Asus Rampage Formula X48 or Gigabyte X48 DQ6 for OC?

Bopper

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I will be getting these components:

Antec 1200 Case
Corsair 1000W PSU
Intel Quad Core Q9450
Club 3D Radeon 4870 X 2 Crossfire
Mushkin 2 x 2Gb, Redline PC2-8000,Dual kit, DDR2 1000MHz (5-5-5-12)
Noctua NH U12P cpu cooler (with an extra Noctua fan on it, so 2 fans)

Should I go for the Asus Rampage Formula X48 or the Gigabyte X48 DQ6 if I will be overclocking to around 3.6ghz or so? Price is not an issue.
 

Bopper

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Sorry for the double post, wasn't intentional. I suppose I will stick with the gigabyte X48 then, should be enough for my needs.
 

bigdoggy4ever

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Also have a Rampage,

Can you post your settings to get it stable @ 3.6?
 

anartik

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I've used ASUS for years for Intel and AMD. Almost went elsewhere this time but in the end I bought Asus Rampage Formula X48 and have not regretted it. So far stably up 4.275ghz with a E8500. My only real complaint is the X48 cooling which runs hot. Some might argue a bad experience but I've gotten nothing from ASUS but quality, stability and in the end I always end up buying another.
 

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I have the gigabyte board with a Q9450. I have it stable to 3.4Ghz. At one point I got as high as 3.8, but consistently got a BSOD after 4 hours...but not bad. I like the flexibiity of the Gigabyte tools and it was pretty easy to recover when I went too far.
 

azorees

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according to most o/c forums a lot of ppl rate the asus for coverclocking i have an asus x48 rampage on order but just google x48 overclocking it also depends on brand of ram i never have any luck with the ballistix brand of ram i'm gonna try corsair xms-2 8500 see if i do better with that.