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Asus Rampage II Extreme or EVGA 3x SLI

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July 22, 2009 5:25:11 AM

I simply can't decide. I am getting an i7 920 soon and I just can not decide between the rampage or the evga (not the classified one, the one for 299).

What do you guys think? I plan on doing some overclocking and heavy gaming. I currently use an ATI 4870x2 and will be using 6-12gb of ram.

Which would be the best motherboard overall do you think?



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


EVGA 3x SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2009 6:21:51 AM

Maybe something cheaper, unless of course you're planning to overclock your system. If you insist on choosing either one, I'd go for the EVGA one.
July 22, 2009 1:27:57 PM

Both Asus and EVGA are the best so far in the X58 mobo's, but unless you will be running Tri-SLI imho you should look at one of these 3 below.

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What you save on the mobo you can put towards a case that will have better cooling and allow the use of a Aftermarket CPU Cooler that would fit in it with the side panel on.

Would suggest this CPU Cooler, has a very good review on it.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i...

Scythe MUGEN-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...






July 22, 2009 4:48:10 PM

Well I already have a large case with great cooling, and i am looking to overclock my cpu quite a bit. I also have a ATI 4870x2 that I am using and I plan on adding another 4870 to make a tri-crossfire. The price for either of them isn't a large issue for me because for me, at least, the motherboard is the one thing you shouldn't cut back on.
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