Gaming Rig Upgrade...Need (Want) Fast < 1,000


BUDGET RANGE: 750 to 1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Optical Drives
Video Card (?????) I will explain later
Power Supply Corsair 750W or Rosewill Extreame 950W


I am in the United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail


CROSSFIRE: Not right away


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have purchased a Radeon 5850 that I planned to use with my older system. Upon recieving my first card it worked fine for 20 mins then I could never get it to show the boot screen again. I RMAed that card and got a different manufacturer's 5850. The first time I shutdown my machine was the last time I saw a picture or a boot screen. I have replaced my Power Supply and updated every driver/bios that I can find for my motherboard with no luck of getting this card to work. My older Radeon 3870 is working great still in the same computer. After doing some research, I think this is a MB /VC compatability issue. It appears many people with ASUS mother boards are having the same or similar problems that I am. That is the main reason I want to go ahead and upgrade (I was planning on doing so early next year anyway). Any advice on fixing this problem would be welcome as well but I am mainly interesed on your thoughts about the combination of my MB, memory and processor. If anyone has a better combo let me know.
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  1. that would be good, but i would recommend buying this:

    ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with NF200 3xPCIe true x16 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

    it is slightly more expensive, but way better.
    good ram, good cpu, heres a combo for the mobo and cpu:

    also, i agree with the mobo/ vid card issue. evga is much more on the nvidia side of things, so it might be a compatibility issue. but there you go, hope that works :)
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