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having trouble deciphering which board is best for i7 to get a good OC

i have my eye on these...keep in mind no price range on motherboard

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128375

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128362

3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131346

4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131358

5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131352

6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188046

looking to put bout 12 gb ram down on it if that helps anything...let me know anymore questions you need answered to help me more
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Get either p6t or a classified. Also I've heard that 6 sticks of ram cuts back on OC'n potential because it makes the cpu run hotter. Not sure if its true but look into it beforehand.

Originally Posted by waverider599 View Post
Get either p6t or a classified.

The P6T6 is also a wonderful motherboard. The Rampage is quite nice to.

12 gigs, are you going to do some heavy video and photo editing/encoding or 3D on the rig? If not, 12 gig is a huge total overkill imo. 6 gigs will be more than enough if so, so rather save the extra money - put it into some more good use.
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but what if i was to put a TRUE on the cpu and maybe i heard someone around my town say put a couple RAM coolers on it... i didnt even know they made them...are they possibly something that would work?
having lots of fun with the EVGA X58 SLI here, 6GB ram too - It does support 12 if needed too.
ok so with just 6gb of ram which board is still the best
I'd go with either P6T6 or P6T depending on your needs. If you need a good motherboard, and don't plan putting to many drives on it and such, the P6T will do you good.
If you want to put some drives on it and such, the P6T6 is wonderful - have it myself and I simply love it! And I also love the ASUS boards in general. ASUS have never let me down, not once.
looking to put as many HDD on here as i can
well the evga X58 SLI has 9 internal SATA and 1 E-Sata.
The others im not sure, people will chime in though. =)
and im looking to put in 3 burners 1 of which would be a bluray
Go for the RAMPAGE II Extreme or The gigabyte!!
maybe the MSI Eclipse x58

Originally Posted by iFresh View Post
and im looking to put in 3 burners 1 of which would be a bluray
if your planing on muliple HDDs and disk drives I'd say P6T6 is the way to go imo!
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which one though what number in the post i made?
gets a really good OC to? with a lapped TRUE
OCing with the P6T6 have at least gone flawless for me, no issues at all and not hard to hit stable settings on it.

If you go for it, it might not be delivered with the newest BIOS, if so.. update to it.
im not looking for a 4ghz but im looking to get the most out of it as possible im really into video enconding as is other things i can't say haha
I can't speek to much of the other boards, except that I know P6T is a great one - but the others I don't have to much experience with. But, to me at least, it sounds like the P6T6 will be a golde choise for your needs. It's great for heavy desktop working and gaming. Runs really smooth and stable, I've been using mine for 24/7 for 3-4 months now and not once single issue or error what so ever.

Using my computer for both heavy gaming and heavy dekstop tasks such as video/photo editing/encoding.

If you go for it I can almost guarantee you that you won't be disappointed. It should suite your needs from what you've said here quite perfectly.
So I'll put my vote on that once since your going to be doing video encoding and such + that you want to be able to have many drives and HDDs connected to it. Especially from my experiance with it using it for somewhat similar tasks.

Right now I'm running 4 HDDs and 1 disk drive on mine - planing to add a BR-play/burner later this year when there are some more to choose from and prices hopefully have droped a little.
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thanks thanks alot now im interested to esee some other choices from other people
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