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What motherboard should I get (300-400$)

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i7 960 was my planned CPU.. as it seemed most logical to me. I dont even know what a sandy bridge is (please dont flame me for not knowimg im fairly new)

I will be using my computer my gaming mostly and music production.
I will be planning to SLI my gtx570s and having 12gb of ddr3

I was looking at the Asus-Rampage-III-Formula

http://www.skycomp.com.au/item/Asus-...SupremeFX.aspx

My question is there something similar or better for 300-400$ AUD
I usually shop here
http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=5

Any suggestions welcome.. if you need anymore info on my planned rig build i will certain give you them,

Thanks in advance
Zac
Edited by hzac - 5/17/11 at 4:33pm
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sandybridge is the 2nd gen i3/i5/i7s but if you have ur heart set on the 960 then by all means get the 960!!


i like the EVGA CLassified 3 (E770) i have worked with it before and have taken an i7 920 past 4.4Ghz on AIR with this mobo and 6gb of Gskill PI ram

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...%20Family&sw=5
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If you have your heart set on getting a 960, you might aswell unset it and pick up an i7 2600k for a little bit more. The 2600k is the flagship of Intel's Sandy Bridge (there's that dreaded name again) architecture.

Sandy Bridge is the second-generation of the Intel Core processors, basically - faster (to some extent, anyway), use less power and have better overclocking ability. Definitely worth the extra $30AUS.

If you're sticking with the 1366, stick with the Rampage III Formula, it's a real good board.

If you're going to upgrade, then grab either the Gigabyte P67a-UD4/5/7P, or any ASUS P8P67 Pro/Deluxe board.
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Can someone explain an advantage to sandy bridge or is it simply the next step in progression for the chips?
If i get the 960 will i be starting behind? is there something new on the way at a reasonable price??

At this point i have no plans on over clocking but the availability would be nice.
Also preferably something not black and red haha doesnt matter but it seems like thats all MOBOS are
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Sorry for double post but I love this one

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=71177

Will this be good for getting the most speed out of my raid HDDS and SSDs

Is 1155 the next gen cpu infront of 1136? I always thought it was the other way around. derp
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Can someone explain an advantage to sandy bridge or is it simply the next step in progression for the chips?
If i get the 960 will i be starting behind? is there something new on the way at a reasonable price??

At this point i have no plans on over clocking but the availability would be nice.
Also preferably something not black and red haha doesnt matter but it seems like thats all MOBOS are
The main advantage is that Intel will be sticking with the 1155 socket (the one Sandy Bridge uses) for the forseeable future. It's been heavily speculated that Ivy Bridge (the successor to Sandy Bridge) will be using 1155, too.

Should you want to upgrade from a 2600k, you wouldn't need to get a whole new board - you could just keep that one you bought with SB.

But SB is very, very quick and consumes a fair bit less power than the first-gen processors. It's also easier to overclock, and 90% of the time overclocks to higher, stable frequencies.
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Sorry for double post but I love this one

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=71177

Will this be good for getting the most speed out of my raid HDDS and SSDs

Is 1155 the next gen cpu infront of 1136? I always thought it was the other way around. derp
Yep. 1366 isn't going to be used by any future processors from Intel. 1155 will.

That Mobo is very good, by the way. ASUS are top, top quality.
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Thanks os much. Im kinda glad i started this thread. I genuinely thought 1366 was future. How silly.

I love the face that that board isnt red and black And the specs are amazing.

With that board i should get ddr3 1600 hey? or could i go higher? I dont really know how to overclock so I dont want to spend extra money if i dont need too
Edited by hzac - 5/17/11 at 4:43pm
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X58 is for the WR takers as there are no stupid cold bugs, and no limits to how high one can max out their CPu. SB is limited to 6ghz and around -20C, if intel doesn't get their **** together with LGA 2011, X58 will be around forever.

in the end Sb can OC a bit higher on air, but other than that, most ppl can't get the magic 5ghz they see others get. Its hit an miss, and batch # means ****.

You can get SB as its faster clock for clock, or you can get X58 if you already have a CPU.

You wont notice the difference between a 2600K and a 960.
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