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August 5, 2012 1:38:51 AM

Is there a motherboard where I can put a core i7 3960x, and the ability to but 4 graphics card in sli (gtx 680) and also have more pci-e slots to put a TV tuner card, network card, RevoDrive 3 x2 pci-e SSD and sound card? Is there a case which supports such a big board?

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August 5, 2012 2:05:20 AM
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August 5, 2012 2:24:21 AM

Thanks for the reply. I did not buy anything. I am building a new one now.

I forgot to add 1 ore requiremen for PCIe slot - Raid Controller.
So, this motherboard has 7 slots, so, 4 for graphics, hence 3 left.

I can use it for TV tuner, Raid controller (if I use raid), and SSD.
I think if I need more slots I need to put 2 GTX 690s. Then I can put everything.

We get PCI tower which increases the number of slots. Anyone knows about that?

EDIT: I saw the review and the board is awesome!! Much better than Rampage 4 extreme. I think I dont have to use another audio card and raid controller since its inbuilt. It also supports SAS, and I was planning to buy a SAS harddrive.
Thanks a lot.


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August 5, 2012 3:04:17 AM

Yea it really is an awsome board. I was just posting about it on another thread. Heres part of that post.
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Well, I think the first thing you need to understand is that Asrock is an Asus subsidiary. ASRock was originally spun off from Asus in 2002 for the commodity OEM market. In 2007 Asus spun off another company, the "Pegatron Corporation" that now technically owns ASRock. One significant factor of this last spin off is that Pegatron's design team was originally branched off from the Asustek design team and around that time ASRock started to modify it's direction to include the high end performance market.

In 2011 ASRock came in third in motherboard sales behind Asus and Gigabyte. While (IMO) the majority of these motherboard's fall clearly in the economy segment, ASRock has been producing an increasing number of motherboards for the performance market as well.

ASRocks latest flagship model the "X79 Extreme11" is priced at $599 clearly an extreme price for a single CPU MB But with this "extreme price" you get so many extreme features I'm not sure if ASRock didn't make this MB strictly for recognition and not for profit.

These features are better outlined in the links I provided earlier but their are many that you just won't find on any other high end performance board including:

"8-SAS2/SATA3 from LSI SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 Controller" The only LSI Card I could find that had the same chip is $350 on newegg and was PCIe 2.0 an eqivelant PCIe 3.0 raid card is almost $700

besides these 8-6Gb/s LSI raid ports the MB also has: 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Intel X79 (raid) ports and 4 x SATA2 3Gb/s Intel (raid) ports.

For a grand total of 14 ports.

The X79 Extreme11 has real Creative on-board sound. It has a real Creative 4 core sound possessor instead of a realtek chip with creative software.

Dual PLX chips making it the only motherboard on the market that is capable of 4-way full 16x @ PCIe 3.0 SLI/CF.

8 USB 3.0 ports and much more. It's all in the links I provided.

The ASRock X79 Extreme11 is constructed with great materials and certainly has the genealogy to be a great board.


As far as having 3 PCIe slots left, unfortunately all the newer video cards take up two expansion slots so even though each card will only plug into one PCIe slot it will cover the slot below as well. So another words with 4 way SLI/CF, no slots left. :sol: 
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August 5, 2012 3:17:13 AM

I forgot about 1 graphics card covering 1 more slot. :( 
So, I have to buy 2 gtx 690 which takes 2 slots and covers 2 more slots. So I will have 3 remaining for TV tuner, SSD and wifi card. Since Sound and Raid card is good inside the board, I wont buy them.

Idonno said:
Yea it really is an awsome board. I was just posting about it on another thread. Heres part of that post.
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Well, I think the first thing you need to understand is that Asrock is an Asus subsidiary. ASRock was originally spun off from Asus in 2002 for the commodity OEM market. In 2007 Asus spun off another company, the "Pegatron Corporation" that now technically owns ASRock. One significant factor of this last spin off is that Pegatron's design team was originally branched off from the Asustek design team and around that time ASRock started to modify it's direction to include the high end performance market.

