I7-930 Mobo options

I picked up an i7-930 chip, whats the difference between the x58 and P55 boards? I wasn't anticipating on spending over $200 for a mobo, can I use a P55/1156 board with my i7 chip? What are the drawbacks?

Also, I need memory suggestions as well, thank you!
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  1. One... the i7-930 will only work on the X58 motherboards and your best bet is going with the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R

    As for memory, I would go with these... G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB)
  2. tecmo34 said:
    One... the i7-930 will only work on the X58 motherboards and your best bet is going with the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R

    As for memory, I would go with these... G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB)


    As for the mobo, thanks!

    Why do you reccomend 6gb of memory?
  3. You are going with a X58 motherboard that uses triple-channel memory (sets of 3). It is pretty standard on these setups to go with 6GB of memory. If you are running a 32-bit OS, I would go with 3GB (3x1GB) setup instead.
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