what is a good intel based motherboard

February 20, 2012 at 12:30:29
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what is a best value motherboard for i7 processor

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#1
February 20, 2012 at 12:43:51
There are 4 differents core i7 out there which one do u have?

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#2
February 20, 2012 at 19:14:35
I have found that Gigabytes motherboards are about the best for the money. They are high quality and even their lower priced boards have features and quality components that some make you pay for their better lines to get. Be more specific on the model i7 CPU (at least 1st Gen. or 2nd Gen.) and some idea of your usage, expectations, and price range so we can make specific suggestions.

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#3
February 20, 2012 at 21:36:58
i7 2600

a good standard motherboard, with good features and performance, and a fast hard drive, not too expensive
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#4
February 20, 2012 at 23:43:28
I meant 4 different i7 sockets
-socket 1366
-socket 1155
-socket 1156
-socket 2011

Do u plan to run demanding games like battlefield 3?

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#5
February 20, 2012 at 23:52:43
Sorry for not being complete, I have to by both,

i think socket 1155, its not for extreme games, I have not built a machine past 4 years, and not uptodate with all the new changes, alway bought Dell Optiplex systems,
Feel lik building a reliable system, so like to know soime recomendations on

Mainboard, Memory, and socket,
stablity is more important to me, Like good performance, and good value

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#6
February 21, 2012 at 04:32:03
Do u already have core i7 2600 or u are planning to buy it? Core i5 2500k outperform core i7 2600 if overclocked a little and cost less($230).

-core i5 2500k + intel p67 or z68 chipset
-core i5 2300 + intel h67 chipset
*Stay away from INTEL boards

Go with 8gb (2gb x 4) ddr3 1600 1.5v.

U will also need a Case, PSU, HDD, DVD Writer & Video Card(i assume u have monitor, keyboard and mouse) .

Use newegg if u live in US.

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#7
February 21, 2012 at 05:09:05
I believe ALL current boards for Intel CPUs are based on Intel chipsets. There are no more Nvidia, SiS, or VIA based boards. So all you need to do is decide on the socket type, which chipset you want, ATX or mATX, then decide on a board manufacturer. I really don't think there's a bad manufacturer out there right now. Narrow it down to a few boards that fit the requirements, then google for reviews.

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#8
February 21, 2012 at 05:09:24
Look:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
And if you can afford:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
High quality MB with all features and eventual PCIe Gen3 supported if you ever switch to Ivy Bridge CPU.
High reliability FAST HD.
Extremely fast SATAIII SSD if you are willing to spend for it (Well, there are faster PCIe SSD's if you are willing to REALLY spend the money).
The 2500K is probably a better idea in general and I understand it Overclocks well and the money you save will get you the SSD drive.

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