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i7 950 upgrade! which mobo and ram should go with it?

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So yeah upgrading to this am noob in this all i need to upgrade mobo ram and keep the rest of my specs.
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well I just picked up 4x3 12GB PATRIOT ram for $130 US and I love it!!! but it all depends on your price range.
    
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Good suggestions Kschat I just ordered these two items for my up coming i7 950 build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=x58a-ud3r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231335
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by epidemic View Post
Good suggestions Kschat I just ordered these two items for my up coming i7 950 build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=x58a-ud3r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231335
Thanks. How do you like the UD3R? I'm loving mine, great overclocking abilities.
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PowerCase
CORSAIR HX 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Penryn T8300 Some logical board GMA X3100 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 667Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by epidemic View Post
Good suggestions Kschat I just ordered these two items for my up coming i7 950 build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=x58a-ud3r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231335

this sounds best deal for me i think ill order that lol.
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E8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Gigabyte 4890 Mushkin XP2-8000 Xtreme Performance Redline DDR2 S 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by kschat View Post
Thanks. How do you like the UD3R? I'm loving mine, great overclocking abilities.
I just recently got one too and am now a gigabyte fanboy until they prove me otherwise.

But really its a great board. Rock solid voltage regulation on the cpu. Doesn't move at all from idle to load.
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Thanks. How do you like the UD3R? I'm loving mine, great overclocking abilities.
I am running a q9550 on a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and its the best board I have ever owned. It influenced me on my x58 decision.
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
I just recently got one too and am now a gigabyte fanboy until they prove me otherwise.

But really its a great board. Rock solid voltage regulation on the cpu. Doesn't move at all from idle to load.
I am now too. Gigabyte really did a great job with the X58A boards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by epidemic View Post
I am running a q9550 on a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and its the best board I have ever owned. It influenced me on my x58 decision.
Awesome, thats great to hear!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 64GB SATA III, 2x F3 1TB 7200rpm RAID 0 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Ubuntu 14.04 22" Dell SP2009W 1680x1050 
PowerCase
CORSAIR HX 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Penryn T8300 Some logical board GMA X3100 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 667Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 160 GB 5400 RPM SATA II Combo drive OSX 10.6.4 (Snow leopard) 13.3" 1280x800 TFT 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 64GB SATA III, 2x F3 1TB 7200rpm RAID 0 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Ubuntu 14.04 22" Dell SP2009W 1680x1050 
PowerCase
CORSAIR HX 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz Penryn T8300 Some logical board GMA X3100 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 667Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 160 GB 5400 RPM SATA II Combo drive OSX 10.6.4 (Snow leopard) 13.3" 1280x800 TFT 
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