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Need to pick a 1366 mobo

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Hey guys. I am about to order some parts for a new build. I got a I7 970 already from the intel holiday deal and just got my income taxes. I am not really up on 1366 boards and would like a few suggestions on some good boards. I am not much of a overclocker but do like to mess around with it some. I just really need a good solid board that will last me a while. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Core I7 970 Asus Rampage Formula III XFX 6950 Reference 6GB Corsair Dominator 
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300GB Raptor-1TB Seagate LG DVD Windows 7 64bit ASUS VH238 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-665-_-Product

Asus Sabertooth!
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Intel i5-3750K MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Twin Frozr 7850 2GB Kingston HyperX 4GB x 2 
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Crucial M4 Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X650 Fractal Design Arc Midi Logitech G700 
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Razer Goliathus 
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Crucial M4 Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 
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Intel i5-3750K ASRock Z77 Pro4-M HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 
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Crucial M4 Blu-Ray RW Drive Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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I really like my R3F.
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X58A-UD5/UD7, Rampage 3 formula or Extreme
X99 Main Rig
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
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if you don't mind used, you can always check out the b-stock at evga. its 90 days warranty but at a fraction of the cost.
my rig
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i7 3930k evga x79 sli evga gtx 1080 sc corsair vengence 1600mhz 
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samsung 840 pro corsair h100i windows 10 corsair hx1050 
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Check out my sig rig. Very happy with the mobo. Oced to 4.3ghz with no issues.
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intel i7 950 bloomfield asus p6x58d-e GEFORCE 8800 GTS Kingston HyperX 6GB 
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i would never buy a evga board without their lifetime warranty.
X99 Main Rig
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
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Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
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X99 Main Rig
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
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Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
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post #8 of 8
X58 runs hot - on IOH (North Bridge) mainly.
Read mobos forums and pick one with decent IOH cooling solution.
My Rampage 3 Formula, for ex, runs IOH idle @ 50C; I had to add a 40mm CMaster fan to lower it at 42C.
Rampage 3 Formula
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Rampage 3 Formula
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Intel 320 x 3 RAID 0 Seagate ST31000524NS x 2 Intel 520 Memorex 
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Corsair H70 Win7U 64-bit Planar PX2611W Planar PX2611W 
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Alps Wave Seasonic Platinum 1000W CM Cosmos S Logitech M510 
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