I have the urge to build a new computer but cannot decide which way to go. I am a novice but have done some reading.
I would like something cutting edge that will hold it's own for a few years to come.
I'm trying to decide between the EVGA SR-2 and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard.
If i'm going with SR-2 I've chosen 2 of X5690 with 12x8gig DDR3's (even though specs say it will only support 48gig)
If going with the Rampage IV it will be with the i7 3960x with 8x8gig DDR3's
I'm thinking that the dual processors with 12 cores and 96gig of RAM would be far superior to the Rampage configuration.
When it comes down to it, will there really be a difference in performance.
Besides the most common need for power which is games, I would also like to perform video rendering functions.
I understand through another source on line that the SR-X will soon be released which has given me reason to pause and think about waiting for the new board.
So if anyone has an opinion of which way to go, I'd appreciate reading it.