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LGA 1155 or 2011 motherboard

Hi Everyone :)

Im building a new system
and im looking to get the most future proof motherboard available

so if anyone has any suggestions feel free to comment :)

It will need to:
- be able supply the best support for 3way SLI running GTX 680`s
- be CPU future proof, as in support the best CPUs currently available and allow for future gen CPU releases
- support PCIE 3.0
- best RAM support available (as in fastest RAM, not as in maximum GBs of ram, ill never use more than 16gb)

honestly just everything at its best, & most future proof that`s currently available (or available within the next month of releases)
money isnt really a problem im not looking to budget im looking for quality

i want to use intel ivy bridge for this build so if anyone knows when itll be release let me know :)

and thanks for all your comments :)
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    Nobody knows yet which socket (1155 or 2011) will be used for cpus past Ivy Bridge. So the best you can do is make a decision on what fits your needs now. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth.

    Now, the only motherboards that support 3 way sli over gen 3 PCI are socket 2011 boards, so that locks you in right there.

    With that in mind, a good 3 way sli with Gen 3 support is:

    GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128531

    Notice I went straight past the asrock boards - I just don't trust their quality for an investment of this size. You're paying a hefty price premium for socket 2011, might as well go straight to the good stuff.
  2. thanks :)
    thats a real big help actually
    im currently looking at the rampage IV formula but the one you posted looks good too.

    what your opinion on the rampage IV formula

    thanks again :)
  3. With the Rampage IV formula you are paying about 80 more for a 4th PCIE slot. I don't think you are going to be doing f-way sli, so that would be a big waste of money. Plus, I like the port selection and arrangement on the gigabyte board better.
  4. yeah i know its a pretty hard choice ill have to think about it for a while
    & thanks for all your help :)
  5. Best answer selected by Russell_PC.
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