Building gaming system need mobo


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies/itunes)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Hard Drive (IDE), CD Rom, mouse, keyboard, monitor, Case.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:, or any cheap but reliable US site.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Motherbaord that works with the new i5 and would like it to have a IDE connector(less than $170 please)



These are the parts that i bought and are on there way.

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Some lighting.

Items that are on the waiting to be bought list

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
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  1. HELL NO on that PSU.

    For the motherboard get this one

    You have to use DDR3 ram at or below 1.65 volts

    At that resolution get a 4850 and an OCZ modxstream 500w PSU.
    However by october the new 5xxx series will be coming out so prices will shift quite a bit.
  2. kk so thats a good setup. But if you can get cheaper ram would be nice

    total estimate $500.
    not bad
  3. You can save maybe $10 by getting slower looser timed DDR3 but that wont affect the total budget too much. With that raidmax PSU i would bet that you would have to replace everything after attempting SLI with it. The PSU in the video is a raidmax 450 watt unit.

    Whats the total budget for the build? You may not be able to fit an i5 in.
  4. kk well i just dropped 80$ on case another 60$ on lighting/HD just got a sata one. Um i would say about 600$ so i have about 450$ left. But little things like psu can wait. Cuz i dont need a new psu for my gpu since its pci. And ram and mobo and cpu are priority. There really isnt a budget. Since i just started to work. I will be making about 200$ a month about. So really upgrades on what i got like Psu arnt need atm.
    Btw i have a 500w just pc psu.
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