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Im considering building an 1156 System with an i7 875k
I have 100 off at Evga so im going to buy my board from them.

The P55 and P55 FTW list the exact same spces except for the FTW supporting up to 600w to the cpu...

At what point would that actualy benift my overclocking?
Would the added mobo cooling make the FTW worthwhile?
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The added cooling of the FTW is specifically for the extra CPU power phases, which is what supplies the CPU with more clean power.

Traditionally, the more phases you've got, the cleaner the power going to the CPU, the higher your OCs. For a chip like the 875K, I'd definitely go for the FTW.
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I run all P55 FTW on my clients 1156 rigs. It's a great board for the 1156, IMHO. I just had some troubles, not a lot, but still had troubles with the P55 with heat.

Hope that helps your decision process a little better.
    
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P55 FTW comes with this beauty:



Which just happens to fit perfectly into the 3.5->5.25" drive bay adapter on my CM690.
    
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I was hoping u guys would tell me to buy the FTW
Edited by justinjja - 6/7/10 at 10:47pm
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That's because we read minds, dude! That's why we're here.
    
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It's a decent board and looks good.
Go for the FTW.
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