I recently bought some new kit and had a complete disaster with that set up. I'm now looking to go slightly less expensive, but more reliable.
I currently have a Q6700 1066 fsb that I voided the warranty on and can't return (yay), but since this is a fairly nice processor, and I cant put it into any other computer I have, I'd like to build around it.
I havn't built a computer since around 2000, so I'm kind of outdated on some technology. I'd like to know if this build would work and be stable.
I was looking over some other threads here, and I'll probably go with the IP35 Pro...
I really loved the Dual Gigabit ethernet on the 790i. SLI shouldn't be much of a problem... Although I was looking at it to begin with (and I thought WOW TRIPLE SLI and it overrode my sense) I've been reading that theres not much of a performance boost. I was running Crysis with a 8800gt 512mb at 20-50 fps on veryhigh.
The ram is overpriced, but with the rebate its only 112, not much over 100 .
Thanks for the help guys.
Just one more quick question... the GA-EX38-DS4, would I be able to use the Reaper ram posted above (PC2-8500) when the board is rated at PC2-9600. I'd rather make sure I'm not making another mistake and assuming that it'll just work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (SLI, Dual GB)
DOH i can read. x38 is xfire not sli haha ok.
I'm going to just stick with the basics... IP35 + OCZ 1066 + Q6700 1066
GA-EX38-DS4 is pretty decent. It shouldn't have problems with the Reaper. If the pc doesn't post, try each stick of ram in each of the slots. Once it posts, increase the ram voltage to 2.1v-ish & install the rest of ram.