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post #1 of 15
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i dont know much about intel other than the fact sandy bridge is out and im sick of waiting for bull dozer
can someone help me find good cpu mobo combo for a gaming rig something that i will b able to crossfire i the future.
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post #2 of 15
Are you planning on OC'ing the CPU as well? You're going to need new RAM as well - will 4GB be enough for you or do you do any encoding/rendering or workstation kind of stuff?
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post #3 of 15
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no this is strictly a gaming rig and 4 gig is enough i already ordered these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427
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post #4 of 15
So, you need a decent quad-core CPU with a mobo that has at least two PCI-e slots for at or under 300 bones. Brb, checking our favorite Egg...
    
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post #5 of 15
New retail a must, or is used an option here?
 
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Corsair Performance Pro 256GB  Western Digital Elements 2TB Samsung F4 2TB EK Supremacy  
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EK-CoolStream XTX 360 (X2) D5 w/ EK Top XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir EK Compression Fittings 
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Yate Loon Medium (x13) Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell UltraSharp U2715H  Corsair Strafe RGB w/ MX Cherry Silent 
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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
used is ok
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post #7 of 15
Referral incoming.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB  Western Digital Elements 2TB Samsung F4 2TB EK Supremacy  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-CoolStream XTX 360 (X2) D5 w/ EK Top XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir EK Compression Fittings 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Yate Loon Medium (x13) Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell UltraSharp U2715H  Corsair Strafe RGB w/ MX Cherry Silent 
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NZXT Hale90-1000-M Caselabs SM8 Logitech M705 Marathon  NZXT Sleeved Extensions 
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NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller  
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.1ghz Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH EVGA 780Ti Classified HydroCopper Samsung 16GB (4x4GB) Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB  Western Digital Elements 2TB Samsung F4 2TB EK Supremacy  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-CoolStream XTX 360 (X2) D5 w/ EK Top XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir EK Compression Fittings 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Yate Loon Medium (x13) Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell UltraSharp U2715H  Corsair Strafe RGB w/ MX Cherry Silent 
PowerCaseMouseOther
NZXT Hale90-1000-M Caselabs SM8 Logitech M705 Marathon  NZXT Sleeved Extensions 
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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
Referral incoming.
sweet thanks
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post #9 of 15
Gah... Are you going to want to OC? And do you specifically want a Sandy Bridge, or did you just mention it?
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post #10 of 15
Intel SB i5 2400 - $189
ECS P67 mobo with 2x PCI-e slots, USB 3.0, Sata 6GB/s, etc, etc - $99
    
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Intel i7 920 D0 stepping @ 4.+GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme + EK-FB-R3E water block MSI GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback DDR3 1600 6GB (3 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB ASUS CD/DVD burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Triple) ASUS VW266H 19x12 each @ 5760 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Wave 450 Black (Dual) Corsair HX1000s Mountain Mods Ascension (modded) Logitech MX518 
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(Dual) XTracPads Ripper XXL 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 stepping @ 4.+GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme + EK-FB-R3E water block MSI GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback DDR3 1600 6GB (3 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB ASUS CD/DVD burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Triple) ASUS VW266H 19x12 each @ 5760 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Wave 450 Black (Dual) Corsair HX1000s Mountain Mods Ascension (modded) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
(Dual) XTracPads Ripper XXL 
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