Need help with motherboard decision for new build- P55 vs X58

Hello all,
Looking to get a new PC and need some help deciding between an X58 board and P55.
The 2 boards are the Rampage III Formula X58 and the Maximus III Formula P55

I was speaking to a friend and looking over the components for the build I realized I don't need 6gb of memory. I hardly ever get to use 4gb in my current pc and that's with PS running with a game and a 1080p game, 2 web browsers open with tons of tabs and still haven't reached that. It would be wasted money.

I somehow feel that going with a P55 board means less features or less performance. What am I missing if I go with a P55 board?
I don't know much about P55 vs X58 so any help appreciated.

What does the M3F lack that the R3F has?

X58
i7 950
Rampage3Formula


P55
i7 875
Maximus3Formula

Thanks again.
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  1. X58 is the clear better choice. Summary of advantages: 1. Tri & Hexa Channel DDR3, 2. 3/4 WAY PCIe bandwidth, faster CPU support, SATA3/USB3 are not shared bandwidth with the GPU PCIe. If your are going the X58 use x64 OS and in-keeping with the Tri Channel 2 X 3GB is the typical route.

    Per your choices:
    X58
    i7 950
    Rampage 3 Formula

    "What does the M3F lack that the R3F has? "
    1. Tri/Hexa Channel DDR3 +R3F
    2. 3-WAY +R3F
    3. SATA3 +R3F
    4. 24GB DDR3 +R3F
    5. USB3 +R3F
    6. SB Intel ICH10R +R2F
    etc - Really no comparison.

    Good Luck and Hope that answers your question.
  2. Wow, thats enough for me..you're a good salesman! I'm sold. thank you..btw, how do I change topic to solved?
    I thought I could change it through the edit but I keep getting:
    "You are not allowed to edit this message!

    Back to previous page"

    Oh well. thanks again.
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    Good Luck!
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  6. Sorry to be a pain the rumpus, buy i've searched the page from top top left and right and don't see that button at all..I clicked on your information as I though it might be there. I am logged in..but jesus christ I can't see the button. I also opened the page in opera and just don't see it..

    http://s556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/osterit005/?action=view&current=Untitled-1.jpg&newest=1

    here's a print screen of the upper posts, but it's the same below. I see the button with the ribbon next to it, but no button anywhere on the page.
  7. I sent a mod a request to add your comment as best answer.
  8. Don't worry about it, and I'll help you anytime!
  9. OK, so I got some intel from ryan the mod that I have to setup the post as a question and not a discussion. I did try to full edit but I get the You are not allowed to edit this message!

    So I apologize for that. Next time I'll know better.
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