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Old 07-31-2010, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ASUS Rampage III Extreme vs. MSI Big Bang-XPower

hello, first time builder here looking for opinions on these two motherboards
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ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Newegg.com - MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

i'm looking for which one seems more future proof and an over all better decision

thank you for your time
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whats your budget for your mother board?
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at first it was around $200 and it just started creeping up from there i would like to stay under $300
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i know the asus rampage goes over my limit but if it offers that much more im willing to pay it
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Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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can you please explain to me why you chose that motherboard, as in your thought process of why that one over the ones i posted
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... it has the same features for less

but if you are dead set oni one of those mother boards i would go with the MSI Big Bang
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herpa derp, well thank you for the help ill look into the asus board you showed me a little closer
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I would go with the Asus P6X58D Premium unless your planning on a "custom" water-cooled system or even something more extreme. Those other motherboards won't be offering you any increase in performance at air-cooled speeds. And even if you do go with a custom water-cooled the P6X58D is fully capable of extreme performance.
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i was thinking of getting the corsair h50 for a cpu cooler
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