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okay so i got the green light into buying new PC parts the other day, but it's taking a bit of time since i finally decided that I'd be buying a core i7 970, yes socket 1366....Now the sad part is deciding which motherboard to choose, i want a board that can support triple SLI, and all that fancy stuff, ofcourse the overclocking is a must :] I can spend up to $400 dollars on one, so there shouldn't be a problem with that.
now i was deciding either the ASUS Rampage III Extreme, ASUS Sabertooth X58, Gigabyte UD series(5, 7, 9, etc...hell even their less pricey G1 "Guerrilla" model lol), EVGA X58 FTW3, or their P55 Classified.
so there you have it, PLEASE i need help! thanks in advance
post #2 of 7
You know that as long as you're overclocking, there is very little difference between the i7 930 and the i7 970.

Why aren't you going with the i7 2600k, that processor will give the 1366 hexcore a run for it's money.

Comps
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You know that as long as you're overclocking, there is very little difference between the i7 930 and the i7 970.

Why aren't you going with the i7 2600k, that processor will give the 1366 hexcore a run for it's money
+1 to this.

But if you're really set on buying the 970. How bout waiting for the release of the Gigabyte X58A-OC?
    
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The 1366 chipset is outdated. If you're buying new, and you're about to drop $400 on a motherboard. You can afford the 2600k either way.

You need to seriously rethink your decision and go with the Sandybridge route.

C
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Whatever the guy on top of this said.
    
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Any reason for 1366?

My vote is for Sandy Bridge as well.
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Maybe SB mobos or the "K" CPUs aren't out on where he lives yet. Like here
    
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