Good motherboad for i7 920

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by -=WGN=-, May 19, 2010.

  1. -=WGN=-

    -=WGN=- MDL Novice

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    Guys, I need to buy a motherboard for i7 920 and do not know what to get ... Give me suggestions on models and prices please.
    What brand / model that is more personal using?
    Another thing, all with x58 chipset has the same performance?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Pretty much depends on what your looking for I mean do you want a Gaming rig?
    Or some other rig such as just the best thing you can get out of a machine right now...
     
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  3. -=WGN=-

    -=WGN=- MDL Novice

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    Yes, for games.
     
  4. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Well Obviously I can't make up your mind for you lol...
    I would have a look at Newegg.com, Mwave.com, ZipZoomfly.com and TigerDirect.com.....
    Search for a x58 mobo ....

    And darn I didn't answer the chipset question yes all of them have the same performance....
    However some are meant to be Overclocking specialized boards....
     
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  5. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    For the same processor i7 920, I have a MSI X58M purchased in June 2009.
     
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  6. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    If you haven't already bought the i7-920 cpu, don't! :)

    The i7-930 replaces the i7-920 and is faster. It should also be able to overclock higher since it has a higher base clock. Best of all, it shouldn't be any more expensive than the i7-920!

    The i7-920 has been out for a long time now (much longer than people may realise), its Intel's way of keeping people interested in the i7-9xx range, especially since there is another majorish change in CPU (process change, addition of AVX etc instruction sets, major refinements in i7 architecture), a whole new socket which is 1 pin different which affect both Socket 1156 and 1360 CPU's, incompatible. (and hence motherboard change), and new chipset due. The Socket 1155's may be out first, but even though they should be faster than current socket 1360's.

    Anyways, if you do purchase an x58 motherboard, make sure its a new model (or new revision) for best value, as like I pointed out earlier they have been around a long time. Motherboards can make a slight difference in speed, although most likely not too noticeable, but different boards have difference audio and network chips, and they may require different amounts of CPU when in use, and in heavy sound environments it may take enough CPU on some chips to make it noticeable.
     
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  8. Awhite0316

    Awhite0316 MDL Novice

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    As per my suggestion you should go with intel x58, Which has PCI Express 2.0 interface,Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s (Means 6 SATA Ports). This is only flashback.
     
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  9. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Take a look at EVGA if its gaming that your into. :D
     
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