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Puzzled on what board to get for Core i7 920 and 6GB OCZ Gold 1600MHz RAM.

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by J-Man, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. J-Man

    J-Man New Member

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    I don't wanna get the Rampage 2 Extreme 'cause it's too pricey. I'm not spending £300 on a board. I'd like to spend about £260 or under right now. £270 max. In my opinion the R2E is a rip off. I want a high end board.

    The DFI boards look nice, especially this one: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-055-DF&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1283

    It's the best one in the list. I suppose I can go around £300 for a high end board then. Oh well.

    I am looking at that DFI board (not a fan of that tall northbridge cooler?), also the MSI Eclipse: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-107-MS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1283 OR the EVGA or maybe the latest Gigabyte board?
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    by NB cooler do you mean the bit that hangs outside the case? (DFI calls it the Flame Freezer)

    it is optional to use, but if you can make it work I would suggest to install it.

    Cyber Druid just built his son a rig with this board and he seemed to like it alot. Maybe shoot him a PM and address any concerns you have and he may be able to help you along with your decisions!
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    EVGA X58 a good choice?
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    I'd rather have a DFI or ASUS
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    I wrote this yesterday for someone who wants to build an i7 system including monitor for 1k... since you're upgrading, you'll only need CPU+MOBO+RAM...

    so 3GB ram should be enough for you, or take the 6gb linked in quote

    take CPU+MOBO linked below... great price after MIR... oh wait your in UK..... ummm, could you link me to UK retailers? but look at these in UK retailers (crucials and DK, UT DFI boards or UD4P, UD5 or extreme GB board)

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    I should go for the MSI cuz it has lots of tweaking fun enabled :)
    Or go with the Asus P6T Deluxe V2
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    msi's cooling is not effective... the IOH gets too hot
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    ^^ yeah.

    I've decided on the EVGA x58. Chicken Patty said it's a great overclocker and he's happy with it. It has nice features in the BIOS he said too.
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    Good choice. I have a EVGA X58 and it is a pretty solid motherboard. It has a great power regulation and distribution setup. The only issues are those with BIOS maturity. However, I believe with another BIOS release or two, most issues will be taken care of.
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