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n0mad February 21, 2012 01:27 PM

Cannot choose X79 board! Stuck between 3 of them.
I'm making the move to the 2011 socket soon.. Need help picking out a motherboard! So, I can then go pick some nice ram to go match it and all the works.. I can go as high as the Rampage Formula, but I don't know if I need such a board. My build will cost about 1800 if I did that. Anyone that has these boards can make a recommendation?

MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) (I like the pricing on this one. Has everything!)
Newegg.com - MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Another good one, kinda leery about that fan on it, it'd be fun to work with the color scheme. It probably overclocks as good as the Formula.)
Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS Rampage IV Formula (This would probably make me a happy camper cause I OC like no tomorrow, but I'll have buyers remorse :bleh:)
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Can I haz help pleeeaaase?

Eldonko February 21, 2012 01:39 PM

I like the Sabertooth. Reviewed it and it is a great board. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rd-review.html

SKYMTL February 21, 2012 02:21 PM


Though I am in love with my new X79WS.

n0mad February 21, 2012 02:23 PM

Great read and article! I might just buy it! Grab some of those tan-ish Corsair Vengeance sticks. Get some Cold Cathode's too.

Hopefully, the fans don't make too much noise.


Eldonko February 21, 2012 02:36 PM

Fans are adjustable on a number of levels so they can be as quiet or as noisy as you need. I couldnt hear them over my video card fan personally.

Soullessone21 February 21, 2012 03:05 PM

I just got a gift receipt for the Sabertooth x79 should have the physical one in my hands tomorrow I actually only wanted it after your review haha, was going to use my partner points to get a Rampage but saved the points to get tons of fast ram:thumb:

Eldonko February 21, 2012 03:09 PM

Yeah it is a nice board was sad to see it go but then again I have a rive sitting there gathering dust for the last 2 months. :biggrin:

n0mad February 21, 2012 03:44 PM

Already pulled the trigger on one! My order should be coming in soon! It'll look nice with my GTX 580 classified I had sitting around..

dlactin2408 February 21, 2012 03:44 PM

Yup go with the sabertooth, great board and a fairly decent price

Eldonko February 21, 2012 03:49 PM

$327 at DC if you are looking for a good price or price match. ASUS Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Audio Motherboard - DirectCanada

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