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Thanks for the info.

But how about the bang-for-the-buck mobo?

Also, what is the difference between the different slots like 1155 and X58?
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bang for buck...your best bet's the asus p8p67 pro..or regular p8p67 board..or the ud4 from gigabyte...some of the msi boards are nice too...but The ASrock p67 extreme seems to be a favorite among a lot of people.what do you mean the "slots"?
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Thanks for the info.

But how about the bang-for-the-buck mobo?
The best bang for your buck will be found with the ASRock Extreme 4. It offers a feature set equivalent to that of the Asus P8P67 Pro for a price that's about $30-40 USD lower.
    
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bang for buck...your best bet's the asus p8p67 pro..or regular p8p67 board..or the ud4 from gigabyte...some of the msi boards are nice too...but The ASrock p67 extreme seems to be a favorite among a lot of people.what do you mean the "slots"?
Sorry, I meant sockets. What are the different sockets nowadays? Is there only one socket for the new Sandy Bridges?

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The best bang for your buck will be found with the ASRock Extreme 4. It offers a feature set equivalent to that of the Asus P8P67 Pro for a price that's about $30-40 USD lower.
Does the ASRock Extreme 4 overclock good and is it very stable?
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Does the ASRock Extreme 4 overclock good and is it very stable?
Yes on both accounts. It has the best PCIE lane layout of any board in its price range as well.
    
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x58 1366 pin socket
SB 1155 pin socket
all SB same socket
Ivy Bridge same socket as SB
My i7 970 @4.6Ghz will beat the any SB like a step child spilled his step dads beer in folding
Edited by jethro_static - 3/19/11 at 11:01pm
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All the motherboards can overclock the chips quite well..for the current generation of mobos and processors it's fairly easy to achieve high clocks...the motherboard doesn't do all the work this time around
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x58 1366 pin socket
SB 1155 pin socket
all SB same socket
Ivy Bridge same socket as SB
My i7 970 @4.6Ghz will beat the any SB like a step child spilled his step dads beer in folding
Not quite...although the x58 platform is still my favorite, and has some great chips and motherboards..the sandy's, in most cases, eat the old processor's food!
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/157?vs=287
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so the x58 1366 pin socket is for the old i7 processors?
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so the x58 1366 pin socket is for the old i7 processors?
Yes.
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