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Looking for mobo suggestions for i5, SLI, overclocking build.

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August 12, 2010 4:34:49 PM

Here's the build I have so far:

An intel i-5 760 Lynnfield 2.8ghz. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

x2 Gigabyte GTX 460 w/ 1g ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a Caviar 32mb 1T Hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a 750W Corsair power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I've been having a] problem selecting a new motherboard, but only because im trying to keep it between the $100-$200 range. I've looked hard at an EVGA P55, but I'd like to know what mobos with at least dual x8/x8 lanes have a good overclocking reputation as well. Since I'm getting an i5, i plan to overclock quite a bit. Feel free to leave any other suggestions as well.

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August 12, 2010 4:41:22 PM

I would look at the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
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August 12, 2010 4:53:28 PM

What's this deal about the RAM recognition being finicky for that board. I do plan to use about 6gigs of ram and I'd prefer using them at at least 1600mhz. It looks like this board might not like that. However you can just overclock it back to 1600 from 1333 but meh.
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August 12, 2010 4:54:25 PM

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August 12, 2010 4:59:45 PM

skillmore said:
What's this deal about the RAM recognition being finicky for that board. I do plan to use about 6gigs of ram and I'd prefer using them at at least 1600mhz. It looks like this board might not like that. However you can just overclock it back to 1600 from 1333 but meh.

I think you mean overclock it back to 1333 to 1600 to get it to be stable... Yes.

Also, I wouldn't read into much on the Newegg reviews. The first one shows someone having a RAM issue but if you look at the post below, they are running 8GB of RAM and have no issues. I typically only use Newegg reviews to verify they support / fit components... specially with cases. I'll review cases to see if users are able to fit a 5970 in the case for example and did they have to do something to get it work. I would pay more attention to qualified reviews, which list the motherboard as a good motherboard.
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