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#1 Jul 20 2010 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
I recently acquired an Intel Core i7-940 processor (2.93 GHz - LGA1366 Socket - L3 8 MB), and I decided on this motherboard, but before I buy it, I was just looking for a second opinion on it to see if there's something out there that would be a better purchase.

A little more info if it helps...I plan on only getting one higher end gpu at first, but I may possibly SLI/Crossfire at a later time (aka when it's cheaper). I also had my eyes on some triple channel ram (6GB), and I do plan on overclocking as well.

Thanks for the help.
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#2 Jul 20 2010 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
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cant go wrong with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188048&cm_re=evga_x58_classified-_-13-188-048-_-Product :P its what i have, pretty awesome board if you have the money to drop on it.
#3 Jul 20 2010 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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**** you guys are some rich dudes
i was just looking for some 100 dollar mobo
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#4 Jul 20 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Excellent
Kratore wrote:
cant go wrong with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188048&cm_re=evga_x58_classified-_-13-188-048-_-Product :P its what i have, pretty awesome board if you have the money to drop on it.



WOW... I am a huge EVGA fan, but wow... almost $400? Smiley: eek
#5 Jul 20 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188062 that would be a good mobo if you are looking for cheaper, its nice cause it supports core i3/i5/ and i7 from what i understand, correct me if im wrong.
#6 Jul 20 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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i have the P6X58D-E motherboard, if you look up the differences between the P6X58D-E and the P6X58D Premium you will notice the the premium has no real performance increases, just a few extra ports, fan cooler for the southbridge (stuff you most likely dont need) and a few other minor things. save yourself a few bucks and get the P6X58D-E.

Just google "what's the difference between the P6X58D-E and the premium" and you will see what im saying. no need to buy the rampage or a evga classified unless you are very serious about getting a the few last drops from you system, mainly only for benchmarking and running SLI/Crossfire.

anyways regardless what you pick both boards are top notch for that processor. and you will have no problems getting your processor in the 4.0 ghz + range.
#7 Jul 20 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Excellent
I'd rather stick with an Asus over that first EVGA board you mentioned, there's no real benefits as far as I can tell that would warrant an extra $100 for it, and unless I'm mistaken, the EVGA doesn't seem to have USB 3 or SATA 6.0, which the Asus does. I'd like something I don't have to upgrade until FFXVII comes out in 2017 and I need to rebuild for it!

Plus I like the fact that 1 out of 3 computers built in the world has an Asus motherboard. Makes me feel very safe choosing them. I've never had one problem with any of the dozen or more I've ever purchased for myself or friends/family.
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#8 Jul 20 2010 at 7:57 PM Rating: Good
Good find on the cheaper board. It doesn't say on newegg if it supports turbo boost like the Premium does though...but don't all the i-series motherboards support it?

Other than that...I didn't even see one difference besides maybe layout. What differences are there?
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#9 Jul 20 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Good
Found my own answer.

If anyone is curious - here it is.
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#10 Jul 20 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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Yabusame wrote:
Found my own answer.

If anyone is curious - here it is.


good choice!
#11 Jul 20 2010 at 11:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kratore wrote:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188062 that would be a good mobo if you are looking for cheaper, its nice cause it supports core i3/i5/ and i7 from what i understand, correct me if im wrong.


That mobo wont run a i7-940 as the OP said he has. It's a 1156 mobo and runs the i7 processors in the 800 range but the 940 needs a 1366.
#12 Jul 21 2010 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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I actually just bought that Asus Premium board for my i7 930. So far its been running great. Its also really easy to work with (Case switches and power). The only issue that I noticed is that the expansion slots are a little close together. Though with everything built into the board I don't see any need for anything besides the video card(s).
#13 Jul 21 2010 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
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[****************** you guys are some rich dudes
i was just looking for some 100 dollar mobo[/quote]

You are not going to find a X58 MB for $100 I'm afraid.
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I thought of it first:

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