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Old June 11, 2010, 04:10 PM
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G'day lads,
Im new here to the forums, but I've been enjoying your hardware reviews for quite some time! Anyways, the reason im here is to get some Mobo advice on a Gaming build i want to do by end of our short canadian summer, lol.

im new to ddr3 but not retard. I need a mobo! i guess ill definatly go for an X58 chipset, but with all the buzz goin round the net about locking XMP, you could say im lost in a sea of motherboards! here's a few that have caught my interest lemme know what you think OR recommend:
MOBO: ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S 239.00 newegg
or
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 299.00 neawegg
or
ASUS P7P55D Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard 184$ NCIX MAYBE??
or
ASUS Maximus III Formula P55 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA Supreme FX Audio Motherboard 249$

Before you say it I know that a few of my choice are p55 chipsets.

Thanx for any advice fella's
Cheers
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Old June 11, 2010, 04:55 PM
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do you plan to build on 1366, 1156, 1155 or...something else? :)
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Old June 11, 2010, 05:09 PM
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do you plan to build on 1366, 1156, 1155 or...something else? :)
im going with the i7 875k 1156
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Old June 11, 2010, 05:22 PM
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then you need an 1156 mobo. which one? well, whats your budget like, what do you need,etc.

also, do you have the cpu already?
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:18 AM
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then you need an 1156 mobo. which one? well, whats your budget like, what do you need,etc.

also, do you have the cpu already?

Thanx for the reply dangtx.
budget: doesnt matter.
specs to date-
ASUS Maximus 2 formula
psu: Antec 1000
Intel E8500 3.46GHZ
4GB Dual channel OCZ Reaper Edition
ATI Radeon 4870 x2
320 gb Veloc raptor 14000
500 GB Black Caviar 7200
1T Black Caviar 7200
coolermaster comos 1000 case

I dont have the cpu yet "D", Im not 100% sure if that ver. of the i7 that i want. hahaha, I really like how the multiplier is already unlocked. I did however get cooling stuff in prep. new res, new rad. tubes, etc.......
Cheers "D"
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Old June 13, 2010, 03:35 PM
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Ive put some more thought into it, I Definatly would like to go with a 1366! I love overclocking!
Anothe board that caught my eye, was the Rampage III........
Cheers Lads
Any help much appreciated :)
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Old June 13, 2010, 05:19 PM
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I've seen remotes were the K series Intels didn't overclock very well, making the unlocked multi pretty much pointless and they seem to cost a bit more
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Old June 14, 2010, 02:49 PM
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No shit eh? Teah, unlocking the multi is quite pointless.! The only good cpu ive found for OC so far is what i have now. My trusty E8500. you can beat the hell outa the Vcore, and it always comes for more.

anyways

anyone think/know if the P6TD deluxe is any good or has ASUS just thrown out another dud for the public
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Old June 15, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Thanx anyways lads.
cheers
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Old June 18, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Ok lads, so I got the processor i wanted: i7 980X Extreme Edition Processor - 3.33GHz, LGA 1366, 6.4GT/s QPI, 12MB L3 Cache, Six Core, HyperThreading, Gulftown,
So ive been reading up on which board can offer me thebest of all worlds, but whenever i find a board thats great for DDR3, the board loses on everything else.
So if you guys could offer up any advice that'd be much appreciated!
Cheers fellas
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