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G1 Assasin 2 or Rampage 4 Extreme

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a b V Motherboard
December 24, 2011 8:28:00 AM

First time poster long time reader here

Simple question, Which should I choose?
I'm building a new Rig based on a LGA2011 Intel Core i7 3930K CPU (that's set in stone)
But I am at a crossroads on what board I prefer to run with it

Its a choice between the ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme
or the Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2

Price is a not an issue, I will be overclocking, my Rig will be Custom Liquid cooled
It will mainly be used for Gaming, Programming, 3d engine work
I am a bit of a performance freak but not a super hardcore overclocker
I will be transplanting my SSD's/HDD's and Pair of ATI 5970's (least till i can afford 3x 7970's)

My problem is that the R4E is a better overclocker board and has available motherboard waterblocks (which gets rid of the only real problem being the noisy PCH fan) but if i go for that board I will have to buy a new Sound card which will probably be a X-Fi titanium Series (or Recon3D if they're any good)

But the G1 Assassin 2 has the SB 20k Sound chip on board plus the Killer E2100 network as well, but no waterblock for that board

Currently I'm leaning towards the Asus R4E
but i would like some opinions, especially from people who own either of these boards

regards
December 24, 2011 10:09:46 PM

Only four DIMM slots on an X79 board makes me wonder and many people have had issues with other Gigabyte X79 boards being DOA or having messed up BIOS's I don't own either but I would say Rampage
a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2011 4:49:42 AM

In the end I have opted to go with the Rampage 4 extreme, happily ordered it today
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