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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Sabertooth X99 vs Rampage V Edition 10

    Hello folks,

    Long time since I've been here... and long time since I have been playing with cool hardware! I've got stuck at the X79 level and now would need some help stepping up a little bit... I am thinking X99 - but don't really know too much about it, specially regarding compatibilities. I thought I could ask...

    So, this is what I need: 8 cores (at least 3GHz), 64GB RAM and superfast storage.
    This is what I came up so far: Intel Core i7-6900k; GSkill Ripjaws V 8x8GB, 3000GHz, C14, 1.35V (F4-3000C14Q2-64GVK); Samsung 960 Pro 512GB.

    I am trying to figure out the motherboard... the Sabertooth X99 and Rampage V Edition 10 are in the game,,,
    Sabertooth X99: Really like the look of it and certainly could appreciate the anti-dust plugs. 5 year warranty also sounds good. Concerns are regarding the memories (can this board handle the above mentioned ones?) and the heat produced by the SSD.
    Rampage V Edition 10: It is black (very good!), not so protected, less warranty. Also the placement of the SSD would be in more open space which may address my concern regarding the heat. Certainly don't need the RGB things, but I am attracted by the ROG products. I have a feeling that would handle the memories better...

    I want the new system for work and pleasure, stability is a major factor. I may try to push the CPU a little bit (max 4GHz - for old times sake), the memories would run at XMP. The CPU would be under water cooling (3x120mm radiator, custom loop), but the ambient temps may go occasionally high.

    Regarding the graphics cards, I have not decided yet... I will use two of them for sure. I have two Titans (older models), but I may upgrade them - will see... Also have Seasonic 1250W PSU. The 960 Pro is for the OS and some software, additional storage will be added later. The case isn't a big deal now, first I need to test and experiment the system - can do it on a test bench.

    I would be grateful for suggestions, shared experiences... Which motherboard worth the trust?
    Thanks in advance!

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Heini PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1
    Processori7-6700K
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL TridentZ (2 x 16GB) F4-3000C14D
    Graphics Card #1Evga 2080Ti XC Ultra
    Sound CardAsus Essence STX II
    MonitorASUS MG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15
    CaseCooler Master HAF XB EVO
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000W
    Keyboard Ducky Shine 6 (Brown Cherry MX)
    Mouse Secret (Ducky)
    Headset Sennheiser HD 580
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    I like my Z-170 Sabertooth plenty! For your needs I'd suggest a TUF Z270. I've had ROG and Sabertooth boards for years and will stick with the TUF/Sabertooth boards boards from now on. ROG boards are for bells & whistles and/or more extreme OC'rs.
    Last edited by Heini; 03-09-2017 at 04:13 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Thanks, Heini! Do we have 8 core CPU for the Z270 platform?

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    MotherboardMaximus IX Apex
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    Memory (part number)gskill 2x16 3200 cas 14
    Graphics Card #1GTX 1080ti @ 2 ghz
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG279
    Storage #1960 pro
    Storage #2960 pro
    CPU Coolernoctua D15S
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    If you can wait, I'd tough it out until X299 is released later this year. *If I myself couldn't wait, I would opt for an Asus X99-E WS:*https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...C&A=details&Q=

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Hm... X299? Doesn't sounds too bad... How sure it is that will happen?
    Also have been looking at the X99-E WS - it is OK, but that's it. Doesn't make me fell any different... you know what I mean?

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    ROG 師傅 Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Laptop?...No way! (Model?...Jun Amaki...yes way!)
    MotherboardROG ZENITH EXTREME
    ProcessorTHREADRIPPER 1920X
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14Q-32GVK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    Graphics Card #2SLI is dead to me
    Graphics Card #3Tri SLI is even dead to Nvidia
    Graphics Card #4Quad SLI is dead to everybody especially my credit card
    Sound CardXonar Essence STX
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 PRO
    Storage #22x OCZ VERTEX 3/2x WD Caviar Black 500GB / 2x WD RED 2TB
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop: Dual D5s, Dual Alphacool Monsta 480s, XSPC Raystorm Neo TR4, EK TitanX WaterBlock
    CaseNope!...Phobya Bench...let it all hang out man!
    Power SupplySeasonic SS-1200XP3
    Keyboard Logitech G810 or Fender Rhodes Electric Piano (MKI 73)
    Mouse G502 or Speedy Gonzalez...not Mickey...don't do Disney!
    Headset ...firmly on neck
    Mouse Pad Mouse don't got his own pad man...lives with me
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    OS Win XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Spyware Edition
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    Hello Zka17! Good to see you about!

