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Is the new ASUS Rampage III Black Edition Run Tri Channel DDR3

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April 30, 2011 5:18:33 AM

Now this question I feel like I should know the answer but, when I was looking up some of the info I could not tell if the new ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition MB runs on Tri Channel DDR3 Memory . I pretty sure it is but, the Vendor list for the memory there is no Corsair 2000MHz is shown that would work. Which is strange because it runs fine on the ASUS Rampage III Extreme MB I built last year. If if can run the Triple Channel DDR3 2000MHz I have 2 of the 12GB kits that come with the mini DIMM Fans I would want to use them. If they can not be used which is the fastest , best I do a lot of gaming & over clocking I going to Run a 6 core CPU I want to make sure I get the best I guess stable set.. Thanks to all who reply.. GAME ON!!! If there are any Call To Duty Black OPS players I am RJones7162 you will see me in the Multiplayer Combat Training a lot
April 30, 2011 8:05:48 AM

Thanks I thought so being there both X58 LGA 1366 You know I still have a lot too learn Here is a good question?? The new board will run up too 32GB of DDR3 I wonder why they added so much more I thought you only needed about 6GB of memory to play games.. Why would the go from 24GB to 32GB what in the world would you need to run so much memory?? Thanks for your reply I have the new Black Edition it is one great looking board I have a Cooler Master CSX Limited Edition Stacker 830 Hell Razor Full Tower Case I going to build this system in it I have a pair of XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 Black Editions Graphics Cards but, thought maybe to go with the 6970 graphics cards there 2GB but, only 1 256Bit GPU I wonder if it would'nt be better system with the 6970 insted of the 5970's ?? Thanks Richard
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April 30, 2011 8:27:06 AM

On the ram people that do heavy rendering and encoding work with large files benefit from extra ram but 6GB is enough for gaming. The HD6970 is not as powerful as a HD5970 but it will be a cooler system especially if you go single card. What is better is based on the monitor resolution used.
2 x HD5970 in quadfire is really a overkill unless playing at extra high resolution.
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April 30, 2011 4:18:49 PM

The Asus Rampage are superb motherboards ..... I use them all the time and the Black will run triple channel. Memory doesn't make the QVL unless the memory manufacturer submits it for testing and certification. When building CAD, 3D Rendering, PhotoShop, video editing or bug number crunching boxes, it's my MoBo of choice....but not for gaming . See the comparison here:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=288

However, as a gaming platform, a far cheaper 1155 based system will easily outperform a 1366 based system unless you are going to go with tri or quad SLI.

This might help you choose .... Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$155.00 460-768 MB (314/592) $0.49 - $0.52
$155.00 6850 (371/634) $0.42 - $0.49
$190.00 6870 (434/701) $0.44 - $0.54
$250.00 6950 (479/751) $0.52 - $0.67
$285.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $0.59 - $0.75
$240.00 560 Ti (455/792) $0.53 - $0.61
$335.00 6970 (526/825) $0.64 - $0.81
$230.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $0.46 - $0.53
$335.00 570 (524/873) $0.64 - $0.77
$500.00 580 (616/953) $0.81 - $1.05
$725.00 6990 (762/903) $0.95 - $1.61
$700.00 590 (881/982) $0.79 - $1.43
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May 11, 2011 5:35:19 AM

I want to thank every one who helped building computers is some thing I love to do. It is not very hard to do but, gives me a chance to do it my self and I want to learn all I can. I built my first Rampage III Extreme w/ an i7950 3.06GHz Quad Core 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000Watt PSU Crucial REALSSD C-300 128GB SATA 3 6GB/s boot drive 1.5TB Western Digital HHD to keep the CPU cool Thermaltake 760i Big Water Cooler LG supper Multi Blue Ray & ASUS DVD/CD Combo it is a great running system for my first build now if I could just sell some of the other ones I have bilt my business would take off... Is there a good place to list Gaming Desktop Computers like where gamers look to buy?? I know not every person who is a gamer knows how to build them... Thanks again every one you have give a lot of good info..

As far as going with the LGA 1156 not much into them I have an Intel Core i7980X Extreme Edition CPU for the ASUS Rampage III Black Edition MB I did buy 2 XFX ATI Radeon 5970 Black Edition Graphics Cards in December of 2010 then the new cards came out I thought the 6970 mite just be a better card after looking at the specs but, with 2 GPu's you would think the 5970's would be able to get higher frame rates. I also heard there running hot so I pick up some Koolance VID-AR597 Water Blocks to keep them cool I am going to cool the CPU with the Corsair H70 Hydro CPU cooler then use a triple 120mm Rad with 3 120mm fans to cool the GC's & MB I want to use my new tower I brought but, do not think it will be able to mount the rad inside it the Cooler Master CSX Limited Edition Stacker 830 Hell Razor Full Tower Case it may work but, I would have to pull the fan out of the top mount the Rad some how up top doing MOD's is some thing I have to do some more home work before I try it out. I thinking of going with a different tower the Cooler Master HAF X or the Corsair Obsidian 800D I real think they may be a better choice for the build.. If you guys have any ideas about it or know where to get some more info it would be great thanks Coach Jones Washington Redskins 1993'-2001'
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