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

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December 17, 2009 7:50:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 750 to 1000 After Rebates

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Keyboard
Mouse
Monitor(s)
Harddrives
Optical Drives
Video Card (?????) I will explain later
Power Supply Corsair 750W or Rosewill Extreame 950W

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

CROSSFIRE: Not right away

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

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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December 17, 2009 8:04:51 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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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