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Hey all,

Finally decided it was time for me to post my first gaming computer. I went back and forth about buying a system or building one since I had never built one before. I decided to take the plunge and attempt to build my first pc. With that said, I've never owned a gaming computer before so I might have went a little overkill since I've never done PC gaming before. And I humbly ask for your forgiveness on the cable management. I keep pulling it apart and rebuilding so I need to re-do all my management. You can see a rat nest in one of the pics. Lol. The farther back you go in the pic the farther back you go in time. My original build is in there.

This build began it's life pretty much the way it is now with a few exceptions. The case is the first thing people will probably notice is different... My dog decided to run by and ripped a cord out of my PC. It bent the bottom frame a little and broke one of the USB 3.0 ports on the case so I changed it. Can't have a broken case on a brand new build.

When i first put it together, there was no custom loop since I didn't really have faith in myself not screwing it up. It started with an NZXT Kraken x41. That lasted about 3 days. Decided to swap it out for a Kraken x61. Lasted maybe 1.5 weeks? Didn't really like the look of the black tubing so decided to try the custom.

Also, when I began building this computer, the GTX 1080 was the next big thing but hadn't actually been released yet. I decided to go ahead with the build and use a holder card. There used to be an ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti in here but it has since been removed to make room for the 2 1080s.

I have done a lot of research on gaming PC's and what would give the best results and I think my build is a pretty good contender in any bracket that I try to put it in. Using 3dMark, this rig has managed to score in the top 1% for every test attempted. Let me know what you guys think of the build. Any feed back would be appreciated.

UPDATE 7/26- For anyone who has seen this build and remembers the way the future plans section was, it was a lot longer. A new mobo and new 1080s were supposed to be going in. Well.... They're in!!!!! Just swapped my EVGA gtx 1080s for 2 sexy new ASUS Strix 1080 OC Editions. On top of that, the Rampage V Extreme is gone... It will be missed. Not much though. The new and improved Rampage V Edition 10 is in there now and looks AMAZING. Only 1 new pic though since nothing else changed. Enjoy.

Future Plans?????

As of right now, there is nothing that I do that can actually tap into the power of the I7 5960x. I love the cpu that is in this machine. Maybe when Intel realizes that 1800 for the 6950x is ridiculous, I may swap out just for the fun of it.

I'm kinda in the same boat for RAM. 32Gb at 3200 Mhz is more then enough for what I'm doing. But..... Considering I've went totally overkill on everything else, there may or may not be a plan to swap out my current sticks and build up 128Gb because..... Well. No real reason. Just want to say it's there.

Thanks all. Be sure to comment on the build.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

Umm when u uh... swap out those components could u uh... coughs send them over my way?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to test out the left over components for lab test :) you know to test them out for you make sure they are working right. To ensure reliability and durability Ill perform a endurance test, to the component failure with normal use and above normal use.

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol. Sorry bud. The parts that I'm looking to swap out are either spoken for or going into a test bench.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Aww... what a bummer... I was jk lol, hope you put them to good use. One day I will be able to buy those ludicrously priced components and scratch the itch that needs to be scratched, one day...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been talking about this build for probably 6 months to a year now. Well... Not this build exactly but building a pc in general. Just glad I finally got to do it. One thing that i forgot in the future plans in when I get my Strix 1080s, 2 EKWB 1080 blocks and a bigger rad. Depending on my mood, I might swap to a bigger case and run a full second loop because I kinda want to add the mobo into the loop. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

the 760t is already a pretty big case, but the Caselabs SMA8 is what I would consider ideal for watercooling; plenty of room for fans and radiators. NICE build, I would love to have something like this, but 32 hours a week at Taco Bell isn't exactly raking in the cash.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As odd as this might sound... I looked at the Caselabs SMA8 and I couldn't justify the price. Pretty funny though considering this entire build. And you'd be surprised what you can get. I've been saving for months to throw money into this beast.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang I hope you do so cus I wanna see another awesome build XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I just finished a second build but didn't take any pictures. It was for a friend. ASUS x99 deluxe with a 5820k and an RX 480. Got some insane deals on the parts so he's only into it about a grand and it is crushing everything in its weight class.

