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In the following video I will show a really nice Intel Motherboard from the extreme series of intel boards and it is the DX58so Motherboard. This motherboard goes for about $250, and while it is not cheap it is a great board to go with an i7 Processor.



Features and benefits

Form factor
ATX (12.00 inches by 9.60 inches [304.80 millimeters by 243.84 millimeters])

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At product launch, this desktop board supports:

  • Support for a Intel® Core™ i7 processor in an LGA1366 socket


  • Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
  • Support for DDR3 1600 MHz?, DDR3 1333 MHz?, DDR3 1066 MHz
  • Support for up to 16 GB? of system memory


  • Intel® X58 Express Chipset

Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem in the following configuration:

  • 10-channel (7.1) Dolby Home Theater* Audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and two S/PDIF digital audio outputs (coaxial and optical) using the Realtek* ALC889 audio codec


  • Nvidia SLI* and ATI CrossFire* multi-GPU platform support enables two graphics cards to work together for ultimate 3D gaming performance and visual quality
  • Full support of next-generation ATI CrossFire* and Nvidia SLI*

LAN support
Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem

Peripheral interfaces

  • Twelve USB 2.0 ports (8 external ports, 2 internal headers)
  • Six Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, including 2 eSATA port with RAID support supplied by a Marvell* controller
  • Two IEEE-1394a ports (1 external port, 1 internal header)
  • Consumer IR receiver and emitter (via internal headers)

Expansion capabilities

  • One PCI Conventional* bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to PCI Conventional bus add-in card connector)
  • One primary PCI Express* 2.0 x16 (electrical x16) bus add-in card connector
  • One secondary PCI Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x16) bus add-in card connector
  • One PCI Express* 1.0a x16 (electrical x4) bus add-in card connector

Related products


  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition


  • Intel® X58 Express Chipset





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