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Which Motherboard Should I Get?


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#1 Dr. Joe

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:41 PM

My plan all along was to get the 3930k with the ASUS Rampage IV and 16 gb of ram. But now the 32gb (4x8mb) kit is available after being sold out for a while. So I was looking to make some cuts to afford the ram. Is the Sabertooth x79 a good motherboard? I don't plan on overclocking right away or at all....maybe if im bored. But are there any big advantages in the Rampage that set it apart from the Sabertooth? Theres $140 difference in price so if there isnt much difference in the boards then I can upsize the ram.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:24 AM

Is it really necessary to 32GB of ram? 16GB of ram is plenty already.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

I know its a lot but im futureproofing. But as far as the motherboard, can you help me out.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

The Sabertooth motherboard is really nice and solid motherboard, so it should be fine.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Both are good boards. That being said can does the difference in onboard sound matter? Does the slot layout accomodate all of your expansion plans? I ended up with a USB3 card and a GTX430 (for PhysX) in my current rig, 2 things I did not plan for, but had the room for. Go to Newegg and check the "Compare" boxes, line them up side by dide and see if there is some feature or some part of the layout you can't live without. If you are OK with it, pull the trigger.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have surround sound....is one better than the other....and if so how much better?




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