There will be more though. I have a few plans on builds I'd like to do. Some for friends and maybe 1 more for myself. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Tbh this build is really overkill for gaming, but why not build it if you can afford to right? IMO u should overclock your GPU first with official software such as MSI afterburner, as those will never let you fry your card even if you push the sliders to the max. I myself push the voltage, power and temp. limit to the max and try gradually taking the core and memory clock up. For CPU overclocking, frying your chip could be a real risk if you did that improperly, so I suggest you go to youtube and watch overclocking guides. The steps to overclocking your CPU is similar to those of the GPU, but you should be more careful, especially with temps and voltage.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

First, I know. It is ridiculously overkill for gaming. Down the road I want to run multiple monitors and VR so i decided to go big. Still maybe too big though.

As for the overclocking bit, yeah. I need a mentor. Tried watching a few videos and yes, it did work but I don't think it worked properly. At least with GPUs. Or i just happen to have 2 of the worst overclocking 1080s ever.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by "I don't think it worked properly"? Maybe I could help u out? :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI Afterburner claimed that my cards when from 1.7 to 2.06 on the clock and I maybe picked up 2 fps???

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very reasonable, overclocking GPUs don't give a ton of performance gains.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured I just screwed something up. Well... Don't know if there is a point then. I was gaming Riders of Icarus in 1080p and pushing 200-250 fps. When i set it to 4k I was running 80 fps. Don't know if i really need to overclock the gpus. CPU on the otherhand, definitely. My physics score on 3dMark is too low for me.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, you're not getting a bump from 1.7 to 2.06, 1.7 is likely the base clock, and with GPU Boost 3.0, it's likely that the card may have already overclocked itself far past the advertised base and boost clocks, so in reality, you could be only adding 2-3 hundred mHz

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh. I want to know where the mythical 2.1 is on air........

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an absolute monster of a PC. And I mean it in a good way. Everything is pretty much at the top in its category. You're certainly more courageous than I am that you went for a custom water cooler on your first build. Looks great. I'm sure runs even better. Cheers!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Funny story... I finally did a stress test with the new custom loop. This thing is amazing. The pc runs ice cold (but it is still on stock clock).

Temps:

Idle - 25C

Under Load:

Hottest core - 43C max with a 39C average

Package - 35C max with a 33C average.

Fan speed never left it's lowest setting.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you go with the 5960 when you could have gotten a 6900 for only ~$80 more?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe... Because I couldn't get the 6900 for $50 more. I only spent $800 on my 5960x brand new.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's awesome then!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Bought it brand new from a local shop. Instead of 999.99 I only paid 799.99 Their price on the 6900k was like 1100. With that said, I might swap out for the 6950x when i get my new Rampage V Edition 10 mobo. It's expensive as hell but I can get it for like 300 less then most places.

1800-1900... Too much... 1550-1600... Well....... Maybe just this once. XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It sounds like you know what you're doing, but the 6950X is probably flat-out worse than a 6700X for someone who's strictly gaming. If you just want to have it though, you'll definitely make people like a bit jelly lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, this build is for gaming but it was also just kinda testing myself. I've wanted to do this for the longest time but never did. Now... I'm kinda trying to see what I can do with it. I love making things. Granted, any idiot with a few dollars can make the same build but I get a sense of pride seeing my benchmarks the clarity I get on 4k.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Its beautiful...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. Yours as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Snap! that is a one beast machine you have, I love that speedometer RPM indicator. But man, I cant afford a fifth of that build for myself.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Saving does wonders bro. Lol. Its either start small and build it up over time or same and go big all at once. I chose option 2. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost forgot, That rpm indicator is: 1 - Cool as hell. I love the fact that it does real time clock rates and cpu/mobo temps. 2 - Has a cool setting where if you push 1 button, it minimizes everything. Great for gaming on the down low... Or whatever else you might do... ; ) 3 - Only cost me like 150 if I remember correctly.

I will probably never use the usb ports or headphone/mic jacks since i use wireless A50 but the awesome red and black scheme paired with the fact that I'm a major car guy made it a must have for my build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the name of that thing anyway? I have the same case so now I know it will look awesome in it haha

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Of what??? My PC? I went with Project Overkill. And yeah. I really like the Corsair 760T but I think I'm gonna swap my case out. Looking at the CaseLabs SMA8 now.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man this thing is gnarly. More cores 4 more whores!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. I appreciate the compliment. It's always good to see that one's work is appreciated. Keep rocking on your bro.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill indeed due! This is a very nice build. Good job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... I have the philosophy that if its worth doing,

IT'S WORTH DOING BIG!!!

