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I just got a Q9770 as a gift and am having a hard time building the system. I first was going to go with the GA-X48-DQ6 or GA-X38-DS4.... but i decided that since i don't have enough $$$$$$$ to build a *sweet* system that i'd build a LAN party type system.

First of all, because the QX9770 is power as enough, I wont need to overclock it as much (i am an avid fan of overclocking), so I will build a micro system. I was thinking of a Lian Li micro ATX case with a 9.5x9.5'' motherboard... Most likely the ASUS P5E-VM. With this, I will combine it with the G.Skill 2x2gb memory & the 8800GT video card as long as it fits.

I want to know what you guys think of this... I am no new builder, but of course.... I HAVE LOTS TO LEARN!

I wish for your feedback on what you think i should do. Just remember that i don't have the money to blow!

I will be using the system for pure video games... thanks!
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post #2 of 38
thats the funniest thing ive ever heard. at least you can be the only person in the world with a 9770 on a matx board.

if it were me i would sell the chip and make a sick over the top gaming rig
Edited by microman - 5/26/08 at 12:00am
    
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post #3 of 38
QX9770 and an 8800GT...Angels are weeping.

My advice, sell the Quad and put the monies toward a build.
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post #4 of 38
sell it and get a Q6600 and upgrade other stuff.
post #5 of 38
sell that chip and build you a q6600 or e8400 rig with SLI or CF whichever floats your boat but yeah no point in dropping a chip like that in a matx.
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I had a Q6700 but decided to sell it because at that particular time, I had to use my existing $$$$ on classes. I am keeping this processor (yet I know alot of people will tell me to sell it) because the person that gave this to me as a gift is expecting to see me with it. (and it's a gift, I would keep it as respect) I would appreciate it if I can get other feedback other than selling the processor. Thanks
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tell the person who gave it to you that it was rude to give you such an expensive gift when you cant afford the parts to go with it
    
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tell the person who gave it to you that it was rude to give you such an expensive gift when you cant afford the parts to go with it
lmao
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Lol
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post #10 of 38
Don't worry about MM, he's just uptight cause he can't break 24k in 06.


Look for a Chap named Chozart, he'll put together a fine rig for you.
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