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Hello Everyone,

I am planning to (in the next couple of months) build a gaming/htpc rig. Here is a general parts list and I have some questions on which way I should go on some of it.

CPU: i7-860(1156) or i7-930(1366)
GPU: Evga GTX480
MoBo: ??? Not Sure
Mem: 4gb DDR3 (whatever speed of G.Skill board supports)
PSU: CORSAIR 650W Modular
Case: SilverStone GD02 (supports up to 11" expansion cards)
OS: Win7 64

Not sure what socket i should go with. It been a while since my last build so I was wondering what you guys would suggest. Looking to spend no more than 225 on the motherboard. Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Mobo for the 930

I am doing a very similar rig in a month or 2, but watercooled. 480s just run way too hot on air.
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If you don't want to spend much on a motherboard, go 1366 and get This board.

You can pick up an i7 930 at Micro center if you live near one.

EDIT: Wow that board went up in price. I swear, two nights ago it was 156 after a $20 rebate.
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Mobo for the 930

I am doing a very similar rig in a month or 2, but watercooled. 480s just run way too hot on air.
I didn't know that motherboard was out yet.
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Thanks for the suggestions but I forgot to mention that the case only supports micro axt boards.
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Thanks for the suggestions but I forgot to mention that the case only supports micro axt boards.
i7 and a Fermi in a Micro ATX case??? Man you are going to have some cooling problems bud. I doubt a 480 will even fit in a Micro ATX case.
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Originally Posted by xdanisx View Post
If you don't want to spend much on a motherboard, go 1366 and get This board.

You can pick up an i7 930 at Micro center if you live near one.

EDIT: Wow that board went up in price. I swear, two nights ago it was 156 after a $20 rebate.
Its $50 cheaper on TD http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ih39RbDjvGWc8g
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i7 and a Fermi in a Micro ATX case??? Man you are going to have some cooling problems bud. I doubt a 480 will even fit in a Micro ATX case.
If you look at the GD02 case it has ample room for large expansion cards (up to 11.5", GTX480 is 10.5") and has plenty of ventilation for the GPU. I am going to get an after market cpu cooler once i get the case and see what will fit. Here is the case: http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...=gd02&area=usa
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Just looking on newegg, there are not many micro 1366 boards. If anyone has suggestions for 1366 boards or maybe micro 1156 boards that would be great. Thanks.
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