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Asus Rampage IV Extreme compatible with i5?

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December 3, 2012 1:55:14 AM

Hello. I was taking a look at the aforementioned motherboard and it said it's compatible with core i7 processors. However, I asked a friend about going a little cheaper with an i5, specifically the Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz, and he said it should work fine. Yet I have other sources telling me otherwise.

If it won't be compatible with this i5, would someone be able to recommend another board? I also heard that this board is useless unless I plan to OC, which I don't plan to. I've been looking at the Asus P9X79 PRO Socket 2011 X79 ATX as another option. Which would you recommend?

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December 3, 2012 1:56:25 AM

No you cant because the LGA2011 socket has 2011 interface pins and the generic consumer ivy bridges have less, 1155 I believe.

You need an LGA1155 board for the i5, the LGA1155 equivalent to Rampage IV Extreme is the Maximus V extreme.

Good luck!
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December 3, 2012 1:58:16 AM

warfighter67 said:
Hello. I was taking a look at the aforementioned motherboard and it said it's compatible with core i7 processors. However, I asked a friend about going a little cheaper with an i5, specifically the Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz, and he said it should work fine. Yet I have other sources telling me otherwise.

If it won't be compatible with this i5, would someone be able to recommend another board? I also heard that this board is useless unless I plan to OC, which I don't plan to. I've been looking at the Asus P9X79 PRO Socket 2011 X79 ATX as another option. Which would you recommend?


There are only 4 processors which can be used in the X79 motherboards, Rampage IV Extreme included. They are the i7-3820, i7-3930k, i7-3960x, and i7-3970x.

There are no i5 processors on that platform.
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December 3, 2012 1:59:03 AM

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December 3, 2012 1:59:51 AM

Thanks for the super quick responses guys! I'll let my dad know not to buy the Extreme IV unless he wants to spend another 600 on a processor for me! :lol: 
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December 3, 2012 2:12:27 AM

Optimal gaming solution is:

1) i5-3570K
2) 1155, Z77 motherboard
3) 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (or higher freq)
4) HD7850->HD7970, or GTX660->GTX680 (depending on budget)
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December 3, 2012 2:18:23 AM

photonboy said:
Optimal gaming solution is:

1) i5-3570K
2) 1155, Z77 motherboard
3) 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (or higher freq)
4) HD7850->HD7970, or GTX660->GTX680 (depending on budget)

Hello-
I already have all of what's laid upon above! Except I have an AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series. I don't do a whole lot of gaming on my PC. and 1GB is plenty :D 

I currently have 8GB of 1600 but I plan to increase to the max of 32GB 1600 because I use my computer as a DAW which tends to be a RAM hog.

My optimal computer setup will be:

ASUS Maximus V Extreme
Core i5 3570K
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Creative Xb-Fi soundcard
32GB RAM-1600
RAID 500 GB HDDs as boot drive
Mirrored RAID 2TB HDDs as data (like sound libraries for my DAW)
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Not all that far from my current setup :)  Just need the motherboard, new processor, and more memory.
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