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I think either of these would be a great combos for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.570311

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.565917

Very well respected brands is always a plus as well.
    
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Originally Posted by Shad0wRain View Post
I was thinking of an i7-950 and this motherboard.

Does it say anywhere it goes into a full tower? I'm not sure :S

http://www.asus.com.au/product.aspx?...ukj&templete=2
No. Get the p6x58D-E variant. It has better features on the whole-much better SATA controller chips for instance. It simply lacks a LAN port and a heat pipe really. Not worth the $60.
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post #13 of 22
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Oh my bad, sorry i was on MSY's website and im getting a Asus P6X58D-EX58

I'm just not sure it will fit in my thermaltake v9 case as it's a mid tower do you see anywhere stating which case/s it fits into?
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How often do you plan on upgrading? Intel is introducing new sockets in 2011, so there won't be much upgrade opportunity for 1366 in the future.
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post #15 of 22
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Well i bought this rig in janurary 2008. Haven't upgraded it since but its for a christmas present.. It's freebie upgrades I can't hold off on it. It will do more then i will need for the next 4 or so years.
I just need to know if it fits a mid case or not 0.o
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Originally Posted by Shad0wRain View Post
Well i bought this rig in janurary 2008. Haven't upgraded it since but its for a christmas present.. It's freebie upgrades I can't hold off on it. It will do more then i will need for the next 4 or so years.
I just need to know if it fits a mid case or not 0.o
The only catch with the p6x58D-E is that as I recall, to use all the GPU rails with dual-slot cards, you need a non-standard case with 8 PCi slot shields. If you're not using multi-GPU then that don't matter of course. Otherwise it should be a nice board.

Otherwise size wise it should be a standard ATX board that is 12"x9.6" I checked out the manual, and recommend you do to. Great documentation on ASUS part.
Edited by Skripka - 12/22/10 at 4:59pm
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post #17 of 22
Wait till january. It's when the sandy bridge i7 2600k comes out and the 1155 motherboards. the i7 2600k is said to overclock close to 5ghz and out perform the i7 875k. It's going to be priced at 317 for the cpu and less than 300 for a 1155 motherboard.
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post #18 of 22
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Does that mean it will fit a mid tower case? i know mini atx is the micro cases. but standard would be mid? and full atx board for full towers? haha I'm not 100% sure.
post #19 of 22
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Once again its a christmas present I dont care about the latest and greatest. I'm still a student i dont have money to splash out on my rig. Although I'd love to treat it every now and then ahah
post #20 of 22
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Does that mean it will fit a mid tower case? i know mini atx is the micro cases. but standard would be mid? and full atx board for full towers? haha I'm not 100% sure.
Pull out a tape measure and see how big your board tray is. It *should* fit, 12"x9.6" is what you need. The only time you ought to need a full tower due to motherboard size is if you have a bizzarro-sized-motherboard like EVGA SR2.
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