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which is the best motherboad for socket 1366?

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I'm looking forward to buy the best motherboard for socket 1366
ANY susggestion?
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There isnt a set best but heres a list of the top for a few companies.

EVGA Classified
Gigabyte G1 Assassin
Asus Rampage III Black edition

Those are the top 3 General use desktop motherboards.
However there are speciality boards that you may want to look into such as;

Gigabyte X58-OC (a full fledged overclocking board, no frills)
EVGA SR-2 (This is a dual xeon board which is 1366 but requires 2 Xeon processors)

I dont think there is a best board per se but here are the top ones i can think of.
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post #3 of 6
I think jammo2k5 pretty much covered all the basis.

What exactly are you looking for when you say " The Best Motherboard". The one that you have is really good, are you trying to do something that is being limited by your motherboard or do you just want the latest and greatest (most expensive) think on the market.
post #4 of 6
What, did you come into some $$ or something. You pretty much have the best hardware out today. Your mobo is pretty damn good....why do you want to upgrade? If you want to upgrade something, wait for LGA-2011. It Makes No Sense To Upgrade Your MoBo!!!! I hope you're not trolling.
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For benching, GA X58 - OC

For 24 use and gaming, your Rampage is fine... Maybe upgrade it to a Rampage 3 Extreme...

Gigabyte GA X58 UD9 is pretty much cream of the crop 4 x PCIE x16, Stock H20 & Air cooling options

Also the G1-Assassin, and G1-Guerrilla from Gigabyte...
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post #6 of 6
are you looking for the 'best' or 'most expensive'? Some of the more expensive boards have things that you will never use(most likely but i could be wrong) and therefore are just a waste of money.... Find what you NEED and get a good reliable board and save some money and upgrade something else also maybe...
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