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Old February 20, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Hello.

I'm currently in the midst of assembling a new gaming system, although I'm unsure on which motherboard to choose.

The system is as follows:

Intel I7 920

XFX 5870 x 2

6 x 2gb Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz

Corsair HX1000w

Intel 80gb SSD



I was looking at the Asus P6T Deluxe V2, but I am unsure wether it would be the best choice for my setup?

I hope you can help.
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Old February 20, 2010, 07:03 AM
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Welcome to the board, you have a very good build here, what case are you planing to use ?

the p6T deluxe v2 is a good board for stay in the same budget the rampage II gene have a better sound card but it's a micro atx
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Old February 20, 2010, 07:05 AM
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Hello.

I'm currently in the midst of assembling a new gaming system, although I'm unsure on which motherboard to choose.

The system is as follows:

Intel I7 920

XFX 5870 x 2

6 x 2gb Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz

Corsair HX1000w

Intel 80gb SSD



I was looking at the Asus P6T Deluxe V2, but I am unsure wether it would be the best choice for my setup?

I hope you can help.
I can't speak for the Asus but I can recommend the Gigabyte UD5. I really like this board as it offers great overclocking, performance, and has all the features I needed. It can do TRI-Crosfire and SLI. There is also the EVGA X58 boards which many recommend.

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD5 ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E SATA2 Sound 2GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD5 In Canada.
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Old February 20, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Thank you

I have a Coolermaster HAF fulltower.

Sound doesn't really matter, I use a USB headset and I can always add a new soundcard if needed.
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Old February 20, 2010, 08:52 AM
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May I suggest you go for a 5970 instead? It's like $200 cheaper and as far as I understand you can easily overclock it to be the same performance as 2 5870s..

If you have a HAF, you can easily fit it too..
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Old February 20, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Well the thing is, im starting with 1 graphics cards and then later adding another, when I can afford it.
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Old February 20, 2010, 10:39 AM
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I have the Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard, and I love it. USB3.0 and SATA3. The mobo in the link BigDogg provided is the same, except it doesn't have USB3.0 and SATA3.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49015&...cture=Gigabyte
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Old February 20, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I have the Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard, and I love it. USB3.0 and SATA3. The mobo in the link BigDogg provided is the same, except it doesn't have USB3.0 and SATA3.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49015&...cture=Gigabyte
What is the difference between the UD5 and UD7? The price is only a minor difference.
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Old February 20, 2010, 12:01 PM
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What is the difference between the UD5 and UD7? The price is only a minor difference.
The main difference is Sata 3.0 and USB 3.0 which the EXA-UD5 also has. The UD7 also comes with some watercooling capabilities already in place. I have the regular EX-UD5 non Sata 3.0 and USB3 and this is one of the best boards I have owned.
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Old February 20, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Well the thing is, im starting with 1 graphics cards and then later adding another, when I can afford it.
Gotcha. That's understandable.

By the time you can afford it, the price will be better for sure as well..

I think ATI is coming out with a refresh pretty soon.
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