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Old 01-24-2010, 06:26 AM   #1
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Default rampage extreme 2

is this a good prosessor to use on the rampage extreme2 ?Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model AT80601002727AA - thanks
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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That processor should work great in that motherboard.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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You will be very happy with that combination. What RAM & heat sink are you thinking about?
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:37 AM   #4
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Great choice of both CPU and motherboard. I still use that motherboard on a regular basis.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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The ROG boards look pretty damn sexy. I wish my X58 board was one. Maybe next time. lol.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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Unfortunately i won't recommend the Core i7 960.
The ASUS Rampage II Extreme is a kick-ass board and is primarily designed for overclocking so I'm assuming you'll use it for that.
Get yourself a Core i7 920 and either go with liquid cooling or buy a maintenance-free liquid cooler like the 'ALC Domino' or the 'Corsair H50'.
With this combination, you can easily hit 3.8Ghz!

If you overclock all non-extreme i7 900 series, you won't find a robust performance difference.

So why waste $300?
Now what to do with the extra cash?
Well I'll leave that to you.
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