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Choosing a Mother Board for Core i7

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November 16, 2009 2:38:52 PM

Hi Guys,

I am in need of expert advice. I am building a Gaming / Development System. I had bought Asus Rampage II Extreme (R2E) for this system but unforunately the MB had abnormal temperatures for NorthBridge. Now I am looking for another Mother Board. May be something other than R2E.

I have purchased following components:
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU - SLI Ready, Silent 120mm Blue LED Fan (1* 24 PIN ATX connector, 1 * 8 PIN CPU connector)
Coolmast HAF 932 Case with 8 Fans.
Samsung SpinPoint F3 ITB HDD
Sapphire ATi HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI
Corsair memory 6GB XMS3 1600MHz DDR3 9-9-9-24 Kit (3x2048MB) RAM
Corsair CMXAF1 Dominator Memory Fan Cooler
Prolimatech megahalems cooling unit with 2 Fans.


Please help me in choosing a right MB other than R2E.


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November 16, 2009 3:29:55 PM

I would love to go for EVGA Classified but unfortunately my PSU doesnot support 2 * 8 PIN CPU connector
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November 16, 2009 3:39:32 PM

You only need 2 8-pin connector if you plan on super, extreme overclocking like with Hydrogen or something like that. But then again, your Megahalems probably won't fit the Classified.

I have the Fonxconn Bloodrage. It's been working well for me. Some people can't stand it. I must have been lucky to get a working one.
November 16, 2009 3:49:37 PM

Take a look at the ASrock X58 Deluxe LGA 1366 for $184.99 at newegg. Have a great time with your new build.
November 16, 2009 3:59:23 PM

I have an Asus P6T Deluxe (v2) and i LOVE it! A bit on the expensive side though..