Intel 1156 board for i7 860

so yesterday i posted a thread asking about am3 boards, however last night i bought a i7 860.

trying to find a good board for the 860. looking to spend 16-180 tops. plan on overclocking the i7 to 3.8-4.0 using a corsair h70 with gentle typhoon 15's push pull.

three im currently looking at,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130296
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130238
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138159

would like you guys input on these boards or other boards, thanks.
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  1. both look nice but the heatsinks seem rather small, how will they be for overclocking?

    and how are they vs this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409
  2. mindlogiczero said:
    both look nice but the heatsinks seem rather small, how will they be for overclocking?

    and how are they vs this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

    The Gigabyte is fine however if you use 2 gpu's it will disable the usb3 and sata3 functions back to standard 2.0.
    The Msi and Asus boards have a PLX chipset so the usb3 and sata3 are unaffected when crossfired.
    The onboard heatsinks are of no consequence when oc'ing an aftermarket cpu cooler is much more important.
  3. ^+1...

    I lean my vote to the MSI because it has a USB on-board header, which very few do. As newer cases are coming out, it is getting more and more to have a USB 3.0 on the front panel.
  4. im thinking about buying this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130238&cm_re=MSI_P55-GD80_LGA-_-13-130-238-_-Product

    let me know what you think. i dont need usb 3.0 or sata 3. this board comes with alot of useful extras and i like the look of it alot.
  5. mindlogiczero said:
    im thinking about buying this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130238&cm_re=MSI_P55-GD80_LGA-_-13-130-238-_-Product

    let me know what you think. i dont need usb 3.0 or sata 3. this board comes with alot of useful extras and i like the look of it alot.

    Not too crazy about the 1yr warranty i think these boards are just as good and cheaper.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001312%20600007888&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13%2D131%2D400%5E13%2D131%2D400%2DTS%2C13%2D130%2D272%5E13%2D130%2D272%2DTS
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