For Non Gamer which Motherboard is best for i7-920

Hi Friends,

I never play games. Just need a good motherboard for robust applications like 3d ( maya ) 2d ( photoshop) and other video editing works.

Any other advice like which PSU would be very helpful

Thanks
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  1. Low-range - MSI PRO-E/ ASRock x58 Extreme
    Mid-range - ASUS P6T/ Gigabyte X58 UD4P/ EVGA X58
    High-end - Gigabyte UD5/ ASUS P6XD
  2. gkay09 said:
    Low-range - MSI PRO-E/ ASRock x58 Extreme
    Mid-range - ASUS P6T/ Gigabyte X58 UD4P/ EVGA X58
    High-end - Gigabyte UD5/ ASUS P6XD



    Thanks for the reply mate. Shall go with Gigabyte UD5
  3. kudilkrishna said:
    Thanks for the reply mate. Shall go with Gigabyte UD5


    BE SURE TO GET THE UD5 REV 1!!

    It is only a few dollars more and it has 2 USB 3.0 and 2 SATA 6Gbs ports native.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422

    Newegg's data is a little bit messed up here but this is the REV 1 board.
  4. wayneepalmer said:
    BE SURE TO GET THE UD5 REV 1!!

    It is only a few dollars more and it has 2 USB 3.0 and 2 SATA 6Gbs ports native.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422

    Newegg's data is a little bit messed up here but this is the REV 1 board.


    thanks mate

    but even Gigabyte Ga - X58 A - UD3R has usb 3.0 and sata 6bgs support. then why go for X58A - UD5 ?
  5. ^ Dint notice they have released that mobo...
    It is a good one and unlike the X58-UD3R, this one has 6 RAM slots...Go with that mobo...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&cm_re=Ga_-_X58_A_-_UD3R-_-13-128-423-_-Product
  6. gkay09 said:
    ^ Dint notice they have released that mobo...
    It is a good one and unlike the X58-UD3R, this one has 6 RAM slots...Go with that mobo...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&cm_re=Ga_-_X58_A_-_UD3R-_-13-128-423-_-Product



    yes its a good one with 6 slots ( 24gb max ) and also usb 3.0 support, but unfortunately not available in india.
  7. ^ Ya...surely will take time for it to come to India...
  8. kudilkrishna said:
    thanks mate

    but even Gigabyte Ga - X58 A - UD3R has usb 3.0 and sata 6bgs support. then why go for X58A - UD5 ?


    Two reasons - the 5 has better cooling, more ports, AND Newegg doesn't even have the new 3 yet.
  9. AND I still will probably buy the ASUS board as it has even better cooling, a bit better - less cluttered - layout (with less ports unfortunately) but it has a much better warranty - 3 years verses 1.

    Cooling Equals Longevity.

    The less heat your chips have to suffer the longer they will live.

    I'm not looking to hugely overclock my system but I want it to be bulletproof. This means all of the hot parts get lots of airflow over them. I'm not going to try to run 5 miles of liquid cooling lines as I don't think it is necessary but I want this upgrade to last for 3 or 4 years before any MAJOR mods (maybe a GPU in a year or two).

    Core i-7 920
    LGA1366 m/b (ASUS or Gigabyte)
    6 Gb G-skill 1600 DDR3 Ram
    MSI 250GTS 512 GPU (3 pipe cooler version)
    Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
    Full Tower case (ANTEC or THERMALTAKE - it's 6 years old so I don't remember).
    OCZ Gamextreme 700W psu
    640Gb Western Digital Caviar Black HD
    Liteon DVD Rom
    Samsung DVD RW
    ACER AL2223W 22" Monitor
    Windows XP SP3 (for now).
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