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Ok, so I'm feeling good about everything ,but i really have no idea what to do about the mobo still... I guess $150 isn't going to cut it if I want to OC, but the $250 boards are out of the question (my girl would kill me!!!) so I'm at $725 after tax and a $20 MIR - $800 was my original budget and it's clear I'm going to surpass that. Now, I'd like to keep the total under $900. What do you guys suggest I get?

I'm now considering going with 4GB of ram (maybe 1866) for a little less and upgrading at a later date - so i'll have more $$$ to allocate to the mobo.
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post #22 of 48
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Originally Posted by jerred121 View Post
Ok, so I'm feeling good about everything ,but i really have no idea what to do about the mobo still... I guess $150 isn't going to cut it if I want to OC, but the $250 boards are out of the question (my girl would kill me!!!) so I'm at $725 after tax and a $20 MIR - $800 was my original budget and it's clear I'm going to surpass that. Now, I'd like to keep the total under $900. What do you guys suggest I get?

I'm now considering going with 4GB of ram (maybe 1866) for a little less and upgrading at a later date - so i'll have more $$$ to allocate to the mobo.
I would cut to 4gb ram and change the antec psu for perhaps a cheaper model but still reputable @ 700w minimum
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post #23 of 48
well if you can swing it, the GA-P67A-UD4-B3 would be the first choice, second choice Asus P8P67 Pro, you don't need a deluxe which would put you over. If you are dropping from 8GB to 4GB then definitely go with 1866. Personally I would stay with 8GB as atm RAM is cheap and there is no clue what is out and what your computing habits are. I do ****loads of multitasking and chew up RAM, often hit 5GB
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post #25 of 48
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What about a Antec 650W for $65 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16817371044? that's $25 less right there.

I'll probably stick with the 8GB RAM because I'm developer and it's not uncommon for me to have 3+ browsers, 2 IDEs, PS, FLash, etc all open at once. But my little 4 GB laptop seems to handle most of that stuff at once pretty decent.
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post #26 of 48
do you ever plan to Cross Fire or SLI?
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post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by jerred121 View Post
What about a Antec 650W for $65 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16817371044? that's $25 less right there.

I'll probably stick with the 8GB RAM because I'm developer and it's not uncommon for me to have 3+ browsers, 2 IDEs, PS, FLash, etc all open at once. But my little 4 GB laptop seems to handle most of that stuff at once pretty decent.
Looking good, for a single card solution, perhaps a bit tight for cf in the future but it's possible with 6950's
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post #28 of 48
if your thinking CF, I'd say pick this one up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006 has a rebate on top of it too and dam good PSU.
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post #29 of 48
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I think I'm sticking with Antec green - that extra $25 make me feel better about the $190 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 - which seems like it is the best for the money and comes the most recommended. So hard to pull the trigger on this build.
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post #30 of 48
That's cool, if your not gonna do CF right off the bat you should be good to go. Trust me the build will be worth it... before you start buying things... are you located near a MicroCenter?
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