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Which i7 mobo from Newegg?

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April 13, 2010 6:55:51 PM

I'm working on my first system build - processor is i7 930 - I need a good mobo for light overclocking. I can't tell the difference between the following three. Can anyone make a reccomendation??

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - $219

ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $209

ASUS P6TD Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - $269

Thank you!

Matt

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April 13, 2010 7:25:26 PM

if you want an answer add links to each motherboard.
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April 13, 2010 7:26:48 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-371^13-131-371-TS%2C13-131-359^13-131-359-TS%2C13-131-403^13-131-403-TS

Look at this- you can see the differences. The big ones are the PCI-e layout- the Rampage II Gene is Micro-ATX board, so its smaller and has only 2 PCI-e slots, where the other 2 are full ATX boards with 3, though they have different lane setups. They can both do x16/x16, but only the Delux will do x16/x8/x8 for 3 graphics cards, while the other will do x16/x16/x4 so the 3rd graphics card will be a bit crippled. The audio chipset is also different, though I don't know much about those. Really, unless you are planning on run 3 graphics cards in SLi/ CrossfireX, it probably doesn't matter much. They ought to OC about the same, so it comes down to price, which audio and LAN chipsets you prefer, and if you are going to run a triple card setup. If you're not running 3 cards, I'd just go for the cheapest of the 3.
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April 13, 2010 8:40:53 PM

saaiello said:
if you want an answer add links to each motherboard.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-371^13-131-371-TS,13-131-359^13-131-359-TS,13-131-403^13-131-403-TS&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
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April 13, 2010 8:46:41 PM

Well, those are good mobos, but with the UD3R and P6X58D, those aren't good options.

1- Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
2- ASUS P6X58D Premium

If you want use Crossfire the Gigabyte don't support USB 3.0 when you use it the Crossfire.
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April 13, 2010 8:51:09 PM

matt-Nice use of the link I gave you;-)
Saint- you realize that ASUS board is significantly more expensive than the other boards listed? The gigabyte is a good deal though, unless the OP wants to use SLI or Crossfire, in which case, he's probably better off with one of the ones he listed.
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April 13, 2010 9:22:20 PM

^Yeah, I realize that. It's just a suggestion.
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April 13, 2010 9:55:58 PM

flyinfinni said:
matt-Nice use of the link I gave you;-)
Saint- you realize that ASUS board is significantly more expensive than the other boards listed? The gigabyte is a good deal though, unless the OP wants to use SLI or Crossfire, in which case, he's probably better off with one of the ones he listed.


Thanks for the link and the feedback - great advice. so would you recommend the cheapest ASUS - the P6T SE for $189?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 13, 2010 10:04:36 PM

As long as you don't plan on running 3 graphics cards, that is probably the one I would get.
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