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Old March 19, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Need ask some advice on which motherboard is best suited for future-proof? I'm gonna use the mobo for up to 3-4 years. My current rig with my ASUS P4*800 mobo had run fine for nearly 5 years now.

Looking forward for Easter weekend sale to buy a new motherboard and few parts. Anyone know for sure if NCIX will host that sale? Thanks for any help.

Here are few choices I'm considering on:

Motherboard:

1) Gigabtye GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

2) ASUS P8Z68-V or -V PRO

3) ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 w/ Radeon HD 4290
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Old March 19, 2012, 08:28 AM
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For future proofing I would say you are best to go with any of the 1155 Z68 higher end boards, but as you used your last rig for so long even that socket will not last that long with an option to upgrade. For what you say you are doing I would suggest the Llano is the way to go. A8-3870K and either the Gigabyte or ASUS A75 socket FM1 boards. With the built in graphics you are not going to even need a discrete GPU for for what you want to do with it and if you find you need more video power you can always add an AMD GPU and run them integrated.

If you look at item 18 here Soullessone21's New Store Lots to sell throw me a offer you can get the cpu and board for a sweet price.
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Old March 19, 2012, 06:57 PM
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For future proofing I would say you are best to go with any of the 1155 Z68 higher end boards, but as you used your last rig for so long even that socket will not last that long with an option to upgrade. For what you say you are doing I would suggest the Llano is the way to go. A8-3870K and either the Gigabyte or ASUS A75 socket FM1 boards. With the built in graphics you are not going to even need a discrete GPU for for what you want to do with it and if you find you need more video power you can always add an AMD GPU and run them integrated.

If you look at item 18 here Soullessone21's New Store Lots to sell throw me a offer you can get the cpu and board for a sweet price.
Ok, what 1155 Z68 higher end boards are you saying? I take it that means the ones I listed above aren't high or good enough?

I don't know if you had read my posts but I had said that I will be replacing my current rig for a new rig. In other words - everything but will maybe use a few small parts (couple small fans and multimedia card reader) transfered over to the new case.

Now about the link to soullessone's store - the item number 18. I went to check up but it is for a batch of DDR3 ram sticks? Maybe you mean the number 12 ... that what you are talking about? I'm not sure what their capacities in keeping up to my requests. I also do video camera meetings on my computer but now isn't anymore due to slow speeds.

What I'm looking in is more power and capable of handing with video requests when I need it, and that I may be playing entry to medium games. I want something that will give me good smooth ride to last me up to 4 years.

Have I made all clear here? Tell me if there anything I missed?

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Old April 14, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Update:
This is what I had brought to date:

-Ripjaws X Series PC3-12800 (1600MHz) - 2 x 4GB sticks(will plan to buy 2 more sticks later)
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One 120mm fan in red led
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Antec True Power New 650W PSU
-LG BH12 Super Multi Blue 12x drive (DVD/CD)
-Gigabit Desktop PCI Adapter
-WD Caviar Blue HD 600 GB (plan to buy one more - maybe a 1TB)

That put me up to almost $400 total now. I still have little over $600 left to use in my budget. I've kept eye on good deals and sales to grab when I can. So I believe I will meet my budget at $1000-1100 between, so that's good so far. Patience is a virtue.
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