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hey guys. Im going to be building a second rig over the next few months. Im probably going 1366 with this. Now I have never owned any 1366 cpu;s. Before my sandy bridge, I had a 860 with a p-55 board.

I do know that with 1366 the overclocking depends heavily on the motherboard as well as the cpu. Which boards were the best overclockers? Which were capable of getting the rediculously high bclk?

My setup will have 2 gpus at the very most, so a third pcie isnt important.

thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 17
save money. not worth spending alot on 1366.
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save money. not worth spending alot on 1366.
thats not what i asked. besides, anything i buy will be used. I dont plan on buying brand new parts.
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post #4 of 17
I personally own the R2E and love it but never pushed it to hard and I hear the R3E is even more of a beast
     
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post #5 of 17
About 220 - 230 bclk {with slow mode} is about all you going to get. Unless you are going to use some ln2, dice, helium, slush-box, etc.

If you want something with a lifetime warranty. Then grab a evga 759/760. The gigabyte ud9's are doing pretty good but it is expensive. Then you have the asus rampage black edition that just came out, the extreme 3 or 2 and the formula. But only 3 years worth of warranty.

To be perfectly honest they are all going to do about the same max blck on air/water though. Then it boils down to features, color scheme, etc. If you don't want to max out the block grab a 970, 080 or 990x then. Then you can just up the multi, like your 2600k then. But they are rather expensive though.
post #6 of 17
How much you like to spend on the board?

Look into the EVGA boards, I have had great luck with mine. The FTW3 is the revision of my board and is a great overclocker. the Classifieds of course are the top of the line boards and are amazing OCers

Name a few more
Gigabyte G1.Sniper, Gigabyte X58A-OC..., MSI Bigbang... again all top line and great boards

Gigabyte G1.Sniper is the best bang for buck with all the added features IMO
post #7 of 17
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I personally own the R2E and love it but never pushed it to hard and I hear the R3E is even more of a beast
seems to be alot of those selling lately in the market place. I almost grabbed one.
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post #8 of 17
didn't microcenter just advertise a i7-960 with a Gigabyte UD3 for $360? That's a pretty good deal I'd say.
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post #9 of 17
I've heard of the R3E and the Evga Classy (E760/E759) getting past the 200 BCLK, some reaching around 220.
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post #10 of 17
Rampage III Extreme is a really awesome board. Wish I had the money to get one when I built my rig.
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