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April 27, 2010 8:52:26 AM

I plan on buying a MSI P55-GD65 soon with a i7-930, and a 750watt powersupply. I would like to know if this motherboard will fit in my Storm Sniper case?

Links---->

MSI P55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i7 930 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Powersupply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Upgrading from---->

Phenom x4 920, at 3.7ghz
TA790GX motherboard
4gb of DDR2
Sapphire 5870 (keeping to use in the I7)
1TB HDD (keeping, duh)
Storm Sniper case (keeping)
Tunic Tower Cooler (Keeping to cool the i7)
Low grade Antec 500watt - was 25$ (had to buy it cause my old 600watt blew up..)

Thanks guys, tell me what you think.

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April 27, 2010 8:55:15 AM

Also would the Tunic Tower cooler cover up any ram slots? Or get in the way of the ram I will be buying since it has a heat spreader on it?
a c 304 V Motherboard
April 27, 2010 2:39:37 PM

Hi.

1- The i7 is socket 1366, the mobo that u want is socket 1156 that only support i3, i5 and i7-8xx series. For the i7-930 u need a mobo with socket 1366.
2- U build a solid rig except for the CPU "error", so, u have many options:

a- The most easy is change the processor for a i5-750: See here, current mobo (MSI OP55-GD65 is very solid for the CPU)
b- Change the mobo, RAM for something like this: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and G.Skill PI serires 6GB (3x2GB) CL7

3- The PSU is overkill for the rig, with a 650W is enough. Antec 650W
4- All fit perfectly in your case.
a b V Motherboard
April 27, 2010 4:16:19 PM

I dont think its overkill bro :)  keep the PSU - that way your futureproofing yourself!

The mobo has no issue with your case, although it will be an issue if your looking into the 1366 boards which ar high end, they are larger than an aTX board
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