I have been looking at building a new cheap gaming rig. I plan on going with an intel i7, but I have no idea what motherboard to get or memory for that matter. I have read plenty of reviews but there seems to be lots of boards that have issues like doa. I already have a evga 9800gt w/ 1 gbddr3 and 500gb segate hd. I would love to hear input please post
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (within a month) BUDGET RANGE: ( US$500-850)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming and movies)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive, video card)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no prefrence
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type no prefrence
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: sli for future use
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (examples: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want a good stable i7 mb that has some overclock features and sli for tweaking in the future
newegg reviews shouldn't be believed because you're more likely to write a review if you have a bad experience.
also $500 would give you a 920 and a low-end board, $850, a 920, a gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, some 1600mhz ram, an akasa nero 967. That leaves you $180 for a good case and a good PSU, so $110 for a corsair 650TX and an antec 300 for $60. that leaves you $10 spare.
You will probably get up to a 4.4ghz oc with that. But honestly the best idea would be getting a P2 build and sell the 9800GT, even for $900 you could get a complete build that would beat that i7 rig in gaming.