Lol. Thanks for the compliment bro. Best of luck to you with your rig.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you've run over "overkill" with a bulldozer (amd confirmed) with rockets strapped to it... I'm struggling to pay for a rx 480 (coz the australian government likes taxes). Anyway, enjoy your 3-digit framerates mate. Awesome build +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Problem is it just keeps getting worst. Just got word that my Strix 1080s are on the way. And I hear ya on the Australian thing bud. A friend of mine lives in Sydney and constantly complains about taxes on pretty much everything. And just a recommendation, go for the gtx 1060. So far (need to see a few more test) it is actually out performing the rx 480 for the same price. I picked up my rx 480 (different build) for about 250 usd. gtx 1060 is rumored 200-250 usd at release.

Lastly, it depends on the resolution. I only get about 90 fps... on 4k. ; ) 1080p i was hitting 250-280 fps on Riders of Icarus. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but that's 90 more frames than ive got right now :/ I would go with the gtx 1060 but i was looking for something closer to a 960's price point (which is where the rx 480 excels- the 1060 (custom coolers) is from around $400 to $550 aud, but a rx 480 (reference design) is still below or around the $400 mark (the cheapest is a 4gb version for $320).

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow..... I didn't know that markup was that bad though. I'm definitely not gonna say the RX480 is a bad choice because my buddy has one now and it handles just fine. 1080p he is usually getting around 60 fps. If the prices are that different then maybe you should shoot for the RX 480.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you ready to hack into the government?? Haha. Very nice build man, I hope to get my hands on a 1080 soon. The water cooling looks really nice with the red in that case.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it could handle it... It's totally destroyed every other task I've given it. Lol. Best of luck on the 1080 bro. They are fantastic. My SLI 1080s stock clock are totally destroying a friends build (SLI Titan X OC). They are definitely worth the money if you want high res ultra gaming. And 1 final thanks for the compliment on the water loop. I tried my best to give it a decent look but I honestly hate it. I think the flex tubing just looks wrong it there. I want to do my hard pipe setup but not till my Strix 1080 OC and water blocks come in.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem man water cooling seems like it could be a pain to rout sometimes, it always is with cars. Thanks man I hope to end up with a Strix ROG 1080 soon. Good luck with the build, I always love seeing super high end builds.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I'm a big car fanatic so I know what you mean. It might actually be worst on a PC though. If you screw up on a car, it USUALLY doesn't fry everything instantly. Lol. Its not too bad though. I don't think I'll ever run another pc on air after this monster. And good choice on the Strix 1080. I've been checking them all out and that is my choice as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's true, usually you just get a non starting car or a huge check engine light haha. I would really like to try out water cooling, I feel like i'm getting some good temps with the tower but i'm pretty sure i'm at the lowest temps i can reach for air cooling. Those strix 1080s are super sick, I used to have a strix 970 i'm my old PC and I loved that card. They seem to make some very quality boards and cards.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely. If you look at the older pic of my PC it used to have a Strix 980 Ti. It was great card I just wanted some more firepower. I bought the EVGA 1080 SC cards purely to be placeholders until the stock picks up on Strix 1080s. I don't fanboy AMD or NVidia but ASUS... Yeah. Thats my ****.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, holy cow, this is amazing, was not expecting this beast. Just use some cable ties to tidy them up and it's a 10/10. I was genuinely impressed!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the great reaction. I love when people see this thing for the first time. Lol. Yeah. I had everything tucked away neatly and tied in place..... for about a week. Then I did the custom water loop and had to take everything apart. Need to redo the cable management now. It's on the list of things to do when I'm not being lazy. Lol. Thanks for the compliment though bro. I love hearing that my work is appreciated. Best of luck to you with your rig man. I'm sure it will serve you well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oml. This is one beastly powerhouse that looks purely awesome. Very nice work! +1 :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words bro. Much appreciated. You're looks just a good though. I kinda wish my parts were more neutral cause now I want to try a black and blue build. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

:3

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I'll do a color swap when I get my Rampage V Edition 10 and Strix cards. All i would need then is blue coolant and blue fans.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

