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ASUS Rampage IV GENE - Windows 8 Ready??

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July 16, 2012 6:55:55 PM

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When I bought ASUS Rampage IV GENE last week, the mobo box does not state it is Wins 8 ready..

Will Asus release a bios update for me?

Hello,
My name is Gn.

I've just recently bought the following hardwares:

AcBel iPower85H (750W)

Corsair Vengence 4GB DDR3 1333mhz

Sapphire HD Radeon 7950 OC

Intel I7-3930K

Kindly advise the best motherboard to accompany them, thank you. :D 
Feel free to recommend any mobo other than Asus.

I will buy Corsair H100 as the CPU's cooler.
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July 16, 2012 10:12:16 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum Gn! :) 

Any of the ASUS X79's would be fine, I like both the ASUS Sabertooth X79 (great warranty and active cooling for VRM & Chipset), ASUS Rampage IV Formula (Great gaming MOBO with SupremeFX III onboard sound), and ASUS P9X79 PRO.

I'd also get 4x4GB of RAM, you'll need at least 8GB for optimal gaming.
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July 17, 2012 4:18:36 PM

Thanks jaquith. Hello to you too.

I'm thinking about getting MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Frio ADV since it comes with cpu cooler.



Is this mobo worth the price? :pt1cable: 
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July 17, 2012 4:42:51 PM

Only get ASUS for LGA 2011 and then with a Corsair H80 or H100. There have been so many issues with other X79's that ASUS is it. The problems oddly enough have been temperature issues mostly on MSI and Gigabyte.

The 'bundle' is a screwing 248.49 + 54.99 = 303.48 vs 311.12 ; the bundle costs you more.
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July 17, 2012 5:08:16 PM

ASUS gets my vote wouldn't waste my money on "fisher price" water cooling though just get one of these heat sinks instead CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - 140x140x25mm, i5, i7, 775, AM2 $79.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE_BL 5 x?8mm Dual Heat-Pipes Dual 140mm Premium Fans and Quiet CPU Cooler with Patented P.A.T.S Coating
by Phanteks $99.99
http://www.amazon.com/PHANTEKS-PH-TC14PE_BL-Heat-Pipes-...
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July 17, 2012 5:42:58 PM

Hmm...I assume you're also putting XSPC in the "fisher price" water cooling category. Products like Koolance or EK sure, great quality, expensive but very nice. The H100 will take you through 5GHz just fine.

Huge HSF "Lawnmower engines" = no thanks
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July 18, 2012 7:27:01 AM

You assume wrong i am talking about closed loops "fisher price" water cooling category.XSPC is considered entry level water cooling.The NH-D14 will take you through 5GHZ as well and at $30.00 cheaper than the H-100.
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July 18, 2012 1:31:01 PM

I've taken the efforts more than once to debate just this: H100 vs XSPC vs NH-D14. I don't have the energy again -- here.

Simply cleaning and maintenance puts the H100 far ahead. $30 is absolutely nothing in the cost of an LGA 2011 build.

Keep in mind I build and have a full loop system myself (blocked: CPU, 3 GPUs, MOBO; reservoir, pump, multiple exchanges, etc) -- it's a PITA to clean and maintain. The closed loop systems like the H100 require a few sucks from a vacuum and blow off the fans -- the simplest is to clean is a pull configuration.

In contrast, the XSPC still is a 240 but the added burden of fouled coolant and the NH-D14 is a nightmare to fully clean -- I end up yanking the HSF assembly to properly clean the fins.
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July 19, 2012 2:39:15 PM

is Asus Rampage 4 Gene a good motherboard? Will my Sapphire HD 7950 OC damage the mobo since the mobo seems small and the gc is heavy..

besides that, I am using this casing , will the mobo fit? :pt1cable: 
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July 19, 2012 3:04:56 PM

The Sharkoon Scorpio 2000 is a an ATX Case and the ASUS Rampage IV GENE is a uATX (mATX) MOBO so it will fit, and the Sharkoon Scorpio 2000 pictured has the top drive cage removed so pretty much any GPU will fit.

