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March 2, 2010 2:17:45 PM

I have recently have decided that I want to build my first computer, and I've been unable to decide which mobo is best to go with.

I've been looking at Gigabyte's P55-UD5 and UD6.. I'm almost 100% sure that I'm going to do SLI with geforce 9800gt's and I've been reading some clearance issues with the mobo so I wanted to make sure there wasn't going to be any...

Thanks =]

So far I'm getting

Memory - G. Series Ripjaw 2gb x2 2000 http://tinylink.com/?tDYyiFUGTx
Processor - Intel Core i5 750 http://tinylink.com/?btxNJtx8qc
Vid Card - BFG Tech geforce 9800gt (Leaning towards sli but not 100% sure yet) http://tinylink.com/?gkyadDmIs0
OS- Windows 7
Hard Drive - WD 640gb 3.5" http://tinylink.com/?z29uat0Wt3

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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 2, 2010 9:08:01 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What is your budget?
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March 2, 2010 9:25:23 PM

Ty for the welcome, I'm looking to be at around a 1,000, no more than 1,300.
I was also just looking at the asus P7P55D Deluxe... Seems like a solid mobo.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 2, 2010 9:31:44 PM

Ok, any prefer site to buy online? newegg.com for example.
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March 2, 2010 9:41:33 PM

Newegg's where I've been looking at all of my stuff thus far, I don't know if there's any others, all of my friends seem to lean particularly towards newegg.
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March 2, 2010 11:06:13 PM

Thanks, I'll def take that into consideration =]
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 3, 2010 12:05:59 PM

If you want a cheap rig, you can get the i5-750 for $ 194.99, and with that processor the cost is only $ 1.152,92 + MIR + SHIPPING
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March 4, 2010 7:34:39 AM

Thanks saint, I was actually talking to one of my friends today about a set up I had been looking at it's around the same 1,150~ mark with shipping included, it consists of

i5-750
asus p7p55d-deluxe
gigabyte geforce 9800gt SLI
Ripjaw series 4gb ram 1600
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb
Cooler master 212+
Antec six hundred case
Antec earthwatts 650w psu

How does that sound?

Btw I truly appreciate your help, this being my first rig I want to get it right and I also want to explore all the options that I have before making a decision which will be in the course of the next two to three weeks.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 1:15:31 PM

Ok.

1- Make you sure that the RAM is CL7 or CL8. If doesn't, is not a good RAM
2- The GPU is a old GPU, that IMO, today isn't enough for the today's games.
3- The other components looks good.
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March 5, 2010 9:22:12 AM

That ram is cl7.
And after doing some looking I found a good combo deal on the Radeon HD5770 and the intel i5 750 core so I'll be doing that, I'm just not really looking to spend $450 on a gpu with my gaming style
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March 5, 2010 9:22:31 AM

Best answer selected by kr3war561.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 5, 2010 11:12:36 AM

Good choose, now, I have a question.

Quote:
Btw I truly appreciate your help


What does mean the BTW?, I'm not from USA, in fact, the English isn't my native language and I'm trying to learn the most as possible.
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March 6, 2010 5:25:47 AM

Haha it means "By The Way"

English is my second language, and for someone who doesn't live here, yours is very good.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 6, 2010 1:09:04 PM

Ok, men thanks for the info.
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