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First build-cant decide what motherboard to get

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January 30, 2007 12:45:24 AM

Hey im getting a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
case and I was wondering on what motherboard I should get thats not too expensive ( up to maybe 180$) and thats pretty good for gaming. This is my first build so I dont want anything too hard to install or setup.
Thanks!

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January 30, 2007 6:03:20 AM

Can we have rest of your sig? So we can determine what motherboard to get.

The PSU that comes with the APEVIA case or (Aspire case) is not a good quality PSU. Let us know what system are you planing to build and then we will decide what PSU too.
January 30, 2007 9:41:39 PM

I'm looking to build a gaming rig for about 12-1400.
AMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBN - OEM

APEVIA X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 420W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820A 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM


ASUS Dual Panel Black and Beige ATAPI/E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3 - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024-6400C4 - Retail


Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

havent decided on video card yet but it will be at least a
GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
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January 30, 2007 10:25:21 PM

I would say that an Antec TruePower Trio 550w would do the job. If you want to upgrade later to a GeForce 8800 GTX/8900 or ATI 2800XTX/2900 (or even more robust cards down the road like the next generation in fall 2007 when they'll available) you should go for an Antec TruePower Trio 650w.

All this is assuming that you won't be running SLI/Crossfire (which you shoudn't if if you play at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 anyway). If you go that way than prepare yourself to go for at least a good 700w PSU like OCZ GameXstream 700w...

Hope that helps.
January 30, 2007 10:34:26 PM

does buying
PNY VCG88GTSXPB GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
change anything?..i just decided on getting that. Seems like a good video card for a medium price.
January 30, 2007 11:17:33 PM

for the price you mentioned i would say this asus 650i . but i really really encourage you to get the evga 680i for $250. i am extremely happy with it.
January 30, 2007 11:20:46 PM

ill get the 250$ one once i get the money..kinda low on cash but i need a new pc. thanks for all the input though.
January 30, 2007 11:39:24 PM


I second that. Good board overall even does ocing well.

For the PSU If you plan to go with 8800gts you will need around 32 amps on +12V rail. This PSU or this PSU will be enough and pleanty of room to oc. You cant go wrong with these.
January 31, 2007 4:25:15 AM


I second that. Good board overall even does ocing well.

For the PSU If you plan to go with 8800gts you will need around 32 amps on +12V rail. This PSU or this PSU will be enough and pleanty of room to oc. You cant go wrong with these.

would http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681... work? I was planning to get that with a combo pack for the motherboard.
I would not recommended this PSU. Look here. The CoolMax CTG-750W/850W/1KW are good but not that one. Spend wisly on a PSU. It the most overlooked component in a system.
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