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I want a motherboard for a i7 980x What one??

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October 31, 2011 5:11:33 PM

I am getting a i7 980x CPU. I need some help getting a new motherboard.

I currently have a Crosshair IV Formula.

Firstly would a i7 980x work with mu current motherboard?

Secondly I'm getting 2 MSI GTX 570's to run in SLI, I'm pretty sure that the IV only allows CrossfireX.

What motherboard would be best? I suppose my budget would be anything up to £300



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October 31, 2011 5:26:29 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is an AMD AM3 socket, whereas the i7-980X is an Intel LGA 1366 so no it won't work and don't even try it.

I would recommend the NEW Gigabyte LGA 1366 / X58 MOBO's equipped with the Marvell 918X chipsest ->

I noted your 'SSD' post, sure use the SSD for the {OS, Apps and Working Data} and the HDD {Data}. The Marvell 918X will not bottleneck the ultra fast SSD's whereas the Marvell 912X will limit you to 360MB/s~380MB/s SSD's. Change the Default locations of {Documents, Photos, Music, Video, etc} to the HDD; see -> ALL of my PC's are 120GB SSD + RAID 1 HDD and it woks perfectly fine and transparent.
November 5, 2011 2:51:03 PM

Thank you very much for your response, I really appreciate it. Also thanks for the link about the SSD. Much appreciated!