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December 26, 2009 1:40:27 AM

I recently bought a i7-860 and an Intel 80GB SSD. I have this case on the way.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week BUDGET RANGE: 700-1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Torrent downloads, HD streaming, internet browsing, burning dvds
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com NC, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, good experience with ASUS

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't game. I would like to stay around $150 or less on mobo. How many watts do I need to push this system?

Thanks

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December 26, 2009 2:25:27 AM

wraunch said:
I recently bought a i7-860 and an Intel 80GB SSD. I have this case on the way.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week BUDGET RANGE: 700-1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Torrent downloads, HD streaming, internet browsing, burning dvds
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com NC, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, good experience with ASUS

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't game. I would like to stay around $150 or less on mobo. How many watts do I need to push this system?

Thanks


There's a guide for that:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-p55-motherbo...

Probably the Asus P7P55D or Gigabyte P55-UD3R, depending on which one you like most for layout. If you look at the recent SBM you'll see that without gaming you can do some overclocking and still stay below 500W. I'd go with a 500-600W top-brand power supply.
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