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Please recommend a motherboard to complement the i7 930

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September 6, 2010 9:57:42 PM

hi there,
i'm building a new pc (my first self built) and plan on using i7 930 cpu since i've heard great things about it and a local retailer has it for $199 before tax. I'm hoping some in the community could recommend a complimentary motherboard.

i've been looking at the GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. it seems well rated, priced right at newegg and i appreciate that it's outfitted with usb 3 and as many sata slots as it is. i'm not married to it by any means and i suspect others on the forum know far more about brands reliability and mobo variations worth considering.

my primary uses:

multimedia work editing (audio / design for print and short video)
archiving / watching / streaming movies to our home theater
i plan on having mac / ubuntu and windows installed on separate drives. the mac factor is certainly playing a role in my decision to stick with intel.

i don't game unless you count web boggle but speed, space and reliability are important factors.

thanks in advance!

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September 6, 2010 10:22:47 PM

Since you need an x58 board I would go with one of the following .......


ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 219.99 It is the great board if you plan on running sli/cf
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 199.99 Is a great board for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R This board has mixed reviews but Gigabyte normally makes quality products,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I believe any of those boards will meet your needs.
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September 6, 2010 10:31:59 PM

jones911 said:
Since you need an x58 board I would go with one of the following .......


ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 219.99 It is the great board if you plan on running sli/cf
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 199.99 Is a great board for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R This board has mixed reviews but Gigabyte normally makes quality products,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I believe any of those boards will meet your needs.


thank you for the quick reply and opinions. this helps a lot!
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September 6, 2010 10:45:36 PM

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