For the fans I'd recommend Cougar Dual X fans. They're really good quality, have very nice LEDs and are pretty quietish. :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll definitely check them out. They seem to hit all the points I'm looking for. LEDs, quiet and good quality.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy moly! Love this build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Thanks bro. I didn't have the awesome build you have at 14 but mine isn't too shabby at 26. Or any age for that matter.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a sick build! I actually have to return my 1080 to amazon.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is that? Issues with the card already?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

A giant coil whine.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... Thats depressing. Hopefully the RMA doesn't take too long since its Amazon. Just have to hope they have the stock to get you another one quick. Sorry you're having issues with the card tho bud. I swear by my 1080s.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build +1 for motherboard choice its my drem board with that cpu :) And you go to 2x 1080 asus sli ?

What games you usaly play ?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. I love the motherboard but I'm actually looking to replace it with the Rampage V Edition 10. The CPU is fantastic tho. And as soon as the stock is better then yes, I will be switching to 2 Asus Strix Gtx 1080 OC Editions. As for games, a lot of single player stuff really. Only games I currently play online are Ark: Survival Evolved and Riders Of Icarus.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Jeez man :p what is your job?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. I make six figures. I do pretty well for myself. And I save pretty well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was gonna say haha. Must be pretty wealthy :p good luck to you dude! #pcmasterrace

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. You as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, the things I'd add to my PC if I had the money... like cable sleeves, and more fans, more RAM, another SSD...

sadly, being new to computers, I don't really know how to safely overclock (go ahead and laugh).

No, I won't laugh, because... I don't know how to, either. ^;

Great PC, I look forward to watching it evolve further. And I will silently envy you from afar.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment. Your PC looks great the way it is though. Mine definitely still needs to be refined. Hopefully another 950 Pro is in my future as well. And I wanted cable sleeves but I actually don't mind the look of the EVGA stock cables. I'll be sure to post more pics when my Strix 1080s get in. Then onto water cooling them. Maybe I'll try hard pipe.

Did I get the +1??? And do you still envy it even though your tired of the red and black themes. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes, you have earned the +1. :D Refined?! Your PC is so refined, you cut my eyes with the pictures alone. You do the red-and-black a thousand times better than most of the plebs out here, lol. (Might be because of how much thought you've put into the computer.)

Take a look at this red one, though: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/xG7hP6

Crazy, right? Looking at the CPUs and other components, though, you blew it out of the water.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol. I think that PC looks good. I'm actually looking to swap out a lot of my parts though. When I get my Strix 1080s, the RGB makes themes obsolete since it can run any color. Same with the Rampage V Edition 10. After that I just need to swap to RGB fans and I'll have a universal theme PC. Except for the coolant color...... Crap.....

And thank you for the kind words. It's nice to see that my hard work is appreciated. I still think it needs some work though so until the day when I think its perfect (probably never), I'll soldier on. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, true, I hadn't considered that about the RGB GPUs. What about white coolant? I don't know, my water cooler has black pipes, so I have no experience.

Good luck with your PC! thumbs up

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I've thought about it but Idk. My build doesn't really have any white to it. If i did the white case I think it would be fine but too late for that. Well... Not really.

I'm on the fence about changing my case when I swap my mobo. Thanks though. Best of luck to you with your awesome PC and best of luck with college.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud. It's appreciated.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build - keep up the good work!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You too bro. Have fun with that sweet desk setup.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy **** this is sexy!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Thanks bud. Yours as well. I like hear that my work is appreciated tho.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor you using?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny story there. I haven't found a monitor I like yet. I really wanted the ASUS Swift 34 in for my main and 2 ASUS Swift 27s on the side. Only problem with that was (as dumb as this sounds) that I really don't like the silver and copper colors. Right now it's hooked up to a Samsung 65" 4k tv.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Once again, you killed it. I'd give you another +1, but it seems that those are all used up. :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayee a second build with the Asus Rampage V Edition 10 mobo :)

I was the first though, spent less. But I do have upgrades coming along the way!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta rub in in tho don't ya. Lol. It's cool. I'm totally stoked about my build. I'll be sure to check yours out.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Daymmmmmmn bro! What a awesome and expensive build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bud. I appreciate the compliment. Hopefully there will be more to come. Looking at a new case and custom loop for the waterblocks.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy freaking crap Talk about overkill, are you running like a multi 4k monitor gaming setup? lol how are those 1080s doing although I'm sure you're already eyeing the new titan X's by now

