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What intel 1155 mobo to buy?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by fullinfusion, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Hey Intel freaks I need a sweet ass mobo to house a I7 2700K cpu. What would you guys recommend? Id perfer Asus as Im used to there way of doing things. I like croshair types if that helps.

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    Ive bought 3 ASUS P8P67 rev 3.1 motherboards within this last month and theyve all been great thus far. My vote is for that. Just make sure its the 3.1 revision.
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    what is the plan? gaming, Ocing, both....do you need 16X16 as in do you plan to run 2 cards. Do you want PCI-e3.0 things like that will help sort out the mix, even if just in the ASUS lineup.
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    How much of a difference does 16x16 really make over 16x8 or 8x8 anyway?
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    from what I tested on the P55 setup I run it was like a 3% loss going 8x8 vs the 16x16, plus on my board it made the cards cooler. I meant that most of the 1155 boards will do dual cards but if he needed the lanes for other add in cards it may be a concern if two GPUs are in play ( IE sound card or raid card)
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Gaming and overclocking... Im using a 6990 and could see running dual gpu's so x16 is a must. Pci-e 3.0 would be good also... I just want a kick ass mobo :D
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    I have no complaints with my Z68 AsRock Extreme4 Gen3 if you can find one for a good price.
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    what chipset is the best the x68?
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    z68 is the chipset. Do you mean motherboard? Go to newegg, adjust by price from highest to lowest, pick the boards at the top. :laugh:
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    found the same mobo as you for $204.00 in eastern canada... nice looking...
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    well patience is something I lack so I ended up ordering the ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 mobo.

    You all think its a good one?
    also grabbed a Corsair H100 cooler so I don't need to mess around looking for a 1155 cooler to work with my current water hardware...

    *Shakes* Now to learn Intel.... Curse AMD for pushing me away!

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    Great boards, Had zero issues with mine so far

    They also have socket 775 mounting holes, so if you're current block is of a higher quality than the h100 you can probably use that without modding anything
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    Very good choice. You know we wouldn't lead you astray ;)
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I'll keep that in mind.
    Im sure ya wouldn't :laugh:
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    1156 = 1155 mounting holes, not 775!
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    did I fuck up by getting this mobo?

    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Audio Motherboard

    whats the deal with gen 3? I dont think I got the gen 3 one..
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    I cannot vouch for the Asrock board, but from personal experience I would absolutely recommend the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z (which I recently replaced for Maximus IV Gene Z for my HTPC due to size constrains) I've heard good things about Asrocks latest boards, but IMHO, Asus is the best board manufacturer ATM.

    About Gen 3, well there's currently no video cards that use the spec, that'll change pretty soon with the release of AMD's 7000 series and Nvidia's Kepler, but to be honest with you, there's no cards that saturate PCI-E 2.0 yet, and I doubt these new cards will even utilize the full bandwidth available to 2.0 spec boards.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I ended up changing the order and got this board instead.. ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard ... being shipped out today :D
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    so you finally got tired of that amd shit lol

    i can vouch for the ASUS p8z68 series, keeps my 2600K @ 4.7 24/7 stable, NEVER had a single problem with it, never

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