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EVGA X58 LE & Intel Core i7 920, good?

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July 27, 2009 10:08:01 PM

Are these a good match?
EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard - 230
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 280

Also, which memory would be better? The prices are close. Mainly going to be used for gaming.
OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz Memory - 3x2048MB
OCZ Platinum Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048)

Thanks for any info!
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July 27, 2009 10:17:19 PM

Do you have a microcenter nearby? You can get an i7 for 200 there, make sure to get D0 stepping if you do. I would suggest the 1600MHz ram because you wont need 2000MHz ram and the platinums have better timings than the golds which is what matters most.
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July 27, 2009 11:08:07 PM

I built a rig using both the 920 and the EVGA LE and could not believe how stable it was compared to my old P6T, yea there are better overclocking X58 boards out... but for the price you can't go wrong....

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

for the price there is NO better x58 board out ATM.........
July 28, 2009 1:16:06 AM

I am looking at this board as well. Does it support Crossfire as well as SLI? Or will there possibly be a BIOS update to use Crossfire?
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July 28, 2009 2:20:51 AM

As far as I know, its only Sli..... For Xfire you can get an Asus P6T Deluxe or equivalent.... I don't know much about Xfire, last Ati card i purchased was 3 years ago....
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