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Old September 10, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Yeah, so I told the wife it was time for new technology, thus I need a new rig!

Here's my choice of components:

Core i7 860 $ 327.99
G.Skill Ripjaws 4Gb PC3-16000 DDR3-2000MHz $ 96.97

But that needs to go into something and that's where it becomes difficult. Here are my choices:

MSI P55 GD80 $ 229.99
Gigabyte P55 UD5 $ 231.66
ASUS P55 Deluxe $ 246.40
EVGA P55 FTW $ 248.20

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What would you choose?
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:00 AM
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eVGA wins in the sexyiness category. Might help you get divorced too if youre attracted to hardware for its "looks".
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I'd stick to a board with triple x16 PCI-e slots for folding... and I'm a sucker for Gigabyte.
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:05 AM
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I'd stick to a board with triple x16 PCI-e slots for folding... and I'm a sucker for Gigabyte.
Their RMA is meh at best. Id chose eVGA next time around, over Giga, 'just in case'

As always YMMV however.
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:18 AM
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When does that DFI board come out?
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:25 AM
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msi - there boards seem to be fantastic this time around

Id stay away from nf 200 chips

Maybe the Maximus III, looks great too.
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:29 AM
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btw, there is a $30 rebate with the MSI board and any 1156 Intel CPU
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Old September 10, 2009, 10:39 AM
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I'd stick to a board with triple x16 PCI-e slots for folding... and I'm a sucker for Gigabyte.
Ofcourse, that rules out Asus, which is something I'm happy with right now since they're giving me a hard time about my 680i replacement.... :)

That leaves three: MSI being new to me, Gigabyte being 'okay' to me and EVGA being expensive to me :)
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Get the EVGA, register it for a free T shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old September 10, 2009, 10:44 AM
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+1 Evga...nothing but positive experiences dealing with them!
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