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Please recommend me a 1366 (X58) Mobo

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Ok, so this is my current setup:-

Core i7 980X 3.33GHz (Gulftown) Extreme Edition (Socket LGA1366) (@ Stock for now)
Corsair Hydro Series H100 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
**Asus Sabertooth X58**
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz Triple Channel (CMT6GX3M3A1866C9)
1 x EVGA GTX 580 SC 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-E
Asus Xonar D2 7.1 PCI Sound Card
Corsair 950W TX Series PSU - 78A 12V Rail
All tucked away nicely in a Coolermaster HAF-X case.

Now here is my dilemma:
The Sabertooth is a nice board and all but a little small. With the 580GTX and the Xonar PCI card installed there is practically no way to add another 580 as the PCI slot is between the 2 PCI-E slots.
So i basically have a choice (If i want to SLI now or in the future)....
Sell the Xonar and buy a PCI-E version and hope that makes enough space for a 2nd GPU.
Or.
Sell the Sabertooth and buy a larger Mobo.
Ive been looking around and the "Top" boards atm seem to be things like:-
Gigabyte Assassin/Sniper/Guerilla (Killer Series)
Asus Rampage Extreme III.

The problem I have with these is not the price (with the cash I've spent so far on the rig im not going to start being mean now) but the worry that i'll shell out a load of cash to buy a mobo with features that i'll never use.

So here I am to ask advice off you knowledgable lot as to suggestions for a suitable 1366 (X58) mobo worthy to sit along side my other components but isn't going to cost me the earth for a load of "gimmicky" features.

PS: Obviously i dont want to downgrade from the Sabertooth,so upgrades only please xD
post #2 of 7
Just get a PCIe x1 Sound card.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Just get a PCIe x1 Sound card.
So you think the Sabertooth is worth keeping?
I must admit, I do like it. And I guess the cash I save from not buying a new mobo i can put towards the 2nd 580.
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So you think the Sabertooth is worth keeping?
I must admit, I do like it. And I guess the cash I save from not buying a new mobo i can put towards the 2nd 580.
Yes its a perfectly good board, imagine the faffing about to change the motherboard when you could just change the sound card. Just my
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yea id change the sound card, there is no reason to change the board, they cost a lot and they will be replaced by SBe in a month.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Yes its a perfectly good board, imagine the faffing about to change the motherboard when you could just change the sound card. Just my
+1. You have a great mainboard, and it's not worth it to get a new one just so you can use that PCI sound card.
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this just because it fits your expensive cpu. the ram might not blend in though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128497
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