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Best 2011 socket Motherboard

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May 28, 2012 6:35:22 AM

Hello, I am looking for a great motherboard for my I7 3930k. I want to be able to overclock very high around 4.6 to 5.2ghz depending how stable i can get it. My question to you is what motherboard should I get I heard these two are good but I will take any suggestions.




ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock X79 EXTREME7 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Please recommend whatever it don't need to be an ASrock model i just heard they are good.
May 28, 2012 6:39:27 AM

Generally any 2011 socket mobo is good. Out of the two i would go for extreme7 or second one rather.
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May 28, 2012 6:40:17 AM

What is diff about them besides the Extreme6 have more ram slots
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May 28, 2012 6:24:02 PM

ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme is the 'best' and other than that IMO stick with ASUS and not any of the others. A far as OC'ing I wouldn't advise a vCore >1.45v and >1.55v will degrade you SB-E and so will VTT or VCCSA >1.35v (stick to 1.20v~1.25v).

My preference is 1.40v~1.42v vCore with medium LLC and nothing 'extreme' plus a VTT/VCCSA of 1.10v~1.20v.

Getting a 4.5GHz~4.8GHz OC is relatively easy breezy but >4.9GHz requires more vCore and LLC then I care to throw at my SB-E. Once the damage is done -- it's permanent.
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May 28, 2012 6:31:56 PM

Acctually the asus x79 workstation is the best board hands down.....
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May 28, 2012 6:39:26 PM

robustus64 said:
Acctually the asus x79 workstation is the best board hands down.....

Pfff not one listed - http://www.overclock.net/t/1167939/sandy-bridge-e-overc...

The ASUS P9X79 WS is perfectly fine, but in no way offers the OC'ing options of the R4E. Now IF you want to stuff in a beastly 8-core E5 Xeon then sure the ASUS P9X79 WS is the way to go.
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