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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.
post #2 of 11
Why do you want a 990? Why not just overclock the 950 more
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Depends on how far you plan to overclock, most boards will go as high as you can go on air/water cooling. As long as it has the features you need & look you want it should be fine.
The top of the line is more for when you want to use extreme cooling & break records, they can make a difference there.
    
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What you would be better off doing and will work out cheaper is, sell the 990x, you'll get easy $700-$800 and more if its still unopened box.

And then get a 2600k $350 or less, and then maybe this Maximus IV Extreme REV3.0 for around $430

That will save you out laying more cash
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What you would be better off doing and will work out cheaper is, sell the 990x, you'll get easy $700-$800 and more if its still unopened box.

And then get a 2600k $350 or less, and then maybe this Maximus IV Extreme REV3.0 for around $430

That will save you out laying more cash
Yes but then again 2600K is only 4 cores unlike i7 990x which is 6 cores
post #6 of 11
Are you going to be oc'ing, being the main prority? Or gaming or a bit of every thing? Or wanting to be up the top with oc'ing, using NL2?

To me i would rather sell the 990x then spend $400+ on a mobo
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post #7 of 11
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Are you going to be oc'ing, being the main prority? Or gaming or a bit of every thing? Or wanting to be up the top with oc'ing, using NL2?

To me i would rather sell the 990x then spend $400+ on a mobo
Will be overclocking...... yea and a bit of everything else

Maybe i can just stick to my current motherboard Asus P6X58D-E.
Also I have to flash my bios since the current version does not support i7 990x just found that out from the Asus website. This cpu is supported from version 0405 and mines is 0303 well I just flash it with the latest 0701
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Yes but then again 2600K is only 4 cores unlike i7 990x which is 6 cores
Yes, but do you need the two extra cores?
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post #9 of 11
Just get the CPU and be done
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post #10 of 11
Go for the Asus RampageIII Extreme black edition
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