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Hey, so I have a P6T motherboard now and I have 2 issues.

1: It won't let me overclock my i7 to more than 4.45Ghz before BIOS starts lagging.

2: I run crossfire and the 2 graphics cards are too close together, so I need a motherboard with 2 x16/x16 that are a little apart so both cards get cooler.

Are there any cheap motherboards that can deliver good overclock on the CPU? Hope you guys can give me some advice, thanks.
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Cheap, good spacing, and excellent overclocking don't usually go together. The reason you pay a lot of $$ for a top end board is that it has good spacing, and the ability to run high BCLK's (something like the Rampage III Formula would be perfect )
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Originally Posted by Kidio007 View Post
Hey, so I have a P6T motherboard now and I have 2 issues.

1: It won't let me overclock my i7 to more than 4.45Ghz before BIOS starts lagging.

2: I run crossfire and the 2 graphics cards are too close together, so I need a motherboard with 2 x16/x16 that are a little apart so both cards get cooler.

Are there any cheap motherboards that can deliver good overclock on the CPU? Hope you guys can give me some advice, thanks.
u can get one of these,
1>asus p6x58d-e
2>asus rampageIII gene
3>gigabyte x58 ud3r
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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