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LGA 2011

matari

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Last year, I was convinced to wait for Ivy Bridge (IB). Well, IB is still a good six months away, and I am bored with my i7 920. LGA 2011 was just released, and I am considering the platform. I know the price is over the top, but it is going to be the same for every Intell enthusest platform.

If I decide to go with LGA 2011, what board? Keep in mind that I plan to H20 everything. The Asus RIV Extreme is an interesting board, and it looks fun to H20 cool (not). I really hate heat pipe designed heatsinks and I am burned out of Red/black/white color theme builds. I like the orange/black theme of the GA-X79-UD7, but can't seem to find any relavent reviews. I will more than likely use this project for folding. In closing, I am not 100% sold on LGA 2011, and if so what board would be great for H2O?
 

Eldonko

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Not sure one board is better than any other for H20. The RIVE is handy because if you have a 1366 waterblock it will fit while some other may need a new block or mounting. They added a second backplate for those with 1366 coolers. Cant really comment on which board is the best at this point because nothing is even avail yet.
 

matari

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If I recall coreectly, EK has a mount system that will adpapt to the current LGA mount system. Wonder if it is possible to use other coolers with it.
 

matsta31

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You might want to revise your folding goals with the Big adv changes... Starting in Jan 2012 you need 16 cores to Big Adv.
 

matari

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Maybe I will change my goals; not interested in a dual CPU setup. I have the CPU 370, but to using it do to the thin layer of plating on the micro channels. I am going for silence, so I would to H2O the mother board. However, Those large heat pipe heatsinks, makes me cringe
 

lastsplash

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For those interested, the XSPC Rasa M3 screws will fit through the M4 holes on LGA2011 and you can use a 1156 backplate to secure the block. A permanent solution will be released shortly.

From Dazhong at XSPC
 

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