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Good Board without SLI for I7 960

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March 15, 2011 6:34:32 PM


I am looking for a board without SLI for my new I7 960 CPU but very fast as the MB S-1366 X58 Gigabyte EX58-Extreme.

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a c 715 V Motherboard
March 15, 2011 7:05:27 PM

There are no 'good' LGA 1366 MOBO without SLI/CF, just don't use it. The advantage of the X58 is it's PCIe x16/x16 -- meaning 1 or 2 GPUs won't impact the performance of the PCIe bandwidth.

I would look at the ASUS P6X58D-E or ASUS P6X58D Premium, it has the full compliment of SATA2/3 with RAID and USB 2/3 plus excellent Phase power. If you need eSATA then the ASUS Sabertooth X58. In any case steer clear of Gigabyte.

Side-by-side http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-614^13-131-614-TS%2C13-131-641^13-131-641-TS%2C13-131-665^13-131-665-TS
a c 715 V Motherboard
March 15, 2011 8:04:46 PM

I looked at the links, comparing an Intel X58 to an AMD 890FX is like comparing an Apple to a Watermelon, and while Intel makes great CPUs they produce the bottom barrel MOBOs.

The ONLY Gigabyte MOBOs that I can recommend are their top of the line e.g. UD9 or G1 series. Google {GA-X58-USB3 +SSD +BSOD} The low + mid-end Gigabyte are bad in 'real life' and posted problems in this forum.

Therefore, EVGA and ASUS are my top two companies; EVGA is better for Gaming and the ASUS is best for mixed-use. I would go with what I suggested above.
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