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Best x58 board with two CPU plugs

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I would like a few recommendations, although I pretty much have decided. The CPU used will be an i7 970. And no, I don't give a crap about Sandy Bridge or SB-E. Don't crap my thread with crap about that crap.
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asus r3e is designed for gt
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Asus RIIIE, also the gigabyte x58a o.c. is better for overclocking.
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/9/11 at 11:01pm
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Asus X58 Pro-E, great OCer+inexpensive at the time and was able to peak a 920 to a stable 4.2Ghz.
 
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Gigabyte X58A-OC is the best overclocking x58 board on the market.
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Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
Gigabyte X58A-OC is the best overclocking x58 board on the market.
This board will get you the highest OC with the least amount of vcore. I was considering this board, but this Ramapge III is pretty good.

Also I've noticed no difference in OCs using one 8 pin compared to both.

If you're pushin 5GHz, then it will help.
    
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I want the two 8pins for stability and the look. I doubt that even with water I will never push the CPU hard enough that I would need them both. I have considered the Gigabyte OC board, but the lack of I/O ports on the rear makes it a bad choice.
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I want the two 8pins for stability and the look. I doubt that even with water I will never push the CPU hard enough that I would need them both. I have considered the Gigabyte OC board, but the lack of I/O ports on the rear makes it a bad choice.
RIIIE it is then lol
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RIIIE it is then lol
I am considering the RIIIE and the MSI Big Bang X Power. I like the expansion slot layout on the MSI board better.
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Only point of two 8pin CPU power connectors is for ln2. You won't get stability on having two 8pins
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