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Posted 10 December 2013 - 15:11

Hello,

Sorry for being a pain in the ass this week. The last week you work before going on vacation and everyone is on your ass :p

Anyways we have:

PNY VCQK2000-PB
Samsung 840 Pro Basic Kit 256GB
Cosair Hydro H110
Intel Core i7 4820K 2011
ASUS DRW-24F1ST
Seasonic Platinum-760
NZXT H630
Arctic Silver 5


The MSI Big Bang XPower II has a problem where it does not post when one RAM module is inserted into DIMM 3 so I cant quad channel. I was considering replacing it (the board) but it seems my boss isnt too happy with it so we are going with another. Before this, we were looking at a Asus so I relooked now again at Asus and I read good things about the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, a board geared towards CPU overclocking.

Also, I called MSI yesterday and they told me to write them a email about the issue. I wrote them and they havent replied in more than 24 hours. Kinda pissed about that myself.

So any recommendations for X79 boards that overclock stable, fast (and in my case easy)?

Thank you

Best Answer Vvo , 11 December 2013 - 04:32

Rampage IV Extreme is old but it does require a bios update in order to pair it with an E-Ivy processor (which is the current processor that the op using). Unless you want to get the rampage IV black edition which is released recently and has E-Ivy support out of the box but it'll cost you $500 though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813132053

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#2 Jason S.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 15:52

my recommendations would be that Asus you mentioned, or an EVGA.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 15:55

Hello,

my recommendations would be that Asus you mentioned, or an EVGA.

Read a few DOA from Newegg (not buying from Newegg)....Hope it doesnt bite me in the ass later...

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:11

Go for EVGA, expensive but heavy.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:42

Hello,

Go for EVGA, expensive but heavy.

They only have one board http://eu.evga.com/p...es=&sw=5&uc=EUR :( and when searching for overclocking and X79, I didnt see it until today.

http://www.anandtech...9-dark-review/8

It seems to have A LOT of BIOS/UEFI issues....

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 22:58

Hello,

I do see that the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is kind of old.....but old means tested so its better than new in some cases, right?

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:32   Best Answer

Rampage IV Extreme is old but it does require a bios update in order to pair it with an E-Ivy processor (which is the current processor that the op using). Unless you want to get the rampage IV black edition which is released recently and has E-Ivy support out of the box but it'll cost you $500 though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813132053



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:11

Hello,

Rampage IV Extreme is old but it does require a bios update in order to pair it with an E-Ivy processor (which is the current processor that the op using). Unless you want to get the rampage IV black edition which is released recently and has E-Ivy support out of the box but it'll cost you $500 though. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813132053

Besides updating the BIOS (which is extreme easy to do on that board), is there any difference besides being black and the price tag between the Extreme and the Black Edition?

Also, I should go with the Rampage IV Extreme then? Ill order it Jan 7th so I still have time to browse thru...

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:47

Hello,
Besides updating the BIOS (which is extreme easy to do on that board), is there any difference besides being black and the price tag between the Extreme and the Black Edition?

Also, I should go with the Rampage IV Extreme then? Ill order it Jan 7th so I still have time to browse thru...

 

For the bios update of the extreme, just make sure you have an E-Sandy processor in hand because if you put an E-Ivy on the extreme mobo without the latest bios update, computer won't run at all. As for the difference, I'm not so sure about the difference other than the paint job. 

Edit: after reading some of the consumer reviews between the two, the black edition seems to fix some of the problems that the extreme has.


Edited by Vvo, 11 December 2013 - 16:56.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:13

Hello,

For the bios update of the extreme, just make sure you have an E-Sandy processor in hand

That made zero sense. I should just have a USB flash drive on hand...

Edit: after reading some of the consumer reviews between the two, the black edition seems to fix some of the problems that the extreme has.

I havent read any problems the extreme has :s

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:24

Hello,

I should have looked before but I found a spec area on Asus:

Here is what Black has vs Extreme:

* - Supports newer processors out of the box.
* - Can reach memory speeds of up to 2800 where Extreme only up to 2400
* - Black loses one PCIe x16 slot but gains one PCIe x1 slot (weird change)
* - Black has two more SATA 6GB ports
* - Black's Bluetooth spec is updated to 4.0 from 2.1
* - Way better DAC on Black
* - Black has two less USB 2.0 ports
* - Black has a OC Panel vs the OC Key on Extreme
* - Black: 6 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0 Extreme: 4 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0

Thats about it basically.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:27

Hello,
That made zero sense. I should just have a USB flash drive on hand...

I havent read any problems the extreme has :s

 

For the extremes you can use a usb flash drive, as I just found out :o 



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 22:44

Hello,

Thank you Vvo for your help.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:06

you're welcome, it's just that some mobos you can stick a usb and update the bios easily while others require and older cpus to apply the update; that's all.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 15:45

Hello,

Since there arent any more answers, Ill go with the Rampage IV Extreme.



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