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I860 upgrade question

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September 18, 2009 7:43:10 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Τhis month

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 €

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet to heavy photo editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, VGA (MSI 9600GT), Power Supply (650W Tagan), case,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.plaisio.gr/default.aspx

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Greece

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am thinking of using the i7-860 (258,80€), the Gigabyte P55M UD2 (101,00€) and a set of Corsair XMS
DDR3-1600, 4 x 2GB, 9-9-9-24 (229,00€)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I was looking at the 229€ MSI P55 GD 80 but it doesn't seem to offer anything more than what the Gigabyte is offering that i can use. The cheap Gigabyte board seems more than enough for my needs but i dont know how good it will be running with a moderate OC, 7 days a week.

QUESTION: So my question to the gurus of this forum is: Should i spend the extra cash for a better board (like the MSI) or save the 100€ and go for the small Gigabyte P55M UD2?

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September 18, 2009 8:02:03 PM

In my opinion, MSI's components and build quality isn't quite the same standard as Gigabyte. MSI isn't bad by any means, but I tend to go with gigabyte more often than not.
September 18, 2009 9:59:08 PM

It's funny because I am in the same boat as you looking at the same parts and also using my PC for the same purposes (i.e no gaming etc).

I'm in Canada though so I think I might make a friend traveling to the US pick me up a http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Anyways, I'm looking forward to the discussions in this thread.
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