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I currently have a dell first generation i5 750 .... So I'm guessing I need a Intel 1156 motherboard... I have already gotten 8 gigs ddr3 mushkin red line 4 2 gigs each.. And a amd xfx 5670 video card... I need help picking a new motherboard and power supply... I don't game but would like to start up gaming here and there as I sold my xbox 360 didn't play it enough , its just for video editing, and web browsing. The dell is ok as is but I just want to squeeze out all the power I can from the processor so I need something that can overclock.

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What's your budget for the board and psu?
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Haven't really thought about budget, if I'm told I need to spend a couple hundred that's fine if the general price is more that's fine also, I guess 2 - 3 hundred. I also bought a coolmaster n520 and a antec nine hundred mid tower.

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Hmmm... If to keep it within the $200 budget, I'd suggest these:

Asus P7P55D-E LX - $114.99 ($94.99 w/ rebate)

Corsair TX650 - $94.99 ($69.99 w/ rebate)

But if you want a modular PSU, then you should get the HX650, although of course that would cost more.

And if you plan on doing a Crossfire, you'll need to look for another board.
Edited by jedi304 - 10/20/11 at 1:02pm
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No plans to crossfire the little bit of games I might play not worth it. Hell knowing me I won't have time for games anyways., I was actually thinking about that motherboard, would spending more really do anything for me, features overclock ability, stability? Or that's a solid board, as far as the power supply, I never had a modular one what is its main benefit, less cable clutter and that's it or there's more to it that I don't know .

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Yeah its a solid board. And modular power supply is just about cable management.
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post #7 of 11
The main benefit of a modular PSU is less cable clutter. The board jedi304 linked is decent and should give you some OC headroom.

What model of Dell do you have? If Dell pulled any proprietary shenanigans with the case you might need to get a new case, too.
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If Dell pulled any proprietary shenanigans with the case you might need to get a new case, too.
He has already got an Antec 900. See posts.
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Thank you everybody for your input, I was already thinking the asus motherboard and everybody so far has suggested it also, so that's cool.... Power supply I'm still up in the air about I'm thinking modular I would like to make this as clean clutter free as possible. I don't think the cheaper psu is the way to go incase in the future I can add to system I'd I decide too later on. I already have 2 500 gig hard drives in raid and 2 more 1tb for video and audio. Plus bluray burner. I might pick up another hard drive down the road. So i could definitely use more power.

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