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What do we think of matching Intel i7 2600k with Asus Maximus IV Extreme, Is this a good match ???

Im really worried about getting the most out of a new build

Also what the hell is sandybridge i keep hearing people talk about it when referring it to the i7 2600k.... a quick explanation would be fab.
    
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Sandy Bridge is the newest architecture from Intel.

The i7-2600k is typically overkill unless you do a lot of rendering/encoding type work.

The Max IV is overkill unless you have three GPUs.

Be more worried about getting the most out of your money.


Can I see your Maxxmem from DDR2 running 1600MHz?
    
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I would recommend the Asus Sabertooth mobo, its fantastic and totally utterly unique, one of a kind mobo.
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I'm getting this "combo" and it looks pretty solid so far from what (a lot) I've read.

But yes... it will be a waste if you are not going to tri-fire or at least crossfire!

And "Sandy brigde" Is the code-name for 2nd Generation chipsets from Intel.

For example, "i3, i5, i7 (Code-name Sandy bridge)" This is tell you its the 2nd generation of i3, i5, and i7 Chipsets.
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Can I see your Maxxmem from DDR2 running 1600MHz?
I willl run a Maxxmem when i get home from work approx 2 and 1/2 hours =]
    
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Buying a mobo with tons of stuff that you will never use will not futureproof urself, cos the P67 chipset is whats gonna need futureproofing
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What do we think of matching Intel i7 2600k with Asus Maximus IV Extreme, Is this a good match ???

Im really worried about getting the most out of a new build

Also what the hell is sandybridge i keep hearing people talk about it when referring it to the i7 2600k.... a quick explanation would be fab.
It's what Intel decided to call it
And yeah, that Maximus would work well with a 2600K
But if you only ever plan to run Sli/crossfire, then the ASUS P8P67 Pro will do you

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It's what Intel decided to call it
And yeah, that Maximus would work well with a 2600K
But if you only ever plan to run Sli/crossfire, then the ASUS P8P67 Pro will do you

Sandy Bridge (Code Name)!
Sweet cheers for the SS mate =] how much overclocking did that take ?=]
    
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That looks to be stock actually. With these chips they range from 4-5ghz normally and anywhere between 5.5-6ghz for suicide runs.
    
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I have that combo and it is nice. I just did auto tune and it took the 2600k to 4.7Ghz at 1.35v. The MEIV is an overclocking/benching board more than anything. It has a lot feature catered towards that market. Not saying it isn't for regular 24/7 setups, but you may not get to use all the features it has to offer. If you want to run a single or dual video card setup, then you can look at other boards in Asus' lineup or other manufactures. I had the Deluxe and the Asrock Extreme 6, both were nice boards, but I liked the Asrock better and both are considerbly less than the MEIV. If you plan on running three video cards then the MEIV, the Gigabyte UD7 and Asus WS boards would be better fits.
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