rampage extreme 2

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by timelesspassions, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. timelesspassions

    timelesspassions Obliviot

    Jan 24, 2010
    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
  2. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    That processor should work great in that motherboard. :)
  3. Psi*

    Psi* Tech Monkey

    Jun 17, 2009
    Westport, CT
    You will be very happy with that combination. What RAM & heat sink are you thinking about?
  4. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    Great choice of both CPU and motherboard. I still use that motherboard on a regular basis.
  5. crowTrobot

    crowTrobot E.M.I.

    Feb 8, 2010
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    The ROG boards look pretty damn sexy. I wish my X58 board was one. Maybe next time. lol.
  6. PlanetMaster

    PlanetMaster Obliviot

    May 26, 2010
    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? :eek:
    Now what to do with the extra cash? :cool:
    Well I'll leave that to you. ;)

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