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Need Mobo adivice 700$ mobo/cpu/ram i7

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November 21, 2009 3:44:21 AM

So I was originally planning on waiting to upgrade but recent events have left me with no choice, my Socket 939 finally died on me the other day and I feel its time to upgrade to i7. Only things I need for upgrade at the moment are Motherboard, i7 920 and ram. I was also wondering how to tell if your processor is D0?



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week maybe next, may wait for black friday BUDGET RANGE: $700 (loose) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Home workstation, Programming/gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: As said before everything but mobo/cpu/ram PSU: Orion xp400(Should I get something better)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any respectable parts store COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Only preferance is that I would like to be running an i7

OVERCLOCKING: Yes(Can someone point me to a guide?) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 x2, two 20in


I was looking at the ASROCK Delux (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
November 21, 2009 5:25:02 AM

With a budget of $700 for the MB, CPU, and RAM, I would recommend that you consider one of the following motherboards:

ASUS P6T LGA ($240)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte UD5 ($269)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Many people here have used these boards and can offer board specific help if problems arise. However, they are more expensive than the ASRock Delux ($185) board you were considering.

If you live near a microcenter, you can pick up an i7-920 for $200.

Lastly, RAM prices on Newegg have skyrocketed in the last month, up by as much as 37 percent. I do not know what is driving this sudden jump in price, but my guess is that Newegg will drop the price of RAM significantly for black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US).
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