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I would recommend the Asus Sabertooth as others here have. bookmark the Asus driver website link and you can download your drivers in 10 mins or less. Or do as I do and download drivers every few months. I have a gigabyte board and really like it so you will be happy if you bought a gigabyte board as well. You are going to need some DDR3 ram for your new MoBO (assuming your parts that your going to be installing on this rig are in your sig.) I use G-skill RIpjaws, which work amazing and OC like a beast, but again the market is huge and you can get some better ram for not much more.

Here is a nice looking gigabyte board: Note; I am saying nice looking from the specs, but I am not to current on the latest so this could be a MoBo you want to avoid, Read up on the MoBo before you make your choice. And btw, there is 5 GPU slots there which IMO is extremely overkill and most likely not ever going to be used but you can get an idea with a high end Gigabyte board. Notice that only the first two GPUs installed will run at 16x, after the 2nd card the GPUs will progressively get slower. (16x,16x,8x,4x,4x)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509

And for the SSD, I cant answer your question but Ive never heard of that problem so there you go biggrin.gif
Here is a great SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=12km68nm1id0f

Not sure how much you looked around or know so I will link so beastly ram that is going for gaming and highend use, I am not sure what your going to be running so you can downgrade accordingly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519

And here is the highest end ram G-skill offers:
http://promotions.newegg.com/Gskill/033112/index.html?cm_sp=Cat_Memory-_-Gskill/033112-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fGskill%2f033112%2f696x288.jpg

And again, G-skill is only one of many many companies so by no means should you feel obligated to use G-skill.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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a software that allows updating of drivers easier. Are u just lazy cuz it takes less than 1 min. to grab the drivers from the site.....

No not lazy.....just updating this MOBO I currently have was confusing as to which drivers are for my setup and which aren't.....with GB u use the software and it gives you the drivers u need....simple and not confusing....
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yeah sabertooth for the win! The crosshair costs alot more and the difference is small
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How much "upper space" will I need in my ram to be able to overclock the 1055T to around 4 ghz? Will 1600 be enough room? Or will I have to go higher?

Does the Mhz make that that much difference performance wise when you go higher?

Also I need some input on SSD's....I am concerned about deleting data off of these things is not secure unless you wipe the whole thing? Any input on this is appreciated!
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How much "upper space" will I need in my ram to be able to overclock the 1055T to around 4 ghz? Will 1600 be enough room? Or will I have to go higher?
Does the Mhz make that that much difference performance wise when you go higher?
Also I need some input on SSD's....I am concerned about deleting data off of these things is not secure unless you wipe the whole thing? Any input on this is appreciated!

Anything over 1333mhz isn't much of an improvement for the current CPUs so just save your money and grab some 1600mhz.

And there is no rules against you overclocking ram so if you have 1600mhz and OC some it wont hurt you.

For an SSD, I have never heard of that happening to someone but mainly I hear about people putting the OS and main programs on the SSD and then leaving it as is so you may be correct, but I highly doubt companies would allow that type of behavior to happen . Go to the HDD/SDD section here in OCN and make a thread there to get the fastest answers. Or use my friend Google thumb.gif
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post #16 of 65
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Anything over 1333mhz isn't much of an improvement for the current CPUs so just save your money and grab some 1600mhz.
And there is no rules against you overclocking ram so if you have 1600mhz and OC some it wont hurt you.
For an SSD, I have never heard of that happening to someone but mainly I hear about people putting the OS and main programs on the SSD and then leaving it as is so you may be correct, but I highly doubt companies would allow that type of behavior to happen . Go to the HDD/SDD section here in OCN and make a thread there to get the fastest answers. Or use my friend Google thumb.gif

Thank you....

Also any different noted between dual and quad channel RAM?
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Thank you....
Also any different noted between dual and quad channel RAM?

No. There is no difference between dual and quad channel kits, and neither are needed to get dual or quad channel. It's all marketing.
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So you haven't given intel any thought at all? They have some pretty nice stuff.
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I personally have the CHV and would have liked to go with the sabertooth as others have suggested I just didn't have much choice with the slot arrangement I needed, I dont think the drivers are overly difficult to update but you do have a point with the gigabytes being relatively automated. Im running a 960T with the ram at just over 1600mhz (Gskill 2x4gb 1600mhz sticks@ 1.5V) and the proc is at 4044mhz@1.375V, whether or not to stick with the Thuban or go with the FX is a slight gamble in my opinion, some of the updates for W7 apparently give them a small performance boost, I think I read somewhere around 2-3%, so its possible the FX's could become a little stronger as the scheduler issues in W7 get worked out and/or W8 gets here, just my 2 cents but given the situation right now and the differences between the 2 I would stick with the Thuban since you already have it and wait for a higher line FX to drop that will make a difference you can see/feel, lastly I've owned both Gigabyte and Asus boards over the years and I think they both make great products so I would without a doubt say get the board that fits your needs whether it be the UD5 or CHV, as I was typing all of this I can't remember if you said you had a budget but I've used 2 Biostar boards in the past, most recent being a 890FXE and I would always throw them out there whether its a budget build or not as I think they make a great product overall. I skimmed through your original post a little fast (sorry if I said something out of line with what you were asking) and I tried to touch on everything a bit! Hope it helps!
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Will I notice any difference between 1600 mhz or say 2133 mhz in the ram? What about in terms of future proofing my system?
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