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Help choosing a motherboard! :(

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March 30, 2010 7:01:54 AM

Hey guys!

Newcomer here, and having a great time so far :bounce:  ! As you can see, I am having trouble choosing the right mobo for my new gaming rig.

Current setup:-

i7 930
ATI 5970 CrossfireX
Corsair Dominator 6GB 3x3GB
Corsair HX1000W PSU
Lite-On CD/DVDW Combo
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x2
1 60GB SSD (still no idea what I'm getting though :na:  )
Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
Water cooling (don't really need to get into this in detail, too much of a hassle lol)

NOTE: I will be OC'ing

So ...

I really can't decide on a motherboard. I need something that will fit both my 5970s, both @ x16 slots, preferably ATX. Not a big fan of EATX. More room for water cooling = awesome in my book. I also want something with a good layout, don't want the graphic cards to interfere with the SATA ports.

I already have a couple in mind:-

Asus ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with NF200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA X58 E758-A1 3-Way SLI
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Any other ATX motherboards that are better you guys recommend? Thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated!


Cheers!!
Mass :hello: 

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March 30, 2010 8:24:22 AM

I like the EVGA X58 3-Way SLI MOBO!
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March 30, 2010 2:27:41 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

None of both, I would go for his ASUS P6X58 Premium is a better mobo, support SATA III and USB 3.0, support Quad-Crossfire and meets your requetiments for Crossfire at X16/X16. Suppor the new six-core, and all this for a less price $309.99
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March 30, 2010 11:12:29 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I was told Rampage II Extreme is one awesome board too, think I should check it out. What do you guys think?

Cheers,
Mass
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April 1, 2010 12:23:07 AM

I have to agree with saint19 here, I'm building an i7 980x machine based on the ASUS P6X58 Premium MOBO, for the price you can't beat the features.
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April 1, 2010 12:31:51 AM

But what about for gaming? Does it stand strong beside EVGA E760s and Asus Rampages?


Cheers,
Mass
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April 1, 2010 3:07:18 AM

The gaming performance depends in 80% of the processor, ram, and GPU. The other 20% is for the HD and OC.
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