EVGA X58 LE & Intel Core i7 920, good?

lucasbuck2

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Are these a good match?
EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard - 230
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 280

Also, which memory would be better? The prices are close. Mainly going to be used for gaming.
OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz Memory - 3x2048MB
OCZ Platinum Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048)

Thanks for any info!
 
Do you have a microcenter nearby? You can get an i7 for 200 there, make sure to get D0 stepping if you do. I would suggest the 1600MHz ram because you wont need 2000MHz ram and the platinums have better timings than the golds which is what matters most.
 

bigpapa7

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I am looking at this board as well. Does it support Crossfire as well as SLI? Or will there possibly be a BIOS update to use Crossfire?