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October 12, 2012 9:36:22 PM

Need some help picking out a LGA 2011 motherboard, heres the deal

I'm a gamer and going socket 2011 because I'm getting a FREE CPU upgrade up to $1000, so why not get a i7-3970x when they release

Are any good PCI-e 3.0 w/4+ pci-e slots coming out soon? If not, whats the best available?

I'll be running 580 sli, Geforce GT 640 2mb for physix, and a pci-e revodrive x2... so I need several pci lanes.

Appreciate suggestions.. performance for dollar plz, dont think I need all the extra junk on an EVGA X79 Classified. But let me know if im wrong.

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October 12, 2012 10:03:32 PM

The Asus Rampage IV Extreme would be the board that your looking for. It's what I have for the i7-3930K and it has all the Pci-e slots that you need including a x4 slot for your RevoDrive.

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $429.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabytes best is the G1 Assassin2 and I had the G1 Assassin for the X58 chipset and it was a very good and loaded board.

GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
$349.99 with a $30 rebate making the final price $319.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The best from MSI is the Big Bang X-Power and I also had the Big Bang X-Power for the X-68chipset and found it acceptable untill the cpu socket started smoking and that's what got me to the current board.

MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $379.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Last in this lineup is the most expensive board and it's from Asrock , I can't imagine what's in this board to make it this expensive but I don't know if even I would pay this much for a motherboard and I useually just get the parts I want regardless of cost.

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

This one cost more than my cpu.
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October 12, 2012 10:04:37 PM

So you are going 580 sli with 640 for physx, getting a 3970x (and why not!)

If it's the number of PCI-e slots you're after, what x79's have you checked out appart from the EVGA?
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October 13, 2012 12:47:15 AM

i dont see the point of a slow physx card with 2 580s when they can process the graphics by themselves

id +1 for the asus rampage 4 extreme but if you are a gamer, look at the formula since it does have better sound which is very important for games
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