In 2011 ASRock came in third in motherboard sales behind Asus and Gigabyte. While (IMO) the majority of these motherboard's fall clearly in the economy segment, ASRock has been producing an increasing number of motherboards for the performance market as well.

ASRocks latest flagship model the "X79 Extreme11" is priced at $599 clearly an extreme price for a single CPU MB But with this "extreme price" you get so many extreme features I'm not sure if ASRock didn't make this MB strictly for recognition and not for profit.

These features are better outlined in the links I provided earlier but their are many that you just won't find on any other high end performance board including:

"8-SAS2/SATA3 from LSI SAS 2308 PCIe 3.0 Controller" The only LSI Card I could find that had the same chip is $350 on newegg and was PCIe 2.0 an eqivelant PCIe 3.0 raid card is almost $700

besides these 8-6Gb/s LSI raid ports the MB also has: 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Intel X79 (raid) ports and 4 x SATA2 3Gb/s Intel (raid) ports.

For a grand total of 14 ports.

The X79 Extreme11 has real Creative on-board sound. It has a real Creative 4 core sound possessor instead of a realtek chip with creative software.

Dual PLX chips making it the only motherboard on the market that is capable of 4-way full 16x @ PCIe 3.0 SLI/CF.

8 USB 3.0 ports and much more. It's all in the links I provided.

The ASRock X79 Extreme11 is constructed with great materials and certainly has the genealogy to be a great board.


As far as having 3 PCIe slots left, unfortunately all the newer video cards take up two expansion slots so even though each card will only plug into one PCIe slot it will cover the slot below as well. So another words with 4 way SLI/CF, no slots left. :sol: 

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August 5, 2012 3:47:12 AM

this pc is going to be over 4 grand. rofl, i wish..... i wish.....jealous.....
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August 5, 2012 3:50:20 AM

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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2012 4:05:09 AM

gowthamn said:
I forgot about 1 graphics card covering 1 more slot. :( 
So, I have to buy 2 gtx 690 which takes 2 slots and covers 2 more slots. So I will have 3 remaining for TV tuner, SSD and wifi card. Since Sound and Raid card is good inside the board, I wont buy them.
I would forget about the revo drive and make 2 raid arrays on your LSI raid ports, one for 3 or 4 sata III SSD's in raid 0 and one for your SAS drives.

With the LSI raid 0, 3-SATA III ssd's are about equal to the fastest Revo and 4 in raid 0 is allot faster at about 1/2 the price. :sol: 
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August 5, 2012 4:39:26 AM

Ive been playing around with the Newegg wish list. This is what I have so far:

ASRock X79 Extreme11 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard $599.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 $929.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3960X $1,029.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 $2,099.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 X Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drives $239.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8 X Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB SAS 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drives $1,807.92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular Power Supply $349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System $128.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $7,186.83 that's about how much my last system cost total but, for this one I still need a case, Mouse, keyboard, sound system, 3 monitors, case fans etc. :sol: 
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August 5, 2012 4:46:30 AM

I have nothing of value to add except for the fact that I'm drooling with envy
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2012 5:02:38 AM

bennaye said:
I have nothing of value to add except for the fact that I'm drooling with envy
Yea, well you don't have to be to envious because like I said "Ive been playing around with the Newegg wish list" the key words here are "wish list" so at this point it's still all just wishful thinking. :sol: 
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August 10, 2012 3:07:45 PM

Sorry to bump, but ive been thinking about this, and if your building a custom pc you could probably use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Riser-adapter-Flex-Cable/dp/B... . i dont know if id put a 690m on it, but it would probably let you use one of those covered pci slots. Could probably just custom mount your tv tuner or whatever you want and get away with it. looking up the right pci-e ribbon might help to, i think i linked an 8x one (lol looked at it for 5 seconds) but im sure they have the newer slot ribbons. if its actually good enough, who knows you could end up with 4 690m gpus. :pt1cable:  mind boggling. Although i think its probably not going to be that good. I think its worth a shot for that tv tuner though.
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August 10, 2012 3:49:40 PM

