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Hey I need help deciding on what motherboard to buy.I am buying the phenom 955 found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808 There are a lot of motherboard combos and I can't decide what one to get. My budget is $240 for both the cpu and motherboard, after rebates. The rest of my build will be a gtx 460,4gigs of ram, 500gb hd. I might sli in future but i doubt it. How much power will I need to run this system without sli? Thanks
Edited by SoDelicious - 12/21/10 at 2:19pm
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Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
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post #2 of 11
Go here instead.
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So you have around 100$ for a mobo
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Office Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2630QM HM67 B3 03RG89 GeForce GT 555M 3GB w/ TV Tuner Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz@1600 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
90GB Corsair Force 3 SSD Sata III 750GB WD Scorpion Black 7200RPM Toshiba DVD+ROM Custom Cooler 4x120 - 1800RPM fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium 17" 3D Full HD 1080p Microsoft Gaming X4 9Cell Battery/150W AC Adapter 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone+ MAX Roccat Sense High Precision SB X-Fi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3230 3.3@1.23v DFI LP UT X48-T2R XFX GTX285 1GB DDR3 [BlackEdition] 4x2GB G.Skill PI 8800 1100Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
150GB(RaptorX)/500GB(SG)//640GB ADATA SH93 DVD-ROM NEC EK Supreme HF (Copper+Plexi) Water Block Swiftech Micro Res. V2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Rad 240 EK DCP 4.0 Pump Swiftech NB block 6x120mm Fans (2xCoolink Swift 120P, 2xArctic Co... 
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HAF 932 MS Sidewinder Gaming A4Tech X7 Gaming Bernstein DFI UT 
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Q9550 2.83@1.25v Asus P5Q-E GeForce GTS 250 2x2 GB Corsair XMS2 CL5 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Vipervlv View Post
So you have around 100$ for a mobo
haha i suppose so, yes. That website looks good, but I'm still confused and don't know what to buy.
Edited by SoDelicious - 12/21/10 at 2:39pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
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some crap athenatech case 
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Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
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post #5 of 11
This is a pretty decent combo that falls within your budget.
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post #6 of 11
And a quality 550W PSU will be ample for that build.
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Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
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post #7 of 11
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i just noticed that my HD I picked out has 16mb cache. should I get one with more?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoDelicious View Post
i just noticed that my HD I picked out has 16mb cache. should I get one with more?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
I am also deciding on what 460 to get. I'd like it to be at the most $170 after rebate. Some I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-391-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product

Please give other ideas if you think that they're better. Thanks
Edit: sorry for double post. Somehow I thought that I was editing the one before this
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoDelicious View Post
i just noticed that my HD I picked out has 16mb cache. should I get one with more?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
There wouldn't be much practical difference. However, for just $5 more you can get the , which does have a 32MB cache. There really is no reason to get that 500GB one.
Taijin Kyofusho
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
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Taijin Kyofusho
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
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NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
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post #10 of 11
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please look at my previous post. thanks i doubt ill need 1tb but if you say so
Edit: just realized that all of this is still under motherboard. should i ask these questions elsewhere?
Edit: decided to make a new thread in the subforum nvidia graphics
Edited by SoDelicious - 12/21/10 at 3:38pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 955 Gigabyte 880 ATX MSI GTX 460 Hawk, not purchased yet ripjaws 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Win 7 HP w1907 19" 550w 
Case
some crap athenatech case 
  hide details  
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