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Buying a 6 core proc today and i need a board for it. According to y'all, what is the best board for price/performance ratio right now that will reach the max OC capabilities of the chip?
Edited by JedixJarf - 8/1/11 at 4:29pm
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Best boards to reach MAX oc would be the Gigabyte X58-OC and either the RIIIE or RIIIE BE.

True question is, what do you consider max?
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Best boards to reach MAX oc would be the Gigabyte X58-OC and either the RIIIE or RIIIE BE.

True question is, what do you consider max?
Well, I just want to make sure the VRMs arent gonna blow up while Im throwing some volts through it. and by Max i mean the best possible potential for the particular chip.
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personally I prefer the EVGA E770 (Classified 3) over the asus..but for pure OCing you cant beat the X58-OC from Gigabyte
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post #5 of 51
RIIIE if you want some bells and whistles

X58A-OC if you just want a balls to the wall OC board

MSI big bang X-power is a nice board too. Really underrated arround here.
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post #6 of 51
This close to LGA2011? You might be wasting your money.
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For water or air cooling, pretty much any upper mid range LGA-1366 board will serve you well.

I'd be looking at stuff in the 200-300 dollar range. Lesser boards might not have the VRMs or board cooling to cope with a high Gulftown OC, anything more expensive is either a flat out rip off or won't get to stretch it's legs unless you are on sub-ambient cooling.
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post #8 of 51
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Well, I just want to make sure the VRMs arent gonna blow up while Im throwing some volts through it. and by Max i mean the best possible potential for the particular chip.
Vrm's aren't going to blow on any quality board. Maybe I should have asked what cooling. When you say max, I'm thinking like 6ghz+.
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post #9 of 51
Truth is, you only need a $300+ board if your doing dice/ln2 runs. A mid range board will do just fine on anything else.

But if you want the best, the gigabyte x58-oc for high bclk, or the rampage iii extreme for functionality.
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This close to LGA2011? You might be wasting your money.
Yeaaaaahhh i know, Im gonna fold this board. Basically I want a 6 core 1366 folder and a 2011 6 core folder when it comes out.
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