Yea, you could if it were a PCIe Riser adapter with Flex Cable but, you would also need a case with more than 8 expansion slots. Also two 690's is already 4 - way SLI since each card already has two GPU's in SLI. :sol: 

Personally I think you (not you specifically) should just through 4 - Nvidia Quadro's in there for $16,000 so you can play Crysis and be done with it! :lol: 
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August 10, 2012 7:55:19 PM

"The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 houses two (Kepler GK104) GPUs on the same PCB. The GTX 690 is 11” in length and utilizes a 10 phase power supply and an onboard PLX chip. The onboard PLX allows the GeForce GTX 690 to run in a single PCIe 3.0, X16 slot with the benefits of SLI. "
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/video-cards/18730
One slot according to that. Looking at it, it only has one pci-e male end.... it takes up 2 slots because of the size of the thing, not because its actually using both of them. If a pci cable could fit under that i think hed be all good. hed just need to make a custom fitting for the tv tuner because it would have no area for it to pop out in the back. but im with you on the Nvidia Quadro's. lol if i ever hit the lottery im going to be making the mother of all gaming systems. Id prolly end up with a server using two Xeon E5-4650 cpus....for no reason just to be that cool.
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August 10, 2012 9:01:45 PM

Yes but I'm not saying that each GTX 690 takes up two PCIe slots, I'm well aware that each card only uses one.

However all dual GPU cards either run CrossFire or SLI internally which is how the GTX 690 gets the "benefits of SLI"

If you follow this link http://www.overclock.net/t/1262433/new-gaming-rig-case-... then scroll down to the screenshot of the EVGA Precision X console. On the left side of that screenshot you will see all four GPU's listed separately just like you would with four single GPU cards in 4 way SLI. That's because two GTX 690's in SLI is in fact already 4 way SLI . :sol: 

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September 5, 2013 12:30:57 PM

Idonno said:
Ive been playing around with the Newegg wish list. This is what I have so far:

ASRock X79 Extreme11 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard $599.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 $929.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3960X $1,029.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 $2,099.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 X Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drives $239.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8 X Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB SAS 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drives $1,807.92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular Power Supply $349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System $128.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $7,186.83 that's about how much my last system cost total but, for this one I still need a case, Mouse, keyboard, sound system, 3 monitors, case fans etc. :sol: 


I know that this is your wishlist, just wanna inform you that the 2nd Generation Intel i7 Extreme Edition 3960x is incompatible with your Ripjaws Z 2400MHz.. it can run up to 1600MHz..
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a b V Motherboard
September 8, 2013 1:14:45 PM

Selman Tabet said:

I know that this is your wishlist, just wanna inform you that the 2nd Generation Intel i7 Extreme Edition 3960x is incompatible with your Ripjaws Z 2400MHz.. it can run up to 1600MHz..
At this point in time it's more like a pipe dream list to be honest but, I fail to see any incompatibility's.
Enlighten me!

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September 12, 2013 8:31:27 AM

Nothing else really, my PC Subtotal is around $7000, and I'm going to buy it soon, you wanna check out my PC plan on PM?
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September 12, 2013 11:12:36 AM

In case your interested the i7-4960x is out and will work in the LGA 2011 socket with a bios update. If you would rather you can wait for the Asus Rampage IV "Black Edition" to come out very shortly.

This thread was started a year ago is there any possibility that you do intend to build this or are you just wishful thinking. You can check out my build by mousing over my avatar.
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September 13, 2013 5:26:56 AM

inzone said:
In case your interested the i7-4960x is out and will work in the LGA 2011 socket with a bios update. If you would rather you can wait for the Asus Rampage IV "Black Edition" to come out very shortly.

This thread was started a year ago is there any possibility that you do intend to build this or are you just wishful thinking. You can check out my build by mousing over my avatar.


You read my mind, I'm getting a 4960x on an ASRock Extreme11 :D 

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