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Are they all fixed now? How do I tell which boards are compatible with SB?

Like if I wanted a ASUS Rampage III Extreme, would I be able to use that with a 2600k?

Or rather, how would I tell if its compatible? I wanted SLI/Crossfire compatibility, and all the standard stuff.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Yes they are fixed all of the fixed boards advertise b3 stepping on the box.

And no a rampage 3 extreme won't work it's a different socket (1366). Sandy bridge is an 1155 socket.

So look at 1155 boards with the h67 or p67 chipset.

If you want sli go with a p67 board. The high end boards are the asus maximus extreme 4 or the gigabyte p67-ud7 board.
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Okay thanks, I didn't know if all SB operated on 1155.

If thats the case, I may go hex core or something, there's much more of a selection for 1366.

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Yeah x58 does have a much better selection. Good luck with your build.
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Originally Posted by tvick47 View Post
I may go hex core or something, there's much more of a selection for 1366.
Intel Core i7 980x
In theory.. thats your cpu. so i rly dont know what you're talking about when your saying you may go hex core.
The i7 980x is an hax core, said by Intel and confirmed by me.
Already socketed one of those in a client build.
Pretty confusing what you said but...

The only motherboards that support Sandy Bridge are the Socket LGA1155 motherboard's.
They have on their case a B3 Stepping or Revision.
Taking in consideration this is OCN and you want a multi-gpu configuration you should search for a P67 chipset.
Either MSI Big Bang Marshall, Asus Maximus IV Extreme is a really nice looking board and performs rly well, or last but not least the Gigabyte GA-P67-UD7.

You also have Asus Sabertooth P67, Gigabyte GA-p67-UD4 and some others that will perform similar without paying premium price for premium features.

6 Cores isnt everything and doesnt mean your pc will be faster.
Saw a real-life gaming benchmark in a thread here at OCN and the i7 2600k(1155 CPU) had better performance compared to the i7 980x(1366)
Not clock for clock tho. SB is all about being able to overclock easier right?
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oh dude also its 1155 NOT to be CONFUSED with 1156
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