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Easytouch
11-24-2010, 03:40 PM
Hello,

I was browsing on Newegg and I found this Asrock motherboard.

ASRock X58 EXTREME6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157213R

Is it a good price? Newegg open box stuff good? Will I receive all the parts? Overclocking abilities? And finally, is this a good board for my i7 970?

Thanks,
Chris

lo3.explicit
11-24-2010, 03:56 PM
900 bucks for a cpu and you want a budget board for it? o.O?

Open Box is hit or miss. Chances are youll get the bare board only, not even a back plate for the case.

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423)

Better bet not too much more $

Easytouch
11-24-2010, 04:01 PM
im buying the i7 970 through an accomodation for 215 bucks. Thats the board I was thinking about

Easytouch
11-24-2010, 04:02 PM
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard for 225 OB though?

borg_7_of_9
11-24-2010, 04:03 PM
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422)

Personally the UD5 is a top board.. I would look at MSI or Asus as well.. Don't go low end with that CPU.. Open box is hit and miss..

lo3.explicit
11-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Dont know why Newegg does not carry it anymore but this is the board I have ASUS P6T - LGA 1366 - X58 - DDR3 - ATX Motherboard (http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P6T-1366-DDR3-Motherboard/dp/B001NZSAO4/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_0) and I have yet to have a single problem.

Bartouille69
11-24-2010, 04:27 PM
If you're going to spend so much on a CPU, just get the 980X.

madpistol
11-24-2010, 04:35 PM
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422)

Personally the UD5 is a top board.. I would look at MSI or Asus as well.. Don't go low end with that CPU.. Open box is hit and miss..

The UD5 is my recommendation as well. It's a very good performance board that works very well with a high powered i7.

Lachrymosity
11-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Unless you have a specific need there's not really a lot of good reasons to buy past the X58A-UD3P.