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January 24, 2010 4:25:07 AM

hey i am having problems, i cant figure out what would be the best motherboard for a intel i7 975... can ne 1 tell me what are the top 2 or 3 mother boards for me??

im building this pc my self and im mainly gonna use it for hard gaming , audio ( making beats n music files ) and also be using it for wireless testing / program testing.

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January 24, 2010 5:36:20 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
What is your budget and do you want to OverClock or not ?

Btw,please don't post your e-mail in forums,i edited your post.
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January 24, 2010 2:04:09 PM

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i7-975 is $1000

i7-920 is $289

The i7-920 will run just as fast as the 975 so why spend another $700+ for the same thing?



There is Fail written all over this one. I have a to run for a bit. When I return I will explain why.
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January 24, 2010 4:18:07 PM

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There's only about 800,000 people running 920's over 4ghz.

3.3ghz is a joke.


So you = fail


Apparently you don't understand product binning.

http://levelx.me/2009/08/from-sand-to-silicon-how-a-int...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_binning

or mulitpliers, being that the cpu multiplier is locked on the 920 and unlocked on the 975.

Granted the extra money might not be justifiable to you or me, but to inexperienced overclockers or someone who doesn't overclock it might be worth it.
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January 24, 2010 7:27:22 PM

Asus P6TD Deluxe for your motherboard, or the new P6X58D if you want SATA III and USB 3.0

Also, if you fancy a little overclocking you can save yourself a LOT of money by getting a 920 instead of the 975 and just overclocking the 920 to 3.3GHz to match the 975 - with the money you save you can get many nice toys, like a Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card or similar high-end audio kit.
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January 24, 2010 8:06:31 PM

If the OP has the money for the 975, as i always say, go for it :) 
-If the OP doesn't overclock the increased clockrate and faster QPI will give the 975 a big edge over the 920, if the OP does overclock i still suggest getting the 975 because since it's stock clock is already much higher, you can overclock it a lot more on air cooling and acheive higher and more stable clocks.
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January 24, 2010 8:13:11 PM

975 will almost always clock higher than the 920 unless it's the worst binned 975 xD
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January 24, 2010 8:59:55 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
If the OP has the money for the 975, as i always say, go for it :) 
-If the OP doesn't overclock the increased clockrate and faster QPI will give the 975 a big edge over the 920, if the OP does overclock i still suggest getting the 975 because since it's stock clock is already much higher, you can overclock it a lot more on air cooling and acheive higher and more stable clocks.



zippity doo dah doesnt understand that.
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January 24, 2010 9:00:20 PM

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975 will almost always clock higher than the 920 unless it's the worst binned 975 xD



That either.
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January 24, 2010 9:02:02 PM

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Yes I understand binning and no I'm not going to read your boring links. LOL

Any 920 will run 4ghz, let alone 3.3ghz, so you would pay another $721 for a higher binned processor that runs slower? FAIL



I said it wasnt something I would justify either. You reading and comprehension skills fail also.
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January 25, 2010 6:31:04 AM

Guys please stay on topic,the OP is asking about a recommendation for a motherboard,not for a CPU
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January 25, 2010 6:33:39 AM

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Yes I understand binning and no I'm not going to read your boring links. LOL

Any 920 will run 4ghz, let alone 3.3ghz, so you would pay another $721 for a higher binned processor that runs slower? FAIL


Why are you asking this question? If you are a PC enthusiast you should know why people buy them. Think of it in these terms:

Why do people spend $5K+ on a Alienware PC that would cost them $1500-$2K to build? Because they are newbies and don't have the experience.

So for this guy, maybe he wants a CPU thats over 3GHz without having to OC in the Core i7 series of CPUs thus the Core i7 975 is the best for him.

For the OP and what mobo, anything Asus. Asus never fails to deliver.
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January 25, 2010 3:23:36 PM

wow ty for all the posts even about the 920 n over clocking... and rly i dont know much about computer.s i just want 1 thats real good n i saw alienware is good but costs toooo much so im pretty much trying to make sumthing better my self with half the cost... so for the OCing im sure thats not rly to safe.. is it??
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January 25, 2010 3:27:35 PM

looked in2 the 920 but disagree about OCing it to 4Gz lets say i get the 975 n OC that to like 4.7Gz would it give me better comp performance & wayyyy more stability then the 920 would??
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January 25, 2010 3:34:16 PM

OCing is perfectly safe if you do it right there are plenty of help foroums for over clocking one in paticular is great for i7 overclocking by overshock he knows his stuff.
Check out his guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...

With proper cooling and the rite know how its pretty safe
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January 25, 2010 3:36:25 PM

liljay904 said:
looked in2 the 920 but disagree about OCing it to 4Gz lets say i get the 975 n OC that to like 4.7Gz would it give me better comp performance & wayyyy more stability then the 920 would??


like the others say u can get the same out of 920 as u can with a 975 you might be able to go a little higher but stability all lies in your hardware and settings you with the processor.

as for motherboard for the i7 i here ASUS is the best
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January 29, 2010 8:08:03 PM

Best answer selected by Liljay904.
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