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.
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:
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.
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!
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..