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    MotherboardM 10 Apex / XI gene
    Processor8700K / 9900K
    Memory (part number)2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4266/2x2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4500
    Graphics Card #1RTX 2080ti / GTX 1060
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Ae5 / Onboard
    MonitorBENQ 32" 4K
    Storage #1Intel 900p 480GB/Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2Intel 750 1.2TB/Plextor 1 TB 2X 950 Pro
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i AIO / H1110i
    CaseCorsair 740 ? Lian Li Air
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1200i / AX 1200i
    Keyboard Corsair
    Mouse ASUS Strix
    Headset HyperX Cloud Alpha
    Mouse Pad ASUS
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    Zka17,
    Been a long time, good to see you here again. Hope all is going well for you
    X299 should be here in August
    I am not familiar with the Sabertooth but the RVE10 would be preferred X99 board, best memory Gskill Trident Z or Ripjaw V, 3200mhz 14-14-14 (Samsung B-die) are the best memory kits, if you want 64GB get the 8X8GB kits as the ASUS boards give more bandwidth filling all memory slots, also these kits can run at 3400mhz on this platform very easily with massive amounts of bandwidth
    Most 3000mhz kits XMP profile sets blck to 125, while not a bad thing, you cannot use adaptive cpu voltage except at 100 blck, adaptive voltage is preferred so voltage scales with cpu frequency, low voltage on idle, adaptive also works very well for overclocking

    Samsung 960 Pro are very fast drives and need some airfow to keep from throttling due to heat if the drive is under heavy load for extended periods

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Hey guys! Really nice to see you again!
    Everything is fine here - just kinda out of ROG... but Menthol's comments bringing me back... Do you have a particular 3200 kit in mind?

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    ROG 師傅 Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
    Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Laptop?...No way! (Model?...Jun Amaki...yes way!)
    MotherboardROG ZENITH EXTREME
    ProcessorTHREADRIPPER 1920X
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14Q-32GVK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    Graphics Card #2SLI is dead to me
    Graphics Card #3Tri SLI is even dead to Nvidia
    Graphics Card #4Quad SLI is dead to everybody especially my credit card
    Sound CardXonar Essence STX
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 PRO
    Storage #22x OCZ VERTEX 3/2x WD Caviar Black 500GB / 2x WD RED 2TB
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop: Dual D5s, Dual Alphacool Monsta 480s, XSPC Raystorm Neo TR4, EK TitanX WaterBlock
    CaseNope!...Phobya Bench...let it all hang out man!
    Power SupplySeasonic SS-1200XP3
    Keyboard Logitech G810 or Fender Rhodes Electric Piano (MKI 73)
    Mouse G502 or Speedy Gonzalez...not Mickey...don't do Disney!
    Headset ...firmly on neck
    Mouse Pad Mouse don't got his own pad man...lives with me
    Headset/Speakers Edifier Spinnaker...or you mean the speakers in my head...man too many voices to name them all
    OS Win XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Spyware Edition
    Network Router56k modem
    Accessory #1 Umm...nice tie?
    Accessory #2 Err...belt?
    Accessory #3 3 accessories?! I'm not a girl!!
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    F4-3200C14Q-32GVK

    Or 64GB equivalent.

    Intel X99 is most polished high core system....but going to be replaced soon enough

    Ryzen is new and unpolished but going places....and great value....maybe Ryzen and wait for X299....

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Thanks, Arne! Checking it now...
    As exciting as the new X299 sounds, I'm not sold yet on it... for the same reason I'm not sold on the Ryzen too - a lot of optimization will need for those...
    "Intel X99 is most polished high core system" - that's what I need now!

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