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September 21, 2012 7:15:11 PM

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard.
I currently have:

Motherboard - DFI LP UT X58-T3eH8 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel

CPU - Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Video Card - EVGA 017-P3-1297-AR CO-OP Hydro Copper GeForce GTX 295
1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

Memory - (2 sets) Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

I have been doing some research, but I am finding to much info on the motherboard.
I am not looking for the cheapest board, but a good board.

I am running with a 64bit system. If I have left out any info, I will provided it ASAP.

To put it plainly, what is the best motherboard for my computer?

Thanks for the input.
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September 21, 2012 7:41:08 PM

lga 1366 is obsolete, x58 was my favorite chipset for that socket.

so are you willing to upgrade the cpu as well? If not there are 7 mobo's to choose from on newegg out of those. the rampage is a better board (Republic of Gamers) but its micro atx and you may have clearance problems with your ram/gpu

ASUS P6X58-E WS LGA

ASUS Rampage III
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a b V Motherboard
September 21, 2012 7:44:04 PM

From the looks of it, you are pretty much stuck with a 58 chipset for your socket 1366 processor. I would go with either an ASUS board or Gigabyte. Depende what options you want.
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September 21, 2012 7:59:15 PM

the great randini said:
lga 1366 is obsolete, x58 was my favorite chipset for that socket.

so are you willing to upgrade the cpu as well? If not there are 7 mobo's to choose from on newegg out of those. the rampage is a better board (Republic of Gamers) but its micro atx and you may have clearance problems with your ram/gpu

ASUS P6X58-E WS LGA

ASUS Rampage III


I spent about $1000 on the CPU. I don't have that kind of money to spend again.
I'll check out your links. Thanks.
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a b V Motherboard
September 21, 2012 8:07:05 PM

both links support sata 6.0 that is somthing missing from your old board so you will see an improvement in data transfer if you have a fast hdd.
none support ide, like your current board so if you hdd or cd/dvd is ide you will need to upgrade.

an Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition should be in a better board, it is being wasted in that thing you have now. i'v never seen that brand before.
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September 22, 2012 3:35:33 AM

Randini - My C: drive is ...

SSD - Patriot Torqx M28 Series PTX128GS25SSDR 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive

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