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post #1 of 31
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making a build for parent's.. looking at low-midrage, perhaps an i3 / cheap i5 system

What are some recomendable motherboards for decent performance (I am gonna want to OC just a little )

its for old mom n dad so stuff like sata III and USB 3.0 isn't important, but bonus if i get it for good deal.
 
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post #2 of 31
what socket? 1155 or 1156? I would hightly suggest an open box deal from Newegg. I've bought a few things open box and i've had no issues. It's a great deal especially if your on a low budget.
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post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
Whatever gives best bang, but looking at 1156 systems primarily.. not too fond of AMD right now
 
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Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
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AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
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post #4 of 31
This is a good board for the money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131604R
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C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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post #5 of 31
Or you could step up a notch:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131634

Edit: I'm also 2 reps away from being able to sell in the market place help me out!
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i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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post #6 of 31
Thread Starter 
damn for the money that first asus looks perfect... although the upgrades on the next one are tempting... hmmmmmmmmmmm

I'll wait till I get the budget numbers from dad... but what CPU would you recomend pairing it with for a "reasonably" fast system for the average user who does mostly web and office applications. I'm going to rely on integrated graphics, no sense in more
 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
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Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz DFI Lanparty UT X58 T3eh8 XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB G.Skill Pi Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
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Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
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post #7 of 31
i3 is all you would need for office apps really. Plenty fast.
New i7 950 build
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i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
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Crossover 1440p OCZ ZX850W Lian li Pc-x2000f 
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post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 
 
Media Server
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz DFI Lanparty UT X58 T3eh8 XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB G.Skill Pi Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
CaseMouse
Antec Veralis Logitech Dinovo Mini 
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Media Server
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Various snapshots
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz DFI Lanparty UT X58 T3eh8 XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB G.Skill Pi Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
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post #9 of 31
That would serve your needs well.
New i7 950 build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Crossover 1440p OCZ ZX850W Lian li Pc-x2000f 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.2ghz MSI Big Bang x58  Crossfire Sapphire 7970 OC  6gb HyperX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
C300 64gb , Agility2 90gb, 2x WD greens Raid 0 Samsung 830 series 64gb H100 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Crossover 1440p OCZ ZX850W Lian li Pc-x2000f 
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post #10 of 31
Thread Starter 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430

Just looking for reliable performance. I have had GSkill Tridents - lasted the whole 9 months i had them
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz DFI Lanparty UT X58 T3eh8 XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB G.Skill Pi Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
CaseMouse
Antec Veralis Logitech Dinovo Mini 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Media Server
(15 items)
 
Various snapshots
(3 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz DFI Lanparty UT X58 T3eh8 XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB G.Skill Pi Series 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM  Sony External USB DVD Combo Drive 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit ASUS VH238H Dell E207WFPc Samsung PN58B650 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX 1200 Custom MountainMods Monticle 24 w/Acoustics & LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Destructor Ultrasone H-Fi 780 Custom built up 5.1 surround sound  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition Gigabyte mATX Galaxy Ge-Force GTX460 1GB Radeon HD3200 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
6GB DDR2 (2x2GB Patriot+2x1GB G.Skill) Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green Cooler Master GeminII 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Server Samsung PN58B650  Logitech Dinovo Mini Silverstone 350W 
CaseMouse
Antec Veralis Logitech Dinovo Mini 
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