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I7 920 Motherboard Help

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March 20, 2010 12:53:16 PM

Just picked up an i7 920 wanted to know which is best motherboard and cooler i should get to go with this? I plan i doing some decent overclocking

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March 20, 2010 1:03:33 PM

Pick an ASUS mobo. There are many goods options. It depends on the money you want to spend:

ASUS P6T: Good mobo.(Don't buy the SE version). Overclocks very well. It works properly. It's a good choice. The cheaper one.
ASUS P6TD DELUXE: It's a deluxe. It has more features than the other. It's newer too.
ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM: Impressive mobo. I would choose this if it was for me. No-native support for USB3.0 and SATA-600.
ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME: It's not out yet. It's a monster. Probably you can get it next month. If you have a lot of money and you don't minf to wait a while...The most expensive one.
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March 20, 2010 1:55:02 PM

its a good over clocking board?
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March 20, 2010 2:01:49 PM

would you recommend any Gigabyte boards?
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March 20, 2010 2:24:40 PM

All of them are good overclocking boards. Anyway, the rampage is better than the P6x58D which is better than the P6TD which is better than the P6T.
But with the P6T you can reach 4Ghz (if your 920 D0 is a good one)

I prefer ASUS, but if you want a Gigabyte, look at these options:

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Intel X58+ICH10R ATX LGA1366 Triple-DDR3: 300€ more or less. A great mobo. The best from Gigabyte.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 ATX Intel X58+ICH10R USB3 LGA1366 Triple-DDR3 SATA3: 260€. Works very well and it has plenty of features.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58+ICH10R USB3 LGA1366 Triple-DDR3 SATA3: 190€. The cheaper one, but good enough to overclock well the system.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

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March 20, 2010 3:10:52 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
Pick an ASUS mobo. There are many goods options. It depends on the money you want to spend:

ASUS P6T: Good mobo.(Don't buy the SE version). Overclocks very well. It works properly. It's a good choice. The cheaper one.
ASUS P6TD DELUXE: It's a deluxe. It has more features than the other. It's newer too.
ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM: Impressive mobo. I would choose this if it was for me. No-native support for USB3.0 and SATA-600.
ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME: It's not out yet. It's a monster. Probably you can get it next month. If you have a lot of money and you don't minf to wait a while...The most expensive one.

I just built my gaming computer about 2 weeks ago. i put a asus p6t mobo in it. It runs fine im very happy with it. I put corsair memory in it DDR3 it runs at 1600 but the mobo only runs at 1066 i think. you have to go into the BIOS and change it its really easy. i would agree the p6ts are great.
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March 20, 2010 9:23:12 PM

im thinking between the ASUS P6TD Deluxe & ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM which do you think?
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March 20, 2010 9:23:52 PM

also which CPU fan do you think i should get?
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March 21, 2010 2:20:25 AM

If you can pay the extra cost, go for the P6X58D PREMIUM.
There are some very good coolers in the market. I like the more the two following ones:
- NOCTUA NH-D14
- PROLIMATECH MEGAHALEMS + 2xSILVERSTONE FM123 fans (or 2xYate Loon D12SH-12 fans)

Anyway, here you have a comparative:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

This web is a good one too. Note that the cooler list is for the 775, but it's useful anyway:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

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March 21, 2010 2:26:45 AM

I forgot to comment the thermal paste (very important thing). I like the two following ones:

- Arctic Silver 5
- Arctic Cooling MX-3

I have the SIlver 5 and it performs very well.
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March 21, 2010 2:59:58 AM

I am using the P6X58D Prem. with the Notua NHD14 with a i920. Stable and cool on air at 4gh. Corsair XMS mem. 1600 7-7-7-20. Highly recommend the board and mem. Used the paste that comes with the cooler.
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March 21, 2010 3:04:23 AM

Dogsnake said:
I am using the P6X58D Prem. with the Notua NHD14 with a i920. Stable and cool on air at 4gh. Kingston mem. 1600 7-7-7-20. Highly recommend the board and mem. Used the paste that comes with the cooler.


