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from what ive seen on the fourms it should overclock better and run much cooler and it should be cheaper depending on motherboard and ram and gpu you get ect.....

id hold out and wait and see what SB has to offer then pick what you need depending on your price range and what your going to be using the rig for

alright well i dont overclock at all and i was gonna pick these as mobo/ram, only gonna use the rig to play games and such

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188068
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
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post #12 of 22
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alright well i dont overclock at all and i was gonna pick these as mobo/ram, only gonna use the rig to play games and such

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188068
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224
You don't overclock and you're going to spend $350 on a motherboard and ram? You'd be way, way better off buying a dual channel kit, a cheaper motherboard, a higher clocked cpu, and spending the rest of the price difference on the video card(s) for a gaming rig.
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post #13 of 22
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alright well i dont overclock at all and i was gonna pick these as mobo/ram, only gonna use the rig to play games and such

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188068
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224
This memory = better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227681

I would go for this motherboard unless you want the EVGA board for looks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-423-_-Product
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You don't overclock and you're going to spend $350 on a motherboard and ram? You'd be way, way better off buying a dual channel kit, a cheaper motherboard, a higher clocked cpu, and spending the rest of the price difference on the video card(s) for a gaming rig.
I second this.
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You don't overclock and you're going to spend $350 on a motherboard and ram? You'd be way, way better off buying a dual channel kit, a cheaper motherboard, a higher clocked cpu, and spending the rest of the price difference on the video card(s) for a gaming rig.
Dual-Channel memory isn't a bad idea but cheapest X58 motherboard is $165... also a Higher clocked CPU would cost him $590 great advice

Edit:Looking at your current rig... You do not need a Core i7 system for gaming, you'll get around the same frames because your resolution. Your just throwing money away if your not planning on using a Core i7 for anything else besides gaming.

Edit: Just noticed you sold your rig... You should just make a new AMD build with 2 6950's instead of going with an Intel build if you want to game.
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 1/4/11 at 10:42pm
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Dual-Channel memory isn't a bad idea but cheapest X58 motherboard is $165... also a Higher clocked CPU would cost him $590 great advice
I never suggested an X58 motherboard nor did I suggest an i7.
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You don't overclock and you're going to spend $350 on a motherboard and ram? You'd be way, way better off buying a dual channel kit, a cheaper motherboard, a higher clocked cpu, and spending the rest of the price difference on the video card(s) for a gaming rig.
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I second this.
I third this.

It's sort of like buying a $250k Porsche and just using it to drive to Walmart at 30MPH. It would make much more sense to buy a Hyundai or Toyota.

If you are not going to overclock (or tri-sli) then why waste the money on a motherboard that can?

Also wait for Sandy Bridge . . .
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since im gaming would just getting an i5 be a better trade off and spend the extra on something else?
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since im gaming would just getting an i5 be a better trade off and spend the extra on something else?
Yes. The motherboard and ram will make next to zero difference.
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since im gaming would just getting an i5 be a better trade off and spend the extra on something else?
It would be if you were going to overclock it a bit! If you want a core i5 wait for the 2500(Sandy Bridge)
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