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Looking to get an ASUS Rampage Extreme x48

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Woody112, Jan 18, 2009.

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    Here's the deal, I'm not totally committed at purchasing the rampage extreme as of yet. Does anyone know of any good deals going on at the moment for this board, looking to get one for less than 300 dollars US. Also those of you who own this board have you had a good experience with it, and is it too option full that makes it even more of a pain to overclock?
    The reason I'm not totally committed is the fact that they are running the same price as the x58 boards and if I'm going to drop full price on one I might as well go all out and get an x58 and an i7, then just sell off my current hardware.
    Currently I can only push my chip to 4.2ghz unstable and 4ghz stable with my intel x48 board. Looking to get a good 4.5+ghz STABLE over clock. I know, I know why do I have a 9770 with an intel board. Quick answer the 9770 fell into my lap with a trade and some cash after the fact. But anyways some TPUer feedback on this would be great. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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    If you are planning to stick to just one card like you have now, might consider a P45 chipset rather than X48. Would most likely give you the best chance for your goal. I had a QX9650 that I got to 4.5GHz benchable on my P45 board. If you grab an ASUS P5Q series board, there is alot of support around the web and here for them, even a modded BIOS by our own member.
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    imo i would get the foxconn x48 blackops, it is the god of overclockers because is now dirty cheap in the egg
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    I did give some thought to the P45, but the only problem is that I have no DDR2 mem which is really no big deal as their inexpensive now. But the other fact, is that I have a Raid 0 array and going from an ICH9R board to ICH9R would be no problem to work around. But 9R to 10R would require a format. I just noticed on the egg that the rampage extreme II is only 10 dollars more than the x48, which is BS.
    The P45 is still an option for me especially if their is a modded bios floating around. Always nice when one can lavish in the fruits of anothers work.:toast:
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    Will be googling for some reviews on this board. I've never owned a foxconn so research will be needed.;)
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    Thanks for the hook up on the comparison chart, never thought to do that.
    Was about to grab that maximus II formula then realized it was ddr2. Owell I'm currently reading through tons of reviews on the P5Q3 and seeing that they are having memory issues with alot of brands. I'm currently running Mushkin PC# 12800 2x2 gig kit model 996657. Just don't want to get a board and find that my memory doesn't work. Still wish I could get a rampage extreme for a steal.
    O-Well if I don't find any good deals then it looks like the P5Q3 it is.
    Thanks again for taking the time to compile the comparison chart.:toast:
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    p45 is extreme board in overclock , i have gigabyte p45 and i run my q6600 cpu at 3.2 but with 1600 fsb , my mobo handle with very easy and with auto NB voltage , no extreme voltage
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