Need opinions on this motherboard

By klepto12 ยท 5 replies
Oct 1, 2009
  1. ok first of all i will be building a new core i7 build very soon and i was wondering what you guys thought of this mb. ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 it seems to be a very nice board and has some great reviews and toms hardware liked it. so what do you guys think grab this or go with gigabyte or asus?
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    just my opinion... but for the extra 30 bucks, get the Gigabyte.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,115   +9

    hmmm i have been contemplating weather to just go with an i7 860 and 1156 board over the 920. and a cheap board what do you think?
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Good question. Depends on whether you're thinking hexa-core in the near future... :)
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,115   +9

    hexa core sounds nice but i dont even have a quad right now since mine bit the dust :) so the i7 either way is alot faster than what i have but i like the 920 better but i can get more power for cheaper with the 860 god this is so hard to decide :(
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Other than the processor and the mobo, what are the other components you've decided on?

    It's a similar situation as in a recent thread by Tank. Like I said there, the Nehalem is definitely better for bragging rights. Else, the Lynnfield may be the better bang for the buck. :)

    Tough choice. However, the LGA1366 is probably the best platform in the market right now. Also there is the matter of the triple channel memory controller. I personally like it more.

    Again, the 860 runs a cooler and has lower power consumption.

    So in my opinion, if the price difference between the 920 Vs 860 build isn't too much, go ahead with the 920. Actually if you're considering the LGA 1156, I'd only recommend the i5 750.

    I think if that ASRock board is a good one, then you're getting excellent value for the 920 build.

    All the best my good man. :)
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