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I'm a nub at comp builds. My total budget is $1100. I need some advice on a MoBo that can run a core i5 760 and two Gpu's (for upgrade ability). I'm trying to get the most bang for buck.
At the same time the cpu is about $210 on newegg so I want to make sure the MoBo isn't a bottleneck for the processor (if that's possible).

Also, if you could give me advice as to which GPU or dual GPU setup I should get for about $300 total, that would be great. (Black Ops at High settings with decent frame rates would be the standard--23" acer 1080p Monitor)

Thanks
KF
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What parts do u own or are u wanting to buy? with a 1100 budget I could make u a full build that would be very nice I just need to know what you already own. For example do you need a monitor, case, psu, dvd drive or do you own those? tell me what you dont need and ill get you something together that would be very nice. Thats a big budget. if you dont need a monitor
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Well, I have two dvd drives. I'm going to take 'em from my other comp now. I'm also going to use the two HDD's in my comp (SATA). I'm going to buy a monitor. This one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009162
I'd like to say that my budget for the comp is then $900 absolute max w/o the monitor.
I have a Radeon HD 4350 Graphics adapter, but I don't think that will be sufficient to run a big monitor. Although I'm thinking of running it on my comp as a second or third gpu (separate from sli or Xfire) to run my small 13" monitor that will constantly run my cpu, gpu, HDD temp's and such.

Thanks
KF

p.s. I don't know which is better Intel or AMD cuz the i5 looks attractive and I don't OC my cpu. So I'm leaning towards intel and I'm unsure of Nvidia or ATI.
Edited by KnightFalcon - 12/30/10 at 8:25am
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intel is the king in the cpu arena right now but you pay a premium (get what u pay for). Amd is and will prob always be the budget king. That being said you have a big budget so I would think intel is the way to go.

before I can make you a build tho. What are the primary uses? and are u SURE you will never ever overclock it?
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Well, I will overclock at some point in the future, but not anytime soon. Primary use will be for video games and work applications such as MATLAB. I'm going to go into business some day so I'd like raid to be a feature so that I may back up my data on my extra drives.
I want to have two monitors (already taken care of). I'm guessing 4gb of ram is sufficient for now, but i'd like it to be upgradeable in that respect too to 8gb of RAM.
Also, i'd like to have 2 or 3 gpu slots, because i want to have 2 gpu's hooked up to a gaming monitor (at some point not necessarily now) and one to the small monitor if possible. I have one gpu for my small monitor already.
I'd like the GPU to be able to handle games such as COD black ops at highest settings with x4AA at decent frame rates.

Also, I'd like bluetooth on my comp as well.

KF
Hope that isn't too much :-D
Edited by KnightFalcon - 12/30/10 at 9:14pm
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