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Rampage II gene for an i7 930?

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June 1, 2010 4:16:04 PM

I have bought most of the components for my new build they are as following:

i7 930
mushkin 6gb cl6
thermaltake element G
corsair 850hx
2X640gb WD caviar black for raid0

Now I need to find a mobo for under 230euros. The first thing that came to mind inevitably was the ga x58a ud3r but I find it ugly and it doesn't have any features that makes it very outstanding. The p6x58d-e costs 230euros here in Belgium whereas the ud3r costs 190 so the ud3r would definately be a better buy I think.

Then I thought of the evga 3way sli which costs 250euros here. It's a little over budget but it's doable. Then there is the evga sli le and the evga sli micro. Both are said to be very feature rich and very weak performers. So we can scrap those.

Then I thought of the rampage II gene which has no imidiate drawbacks IMO. It costs around 215euros here so that is perfect. It's feature rich, ROG and beatiful. But its mATX and my case supports atx. I don't need 3-way sli so what other disadvantages does mATX give?

And then there is a second hand Rampage II extreme available for 210euros.

Which would you reccomend? Why? And do you have any other suggestions?

More about : rampage gene 930

June 1, 2010 6:21:58 PM

I would need a motherboard with pretty decent cooling because I plan to OC to 3.6-4.0 orso
June 1, 2010 7:42:53 PM

I'd wait for the Rampage III gene, for the sata3/usb3 refresh. I don't think it would exceed your price
June 1, 2010 8:10:09 PM

Yeah I saw that but do I really need that? I mean I can just add a card if I do can't I?