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Intel 1156 board for i7 860

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September 2, 2010 4:38:36 PM

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,

would like you guys input on these boards or other boards, thanks.

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September 3, 2010 2:23:01 AM

mindlogiczero said:
both look nice but the heatsinks seem rather small, how will they be for overclocking?

and how are they vs this,

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.
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September 3, 2010 2:29:28 AM


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.