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Old April 5, 2009, 04:24 PM
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Default Best LGA1366 Motherboard for under $400

The title pretty much says it. I'm looking for an i7 board for gaming that is under $400. Right now I am thinking about the Asus P6T Deluxe V2. Some people say the EVGA X58. It has to be compatible with 1600 mhz RAM and all the specs mentioned in my signature.
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Old April 5, 2009, 05:23 PM
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I honestly cannot tell you which Board is the best....I did like my Evga X58 and it OC'd nicely, support is great at Evga.com. Presently waiting for my evga Classified. I have also herard a few folks on here stating that they were happy with the Asus Board....weight everything and make a choice.

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Sporting the Gigabyte DS4 myself and haven't had any problems thus far. I'd wait for the new chipset revisions, though, before you purchase a new board.
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I'd say from the reviews we had here, Go with the DFI one. It looks really nice at a reasonable price.

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I'd say from the reviews we had here, Go with the DFI one.
DFI one?
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DFI one?
DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8 LGA 1366 Motherboard Review

I don't have any experience with the above board, but I know when I change over to i7, i'll be looking at DFI first, as I love my DFI P45 board.
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I'm still building my X58, but I have heard a lot of good things about the EVGA X58 SLI. (The A1 one with the warranty.) However, with your budget, the best one may be the Asus Rampage II Extreme Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards From what I have heard, it's pretty solid, good for overclocking, and has plenty of expansion ports.
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When making your choice think hard abut what type of "support" you're going to get when beginning to learn the "ropes" with OC'ing....the Hardware is fine for all...most anyhow, but the "support" is extremely important to me.....all the help in the world is at your fingertips....how do the others match-up"?
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You cannot beat EVGA. Their support is top notch...you can trade up to the classified within 30 days if you like...and it DOES support 1600 and above Ram.
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Hands down EVGA X58. I'm using it right now and it's a total breeze. I remember having to input the values for my specific OCZ Gold DDR3-1600 kit, and I also remember it going to only 1333MHZ because it had the older BIOS. I'm pretty sure that new boards nowadays come with the new BIOS, but if not easy to update it.
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