ASUS Intros High-End Rampage III Black Edition Motherboard

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  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    It's not often that I notice an advertisement on our own website of a product I've never seen or heard of before, but in the case of ASUS' Rampage III Black Edition motherboard, I admit, I was caught off-guard. Why is there this great-looking motherboard being shown off, I thought, and we weren't even given a heads-up? According to Amazon, it's even been available for about a month!

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    Read the rest of our post and then discuss it here!
     
  2. DarkStarr

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    If you need to get rid of some boards just send em my way :D
     
  3. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    ALL mine! I sleep on defunct boards at night... I don't have a bed! *

    * Statement probably isn't true.
     
  4. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    It's true. He uses heatsinks as pillows.
     
  5. Doomsday

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    Lol! Use a GTX480 as cooking pan!? :D
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    ROFL!

    That seriously struck me funny.
     
  7. Optix

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  8. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Well the board in question is X58, not P67. It's a LOT easier to OC Sandy Bridge than it is Gulftown.
     
  9. Greg King

    Greg King I just kinda show up... Staff Member

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    I'm kind of over astronomically priced motherboards. They no longer even bring up feelings of desire. Am I getting old?
     
  10. Greg King

    Greg King I just kinda show up... Staff Member

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    Yes. .
     
  11. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    That's what I get for not paying attention. That pesky work thing is always getting in my way.
     
  12. TheCrimsonStar

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    I love how you answered your own question, Greg. bahahaha.

    Also, I only see using Intel boards for gaming if you have the money to throw into it. AMD works just fine for gaming..I built my rig for $832, and I can run anything at 1080p max..except for Metro 2033 in DX11. I would only buy Intel if a) I had tons of extra money, or b) if I used a lot of multithreaded programs, like for video encoding/processing or photo editing since I know Intel kicks AMD's butt in that area. AMD's just don't perform all that well for encoding for some reason. Took 15 minutes to encode a 3-minute file in HD :/
     
  13. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

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    I got to try the Rampage II Extreme, loved that board until a PSU decided to melt the EPS12V connector off it. But yes, while it was great and I loved the additional goodies like the multi-meter testing points, it's hard to justify $100 more just for that. Still loved the board though...

    I use mine for my hot tub!
     
  14. Greg King

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    Mmmm.... GPU powered hot tub. :)
     

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