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Old December 20, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Default New build, could use some advice.

I wasn't really planning on doing a build anytime soon what with x-mas and all but a few circumstances have forced my hand a bit. I think the biggest question I have is wether or not I should get the Gigabyte X58A-UD7 as it has usb3 and SATA 6gb/s. Not sure when the rest of the companies are putting out their offerings but i can't wait too long. Chance are I'll pick things up during the x-mas/boxing day sales.

I'm going to keep everything in my signature that I can. CPU will be the 920 and was going to go with Mushkin ram but all they seem to carry is the Blackline (6gb) and the prices seem higher than a few months ago. I've seen G-Skill mentioned a few times on the board now, is that worth considering?

I don't plan on overclocking at all anytime soon, but may try for a mild one later on. Using the Xigmatec Black Night which should be good enough.

Kinda hoping to keep things in the $700-$800 range if possible. My second choice in MoBo's is the EVGA X58 (or LE) but I've heard boot times are extremely slow.

Input?

Thanks.
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Old December 20, 2009, 03:55 PM
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go with an AMD CPU and for graphics go for the Nvidia 250GTS .. its cheap, powerful, and the ASUS one comes with after market cooling if you decide later on that you want to over clock it :-) as for a processor..
the Op have already a q6600, he want a 920, he want upgrade not downgrade to AMD

to the OP : a I7-860 will save you at least $ 100 on the motherboard,
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Old December 21, 2009, 04:09 PM
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True, but is it worth saving $100 to go to an I7?

Any other recommendations or advice?
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Old December 21, 2009, 04:16 PM
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from what I read on some review the 860 win mainly all benchmark when compare to the 920 , it's why I choose the 860, now I don't save since I take the high end p55 asus board.
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