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post #1 of 41
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what's your guys suggestion on motherboards for i7 cpu's ? im in the middle of my build (sadly waiting on parts from ocn folks) but i want to complete at least all the parts now... long story short, check my sig for the rest of the components in the build.

thanks in advance ppl
Edited by hitman1985 - 12/21/10 at 7:34pm
post #2 of 41
Either this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422
post #3 of 41
If you can live with out USB3 and 6GBs this board will do the rest

It is all that and a big bag of chips

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5376741&CatId=4070

If the above is must have I would go in this direction '

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666

Both are sick boards and given traditional cooling will max any overclock you may be planning

That being said if cold is your passion the quad SLI is a no brainer at this price

Best of luck to you
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post #4 of 41
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thank you two, the classy 4 way is just stupidly overpriced honestly (tiger direct wise) they make it such a nice looking deal, but slap 43 bucks tax and shipping on the board and then you have to wait and hope for a 100 dollar rebate... i was looking at it yesterday night, but honestly couldn't justify the extra cash wink.gif

i dont need anything usb3 or sata6 just to set this into the topic as well, i had so far :
foxconn bloodrage
evga sli le

on the sli le i hit a barrier at 4.2 ghz at which i had to rev up the voltage on my old 920 d0 a lot. maybe theres boards that wont have such a big blockage wink.gif
post #5 of 41
where can you even find a bloodrage? Didn't they go out of business?
post #6 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by hitman1985;11701463 
thank you two, the classy 4 way is just stupidly overpriced honestly (tiger direct wise) they make it such a nice looking deal, but slap 43 bucks tax and shipping on the board and then you have to wait and hope for a 100 dollar rebate... i was looking at it yesterday night, but honestly couldn't justify the extra cash wink.gif

i dont need anything usb3 or sata6 just to set this into the topic as well, i had so far :
foxconn bloodrage
evga sli le

on the sli le i hit a barrier at 4.2 ghz at which i had to rev up the voltage on my old 920 d0 a lot. maybe theres boards that wont have such a big blockage wink.gif

Yea the LE had some limitations like all early X58 boards had

in your Price range the RP3 Formula would not have such limitations and as above the UD5 is a pretty sick board as well,

Very refreshing thread as most are asking for recomindations at the 200 dollar level

Which basically buys a sub par x58 solution
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post #7 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jach11;11701477 
where can you even find a bloodrage? Didn't they go out of business?

i ve had two bloodrage boards and a sli le, i was also allowed to play around with a x58 extreme (asrock) board and didnt like their bios and the board just didn't feel right. wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor;11701494 
Yea the LE had some limitations like all early X58 boards had

in your Price range the RP3 Formula would not have such limitations and as above the UD5 is a pretty sick board as well,

Very refreshing thread as most are asking for recomindations at the 200 dollar level

Which basically buys a sub par x58 solution
guess we gonna roll with the R3F then, it ll match my laptop, since its an asus as well.
thx so far guys
post #8 of 41
do you know where to get the bloodrage though? I have only found 1 web site that has them for 260...
post #9 of 41
You will hit the wall with a Bloodrage unless you hard mod it
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post #10 of 41
That R3F is a nice mb as is the Ud5. Tough decision right there. I hear there is a nice P6T7 selling somewhere for just a little more biggrin.gif.
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