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Recommandations For i7 920 build Mobo..................

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May 26, 2010 1:45:00 PM

Its been a while since i build a rig. last year i built my very first phenom x4 940 rig.

it worked like a dream. this year i am helping a friend to build an i7 rig. I read alot about the am2/3 sockets but i dont know much about the i7 mbs

i did some reasearch, seems like the the p7p from asus are getting alot of hits.

is the best mobo setup still a p55?

edit: sorry, my question is not specific,

what is a good mobo for the 8xx series
what is a good mobi for the 9xx series?

the reason I ask is, I was hoping to build a i7 930 rig fir him under 1000 by buying some second hand parts

but looks like the ram mobo set w tri channel might cost me to exceed my budget, so I might have to goto the cheaper 860 build.

he won't be doing any oc'ing. but I really would like the mobo w full USB 3 support and sata 3 please. thx!!

also hes on a budget. so i really like to keep it under $200, if possible, with usb3. needs a fullsize mobo. thanks everyone!

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a c 304 V Motherboard
May 26, 2010 3:02:55 PM

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

The p55 is a very good chipset, but u need 1st bear in mind somethings before select the chipset and the mobo.

1- Exist two i7 models, the 1st one is the i7-9xx series that support Tri-channel, have an amazing performance BUT this don't work with the p55 chipset, this series works with the x58 chipset and the components are more expensive. The 2nd one is the i7-8xx series that have very good performance, good price components and works with the p55 chipset.
2- What processor do ur friend have?
3- Why he need a fullsize mobo?
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May 26, 2010 8:54:03 PM

found a local buyer w 930 for 270.. can I make this build for under 1000?
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a c 243 V Motherboard
May 26, 2010 9:28:32 PM

An i7-930 1366 chipset build gonna cost you $1400 w/ all top end components. This build is expected to perform well with serious OC's (3.8+ GHz+ and future upgrade to twin GFX cards)....Upgrade to Prolimatech Megahalems Heat Sink (extra $30 + fans) if ya wanna do 4.0 Ghz+

$240 Antec 1200 w/ CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$504 ASUS P6X58D-E w/ Intel i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$190 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$34 Scythe 2100 cpu COOLER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$6 OCZ Freeze http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$350 Asus 470 w/ DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


An i5-750 1156 chipset build gonna cost you $1100 w/ all near top end components....TX PSU OK for twin GFX cards...Upgrade to HX750 (extra $40) if doing serious OC's.

$90 CM HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 Corsair TX750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$370 ASUS P7P55D-E Pro w/ Intel i5-750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$105 2 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$34 Scythe 2100 cpu COOLER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$6 OCZ Freeze http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$290 XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sale ends today .... if you miss, gonna cost ya $10 more

$25 Any DVD Burner

Total $1090
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a c 304 V Motherboard
May 26, 2010 10:05:16 PM

A good configuration with the i7-930 is this:

1- ASUS P6X58D-E that have a very good price/performance.
2- This G.Skill 1600 6GB
3- For HD this Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is very good
4- I'm not sure if u need a CPU cooler since u don't want OC but add this Hyper 212+
5- This Antec 650W can handle ur rig withour problems.
6- The combo GTX470 plus DVD burner that suggest JackNaylorPE GTX470 + DVD burner
7- For case, the Antec 300 Illusion is a very solid case.
8- And finally the CPU i7-930

Total: 1358.92 before rebates and shipping.

Now with the i7-860 the total cost is less expensive.

Keeping the PSU, combo GPU, HD, Cooler and case whe only need change the mobo, ram and CPU.

CPU: i7-860
RAM: G.Skill 1600 4GB
Mobo: P7P55D-E Pro

With that changes, the price should be less that $1000
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