The best Motherboard for the 1156 socket , i7's and i5's
29 September 2011
Summary: I have 3 of these boards in 3 different set ups, one with an i7 820, and its a solid fast machine. Another with an i5 760 with 2 ATi5770's in Crossfire and it's an incredible gamer, and mine which is an i5 750 with 2 GTX 460's in SLi, I also have mine overclocked and running stable at 4GHz and running Corsair Dominator 1600MHz ram with timmings at 7-7-7-20.
Summary: The GD80 has so many additional features that you'd almost forget about the simple stuff like dual Gigabit Ethernet, Multi-channel audio over both analog and digital connectors, CrossFireX and SLI support, 8 SATA II ports, 9 USB 2.0 ports, 1 FireWire ports, 1 eSATA ports. Then features like the new OC Genie real-time overclocking processor with accompanying OC Genie & DirectOC buttons, touch-sensitive onboard power/reset switches, phase LEDs for every major component, a...