Which is most efficient X99 board?

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Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby ohenryy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:51 am

It's probably not one of the first things to consider when buying a highend X99 board, but I'm still curious which one out there is the most efficient and can save me money for the long run. Can anyone help?

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Re: Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby lukart » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:01 am

Well there are few tests online, this one in particular: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/int ... 34-15.html
The Asrock performed quite well!

I would say the most important things besides the efficiency would be the expandbility, slots, SATA ports etc, anything that makes this board future proof.. ;)

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Re: Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby ohenryy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:12 am

Well, I plan to have a 5820K with a couple of graphics cards...the only thing I foresee myself adding would be extra HDDs, so something like Asrock Extreme 3 or 4...or Gigabyte UD3 or UD4 is what I'm looking at.

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Re: Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby lukart » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:17 am

I think you will be pretty ok with Asrock 4, decent pricing and good specs!
Any plans for overclock?

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Re: Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby ohenryy » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:46 am

Ok, Extreme4 it is. I do plan to overclock it a little just for the heck of it, but first I need to get all the parts. Will share some photos when i'm done.

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Re: Which is most efficient X99 board?

Postby lukart » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:24 am

Overclocking can be handled through the A-Tune Windows based software, or through the BIOS settings. I like the A-Tune because it gives you firmware controls from inside Windows. I'm not an expert at overclocking, so my preference is to use the auto-tuning method provided...


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