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September 3, 2009 12:38:15 AM

i am upgrading my pc to an i7 but i am stuck between choosing the EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) or the EVGA E758-TR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

question time..... the 757 is passive cooling and dose not have a fan for the northbridge but the 758 dose. would there be a worthy performance / heat difference that would make me lean towards the 758? overclocking will come later...

also the 758 is x16 on the first 2 pci slots but the 757 is x16 then x8. i have a 260 (216 core), if i were to get another later down the road would i notice a performance loss due to the x8 pci slot.

one last thing

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for the ram?

i under stand that the lower the timeings are the faster the ram is but is there and difference in 8-8-8-21 compared to 8-8-8-24?

thanks for your feedback!
September 3, 2009 3:12:07 AM

anyone?
September 3, 2009 4:57:04 AM

Lets see if I can help you out.

Imho if you want a Evga mobo, then one of these two below would be my choice.
You get Lifetime Warranty once you register this Evga mobo within 30 days of purchase and it is eligability for step up , but it is slightly higher then the TR E758.
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $299.99 ($279.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

The difference between the X58 -A1 and -TR boards Warranty

This is Evga small form factor (mATX) mobo that does SLI at 16x16 speed, that you should also look at.
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard - Retail $209.99

If I had to choose just between these two ram. I would go with the Corsair, they are both very good ram.

Hope this helped you out some.



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September 3, 2009 3:32:06 PM

Yoosty said:
Lets see if I can help you out.

Imho if you want a Evga mobo, then one of these two below would be my choice.
You get Lifetime Warranty once you register this Evga mobo within 30 days of purchase and it is eligability for step up , but it is slightly higher then the TR E758.
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $299.99 ($279.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

The difference between the X58 -A1 and -TR boards Warranty

This is Evga small form factor (mATX) mobo that does SLI at 16x16 speed, that you should also look at.
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard - Retail $209.99

If I had to choose just between these two ram. I would go with the Corsair, they are both very good ram.

Hope this helped you out some.



thanks for the reply :) 

i saw both of those mobos and at one point i was thinking about getting that micro atx but thought it would look silly in my coolmaster HAF 932.
but dose overclocking have any effect on the north and south bridge and dose a fan make any difference on performance due to heat removal?

forgot to mention money is tight right now due to saving for college thats why i was looking at the 2 boards i mention above.


as for the ram i was more on the corsair side but is there a major difference in speed between 8-8-8-21 and 8-8-8-24?

September 3, 2009 3:42:00 PM

forgot to menton i have the coolmaster v8 heatsink i will be putting over my i7.... would that be to much weight and strain to put on a mATX board?
September 3, 2009 6:42:40 PM

gam3r4321 said:
thanks for the reply :) 

i saw both of those mobos and at one point i was thinking about getting that micro atx but thought it would look silly in my coolmaster HAF 932.
but dose overclocking have any effect on the north and south bridge and dose a fan make any difference on performance due to heat removal?

Seems a number of x58 mobo's tht e Northbridge runs a bit hot, bu with the case you have with it very good airflow that should help with the temps there.

If you are worry about the size of the Evga X58 Micro board, then here are two other x8 mobo's you should take a look at. The ASRock board seems to be the Dark Horse of the x58 mobos' and NewEgg has a hard time keeping them in stock, but if you could snag one, it would be well worth if for the price. Click on Auto Notify and cheeck 3 or 4 times daily and you might get it.
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $169.99

With the Free shipping this is comparable to in price with a $200 mobo and it is an ATX size mobo.
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $249.99 Free Shipping*

Not sure about your Coolermaster V8 wieght on the Evga Micro board, it should be ok. But if you do feel the weight is too much you could get this CPU Cooler.
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $36.99

gam3r4321 said:
thanks for the reply :) 
forgot to mention money is tight right now due to saving for college thats why i was looking at the 2 boards i mention above.

as for the ram i was more on the corsair side but is there a major difference in speed between 8-8-8-21 and 8-8-8-24?

No, but if you are worry about the cost of these two ram then you could get this set from Amazon.com.
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

Hope this does help, Good Luck on your upcoming Build.
September 3, 2009 8:10:44 PM

i really should have started out by saying what parts i already have because i have the V8 already.

as for the mobos i really wont to stick with EVGA. i have the 680i in my comp right now and i am vary happy with EVGAs boards. they truly are top quality from my experience with them.
so i am going to go with ether the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(its the micro you listed)
or the
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(757)

.....how ever is the micro lacking anything compared to the 757 besides the extra expansion slots and thinks like that? i know they both have the same chip sets but is there any performance gain from a small board to a larger board? any major features missing from the small board that the larger 1 has?

thank you for your time and effort. its much appreciated!
September 3, 2009 8:12:17 PM

is there anyone out there that has any of the EVGA board mention above? what do you think of yours?
September 3, 2009 9:11:34 PM

gam3r4321 said:
i really should have started out by saying what parts i already have because i have the V8 already.

as for the mobos i really wont to stick with EVGA. i have the 680i in my comp right now and i am vary happy with EVGAs boards. they truly are top quality from my experience with them.
so i am going to go with ether the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(its the micro you listed)
or the
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(757)PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8)

.....how ever is the micro lacking anything compared to the 757 besides the extra expansion slots and thinks like that? i know they both have the same chip sets but is there any performance gain from a small board to a larger board? any major features missing from the small board that the larger 1 has?

thank you for your time and effort. its much appreciated!

The EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro despite its mATX size and lack of Expansion slots will do SLI at 16x16 speed. But as all Evga passive cooling of the Northbrdge chipset run hot.

The EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE has one minor flaw and that it does SLI at 16x8 speed (PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8). Besides that all Evga passive cooling of the Northbrdge chipset run hot.

Here is Link to Evga x58 Forum board.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=68

Also if you wish you can change out Evga Passive Northbride cooler with one of these from Thermalright and add a fan also.
Thermalright HR-05/IFX & HR-05 SLI/IFX, Evga x58 Northbridge Compatility

HR-05 SLI/IFX
HR-05/IFX

They can be bought from these two sites.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g40/c16/s500/list/p1/Ai...
September 3, 2009 9:30:27 PM

Yoosty said:
The EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro despite its mATX size and lack of Expansion slots will do SLI at 16x16 speed. But as all Evga passive cooling of the Northbrdge chipset run hot.

The EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE has one minor flaw and that it does SLI at 16x8 speed (PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (@ x16/x8/x4/x8). Besides that all Evga passive cooling of the Northbrdge chipset run hot.

Here is Link to Evga x58 Forum board.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=68

Also if you wish you can change out Evga Passive Northbride cooler with one of these from Thermalright and add a fan also.
Thermalright HR-05/IFX & HR-05 SLI/IFX, Evga x58 Northbridge Compatility

HR-05 SLI/IFX
HR-05/IFX

They can be bought from these two sites.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g40/c16/s500/list/p1/Ai...


i will probably end up getting the EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro .....

as for the northbridge running hot and replacing the heatsink i will just have to wait and see how high the temps are before i decide it will be worth replacing the thing.

you have been vary helpful responsive and i thank you for posting all the links they were also helpful!! :sol: 
!