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what mobo should i get for i7 (x58)???

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i have three choices of mobo for the i7 920 atm. i chose uATx coz its cheaper and i dont need tri sli/cf support for now

 

1. asus rampage ii gene $ 469 NZD

2. evga x58 sli micro $ 419 NZD

3. evga x58 sli LE $ 459 NZD ( i know its not micro but the dream of eventually having 3 5850s would be cool)

 

by the way does the evga support crossfire?

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i have three choices of mobo for the i7 920 atm. i chose uATx coz its cheaper and i dont need tri sli/cf support for now

 

1. asus rampage ii gene $ 469 NZD

2. evga x58 sli micro $ 419 NZD

3. evga x58 sli LE $ 459 NZD ( i know its not micro but the dream of eventually having 3 5850s would be cool)

 

by the way does the evga support crossfire?

I think they all support crossfire (as in all x58) as I recall it is sli that some don't have because they have to pay for the license. I have the ROG gene so I vote that.

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I hate the EVGA site for not putting up complete specs!!

 

EVGA micro seems good but it is sans the ROG features!! LE too is pretty good but :google: for OC performance and stability!!

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yea i dd, they seem relatively even, so down to package i guess.... hardwareknucks said that most of the software included with the rampage is crap.. so idk, however the rampage looks very nice imo.. but i mite go with the LE i think coz i like the look of full size mobos :)

 

 

EDIT: never mind strike that, the rampage is soo much better comapred to the LE in terms of voltages and overclocking!

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The RIIGene is an excellent board, not sure about the others, but I have an EVGA X58 3X SLI and it's a great board too

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does the evga x58 sli LE support 2-way crossfire at x16 x16 or is it only the first slot runnin at x16, with the others splitting the lanes at x8???? i seriously dont understand... plz help.. this is going to be the deciding the factor as to what i pick (rampage ii gene vs evga sli LE)

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does the evga x58 sli LE support 2-way crossfire at x16 x16 or is it only the first slot runnin at x16, with the others splitting the lanes at x8???? i seriously dont understand... plz help.. this is going to be the deciding the factor as to what i pick (rampage ii gene vs evga sli LE)

 

only first one is running at x16

 

here is how it's split

 

PCIe slot 1: 16x

PCIe slot 2: 8x

PCIe slot 3: 4x

PCIe slot 4: 8x

 

between LE and gene, i think gene would be a better choice

 

the sli micro is both at x16 though.

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tyvm for the help... the rampage gene it is then :D

 

not so keen about the sli micro due to lack of ide port... wana use an old 80gb hdd (ide) for the os lol

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tyvm for the help... the rampage gene it is then :D

 

not so keen about the sli micro due to lack of ide port... wana use an old 80gb hdd (ide) for the os lol

 

I'd consider investing in a new hard drive to go along with your new fast hardware, otherwise you're going to be limiting your performance right off the bat with a slow hard drive. Just a thought...

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I'd consider investing in a new hard drive to go along with your new fast hardware, otherwise you're going to be limiting your performance right off the bat with a slow hard drive. Just a thought...

:withstupid: WD blacks are super fast. also ide is getting phased out.

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