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Asus Rampage III extreme vs Msi big bang xpower

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June 3, 2010 9:02:08 AM

Hey guys my budget for the motherboard is unlimited so I want the best quality and feature rich motherboard available. I am coming from a Q6600 build with ASUS P5N32e-SLI motherboard which conked off on me. Now, I would prefer not to get an ASUS motherboard since they all seem to die after 3 years or so which totally sucks especially since my computer was running fine without any problems at all. And now I heard the new gigabyte series mobo's are having memory issues. So what the hell am I really left with??? Msi??

Edit: After checking out Henry's wonderful recommendations I would like to know which one I should buy.
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June 3, 2010 9:12:40 AM

Budget unlimited...You are a lucky man.
I would go for an ASUS RAMPAGE III. In my opinion, it is a monster. It has all that you could need. It performs incredible well and is very stable. Excellent overclocking.
Here you have a qualified review: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_r...

Another exceptional option is the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9. Amaizing mobo. Gigabyte have done its best with this mobo.

http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/Products/Motherboard/Product...

From MSI, the Big Bang-XPower is a great mobo.

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodmbspec&maincat_no...

Here you have some reviews:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-big-bang-x58-xpower-r...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/MSI-Big-Bang-XPo...

Another exceptional mobo comes from EVGA. The EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way (170-BL-E762-A1) is the best mobo from this great mobo manufacturer.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=170-BL-E76... Family&series=Intel X58 Series Family

It doesn't have USB3.0 or SATAIII support, but if you don't mind that, it's an amaizing product.

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June 3, 2010 12:57:16 PM

Well I edited my post thanks to Henry's great recommendations , so its now a case of 1 vs 1. Asus looks to be more expensive than the Msi while the Msi has the overclock display too.... hmm. Asus iis also more expensive than the Msi which could be called a cheaper rampage. So which one should I go for? Asus mobos short life has me tempted to select the Msi but still would love to hear all ur opinions
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June 4, 2010 4:30:57 AM

Hey guys would really appreciate ur help on this..
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June 26, 2010 6:14:51 PM

Hey, I've been trying to decide the same exact thing and I was wondering if you made a decision on this. If you have, which one did you pick and why?

I'm leaning towards the Asus myself since I like the brand and it has a ton of cool features that I think the MSI might not have. I read that the MSI audio is terrible too.
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July 13, 2010 10:21:31 AM

Sorry for the late response. Actually both of them turned out to be overkill for me so I went for the Gigabyte X58A-UD7 and I'm pretty happy with it :) 
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September 4, 2010 4:46:48 PM

I'n my opinion the MSI it's cheaper than the r3e and it's very good mobo, the asus got more visual than the msi but the msi has 2x 8pins 12v conector for stable extreme OC, and 1x 6 pin 12v for the sli or cf configuration more stable too, beside it's 65 dlls more cheaper can use in a better cooling system.

That's my opinion, I think ASUS has more fans than other brand that's all
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September 6, 2010 10:25:42 PM

I forget to say beside the msi has the same power options than the r3e it has 16 phase power, and the r3e has this heatsink NB/SB overheat issue (not all but you could get one and has to RMA)
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