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What Motherboard to go with?

post #1 of 11
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Hey guys, currently im looking towards changing my whole computing rig towards the new gen. software/products.
Current system: i7 870, xfx 5850, haf 932, 750W psu, RAM 4 x 2gb ADATA.

Currently I have all products planned out except the Mboard and Case (debatable)

Case: HAF 932 Black steel http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811119160
PSU: 1200W of some sort
Processor: i7 2600k
RAM: 4x2 gb
GFX card: amd 6990
hdd: 3TB

There's the info, now onto the question I have for you all.
I've looked at the Intel DP67DG board and the price is concerning (200.00) verses the ASUS Maximus iv extreme (360.00)

I'm not too sure on which motherboard to get that will support Sandy Bridge, and is the best? I'm not too concerned about price, but it's always nice to have a good deal.

Thanks
post #2 of 11
I have the Maximus IV so my point of view maybe a bit bias but, I researched and researched and I can say I am truly happy with it. It has a lot of neat features, it looks beautiful on the HAF X.
I wasn't able to look up at that other board you mention, Google search came up with nothing, so it's hard to compare what you get.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DravenHavok View Post
I have the Maximus IV so my point of view maybe a bit bias but, I researched and researched and I can say I am truly happy with it. It has a lot of neat features, it looks beautiful on the HAF X.
I wasn't able to look up at that other board you mention, Google search came up with nothing, so it's hard to compare what you get.
Im sorry, I meant
post #4 of 11
Oh I see. Well, on the Maximus you'll get a lot more USB 3.0 ports, so that's one thing. The Maximus also has 4 6gbs sata ports where as that other board seems to have only 2. The Maximus has 2 eSata ports, this other one has only 1. 2 Gigabit LAN ports for the Maximus and 1 for the other board.

It's a lot of extras you may not need, but who knows you may someday.

If you have an iPhone the ROG connect is a neat plus. It's cool to show your friends you can turn on your PC from your phone, ha ha.

One last thing to consider is that the Maximus IV is an Extended ATX form factor, so it's a bit bigger but I believe it should fit on your case.
post #5 of 11

I would also consider this guy here:


This was my second choice when I was on my planning process and purchasing. This has everything the Intel board has and then some. The EFI bios is really neat, and you'll get some cool features as well as the bluetooth.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks alot, before know about the sandy bridge processors, i was going to go with a i7 970 with a evga x58 classified. but with the i7 2600k and asus maximus, its about 400 dollars less
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jeazy View Post
thanks alot, before know about the sandy bridge processors, i was going to go with a i7 970 with a evga x58 classified. but with the i7 2600k and asus maximus, its about 400 dollars less
And the best part is that you'll probably out perform that other build in most of everything except video encoding.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
+1 rep to you sir.

But read the org. post, and what are you thoughts on my case?

I need a case that is a fulltower, can hold lots of 120mm fans , has usb3 and 6+ pciE slots. Is there anything better than this haf black steel?
post #9 of 11
The HAF stuff is the most popular because it's probably the best.
Corsair makes some neat cases, as well as Azza and NZXT.

Just make sure they supper extended ATX form factor, or the Maximus IV won't fit.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Would the Maximus fit in the HAF 932?
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