As far as the HD 7950 being too 'heavy' then no it's not.
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July 24, 2012 4:52:21 PM

Best answer selected by newb88.
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July 24, 2012 5:37:50 PM

I have no complaints about Dell UltraSharp monitors especially their LED/IPS panel displays, but if you want 3D on AMD then Samsung is probably your best bet example the Samsung S23A700D (no DisplayPort) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For AMD HD3D you don't need a DisplayPort; DVI, HDMI v1.4a or later, or DisplayPort 1.1 or later and it's best to have a monitor with a vertical refresh rate of 120Hz.

AMD HD3D Guide - http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_HD3D_Setup_Guide.pd...

Tested displays - http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/3D-displays-compatible....
Acer HS244HQ Panel n/a Included Gold
LG Cinema 3D (D2342P) Panel LG Included Gold
Samsung S23A750D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S27A750D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S23A950D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S27A950D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung T23A750 3D TV DDD Included Gold
Samsung T27A750 3D TV DDD Included Gold
Optoma GT720 Projector n/a n/a Gold

ref - http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-hd3d/Pa...
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July 25, 2012 1:49:18 PM

jaquith said:
I have no complaints about Dell UltraSharp monitors especially their LED/IPS panel displays, but if you want 3D on AMD then Samsung is probably your best bet example the Samsung S23A700D (no DisplayPort) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For AMD HD3D you don't need a DisplayPort; DVI, HDMI v1.4a or later, or DisplayPort 1.1 or later and it's best to have a monitor with a vertical refresh rate of 120Hz.

AMD HD3D Guide - http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_HD3D_Setup_Guide.pd...

Tested displays - http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/3D-displays-compatible....
Acer HS244HQ Panel n/a Included Gold
LG Cinema 3D (D2342P) Panel LG Included Gold
Samsung S23A750D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S27A750D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S23A950D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung S27A950D Panel DDD Included Gold
Samsung T23A750 3D TV DDD Included Gold
Samsung T27A750 3D TV DDD Included Gold
Optoma GT720 Projector n/a n/a Gold

ref - http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-hd3d/Pa...


Is this monitor good?

Zalman 3D Full HD LCD

Model: ZM-M215WGD ?

or

Alienware AW2310 3d monitor

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/produ...
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July 25, 2012 2:36:01 PM

jaquith, i'm curious, what monitor that you've used for your AMD HD3D build?
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July 25, 2012 7:52:53 PM

jaquith, i am thinking of getting a 2nd hand Samsung 3D monitor, thoughts?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/65011-3-test-hand-mon...

Samsung S23A950D

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I am planning to get a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable.


Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable

How do you connect your monitor to your gpu? Please recommend to me.

Samsung provides a dual-link DVI cable. Could it connect the monitor to Sapphire Radeon 7950 dual-link DVI-I?


Samsung's I/O Port


Sapphire 7950's I/O Port
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July 25, 2012 10:23:13 PM

For gaming either 1 or 3, 2 does you no good with the bezel's in the middle of your face ;) 
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July 25, 2012 10:37:30 PM

jaquith said:
For gaming either 1 or 3, 2 does you no good with the bezel's in the middle of your face ;) 


:??:  Sorry, I don't understand your sentence here. Are you commenting on what monitor to get?
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July 26, 2012 12:06:16 AM

1 or 3 Monitors = Good, 2 = Bad for gaming. You need an odd number so the bezel is not square in your face. In general the 120 Hz Samsung 3D are your safest bet for AMD GPU's.
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July 26, 2012 2:50:10 PM



When I bought ASUS Rampage IV GENE last week, the mobo box does not state it is Wins 8 ready..

Will Asus release a bios update for me?
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July 26, 2012 6:30:45 PM

Yes, ASUS posted all of the Windows 8 drivers on their website and are currently available for download - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Ramp...

Currently, they're all Beta and by the time Windows 8 is officially released the WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) versions for Windows 8 will be available for all currently selling MOBO's.
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