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I have a evga 680i with a tuniq tower 120, geil DDR2 800 ram and an e6600 right now. The 680i runs friggin hot, has a noisy NB fan, and has some stability issues using default settings with several different bios versions. I dont run SLI, and I dont plan to- the 8800GTX I have runs the games I play just fine.

Additionally, installing the nvidia software COMPLETELY screws up your system, bsods and missing hard drives from bios are all too common.

So seeing as I am kind of unhappy with this mobo, I was thinking of the P5E as a replacement. It seems to be silent, is more expandable, and a better overclocker with the X38.

Can anyone tell me if the parts I described above will fit okay with the P5E? The ram Im a bit worried about, can I run it unlinked and still OC the cpu? I was also looking at the DFI, but silent, cool, and future expandable is more important than a gazillion settings for overclocking.

Or alternatively have any advice on silent, cool future expandable mobos that might suit me better for a price similar to the p5e? Or other suggestions to help me decide to keep the 680i or move to a new mobo (p5e being the #1 candidate right now).

The maximus formula looked great too, but is a bit out of my price range. And someone said they were discontinued? And the blitz formula was discontinued? I wonder why? Every once in a while I see open box maximus's on newegg, but Im too scared to buy one of those.

Anyways, any thoughts are appreciated!
Thanks!
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Put in your system spec here.http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
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Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
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G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
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W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
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Okay, done
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