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July 5, 2012 11:59:38 AM

It's third time asus rampage extreme iii has gone without overclocking! I want to buy another motherboard, I have got following components installed in motherboard.


* Intel i7-980X Core i7 Extreme Edition Six Core Processor ? 3.33GHz,12MB Cache,Socket 1366
* Corsair DDR3 1333MHz 12GB (3x240) DIMM Unbuffered 9-9-9-24 XMS3
* Sapphire HD5850 1GB Graphics Card
* Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000W Power Supply


I am completely out of touch from hardware market so I am not sure whats new in the market... If there aren't good mobo for lga 1633 then please suggest me processor as well.
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 12:18:15 PM

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July 5, 2012 12:29:39 PM

Thanks Nikorr, I am personally victim of asus's poor customer service. Is there any other good mobo company with good quality of customer service?
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a c 717 V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 2:23:28 PM

jojy said:
Thanks Nikorr, I am personally victim of asus's poor customer service. Is there any other good mobo company with good quality of customer service?

Service vs MOBO Quality

You'll run into issues with any MOBO Mfg...except EVGA they're outstanding.

* (expensive @ $270) EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
** (expensive @ $265) GIGABYTE G1.Assassin - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

* $168 ASUS P6X58-E PRO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
/yep I read the trolling NewEgg comments 9/10 it's the same one or 2 people; look to the next page of feedback. A DOA is 2%~3% and two DOA's is 0.04% so the person had i.e. a bad PSU kill it. I have a dozen ASUS P6X58-E in my office and home and after 2+ years 0 DOA/0 Problems.

*Marvell 9128 = x1 PCIe lane (370MB/s~385MB/s) vs Marvell 9182 = x2 PCIe lanes (500MB/s+)

** The G1 uses Marvell 9182 which is better suited for the newer 500MB/s+ SSDs. ; see - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 2:53:45 PM

One more idea on the table : )
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July 5, 2012 2:59:17 PM

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July 5, 2012 2:59:54 PM

Thank you for your suggestions, I am going with Gigabyte g1 board :) 
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July 5, 2012 3:07:59 PM

Hmm...I have both the i7-980X and i7-3930K they're both outstanding, the i7-980X was a head of it time and keeps up just fine with the i7-3930K...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 3:17:03 PM

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Are you insane? Youre actually going to put money into a dead socket? :lol: 

Well, that CPU is almost as good as 2600K.

Its not bad idea to keep it till Intel Haswell come next year :D 
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July 5, 2012 3:47:51 PM

All of the 'real world' i.e. rendering the 6-core is going to stomp the SB. Further, no one buying (few maybe) are going to run the i7-980X @ 3.3GHz. Mine (my daughter's) has been running between 4.4GHz and 4.6GHz since the day I bought it.

The problem is those this vs that are very misleading because so many operations (benches) are based upon Default clocks and not remotely what the CPU is capable of doing.

Tossing out a $1000 i7-980X over a MOBO IMO is nuts. I'm not suggesting that anyone today should go out and buy an LGA 1366 CPU.

In my daughter's rig the GPU's are being replaced by 3-WAY GTX 680 4GB, everything is blocked. So I'd have a tough time justifying - NEW ($2000+): CPU, MOBO, RAM, MOBO block not to mention several hours for a couple FPS. Instead once stuff dies then 9/10 an IB-E or whatever is available at that time.

Here's a OC comparison, but keep in mind I have a 5GHz profile for my i7-980X - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...

/Edit = don't forget I have an i7-3930K @ 4.8GHz - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2261309 So I if anyone knows!

CPU Hierarchy - http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
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July 5, 2012 9:09:15 PM

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