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October 8, 2009 12:04:34 AM

Hey folks,

Got several questions to ask you all. First off besides a price point, what differnces are there between the Asus P6T Deluxe mobo and the Asus Rampage II Extreme?

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is a GOOD 750-850 PSU, 100% modular? Am tired of the mess of unused power cables. Newegg is my preferred choice.

Is a Ram cooler a waste or no?


Thanks for any and all replies!

Rax

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October 8, 2009 12:15:34 AM

The Rampage, being the higher end board, has true 3-way X16 SLI/CF support, where the other one only has a total of 33 lanes available (X16, X16, X1 OR X16, X8, X8).

Instead of the P6T Deluxe, get the newer P6TD Deluxe at the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Corsair 850HX is an excellent choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is too much this is a better budget choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 8, 2009 12:27:43 AM

Any comments on the ram cooler?

Rax
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October 8, 2009 12:36:29 AM

Unless you are going for super high overclocks you wont make use of it, especially not on an i7 with its restricted ram voltage
October 8, 2009 12:43:13 AM

ok thanks Hunter, good to know that


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October 8, 2009 1:35:35 AM

The power distribution and control on the R2E, to my recollection, is significantly beefier. Bigger heat sinks and the SLI Xfire support already mentioned.

I'm recommend the Antec 850 Signature series in an Antec 1200 case w/ the R2E tho "100% modular" would be a misnomer.

As for RAM, if you are chasing low CASS timings, RAM kits will generally be supplied w/ passive cooling and a small price differential....see the Mushkin Redline series, specifically the xxx961 versus xxx962.
October 8, 2009 3:11:15 AM

Raxus said:
Hey folks,

Got several questions to ask you all. First off besides a price point, what differnces are there between the Asus P6T Deluxe mobo and the Asus Rampage II Extreme?

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is a GOOD 750-850 PSU, 100% modular? Am tired of the mess of unused power cables. Newegg is my preferred choice.

Is a Ram cooler a waste or no?


Thanks for any and all replies!

Rax


It's mostly about bling and the guy who told you the RAMPAGE has more lanes doesn't know what he's talking about. Both boards do either x16/x16/x1 or x16/x8/x8 depending on what cards are installed. The X58 chipset doesn't have enough lanes to do x16/x16/x16, period, end of story.
October 8, 2009 3:13:37 AM

Proximon said:
The Rampage, being the higher end board, has true 3-way X16 SLI/CF support, where the other one only has a total of 33 lanes available (X16, X16, X1 OR X16, X8, X8).

Instead of the P6T Deluxe, get the newer P6TD Deluxe at the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Corsair 850HX is an excellent choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is too much this is a better budget choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What makes the P6TD better, other than the fact that it supports fewer internal drives?
October 8, 2009 8:13:48 AM

Crashman said:
What makes the P6TD better, other than the fact that it supports fewer internal drives?


Really? I see 6 SATA and a PATA for each board... or were you referring to the Rampage?

As to why I think the P6TD better than the older board, I think it's more likely to come with a newer BIOS and it does have Express Gate. Mostly though I think they may have addressed some of the minor issues I've heard about with the P6T Deluxe V2... Something about memory settings not staying put.
October 8, 2009 2:55:42 PM

Proximon said:
Really? I see 6 SATA and a PATA for each board... or were you referring to the Rampage?

As to why I think the P6TD better than the older board, I think it's more likely to come with a newer BIOS and it does have Express Gate. Mostly though I think they may have addressed some of the minor issues I've heard about with the P6T Deluxe V2... Something about memory settings not staying put.


The P6T Deluxe v1 had an SAS controller with ports at the bottom edge of the board.
October 8, 2009 7:38:18 PM

Getting confused here so let's just go this way..

Mobo I will get the Asus rampage extreeme..unless you guys are vehemently against it..

Ram..Redline Mushkin..they are just too damn sexy..

PSU - Still up in the air..how about this..
Thermaltake Toughpower XT W0229RU 750W ATX12V V2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rax