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Need Help with choosing the right Mobo

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January 28, 2010 3:06:26 AM

Hey guys!

Im building my own Pc an i7 build to be exact and i've just about picked every part but cant seem to decide which Motherboard and RAM to go along with it. I just know i want 6gb 3x2gb ram and the mobo with triple channel. Im hoping to overclock it too since its gonna be gaming pc.

This is what ive got so far.

XFX HD Radeon 5870 GPU $399.99

Corsair 650W $89.99 ------ $69.99 after MiR

Combo i7-920 CPU & Vigor Mongoose III CPU Cooler $306.98

Total --------------- $807.06 --------- $787.06 after MiR

My Budget limit is about $1300 before MiR I just need the perfect Mobo and Ram to fit this builds need.

Also! if i must i will downgrade the 5870 to a 5850 and ill have an extra $100 to spend on the Mobo and Ram.

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a b V Motherboard
January 29, 2010 9:24:56 AM

^ Some changes...
1. PSU - Get this one...
Antec EA 750W - Will give you the option of adding 1 more HD 5870 later on...

2. Mobo - This would be a good option...
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power
This board can also overclock the 920 without any issues...

3. RAM - This OCZ is a very good one and at a very good price...It also comes with XMP profiles...
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

And what about the rest ofthe components ?
a b V Motherboard
February 1, 2010 2:11:54 AM

^ That monitor is a good one for that price...And its reviews also seem to be good...

And as for Open box items, its a hit or miss...But you get no cables, no CD, and NO BACKPLATE...IMO buying a retail is better...