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MotherBoard- EVGA X58 FTW3 $264.99
EVGA X58 SLI3 $199.99




CPU- Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz $277.95
Intel Core i7-940 Bloomfield 2.93GHz $269.99




CPU FAN- CoolerMaster V8**



RAM- CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $73.99 12gb x2 147.99


Graphics
Card
- x2 EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 119.99x2=$239.99 SLI



Keyboard- RAZER Arctosa Silver 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard $39.99

Case- Antec 902**

Hard Drives - 320GB 7200 rpm, 500GB 7200rpm**

PSU- Corsair 750W

I would like some of your feedback on my build. I would like to know which Mobo and CPU cause I have choices and they aren't that far in price just wanna know what yall think. I'm free for suggestions.

I'm a gamer and I edit FSX videos.

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http://www.youtube.com/myrandomspaces
Thanks very much

**Using from my current PC
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Both of those EVGA boards are garbage. The only EVGA X58 boards that are good are the Classified (awesome board) or Classified 3 (pretty much the same thing). I would get one of these depending on budget. The i7 940 is C0 stepping only, so you should buy either a 930 or 950. That memory you picked is probably bad, and running 6 sticks stresses the memory controller alot more which means you won't be able to overclock as much. Get this memory. Buying two GTS 450s right out of the gate seems like a bad idea to me, you'd be better off buying GTX 560 and upgrade down the road if need be.

But, I strongly recommend building a Sandy Bridge system (2500k or 2600k) because the new motherboards are starting to ship out. 32nm CPUs, much much better overclocking potential, cheaper motherboards, native SATA 6gbps, native USB 3.0, and faster performance clock for clock than 1366 platform systems.
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Thanks for the help but im wondering why are those EVGA garbage just curious.
And what if I buy only one GTS 450 and maybe SLI later on and why do you think buying two is a bad idea?

And what is sandy bridge?
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Originally Posted by myrandomspaces View Post
Thanks for the help but im wondering why are those EVGA garbage just curious.
And what if I buy only one GTS 450 and maybe SLI later on and why do you think buying two is a bad idea?

And what is sandy bridge?
Because they are bad. I've heard nothing but bad things about them. My friend had an E758, couldn't get 4ghz no matter what. I thought he didn't know what he was doing or had a bad chip, but no matter what I did I couldn't hit 200 BCLK on my own chip. All of EVGA's X58 boards are sub-par compared to any other manufacturer, even the new Asrock boards are better. The only time they made something good is when they hired someone else to design the board for them (e.g. Shamino designing the Classified).

You should go with one GTX 560, because you won't have to deal with possible problems and lack of game support from SLI. Granted the majority of titles support dual GPU, if it doesn't it's not going to run well at all. The GTX 560 is around the same price and will perform about the same, if not better. Also it will leave you with more of an upgrade path down the road.

Sandy Bridge is the 2500k and 2600k. The motherboards were all recalled because of a chipset error, but Intel has fixed the problem and revised versions of the motherboards are shipping right now. It should be a few more weeks before you can get them. It's a really bad idea to build 1366 or 1156 with a budget that high. Just search "2600k review" or "sandy bridge review" you will see how much better they are, and you can get 4.6ghz - 4.8ghz+ easily for 24/7 overclock.

I would personally avoid EVGA p67 boards, but overclocking on Sandy Bridge is multiplier based so the motherboard doesn't really matter that much. Get whatever you want. My top pick is the Biostar TP67XE, it's a great board for the price and can handle plenty of voltage .
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Because they are bad. I've heard nothing but bad things about them. My friend had an E758, couldn't get 4ghz no matter what. I thought he didn't know what he was doing or had a bad chip, but no matter what I did I couldn't hit 200 BCLK on my own chip. All of EVGA's X58 boards are sub-par compared to any other manufacturer, even the new Asrock boards are better. The only time they made something good is when they hired someone else to design the board for them (e.g. Shamino designing the Classified).

You should go with one GTX 560, because you won't have to deal with possible problems and lack of game support from SLI. Granted the majority of titles support dual GPU, if it doesn't it's not going to run well at all. The GTX 560 is around the same price and will perform about the same, if not better. Also it will leave you with more of an upgrade path down the road.

Sandy Bridge is the 2500k and 2600k. The motherboards were all recalled because of a chipset error, but Intel has fixed the problem and revised versions of the motherboards are shipping right now. It should be a few more weeks before you can get them. It's a really bad idea to build 1366 or 1156 with a budget that high. Just search "2600k review" or "sandy bridge review" you will see how much better they are, and you can get 4.6ghz - 4.8ghz+ easily for 24/7 overclock.

I would personally avoid EVGA p67 boards, but overclocking on Sandy Bridge is multiplier based so the motherboard doesn't really matter that much. Get whatever you want. My top pick is the Biostar TP67XE, it's a great board for the price and can handle plenty of voltage .

I'm not going to be overclocking to the limits i might just overclock my CPU by no more than 1 ghz.


I have looked at the ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 and I started liking that more.

I would like to have some sort of SLI sometime down the road, but im wondering what would happen if the game does not support SLI will you be able to play or do you have to undo your SLI bridge?

And is this the GTX 560 your talking about because EVGA isn't the only manufacture that makes it.

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