I have a 790i with a q6700, needless to say the system is starting to show its age even with some heavy-duty overclocking.
I plan over the next month or so to build a new 1156 or 1366 system... which is where all the geniuses on the forums come in
So far the boards I'm looking at are the MSI P55 GD65 with an i5 750 (~$150 for the board $200 for i5)
The MSI X58 Pro-E with an i7 920 (~$190 for board ~$280 for i7)
The Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R with an i7 920
ASUS Rampage II GENE with i7 920 (~$210 for board)
Recertified: EVGA 132-BL-E758-RX with i7 920 (~$220 for board)
I had originally decided to just build a P55 system cause they seem to be comparable to the X58s, but after seeing that some X58 boards aren't that much more expensive and the clearer upgrade path for 1366, maybe X58 is the better way to go?
I'm mostly a gamer so the extra PCIe lanes might help. (yes i know the difference between x16 and x8 doesn't make that much of a difference now, but it might for Fermi)
If anyone has any suggestions or firsthand experience with a good board that would be really helpful, any board somewhere around $200 is a possibility. (Good RAM kits and coolers would be nice too)
Thanks in advance