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Did somebody say 'bring the fun back' to this thread? Mmkay!

I've decided two years of service is enough for my i7/920 rig. Gonna build Ivy Bridge. At first I was all sorts of ready to shell out lots of cash for an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board, but I now realize I don't need that much board.

Things I'd like:

ATX (this could be up for debate, I may be willing to put a mini-ATX in my Antec 300 for this). It would be nice to have a little desk space back too... albeit not a whole lot.)
at least two 6.0gb/s SATA ports
at least two USB 3.0 ports
I prefer Asus but would be willing to consider others...

I'm trying to keep this to a decent budget; I'm going to be reusing my Corsair 620HX (I think) power supply and my GTX 470. I'll reuse my optical drives (I have a decent LG Blue Ray drive). I'm removing water cooling from the case and going with a decent quality air cooler. I just bought 12gb of Corasair Vengeance on the cheap so I'm buying an additional stick for ~$20 and will be running 16gb DDR3-1600

I'm picking up a Sandisk Extreme SSD for a boot drive, CS6 and Lightroom 4 because it's down to an acceptable price point for me to invest.

So, recommend me some decent value motherboards. Don't want to go ROG/Maximus, I have no need for it. I also dont want to go ASrock,

What's so bad about ASRock? They usually offer the same/more features at a lower price than Asus and are similar in quality.
Also, if you get a board with more than 2 SATA 6Gb/s ports just know that only 2 of them are the native intel ports and the others are from third party chip set, with Asus they are ASMedia. Make sure the SSD is on the Intel port.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

Or to save some $ this ASRock tongue.gif: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

For SSD get this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=845680&Q=&is=REG&A=details
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/12/12 at 11:12am
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Have you really heard good things about that SSD? One of the things I find kind of funny about it is 'boots up in as little as 15 seconds'. I like the read speed, I guess for an OS drive write speed isn't all that paramount, but if I decided to put programs on it, I think I'd like the write speeds closer to the read speeds..
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Spend more money, then. I boot off an M4 and it's plenty fast for an OS, and I also run CS6 and other misc programs off of there, but I use my Revodrive for scratch space and working area for scanning and music recording. It's pretty much as fast as you're gonna get until you start getting in way over your head with money.
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Have you really heard good things about that SSD?
It is actually one of the best valued SSDs out right now. I have one, I got one for a friend in Thailand a few weeks ago, I've had a few others for friends builds. It is a very very reliable drive. Have you seen the total write abuse one of the 256GB models is taking 24/7? http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm&p=5143056&viewfull=1#post5143056

5PB! It is ridiculous. lol
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One of the things I find kind of funny about it is 'boots up in as little as 15 seconds'. I like the read speed, I guess for an OS drive write speed isn't all that paramount, but if I decided to put programs on it, I think I'd like the write speeds closer to the read speeds..
Almost all current SSDs will boot an OS within 1-2 seconds of each other. Usually the BIOS/UEFI POST takes longer than the OS loading...which annoys with my system. You will not notice a difference b/w SSDs in the OS anyways. Usually it is best to go with reliable and what is on sale at the time.
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Definitely good points gentlemen. I'll probably pick up the SSD while it's on sale. The mobo discussion may wait a bit now though, wifey wants a laptop for Christmas so I think we're going to get each other computers... I think it's actually fair (and probably one of the better xmas gifts she has gotten me, ha!)
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Get a retina MBP. For yourself.
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Hahaha, no. Not downplaying the value of MBP w/ Retina displays here, just saying that I don't need a mobile computer that fast, I just want to upgrade mine from ~2010.
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So buy a couple SSDs and be done with it. Nehalem is still plenty fast.
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I'm going to rage if the iMac refresh doesn't come this month...
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Diverting this back to another topic frequently discussed in this thread:

Got home at 11:05. Cracked open a Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA at 11:20. Done by 12:30. Holy crap this is hitting me hard. Delicious? Yes. Worth the $8 I had to pay at our slightly overpriced grocery store on campus? Not sure yet. While the grocery store has great selection, it costs on average $1 or $2 more for the same beers as the other store in town or the Wegman's back home. But damn, that was a hoppy beer.
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