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Nah. Not eyeing the titans... $1200+ a piece is pointless. Lol. And to be honest... As if right now, I'm running 1 4k 65in Samsung tv. Lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool lol a 4k TV for gaming must be ridiculous

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty awesome actually. I've got 2 usb 3.0 extension cables for my black widow chroma and my naga epic chroma is wireless so I get to kick back on my couch and 4k game on a big screen. Lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds like the pinnacle of gaming lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

If I can teach my German Shepard to bring me a beer from the fridge it will be perfect.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the 5.25 bay (The ROG LCD) I just purchased an ASUS x99 Rampage V Edition 10 as well, so I want one of those to go with my build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

The ROG Front Base is what it's called I believe. I picked it up at Microcenter for around 150. It has 2 different temp monitor points (mobo and cpu), I think 6 rpm monitors and real time core clock. Also features one button overclocking for the rog boards and has a shady button. When you push the shady button, it automatically minimizes your open windows and takes you to the desktop. Great for gaming on the down low. Lol.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info Do you think it's worth the $150? I can find 5.25 bay controllers (6 fans+temps) for about $70

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually not even a fan controller. Just a real time monitor. I like it because it displays the my pump rpm so if my pump ever fails, I know instead of finding out the hard way. The only other benefit is the easy overclocking for rog board IF you don't know how to oc. You can get more if you oc manually.

So is it worth it... If real time monitoring is important to you and a cool look (at least I think it is) then yes. If you don't care for the look or monitoring, then no.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, how do you make a build "finished" on here? I can't figure out how to turn a build-in-process to finished so it will show up under completed builds.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem buddy. Go to your completed builds on the desktop (can't do it from a phone). It will say no completed builds. On the left there should be a button to create a new completed build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of the same story as you have lol. I recently built my first PC and it is extremely overkill.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW dude, you got some money... and me who i am trying to go under 1300$... Anyways, why did you buy the i7-5960X anyways? It's mostly an overkill, but in the first place, i don't know what you are doing so don't mind me. And why did you swap the EVGA 1080s for the ASUS ROG STRIX 1080s instead? I mean i know there was the problem with the cooling but it was solved out so why? One more question: What do you think is better? MSI GAMING X/Z 1070 vs. ASUS ROG STRIX 1070 OC O8G vs. EVGA 1070 FTW/SC(The one with the LED's)? Please give me and advice on what i should buy. Thank you! And nice build dude, +1 from me.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply but i haven't been on pcpp for months. Lol. I've built some pretty slammin pcs for less then 700 so budget doesn't really matter. Just make what makes you happy bud. I built Project Overkill because I wanted a high end gaming, rendering, whatever else I wanted it to be pc. Lol. As for your questions, why the 5960X... I bought it because it was the best intel i7 extreme at the time, I've thought about pulling it for the 6950 but can't justify $800 for 2 more cores. The rendering speeds on this pc are amazing. That was pretty much it. EVGA vs ASUS 1080. The EVGA were just the standard SC cards and I wanted more power out of them that they couldn't supply so i went with 2 strix 1080 oc editions running at 2.1 ghz each. temps were never an issue with the evga cards for me. 1070 death battle? I would say the ASUS cards but really, its all about preference. I'm a big fan of ASUS but they are all great cards. If there is a price gap then go with the cheapest. You won't be disappointed in any of them.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know what the V ed 10 can do that the IX Formula cannot do (besides 128gb ram)? I'm new to building rigs. I've looked at both and can't tell the real difference in performance... THANKS

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply but the short answer is support different cpus. Lol. The Rampage V Edition 10 board (mine) is an x99 board and only supports the 2011-v3 socket type cpus. The Asus ROG IX Formula is a z170/z270 chipset board and supports the LGA 1151 socket. for a purely gaming rig, they're both overkill.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much.

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  • 43 months ago
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Lol. 3. I didn't like the look of the cards right next to eachother so I went with a 3 way bridge. When the new ones come out I plan on swapping the bridge for the ASUS ROG bridge.

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