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Intel dh55hc or dp55wg with an i7 860?

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February 5, 2010 5:33:21 AM

If purchasing an i7 860, is there any reason to choose one of these boards over the other? If so, Why?

dh55hc or dp55wg?
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February 5, 2010 4:53:48 PM

The h55 board is a micro board that supports the integrated graphics of the new clarkdale cpu's. The 860 will work, but the board's integrated graphics will not then be functional. It is cheaper. If you only need one pci-e slot it would be fine.
The P55 is a atc board with more pci slots.
February 5, 2010 6:12:34 PM

geofelt said:
The h55 board is a micro board that supports the integrated graphics of the new clarkdale cpu's. The 860 will work, but the board's integrated graphics will not then be functional. It is cheaper. If you only need one pci-e slot it would be fine.
The P55 is a atc board with more pci slots.



I think it's the dh55tc that's Micro. The hc is atx.
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February 5, 2010 6:49:26 PM

TimonJvc said:
I think it's the dh55tc that's Micro. The hc is atx.


OOPS! you are correct.

The difference is then mainly for the onboard graphics support.

You might want to consider the i5-670 and the H55 at the same price point if you do not need 4 cores.
The 670 is clocked at 3.46 with turbo up to 3.73.
How much do you really need 4 full cores?
February 5, 2010 7:00:03 PM

geofelt said:
OOPS! you are correct.

The difference is then mainly for the onboard graphics support.

You might want to consider the i5-670 and the H55 at the same price point if you do not need 4 cores.
The 670 is clocked at 3.46 with turbo up to 3.73.
How much do you really need 4 full cores?




I was actually thinking of going that route, but I like my games and do many things at once. Always a few things running in the background. Photo editing, gaming, etc.
Probably better off with the 860 and dp55wg then.

Thanks :) 
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February 5, 2010 7:11:28 PM

For multiple tasks, a quad is better. More ram is better also.

Have you considered the X58 and i7-920 option? 6gb is easier on that chipser.

If you are near a microcenter, they were offering a i7-920 for $200.
February 6, 2010 2:52:01 PM

The DP55WG is a very good board for the 860 and reasonably priced for the features it has.
Keep in mind, though, it is not made for heavy overclocking: it has only 4 VRMs and they don't have heatsinks on it. Don't expect to get much higher than 150 BCLK stable.
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