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Old March 1, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Hi folks, it's this time of the year again and I love it.

This new rig will be an all around rig with some gaming as well.
I'll keep my 24" monitor, 60 gig vertex and my 2 x 4850 + case and mouse and keyboard.
I might overclock If I find the patience, I did it with my E8600 but couldn't be bothered when my OC crashed after a couple of months of working flawlessly.

That's what I came up with, any suggestions will be appreciated. The only thing I am not sure about is the MB. It pretty much has everything I need and it's not too expensive. I don't need a MB with all the bells and whistles. I had good experience with gigabytes. I just hope I am not cutting corners short here. I don't want to spend 500$ on a MB in order to have a decent board.

I am adding another vertex since the 60 gig I am using right now is a bit on the small side, got too be careful because even with pretty much basic applications you can fill it up pretty fast.



A - Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

B - G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit


C- Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

D - Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM

E - OCZ Vertex 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD *IR-$10*
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Old March 1, 2010, 03:30 PM
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all I know is alot of people have been satisfied with the UD5 - a touch pricier though.

otherwise it looks good :D
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Old March 2, 2010, 08:47 AM
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Do NOT go with the Gigabyte board!!!!

I have found that if you use a SATA 3 device that it will severly neuter the speed of the 2nd PCI Express Slot making it useless.

This is gonna be hard to believe but the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro does not have that limitation at all.

Yes Hell has frozen over....I have recommended a *ugh* ASUS motherboard.
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Old March 2, 2010, 11:00 AM
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...I'm not sure why you don't recommend ASUS boards (you probably had a bad experience with them in the past) but it is true that somehow ASUS has implemented SATA III and USB 3 such that they don't limit the PCI-E bus like on other boards. However, this is FAR less of an issue on the X58 chipset than on the P55 chipset since X58 has many more PCI-E lanes than P55. In the same vein, I'd like to point out that you recommended a P55 board when he's got an X58 setup picked out.

Anyway, I'd say the UD3R is fine if you don't need all the bells and whistles. As for the limited PCI-E lanes, as far as I can tell if you're not planning to use more than 2 video cards it's a total nonissue. The only ASUS X58 board with USB 3 and SATA III that I know of is the P6X58D, which is MUCH more expensive.

As a side-note, I wasn't aware the i7 930s had released...I'm surprised Intel was so discrete, considering the number of people who looked forward to it.
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Old March 2, 2010, 02:11 PM
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DOH!!!!

My bad....sorry I saw i7 and there are i7 for P55 boards....sorry.
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Old March 2, 2010, 02:19 PM
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You can also go the 1156 way with a 750.. I pass few hours to test my 2 * 5870 in xfire with a 920 and a 750. do not notice anybottle neck in with the 1156 lane. actually with a single card the 750 beat the 920 . I like so much my Maximus Formula II 750 that I sell my 920 and my EVGA Classified.
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Old March 3, 2010, 03:05 PM
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It's another possibility, I am not 100 % set yet. One thing I like about the 1366 is that fact that AFAIK, it should be compatible with the up coming hexacore which might be interesting later on. Another question comes to mind here. RAM wise, if I buy a 6 gig kit, there is nothing preventing me to buy another one for 12 gig in total. This should work even if the RAM was not sold a 12 gig kit right ?
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Old March 3, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Another questions comes to mind here. RAM wise, if I buy a 6 gig kit, there is nothing preventing to buy another one for a total of 12 gig in total. This should work even if the RAM was not sold a 12 gig kit right ?
Correct. I have 12 gb in my puter which consists of 1x6gb kit and 2x4gb kits with the remaining 2gb stick in another rig. It is all the same ram and works fine.
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As a side-note, I wasn't aware the i7 930s had released...I'm surprised Intel was so discrete, considering the number of people who looked forward to it.
Same here. No idea where that came from.
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