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I7 Motherboard Reccomendations

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I have used both the DFI X58 and eVGA X58 (including the Classified I'm running now :)) and I would have to say the DFI is a great board, much better than the standard eVGA. The eVGA Classified is the best I have used in a very long time, but we'll leave that one out for now. The Foxconn Bloodrage is also a superb board and I wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to anyone.

 

Stay away from budget X58 boards. They often have poor power regulation and other reasons that make them "budget." When it comes to an i7 build it's hard to find good components at a budget price.

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Hard to beat the DFI X58. 220x19, HT enabled.

 

Praz, do you have the bios settings for your exceptional OCCT 5h run. Seems you have a good cpu. Was this water or air cooled?

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Praz, do you have the bios settings for your exceptional OCCT 5h run. Seems you have a good cpu. Was this water or air cooled?

I didn't save the settings. The processor was watercooled, v1 Fuzion.

 

Praz, what kind of memory are you running on that board?

I"m using OCZ 1866 Reaper and Kingston HyperX 2000.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I'm close (not really) but with higher voltages.

 

Still need to work with the mobo in trying to find the sweet spots.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I'm close (not really) but with higher voltages.

 

Still need to work with the mobo in trying to find the sweet spots.

You're welcome. Not many settings that need altered. It really comes down to the CPU and finding the sweet spot as to the difference between VTT and VDIMM.

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