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Old August 23, 2009, 08:48 AM
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I'm planning on waiting until September 6th for the new i7's to come out before i start my build but i was wondering what kind of motherboard I should get that would work best with the i7 860.

more info about the 860 click here

these are some of the proven options i am looking at but i'm not sure if it will be dated or compatible with the 860 ( i plan on slightly overclocking the cpu & ram but nothing hardcore since my setup will be air-cooled ). the GPU is still up in the air for me so if you have advice for that as well it would be much appreciated.

ASUS P6T SE X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SATA2 Motherboard

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ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard


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Old August 23, 2009, 09:26 AM
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I'm planning on waiting until September 6th for the new i7's to come out before i start my build but i was wondering what kind of motherboard I should get that would work best with the i7 860.

more info about the 860 click here

these are some of the proven options i am looking at but i'm not sure if it will be dated or compatible with the 860 ( i plan on slightly overclocking the cpu & ram but nothing hardcore since my setup will be air-cooled ). the GPU is still up in the air for me so if you have advice for that as well it would be much appreciated.

ASUS P6T SE X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SATA2 Motherboard

or

ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard


thanks for your help
Neither board will work. The i7 860 is a P55 chipset processor. You'll need a P55 board for the 860 you wish to buy.

This is why alot of people are complaining about the i7 name being used with the P55 chipset. Confusion. i7 8xx series are socket 1156, which is P55. i7 9xx series are socket 1366, which is X58.

Dumb move by Intel. You arnt the first, nor will you be the last, to make this mistake
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Old August 23, 2009, 09:31 AM
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well, i7 860 is LGA1156 so any X58 motherboard is going to need a pretty special socket to accept that processor. you need a P55 motherboard as X58 boards are for 1366 CPU's (i7 9xx). with that said, asking for advice about motherboards that aren't released is pretty futile. any information people give you is not going to be first hand and simply based on their interpretation of reviews/previews that have been posted. this type of information is likely pretty transparent as far as any real value.

if you want, start by having a looking at the P55 previews we have been posting here and then looking around the net for more information on P55 motherboards, that is the motherboard you need for the i7 860. HTH


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This is why alot of people are complaining about the i7 name being used with the P55 chipset. Confusion. i7 8xx series are socket 1156, which is P55. i7 9xx series are socket 1366, which is X58.

Dumb move by Intel. You arnt the first, nor will you be the last, to make this mistake
^^ perfectly said, Intel needs to give their head a shake for this decision. like the market isn't confusing enough with NVIDIA's naming scheme's.
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Old August 23, 2009, 09:32 AM
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total noob mistake then, i'm glad i asked the question now before it was too late. where can i find more information about the upcoming P55 MOBO's? I'll start by searching the forums so i can educate myself better.

EDIT: reading this thread now
EVGA P55 Mobo Lineup Revealed + P55 FTW Preview Comment Thread

got these 2 coming next

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard Preview Comment Thread

MSI P55-GD80 Lynnfield Motherboard Preview Comment Thread

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Old August 23, 2009, 09:52 AM
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You won't really find any more information about these boards until the NDA is lifted. The PREVIEWS only specify what's on the board and how the layout is pretty much, so I would honestly wait just a little bit longer to find what pleases you. There are no reviews released yet.
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yeah i'm definitely gonna wait till they start being reviewed before i purchase anything
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tbh, at the pricepoint the release P55 boards are going to be, plus the cost of an i7 860, I would just drop the cash on a X58/920 setup now. The pricepoints between the two are eerily similar.

But thats just me :)
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tbh, at the pricepoint the release P55 boards are going to be, plus the cost of an i7 860, I would just drop the cash on a X58/920 setup now.
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yeah i agree, i just dropped cash on an i7/1366 setup. i was gonna wait for P55/1156 but screw it. Drop the cash noww !!
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+1 on drop the cash now, at least I won't be alone :) Honestly though, I think it may be worth waiting (if you are a patient person) and get the first impressions. I can't see them jacking the i7/x58 line, though I can see the i5(i7)/P55 line being cheaper and less powerful.

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