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Best LGA1366 mobo for my i7 920.

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August 12, 2012 11:43:05 PM

Hi guys

I am currently looking on upgrading my mobo. I currently have an Intel DX58SO and a i7 - 920 running at 3.3Ghz. Since I don't want to change my cpu, what is the best choice I can make to upgrade my mobo?

Thanks in advance!

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August 14, 2012 1:52:16 AM

My 2 favorite 1366 boards are the Gigabyte X58-OC. excellent for overclocking and rock steady all around. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it's definitely one of the most solid boards I've ever used. If you something easier to find I'd go with the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution or the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R. Ok, so it's three. But I like the multiple x16 lanes.
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August 14, 2012 10:57:57 AM

Since I am looking to upgrade I definitely want to get a better mobo than my current one. So is the Gigabyte SKT-1366 GA-X58A-UD3R better?

P.S. What about the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin LGA 1366 Intel X58?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 14, 2012 12:33:58 PM

The OC and G1 series are very good options with the Marvell 9182 Chipset (x2 PCIe 2.0 lanes) which allow up to 1000MB/s vs 9128 which were half the speed due to x1 PCIe. Hmmm I'm not a fanboy of the UD3R, I had to replace my entire office's UD3R's.

NO, the UD3R is NOT better by any stretch.

There's slim pickings @ NewEgg so either the G1 or ASUS P6X58-E WS.
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August 14, 2012 3:58:41 PM

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August 14, 2012 4:15:19 PM

jaquith said:
The OC and G1 series are very good options with the Marvell 9182 Chipset (x2 PCIe 2.0 lanes) which allow up to 1000MB/s vs 9128 which were half the speed due to x1 PCIe. Hmmm I'm not a fanboy of the UD3R, I had to replace my entire office's UD3R's.

NO, the UD3R is NOT better by any stretch.

There's slim pickings @ NewEgg so either the G1 or ASUS P6X58-E WS.


Well the problem is that I cannot find the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin LGA 1366 anywhere been sold in the UK. Most sites offer the X79 version of it, and some others offer the Gigabyte GA-X58-G1-SNIPER edition. I looked on amazon, ebay, ebuyer, scan, dabs and no one is selling it anymore. Is there any other valuable choice? Shall I go for the Gigabyte GA-X58-G1-SNIPER edition??

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August 14, 2012 4:53:19 PM

Here's what I found at Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-ali...

Though I found the G1.Assassin it's CrAzY (Bloody) expensive and IMO way overpriced. Unless you have 4-WAY SLI then GA-X58A-OC (EATX) would be my first choice followed by the G1.Sniper (ATX). However, if the GA-X58A-OC (EATX) 305mm x 264mm won't fit in your case then the G1.Sniper (ATX) 305 x 246mm.

Side by side - http://gigabyte.com/microsite/259/models.htm
GA-X58A-OC - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Either of these (2) MOBO's offer the Marvell 9182:

£182.63 Gigabyte G1.Sniper - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-SKT-1366-G1-Sniper-Mot...

£220.45 Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-SKT-1366-X58A-OC-Mothe...
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August 14, 2012 5:18:29 PM

I only use a single GPU and my case is this one:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-raven-st-rv0...

I will think and decide upon my needs. What really stresses me going with the X58A is the fact that it has too little connections and also I am not looking on extreme overclocking!
I will probably go for the sniper one.

Thank you very much buddy for helping me out!
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August 14, 2012 6:15:46 PM

I'd go the Gigabyte G1.Sniper based on what you've posted and not look back.

Enjoy! :) 
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