Yes, the quality of these thermal paste would be good enough.
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March 22, 2010 1:26:28 AM

his the fan quiet? im really looking for a quiet fan thats not such a big monster
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March 22, 2010 11:15:03 AM

If your priority is the silence you could buy 2xNOCTUA P12 fans and the PROLIMATECH MEGAHALEMS.
Anyway, I would choose the NOCTUA NH-D14. It's not a noisy cooler and performs extremely well.
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March 22, 2010 3:10:47 PM

Also what you think about these 2 cases cooler master haf 932 vs the antec 1200?
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March 22, 2010 3:24:04 PM

I use the 1200. All fans at lowest setting except the top one. It is at medium speed. It was an easy build, lots of room and no wires showing. I chose it to be able to use the CP-850 p.s. They are made for each other. The p.s. was reasonable in price and is totally quiet under full load. After 10 hours of Prime 95 Blend no core rose over 69c.
Only thing is if you use the Noctua NH-D14 you will have to mod the side panel fan bracket as the cooler will hit it. The cooler is big.
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March 22, 2010 3:56:55 PM

Here you have a very recent review about the Noctua NH-14D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKHRPJfZ5Y8

CM 932 or Antec 1200? . Both are very good cases:

CM 932: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsG7AH-9c0

Antec 1200: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j3MNAQLuIQ

I would recommend you another 2 towers:

CM atcs 840: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8_1cQkYTO4

LIAN LI PC-X1000B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqZM4kPnZPY (very very expensive but, in my opinion, the best for air cooling)

Choose the one you like best.

About the power supply, that Antec CP850 is a very good option for the Antec case.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/736

Anyway, I would choose the CORSAIR HX850 psu:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/741
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March 22, 2010 5:43:48 PM

which is the easiet to add and remove hard drives?
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March 22, 2010 5:53:15 PM

On the 1200 you remove the side panels and undo 4 thumb screws on each side. Then the bay slides forward and out provided your wiring has the slack. This is the same method for cleaning the filters that sit at the front of each removable module. Each module could hold 3 drives. To facilitate filter cleaning some users leave the thumb screws off the sides of the cadges behind the solid non windowed panel. I do not find it much of a problem to remove both sides to get at the thumb screws. My filters get cleaned a few times a year so its no big thing for me.
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March 22, 2010 6:04:31 PM

In my opinion, the Cooler Master cases have the best solution to add and remove the HDs. The system from Lian Li is good too.
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March 22, 2010 7:14:25 PM

hmm om leaning toward the cooler master
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March 22, 2010 9:20:29 PM

any other cpu cooling choices any good water cooling?
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March 24, 2010 1:44:29 AM

I use the cooler that came with the processor and it works great! just add up some separate fans to keep the box cool.
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March 24, 2010 2:51:23 AM

anyone?
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March 24, 2010 2:57:34 AM

I would recommend go to your favorite store/online store and just ask/brows for socket 1366 coolers?

Water cooling is overkill IMO. Only if you hate money or are in need of a really silent system.
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March 24, 2010 3:06:34 AM

im really looking for a quiet machine cold you recommend any good water cooling units?
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March 24, 2010 3:08:19 AM

If you plan to O.C. the stock cooler will not be adequate. T.R.U.E 120 or the new Viper is good and so are a good selection of others. NOCTUA 14 is what I chose as I consider it the best. I suggest you read the reviews and comparisons of anything you think you might buy. I spent quite some time reading and in forums before choosing.
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March 24, 2010 3:11:40 AM

lol i know im going a little crazy and i still dont know which case to get i want a full tower
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March 24, 2010 3:15:16 AM

Google up the cases, coolers and any other item you want more info on. search for the reviews and read a couple if available. Case reviews usually show pics and more.
Tom's has a current case review article. Have fun go crazy have more fun.
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March 27, 2010 11:09:10 PM

i did
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