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Build Advice Good E-ATX, XL-ATX, HP-ATX mobos?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by remus, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    I've just seen the new Corsair 900D and i'm smitten.

    Can anyone recommend a good E-ATX, XL-ATX, HP-ATX sized motherboard that is designed for an enthusiast rather than a standard power user or what ever you want to call someone who needs the power for an office enviroment?
     
  2. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    E-ATX boards are usually dual socket, and we're looking at prices well above $400 for the board alone. For a dual socket system you'll also need a pair of Xeons that support dual socket operation, and there's a big price premium for the Xeon name as well as the dual socket support. No overclocking on these boards either.

    E-ATX is being phased out anyway. Most dual socket boards seem to be plain ATX nowadays. E-ATX pretty much out of question unless you want to pay a kidney for old tech.
     
  3. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    It's too broard a question anyway. What platform? You building frm scratch, or already have CPU etc?

    Not many E-ATX boards around. EVGA SR-2 springs to mind though, but what do you want to do with it?


    My Rampage Extreme IV is larger than standard ATX and it's a killer board if you have a LGA2011 cpu to stick in it.
     
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  4. Guest-16

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    Rampage IV Extreme, Maximus V Extreme and Z9PED8-WS are E-ATX. E-ATX isn't being phased out sorry.
     
  5. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    Old school Asus P6T7 WS Revo here, 7 off 16x PCI-E slots, 4 GHz (i7 960) many SATA/SAS options, and rock solid stable 24/7.

    HTH

    dunx
     
  6. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    Has anyone read anything on Asus Rampage V Extreme vs Asus Rampage IV Extreme?

    Since i've read allot about sandy bridge vs ivy bridge and the difference is negligible (5% performance boost vs lower temps) especially as Haswell is going to be running a different socket to ivy bridge.
     
  7. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Personally I like to go for MATX boards in massive cases, as the size difference amuses me :p
     
  8. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Rampage V? No such board is there?
     
  9. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    There's a CrossHair V but no Rampage V as far as I know.
     
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  10. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    Maximus V Formula even sorry :blush:
     
  11. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    I still haven't been able to find anything on Asus Maximus V Formula vs Asus Rampage IV running similar spec cpu's, any pointers?
     
  12. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    What do you mean by similar spec'd CPUs? One's AMD, the others Intel so there is no similar spec to be honest.
     
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  13. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Isn't the formula running Z77...?
     

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