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need advice on motherboard..

aky108
Level 7
hi guys i am going for a new build and need advice on motherboard.....

should i go for rampage 4 extreme socket 2011............ or new maximus extreme z87 socket 1150....

haswell is new hence more appealing...does it perform well?
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HiVizMan
Level 40
They are all ROG boards 🙂

But each board has a unique feature set. Like I said as a gamer I would not buy the Extreme board, I would get the Formula or the Hero because of the superior sound on those two boards.

If I am an extreme OC who is going LN2 I would get the Extreme board every time.
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raw2dogmeat
Level 8
My question is...will the Formula have support for 3way SLI? The Hero only supports 2way...waiting now because I can't find ANY info on the pci-e configuration for the Formula...I have 3 670's to install on my new build, so do I get the Extreme, or just keep waiting to see the Formula specs? I play at 5760 x 1200, hence the 3rd card. So I'm stumped on Haswell or waiting to see Ivy-e results to finally upgrade from my I7 920.

HiVizMan
Level 40
How are your cards cooled? And what size cooler do they have if air cooled.


For three cards then yes the extreme is for you as it has the plex chip.
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raw2dogmeat
Level 8
XSPC water blocks on each card with EK backplates. Separate loops, 1 for gpu's and one for mobo/cpu. Chilly temps! Just wondering how big an improvement the Haswell and PCI 3.0 upgrade would make for 3way and surround. No real performance info out yet for my type of setup. Corsair Vengeance 1500 headset, so no hi end audio chip on mobo isn't a deal breaker.

HiVizMan
Level 40
You will notice some gains but not earth shattering.

Extreme is then the board for your needs.
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KPRage
Level 10
I would say, sell the 3 670's, get two 780s and, hero and, haswell n have fun..;)
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