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i7 990x and Motherboard ?

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I have a i7 990x CPU and a Asus P6X58D-E motherboard but was thinking of changing this motherboard and getting a better motherboard for my i7 990x. I understand a overclocking matters on how good the cpu is and not the motherboard is this true? or having a better motherboard you get better overclocks? What's the point in better motherboards don't they all do the same thing? It's jus that I feel using a beast of a CPU like i7 990x does not do it justice in a motherboard like Asus P6X58D-E but then again my thinking could be wrong.
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A better motherboard will give a better overclock. The Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC is the one of the best out there, but its expensive.



Put it this way that board will overclock better then you can cool it down.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/12/11 at 5:35pm
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It depends. If you get the Gigabyte X58A-OC, it will have a huge impact on overclocking but you lose anything that's not overclocking. If you get a Rampage III extreme or a Gigabyte UD7/UD9, it won't make a big difference in terms of overclocking.
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please don't post multiple threads: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...therboard.html
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This guy double threads alll the time.
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