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Opinion on Mo Bo for i7 920 processor.

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angelbelow

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Hey everyone, as mentioned in previous threads, I am fairly new to building computers so I was hoping to get some advice on motherboards.

I purchased the i7 920 processor from microcenter and I am currently looking at these motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375&Tpk=gigabyte motherboard

or
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188049

From what I can tell, the gigabyte is cheaper because the max supported memory is 16gb compared to EVGA's 24 gb.

Would you guys recommend I got for the 24max GB or the 16GB is more than sufficient?

I am looking to build a gaming computer and is future proof as well. Thanks in advanced.
 

fire2havoc

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Of those two, I would go with the Gigabyte. However, for gaming you don't need more than 6GB so the maximum RAM should be a non-issue.
 

mattspalace

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Agree, either the Asus or EVGA board would be an excellent choice. To be honest, I'm not sure which I'd go with if it was me making the purchase.
 

MIAHALLEN

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Both good boards...are you going to run SLI?

If you are concerned with low noise, you might be better off with a full size board to give your multiple graphics cards more room to breath.