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Hey guys, ive been toying over the idea for quite some time and even tho i still have a rig thats quite capable of being overclocked and running fast, it would probably be better investing any money into the new i7 tech rather than the old. I use my PC for gaming

So my ideas are as follows.

Im going to keep some of the components in my existing rig for the the new one;
Graphics:- ATI 5850 toxic OC
Memory:- Corsair XMS3 2 x 2gig 1600MHz
PSU:- Corsair TX750W
Case:- Coolermaster HAF 932
HD's:- 2 x 250GB Seagates (i think) for storage.

So im hoping i can keep those the same and not need to upgrade. The only thing i would have liked to buy another pair of, would be the Ram, but i cant get hold of the same sticks so i dont know wether i can buy anything else to go in. If i cant then im happy to buy some new memory and lift that up to 8gig. These are the ones i have http://www.sharkyextreme.com/img/200...dhx_module.jpg Im not even sure wether they will work with the new mobo, What do you guys think?

Down to the new stuff.

CPU:- i7 2600k

CPU Cooler:- Corsair H100

Mobo:- this im stuck deciding which is best for me. I dont need SLI at all, i have a 3 monitor setup which uses eyefinity, so im sticking with ATI. So CS if ever i wanted to buy another one would be nice but i think if it came to it, ide probably prefer 1 powerful card instead of 2. Ide like to OC eventually, obviously, so would need OC capability

What ive been looking at are the following, i just need someone to help me understand which does what better or has extra and which would best suit what i want

http://www.cclonline.com/product/547...board/MBD0096/
http://www.cclonline.com/product/582...oard-/MBD0137/
http://www.cclonline.com/product/640...board/MBD0205/
http://www.cclonline.com/product/461...board/MBD1265/

HD:- 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" Solid State Drive (for boot)

So really, i just need some opinions on the MOBO's and ANY recommendations you can think of to make this stronger and to iron out any potential instabilities. If you think its better to hold off for anything new coming out then i dont mind. Im in no rush for a new Rig, but if everything is cushty and nothing else is on the horizon then ill probably start building pretty soon.

Thanks for any help you can give me

Way
Edited by wayuk - 10/7/11 at 3:34am
    
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I would suggest getting a bit more ram to fully utilize your i7. minimum 8gb so you can multitask freely g.skills at 1600 with 9.99.24 timings can be found at $62 (4gbx2). Corsairs will work as long as voltage is less than 1.5 (some might push it to 1.65) If storage is no big deal for you, then I won't recommend an upgrade. RAM is the only thing I think you really need to utilize the potential of the upgrade (and the SSD of course)

and, the motherboard, a ws revolution like mine

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...WS_Revolution/

check it out
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post #3 of 8
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thanks for that Razor

Im not the biggest Asus lover to begin with. I used to only use Asus back in the day but recent experiences has really put me off buying any more.

Im reasonable tho, and i accept companies change, as thats the way of things, but surely if im running an ATI card, it makes sense to run a MOBO with an ATI chipset? Not that it wont work, but just so its all the same.
    
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Took a while but pretty much have my i7 build figured out, not sure what your budget is but this info may help you figure something out.

2600k
EVGA 570 Classified SLI
CORSAIR H100
Intel 510 120gb SSD
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)x2 for 16gb
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thanks for that Razor

Im not the biggest Asus lover to begin with. I used to only use Asus back in the day but recent experiences has really put me off buying any more.

Im reasonable tho, and i accept companies change, as thats the way of things, but surely if im running an ATI card, it makes sense to run a MOBO with an ATI chipset? Not that it wont work, but just so its all the same.
No probl. Yes, sometimes companies screw one or two of their products (those HP / Sony Batteries, or the Nvidia Fiasco with GPUs that made them lose quite some money back in 2007-2008 and even their contract with companies like dell or HP for a while.

Now, I don't understand what you say of a mobo with an ATI chipset? you mean a motherboard that supports crossfire over sli? The WS Revo is great as it supports Quadro x4, Tri-Sli and Quad fire. Besides it has the NF200 chipset so you can do 16x16x8 and 8x8x8x8x. Those chipsets are often found in motherboards above the $300 range like Maximus IV extreme, but the revo can be found at $200 easily (check the sales forum, there's one guy selling one) just make sure its Revision 3.0. Anyway, even thou is not ROG, it can overclock easily your next 2600k to 4.8 like mine.And it has PCI-E 1x 4 of those in case you want to install a sound card, tv card,etc.

Of course, I'm recommending on p67. I know nothing on z68. I spent quite a few hours last month, checking all motherboards before upgrades, and decided in favor of the Revo. Good layout, good features, estability and OC capabilities. Support for USB 3 and SATA 6GB

Also, keep in mind I'm recommending something in the $200 range. If that's pushing it, let me know to try to recommend something closer to your budget

ps. g.skills @$62 on amazon.com, forgot to list the source.
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Ive seen allot of people using the G.skills Ram, and its really cheap for what you get but i wanna make sure its more than just the price why people buy. I dont mind paying more if you get a better product

The last nvidia based chipset mobo i bought i ended up returning as it wouldnt boot while i had my ATI graphics card in. Very weird but that was the reason. so i bought a ATI based chipset.
    
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Ive seen allot of people using the G.skills Ram, and its really cheap for what you get but i wanna make sure its more than just the price why people buy. I dont mind paying more if you get a better product

The last nvidia based chipset mobo i bought i ended up returning as it wouldnt boot while i had my ATI graphics card in. Very weird but that was the reason. so i bought a ATI based chipset.
G-skill ram is famous for its reliabilty and performance, You could go and buy Corsair dominators but you would not notice any improvement perhaps apart from a few extra points in benchmarking. Its all about the ram timmings and mhz, The Sandybridge sweetspot is 1600mhz with as low timmings as you can find usually the g-skills are 9-9-9-24 but you can get lower modules but the price increases sharply for little to no noticeable improvement in performance.
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Ive seen allot of people using the G.skills Ram, and its really cheap for what you get but i wanna make sure its more than just the price why people buy. I dont mind paying more if you get a better product

The last nvidia based chipset mobo i bought i ended up returning as it wouldnt boot while i had my ATI graphics card in. Very weird but that was the reason. so i bought a ATI based chipset.
Nvidia is no longer making chipsets, I recall when nforce chipset was supporting sli only and x38 crossfire, Right now, except for their latest NF200 but thats to get 16x16x in a chipset physically design to support 16x8x AFAIK chipset is intel only, so actually, the NF200 is just to add a functionality that sandy bridge motherboards are not allowed to have.

Now, G.Skill ripjaws are to me, as popular as OCZ gold -platinum were back in the day. I mean, you don't buy them because they are cheap, but because they are great bang for the buck if you don't mind timings. If you don't care about the top of the line, then they will serve you well and do not trouble you at all
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Seagate 2TB HDD None :D Megahalem Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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