Best I5/7 Board?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by SLICuser, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. SLICuser

    SLICuser MDL Novice

    Dec 26, 2009
    Hey all,
    If you work in retail you know its the big deal season.

    This year getting the craptel board is optional (yay), the board is the DP55WG for 109US.

    The question for the forum is which board to get for a Intel® Core™ i7 860? The Minimum requirments are:
    Can Be made SLIC 2.1
    OC and UC able.
    1 G2 PCIe X16. (for video)
    1 PCIe X8 (signal). (for raid card)
    1 PCI 3.2 (for legacy cards)

    Preferred minimum:
    Can Be made SLIC 2.1
    OC and UC enhanced with windows management app.
    2 G2 PCIe X16.
    1 PCIe X8 (signal).
    1 PCIe 1X
    1 PCI 3.2 32 66MHZ
    Integrated video (for when the board is retired to a legacy app)

    Also does any one know if a SLIC 2.1 BIOS is available for the HP XW6600 and Intel DG33TL?

    Thank you.
    Merry X
  2. LuckLuka

    LuckLuka MDL Novice

    Jul 17, 2009
    Use an Acer P55 Motherboard with an Intel Core i5 or i7 870 - its better, it has more features and the difference in the price is small(Around 10$-20$)

    but i5 heats too much, you have to get a decent cooler:
    here are my specs(i use 'em)

    Asus P55
    Intel Core i5
    ATI Radeon 5570 <<(cheap and perfect)
    Segabyte 1.5TB SATA2 HDD
    LG DVD+/-R/RW with SecurDisk and LightScribe
    DLink Wireless Card
    Titan Liquid Nitrogen Cooler(120 Watts)
    4GB RAM
  3. SLICuser

    SLICuser MDL Novice

    Dec 26, 2009
    Please read the whole post and not just the title. I felt It belonged here due to the key need is a board that can be made easily and permanently SLIC 2.1.

    Have you been able to SLIC the board? And if so is it a hack BOIS or a natural badge? AKA if you download a update does the SLIC explode.

    Any Mod
    Please update the title of the thread to "Best I5/I7 System Board for SLIC 2.1" I tried to edit it and it will not let me.

    Thank you