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Recommended MOBO for overclocking the i7-930

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July 12, 2010 8:46:31 PM

Hi there.

I posted this in my new build thread, but thought I'd get feedback from this corner of the board...

I have a new build I'm piecing together, and I plan on overclocking the i7-930. Right now I'm looking at these motherboards:


ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Xtreme Design w/SLI, 6-Core Ready,SATA 6Gb+USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What is the difference between the two? They look like they have very similar specs. Will the cheaper board limit my OC options or make the process more difficult? I'm open to different board suggestions as long as suggestions are similarly priced to the above units.
July 13, 2010 6:24:45 PM

The premium board has dual-ethernet. Otherwise very similar. I don't know on top of my head, but perhaps premium's got more power phases.. Check Asus website.

Check Gigabyte also
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the UD5 model (dual-ethernet and more phases on power circuitry)
Gigabyte gives you the legacy connectors (floppy/IDE) and two more SATA-II on both UD3/5, which is better value.

I've got the UD5 and it overclocks as a champ, and I am sure the Asus is equally good.
July 16, 2010 12:55:33 PM

just go for asus rampage3 extrem.... ...
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