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May 28, 2010 1:53:31 PM

hi whats a better motherboard
a ASUS P6X58D Premium or a ASUS Rampage III Extreme ?
thanks ima have 2 ati radeon 5970 12 gigs of gskill ram i7 980x hooked to it.

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May 28, 2010 4:42:29 PM

If you have no problem with budget and you plan on overclocking go with the Rampage III Extreme. It has duel EATX 12V for higher overclocking stability, it also has a duel bios. If you have no intentions of overclocking go with the P6X58D Premium, why waste the money. There are a few more features the Rampage III Extreme offers that the P6X58D Premium doesn't like ROG connect, Bluetooth card, etc; just have to compare the features.
May 28, 2010 7:51:39 PM

i might overclock, never tried it before, but with the stuff i am getting i can. does the rampage have everything that the p6x58d has, but more?i like that the p6x58d has usb 3.0 and firewire ports and when i do upgrade again it can take the next chipset prosccer, not sure if the other one can or not. the ram is gonna be in tri sli also tha im getting i was on newegg and trying to see the differs they both have but im new at this with the motherboards.
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May 28, 2010 7:57:44 PM

If you have never overclocked, I don' think it is worth your money to get the Rampage III Extreme. I would stick with the P6X58D Premium or drop down to the P6X58D-E for roughly $230, which will still perform very nicely!
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May 28, 2010 8:06:32 PM

+1 ^^^ tecmo, and if you at all interested in the ROG series, get the rampage II extreme..but hey, you'll b happier with the P6X58D-E
May 28, 2010 8:09:23 PM

MONEYS NOT A PROBLEM, I HAVE MONEY SAVED UP JUST FOR A WHOLE PC UPGRADE, I WANT TO GET THE BEST THATS OUT SINCE I GOING OVER KILL ON THE 2 RADEON 5970S AND 12 GBS OF RAM ON TRI SLI AND A I7 980X.
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May 28, 2010 8:20:27 PM

The thing is who needs to OC a board via a cell phone or an iPad? lol, but i can see myself own another ROG board just cos of the bragging rites. Look into the gigabyte UD7 series boards. Like starams5 mentioned, do you really need all the things on the R3E board? if not, get the board that has the things that you REALLY need.

e'g-dual gigabit lan, more pci-e slots. OC stability at ridiculous temps/clock speeds.
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May 28, 2010 8:31:23 PM

Money not being an issue, I would just get the ASUS P6X58D Premium for your build. There is a thing called negative returns on investment and to me the Rampage III Extreme is just that. The Premium will provide everything you need and give you a solid system.
May 28, 2010 9:14:18 PM

oh ok , just wondering why the rampage one is not better?i always see people with all the stuff im putting on the board with a asus p6x58d board or an evga classifide one
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May 28, 2010 9:26:16 PM

If you can afford the price, go for the Rampage III.

It supports DDR3 2200(O.C.)/ the other one only 2000Mhz.

The rampage supports 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16. You can install 1 graphic card at x16; two at x16/x16; three at x16/x8/x8 and four at x8/x8/x8/x8 configurations.
The Premium supports 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16. You can install even three graphic card at 16/x8/x8 or x16/x16/x1 mode.

The rampage has also the JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller:
1 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
1 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s port

The rampage overclocking extremely well. It has
- 8-phase CPU power
- 3-phase QPI/DRAM power
- 3-phase NB power
- 3-phase Memory power
- ML Caps on CPU, Memory and QPI
....

The ASUS P6X58D premium is a great mobo, but the Rampage III is a dream.
Anyway, as some other people have said before, if you don't go for the Rampage, I would go for the P6X58D-E. It's cheaper than the premium and performs very well.
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May 28, 2010 11:37:47 PM

+1 for lutfij, I think they went a little too far with OC cell phone thing. Seem to me those resources could have went toward something more useful.
May 29, 2010 12:44:13 AM

ya thats funny. ill probally go with the rampage , is there a site that compares both boards side by side? also
powersupply i was looking at a 1000 watt one or more not sure how high i want it, i have a antec 1200 case with 2 ati radeon 5970 12 gigs of gskill ram i7 980x hooked in it
also
for the ram i wanna do tri sli so i was going with 3 4gig chips i only could find gskill ripjaw. is there anything better? thanks for the help everybody
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May 29, 2010 11:11:58 AM

dycegamez said:
ya thats funny. ill probally go with the rampage , is there a site that compares both boards side by side? also
powersupply i was looking at a 1000 watt one or more not sure how high i want it, i have a antec 1200 case with 2 ati radeon 5970 12 gigs of gskill ram i7 980x hooked in it
also
for the ram i wanna do tri sli so i was going with 3 4gig chips i only could find gskill ripjaw. is there anything better? thanks for the help everybody


The Power Supply Requirement for your system is: 850 Watt with two 75W 6-pin and two 150W 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireXTM technology in dual mode.

