what motherboard and system ok??????

im wondering on what motherboard to get these are my parts ( i have a antec P182 antec power supplie 650 watt and other storage hard drives)

EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 280 Superclocked 621MHZ 1024MB 2.268GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB(2x6M) 1333MHz LGA775

WD WD360GD 36.0GB Raptor 8MB SATA 10,000 RPM (for the OS)

Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 2x2GB DDR2 1066Mhz XMS Dominator

1 will the ram work at proper speeds with the motherboard

2 will my system be good enough to run games on max

also money is a bit of a issue but i would like to run my games at high settings sooo im willing to put out 1500with tax for the parts

thanks for any help or input and it is greatly Appreciated
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  1. thegibbler said:
    im wondering on what motherboard to get these are my parts ( i have a antec P182 antec power supplie 650 watt and other storage hard drives)

    EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 280 Superclocked 621MHZ 1024MB 2.268GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB(2x6M) 1333MHz LGA775

    WD WD360GD 36.0GB Raptor 8MB SATA 10,000 RPM (for the OS)

    Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 2x2GB DDR2 1066Mhz XMS Dominator

    1 will the ram work at proper speeds with the motherboard

    2 will my system be good enough to run games on max

    also money is a bit of a issue but i would like to run my games at high settings sooo im willing to put out 1500with tax for the parts

    thanks for any help or input and it is greatly Appreciated


    First off lose the 1066 RAM. I think someone already suggested about not using the 1066 in another thread you posted on. Go out and buy what I posted down below and you will be the PC pimp of your block. Yes you wll be able to run all your games on max settings, and with this set up down below you will be able to overclock your rig to the moon and back if you ever choose to do so. If not, atleast you will have a great air cooling set up and cool is better than hot. That Xigmatek heatsink is rated #1...same with that thermal paste...and make sure you don't forget to get that bracket I posted or your going to have a bear of a time putting on that heatsink.

    That mobo will allow you to use Crossfire with the new ATI cards comming out if you ever choose to do so. That board is a great overclocker, and it has great cooling. It's the new P45 boards that just came out with all the latest goodies.

    Ok your set now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299 $149.99
    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194 $109.00 ($79.00 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 $36.99
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019 $6.99
    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020&Tpk=mx-2 $6.99
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
  2. EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 280 Superclocked 621MHZ 1024MB 2.268GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card will work with that motherboard right? and if i go for that ram it wont bottle neck my comp?
  3. Ok, I edited that post, and put the correct board on there now...also it's $50 cheaper so GG you. :)


    That board won't bottleneck anything. It's a first rate overclocker. Same with that RAM. That ram has lower latency and better timings than the 1066 you posted. If anything, it will clock faster on a 1:1 without having to loosen the timings up that much.

    Trust me, your good to go.
  4. Yes, it will. Just get DDR2-800 RAM, you won't have RAM bottlenecks unless you run with 256MB DDR2-800 on XP or something. Just get enough RAM, speed doesn't matter much, get good DDR2-800, at least 2GB or go 64-bit with 4GB. Of course it's compatible, make sure you get a better PSU that matches the GTX 280 power requirements. I hear it hits 300W max and is equivalent to a 9800GX2 in load power consumption.

    SLi GTX 280 requires a 1200W PSU, that is sick. And a Tri-SLi needs a nuclear power plant, in which most household circuits can't provide enough power to run Tri-SLi.
  5. thegibbler said:
    EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 280 Superclocked 621MHZ 1024MB 2.268GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card will work with that motherboard right? and if i go for that ram it wont bottle neck my comp?


    That heatink I posted is great of your going to overclock to the max, but if you still want to overclock, and not have such a huge heatskink to deal with then I suggest this heatsink here...but make sure you get that bracket I posted up above for this one also....same with that thermal paste. It's cheaper, and does a great job...I am using it myself.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019 $24.99 ($14.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
  6. pcgamer12 said:
    Yes, it will. Just get DDR2-800 RAM, you won't have RAM bottlenecks unless you run with 256MB DDR2-800 on XP or something. Just get enough RAM, speed doesn't matter much, get good DDR2-800, at least 2GB or go 64-bit with 4GB. Of course it's compatible, make sure you get a better PSU that matches the GTX 280 power requirements. I hear it hits 300W max and is equivalent to a 9800GX2 in load power consumption.

    SLi GTX 280 requires a 1200W PSU, that is sick. And a Tri-SLi needs a nuclear power plant, in which most household circuits can't provide enough power to run Tri-SLi.


    Actually Vista 32 SP1 see's all 4 gigs of ram now, yet it only uses 3.8 gigs. Your only losing out on .2 gigs of dual channel ram, so you don't really lose out on anything with Vista 32 now since the SP1 fix. Better drivers for Vista 32 , but if a person wants to use more than 4 gigs, then 64 bit is the way to go.
  7. Depends on your Vram mostly. It still allocates 4GB, and a GTX 280 with 1GB would make your OS only use 3GB out of the 4GB. 3.5 if you get 512mb card.
  8. ok the card im planing on getting has 1gb of ram gtx280

    could some one tell me the benifits of a nvidia borad to a intel board i am kind of partial to nvidia and i like the epp feature and that im getting a nvidia card i think it would be better with a nvidia board

    thanks for the help
  9. thegibbler said:
    ok the card im planing on getting has 1gb of ram gtx280

    could some one tell me the benifits of a nvidia borad to a intel board i am kind of partial to nvidia and i like the epp feature and that im getting a nvidia card i think it would be better with a nvidia board

    thanks for the help


    Benefits of a Nvidea board are SLI

    Benefits of an Intel board; Crossfire, overclocking, reliability, less issues, bios, etc.......overall a way better board to go with.
  10. Don't let nay sayers about Nvidia chipset boards scare you off. I use an Nvidia chipset motherboard and do not have any problems at all. You could just as well have a bad experience with an Intel board too.

    I bought one of the first EP35-DS3L boards and the BIOS on it is screwed up, yet you don't see me going around every post that considers Gigabyte boards, telling people to stay away from Gigabyte.
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