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What board for 980X and 12GB RAM?

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April 15, 2010 7:11:28 AM

Hi,

I'm currently unsure what brand of board and RAM I actually should purchase.

I've been eying with the "Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7, X58 (triple PC3-10667U DDR3)" for a long time, but given the qualified memory list, it's hard to find affordable and suitable memory blocks to it. I'm unsure about the other boards, because there are two things I really like about it: USB 3.0 and Sata 3 (6GB/s(.

Do I have to stick with the memory list? I know at the top it says that not all memory can be verified.

Could the "OCZ Platinum Low-Voltage DIMM Kit 12GB PC3-10667U CL7-7-7-20 (DDR3-1333) (OCZ3P1333LV12GS)" work together well with the board?

I'm planning to put a 5970 on it, maybe a second one in the (far) future.

thanks

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April 15, 2010 7:12:09 AM

To be clear, I'm sticking a 980X six-core extreme edition 3.33GHz into it. At least from the vendor specs it says its supported.
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April 15, 2010 7:34:03 AM

Yes that motherboard will be good and no you don't have to listen to the supported RAM list. Some people really don't like OCZ but I'm not sure if there is any substance behind it.

Are you sure you require the 980X as these do not give any performance increase in gaming, only in professional applications. If you are only gaming a 930 will do just as well for a lot less money.

[EDIT] The 12GB of RAM is also not required for gaming, although I'm guessing you aren't just gaming...
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April 15, 2010 2:33:25 PM

Hi,

thanks for your input! Yes, you're right, it's not about gaming only, it's also for development and being future proof for the next few .. many .. years.

tanks
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April 15, 2010 2:50:08 PM

maxwell_jr said:
Hi,

thanks for your input! Yes, you're right, it's not about gaming only, it's also for development and being future proof for the next few .. many .. years.

tanks

I would suggest getting an I7 930 because with Sandy Bridge on the horizon you will be very upset when that comes out and you see that the 980X wasn't the best move. So make do with the I7 930 for a year then go to Sandy Bridge next year that will be your best option.
April 15, 2010 6:54:59 PM

+1 if you wanna be future proof 980x is not the thing... it might be sandy bridge(may not be too who knows !!!)

i'd never suggest getting a 980x unless u do video processing and rendering..
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