Anyway, if you prefer to go for a higher wattage PSU, I would recommend you these ones:
CORSAIR TX950 950W (by CWT) (no modular)
CORSAIR HX1000 (by CWT) (modular)
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ 1050W

About the memory, the Gskill Ripjaw memory has a very interesting price/performance rate. I highly recommend it.
May 29, 2010 1:30:54 PM

Oh ok cool I'll go with the 1050 watt one .the higher the better. Ok also on the video card ati radeon 5970 card what is the best card there's like 5 or so of the same card but diff companies . I'm used to geforce I ussally go with bfg or bfg tech thanks
May 29, 2010 1:41:47 PM

Oh ok cool I'll go with the 1050 watt one .the higher the better. Ok also on the video card ati radeon 5970 card what is the best card there's like 5 or so of the same card but diff companies . I'm used to geforce I ussally go with bfg or bfg tech thanks
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May 29, 2010 2:03:31 PM

For ATI cards, the best two manufacturer's are XFX & Sapphire. I would recommend those two for an ATI 5970. Plus, I saw were BFG is getting out of the video card business so I don't know if I would go with them right now.
May 29, 2010 11:37:54 PM

Ok cool thanks on the gskill ram 4 gig chipsets are only 1600 is there anymore higher ones? And motherboards one more time I'm still stuck on wat one to get the rampage or the px58 d prem one I want the best and fast one that has 3.0usb and is able to use the next proccsor chipset that's not out yet and FireWire
June 2, 2010 7:59:29 PM

amyone on that last comment i made . thanks
June 2, 2010 9:57:43 PM

oh i wanted 4 gig chips i found gskill ones
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June 2, 2010 10:04:45 PM

You meant you wanted one 4GB stick versus two 2GB sticks??
June 3, 2010 12:30:00 AM

i want 12 gb all togther so i want 3 4 gigs so i can use it in tri sli
June 8, 2010 4:06:14 PM

Sound good?
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June 8, 2010 4:15:07 PM

Why do you need 12Gb of RAM?? If the system is more designed for gaming (guessing it is with two 5970's), you will not benefit in running anything more than 6GB of RAM (actually, you can get away with 3GB but with a Socket 1366 setup 6GB is pretty much the norm).

I would still consider running 6GB (3x2GB) versus running three individual 4GB sticks, which will cut down on possible stability issues.
June 8, 2010 4:22:05 PM

Ima be using it fir more the just gaming for recording music for editing videos Internet
in my system I have 8 gigs now
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June 8, 2010 4:31:39 PM

Fair enough... running three 4GB sticks will provide you triple-channel memory at 12GB (or 6x3GB sticks will provide you triple-channel memory at 12GB).

You know your system uses better than I and if 8GB is pushing it now, than 12Gb will help!
June 8, 2010 5:11:07 PM

Ya that's true also on on the power suppley I want one that's gonna give me a 1000watt supply what one should I get for my system and mother boards does the asus rampage 3 have the new proccessor chip set and USB 3.0 and is It just the upgrade of the p6 x58 d prem? Thanks
June 8, 2010 8:24:27 PM

Any idea on that
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June 8, 2010 8:41:29 PM

If you are wanting a 1000W PSU, I would go with the Corsair CMPSU-1000HX based on your list!!

The ASUS Rampage III does support USB 3.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, & the new processor chip. It is an upgrade to the P6X58D Premium with 4-way Crossfire / 3-way SLI, so it is a higher end all around board.
June 8, 2010 9:53:36 PM

Does the prem p6x58d one have tri sli ram? I won't be using 4 way crossfire at all . Wat one do you think would work better for me
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June 8, 2010 11:35:56 PM

First... All X58 (Socket 1366) use triple-channel memory so that isn't in issue.

As for a motherboard, I would actually recommend the ASUS P6X58D-E. This motherboard is a great value to the performance you get. If you want a little better than get the ASUS P6X58D Premium. The ASUS RAMPAGE III doesn't truly fit your needs... IMO.
June 9, 2010 2:25:11 AM

ohhh i read the last post wrong i m gonna get teh rampage one then if thats the best one might as well, i just want the best stuff. so i dont have to upgrade in a bit. right?
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June 10, 2010 5:52:14 PM

would you buy a hummer over an eco friendly corolla for hopes that you wouldnt need to upgrade your car?

From all the posts i've seen in this thread - one answer is common - ASUS P6X58D-E...and thats wats been said by tecmo34 in the 4th post. getting the best doesnt always mean they ARE the BEST...they usually blow up in your face
June 10, 2010 7:26:22 PM

Ya true what's the cons on the rampage other then price I don't look at price is there anything else
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June 11, 2010 2:44:16 AM

I look at it this way... It is like buying a highend sports car when you live in New York City & walk to work. It is great to have all of it's features, speed, etc but why pay for something you don't use. IMO, buying the Rampage for your needs and uses fits that picture. You are paying for the extra stuff, you'll never use, so why get it in the first place.
June 15, 2010 1:56:50 PM

Hey guys another question hope i'm in the right area question is I was looking into ram I need 3 4 gig chips I found gskill ripjaw but they are 1600mhz is there any other ones thanks
June 26, 2010 4:13:20 PM

I was reading about the rampage 3 said it was 4-8 fps slower then other boards in cryisis game is that normal? they were also using dx10 not 11 that's what I'm gonna be using with the 2 5970 cards in crossfire would I is a diff if I go with that mother board ? Thanks for every one that's commented on my questions they might sound repeated but I ask a question then do more reserch cuz this stuff is alot of money to be buying the wrong thing thanks again
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