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May 20, 2010 9:20:30 PM

Hello, I am looking at getting the i7-860/i7-920 but can't seem to find a MB that fits my needs (may not exist). Single PCIE x16 for GPU, 4 ram slots, USB 3.0, 6 SATA, 1 PATA, on board video & sound not necessary, 6GB SATA, OCing available if I ever want to go there, under $200.00

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May 20, 2010 9:30:27 PM

asus p7p55d-e PRO
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May 21, 2010 12:50:25 AM

You do know that an i7 860 is a socket 1156 CPU which goes in a P55 motherboard and the i7 930 is a socket 1366 CPU which goes in an x58 motherboard?

Gigabyte also makes the GA-X58A-UD3 if you want to go with the 930.
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May 21, 2010 3:26:54 PM

Thanks a lot, also, does the usb 3.0 and the SATA 6GB slow down when using a PCIE GPU and if so would it be better to get a board with 2 GPU interfaces eventho I will only use 1 but could use the extra bandwith to run the USB and SATA at full speed?
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May 22, 2010 10:42:39 PM

no. it does not. with the marvel chip installed on this new mobo's it wont. i dont know with the others. if you want ALL full speed. like x16/x16 then 6gb usb3 go for the x58 chipset its for the i7. its a lga 1366 socket. it differs from the p55. hte Lga 1156 cpu. just like what dndhatcher said. and like what he picked. if you like asus. go with asus P6X58D-E or if your giga. ga-x58a-u3dr . its the same mobo. just different brands
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May 23, 2010 2:27:40 PM

Thanks a lot folks!!!
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June 2, 2010 11:25:11 PM

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