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Which I7 mobo

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February 4, 2009 3:43:19 PM

First sorry for my bad english
I want to order a new comp
I choosed Asus p6t deluxe with Intel Core i7 920,Sapphire HD 4870
Hiper HPU-4M730, 730 Watt,Mushkin HP3-10666 3x2GB
But after reading in lot of forums seems that this mobo is not right choice
but I can steel choose betwen these mobos and the other parts???

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Foxconn Renaissance, Intel X58
Biostar Tpower X58, Intel X58
Intel SmackOver DX58SO


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February 4, 2009 4:23:58 PM

Gigabyte UD3R imo. They've shown more stability in the earlier boards. Why not now.

730w psu? which one?

everything else is fine. nice price on the ram.

and the Sapphire hd 4870 1gb card isnt much more than the 512mb card.

February 4, 2009 5:53:53 PM

The Asus P6T Deluxe is in fact a great board. If you're looking to overclock, the Asus board is the most stable and offers great control through the BIOS. That Gigabyte motherboard doesn't support SLI, and definitely stay away from the Intel SmackOver.
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February 4, 2009 6:33:26 PM

ASUS is yes a board used for oc'ing, but, is that what he's looking for?

Gigabyte is more useful in the stability section and if he wanted to get a sli Gigabyte theres the X58 Extreme thats 2 x16 slots. There both good brands, not putting down the Asus, just saying, Gigabyte has been always more stable.

and whats the Intel SmackOver?

February 4, 2009 6:59:55 PM

The overpriced, underperforming X58 board from Intel. Offers very little for overclocking options, more CPU utilization to run the LAN, HD, etc.
February 4, 2009 9:19:46 PM

First i will not use SLI second for oveclocking I mostly go Default or auto
but I made another config
Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Mushkin EM3-10666 3x2GB Kit, DDR3-1333, CL9-9-9-24 Sapphire HD 4870 1GB TOXIC, Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU, 650W, SLI/CF, ATX2.2/EPS Acer Ferrari F22
February 5, 2009 12:32:07 PM

Nice build, no case or HardDrive?

Probably going to want a better psu later on down the road.
February 5, 2009 9:11:23 PM

Antec Three Hundred, Gaming-Tower, schwarz
Western Digital Caviar Blue, 7200rpm, 16MB, 500GB, SATA-II raid0
February 7, 2009 2:09:46 PM

you could most likely go with a stock cooler for the cpu. There cheap.
even the dark knight S1283 is cheap.

Now, what is your psu? the 730w what brand?
February 7, 2009 3:23:22 PM

Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU, 650W, SLI/CF, ATX2.2/EPS
February 9, 2009 5:03:01 PM

Alright was wondering, Corsair, OCZ are good brands in the high wattage, so is thermaltake, been some doa's on corsair's though.