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    ASRock Fatal1ty X-79 or ASUS?

    I am looking at upgrading my motherboard and CPU and I am seriously considering the Intel Core i7-3820 for the LGA 2011 socket.

    For a motherboard I decided that I want a good one and am willing to pay for a high-end model
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    There is this ASRock Fatal1ty X-79 'Champion' on E-Bay, looks like one of the first available for sale:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASRock-Fatal...ht_8475wt_1396

    How does the Fatal1ty X-79 Champion compare to say the Asus Rampage IV Extreme?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    Looks like similar specs, but I think I can get the Fatal1ty X79 Champion for much less and it has the new Creative SoundCore chip on-board.

    Is it worth getting?
    No Pentium yet!!!

    CPU : AMD FX-56
    Mobo: ABIT KN9 SLI
    Mem : 2 x 512 Kingston
    GPU : ATI 850XT
    SND : Fatal1ty FPS X-FI by Creative
    HDD : Barrucuda SATA 200Gb
    KEY : Fatal1ty
    MOS : MS Laser

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    Why not? Asrock makes superb mobos with great build quality, that Fatal1ty X79 board looks fully spec'ed to me. The thing that got me was the description....compatible cpu brand: i5 & i7 had me scratching my head.

    I have the Asus R4E and it is one bad mutha of a board, but I honestly wouldn't have minded getting that Fatal1ty board instead.

    Edit - If you want to go LGA2011, get the 3930K at the very least, the 3820 isn't worth considering....
    Last edited by mikeysg; 05-19-2012 at 09:12 PM.

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