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Title says it all.

But, you ask for specifics and needs and wants? Well, obviously I will want to take advantage of the processor and not have anything bottle necked by my motherboard.

The planned setup with the Bulldozer CPU (w/8150 CPU):

Hard Drives: Crucial M4 128GB SSD + 2x1TB F3 in RAID 0 + 2TB F4 for backup.
Memory: 4x4GB for 16GB total. She is a graphic/product designer and thus between multiple programs and large files large memory is a must.
Optical Drive: Blu Ray Drive.
Multimedia Card Reader for camera, tablet, etc.
Multiple Gentle Typhoon Fans + Fan conroller
Case: She still likes her Antec P180 and there really isn't anything wrong with it.
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence ST + AT AD700's
Graphics Card: 5870 2GB

What I also think would be very nice is USB 3.0 and bluetooth, but I think we can get a bluetooth adapter and throw it on just as easily in a USB slot. eSATA port would be nice, but not necessary as I don't ever recall using one. It wold be nicer to have two ethernet ports, but again, not mandatory.

Of course I want control to be able to overclock something. Some of those auto tools can be nice, but I have also had trouble with them tweaking a system wrong.

Andy advice would be nice as well. I just want this to be a great setup for my wife.
post #2 of 13
what are you looking to spend ?
post #3 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

this one is reasonably priced. I only suggest it because I used to own it and really enjoyed it. it overclocked well, had a dual bios feature that came in handy once or twice. There may be better options, but I really enjoyed this board.

forgive the double post.
post #4 of 13
sabertooth, ud5 or 7, or a crosshair is my choices
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what are you looking to spend ?
$200 or less.... hopefully more near $150.

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Originally Posted by solar0987 View Post
sabertooth, ud5 or 7, or a crosshair is my choices
So many choices!
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by danielwiley View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

this one is reasonably priced. I only suggest it because I used to own it and really enjoyed it. it overclocked well, had a dual bios feature that came in handy once or twice. There may be better options, but I really enjoyed this board.

forgive the double post.
I second this.
post #7 of 13
I'm having a really good time with the 990fx Sabertooth so i would consider that if your going to be putting the 8150 in it. Overclocking and lifespan of the overall motherboard will probably be better then some of the other stuff out there it would justify spending the extra $30-40 on the Sabertooth.

For $140 the gigabyte board is also a steal, not shooting that out at all.
Edited by Chiefpuff420 - 10/11/11 at 6:50pm
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I second this.
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I'm having a really good time with the 990fx Sabertooth so i would consider that if your going to be putting the 8150 in it. Overclocking and lifespan of the overall motherboard will probably be better then some of the other stuff out there it would justify spending the extra $30-40 on the Sabertooth.

For $140 the gigabyte board is also a steal, not shooting that out at all.
So that Gigabyte and the Sabertooth are probably the best two to look at?

I am comfortable with the price either way.... is the Sabertooth the Cadillac if you will?
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 10/11/11 at 7:02pm
post #9 of 13
That or the 990fx Extreme 4 by asrock or the fatality pro by asrock. Also my guess is a good idea is to wait pcie3.0 board should come sooner or later i think.
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That or the 990fx Extreme 4 by asrock or the fatality pro by asrock. Also my guess is a good idea is to wait pcie3.0 board should come sooner or later i think.
In time for Bulldozer? Which hopefully is no later than November.
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