 15, 2013 8:15:09 PM

Maximus and Haswell is by far the way to go. Great features at a better price. The performance you get in gaming from the ivy bridge-E isnt gonna make a huge difference.
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September 15, 2013 8:55:30 PM

Sounds good, thanks for the advice.
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