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X58 Gaming/Development System

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January 1, 2010 6:48:45 AM

Hey all,

I would like some suggestions on a system build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 90 days

BUDGET RANGE: Open

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: mostly MMO type stuff or stuff like Dragon Age, Fallout 3, surfing the internet, software development VS.net and SQL Server.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, video card GTX 280

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
CPU: intel i7 920/930(not sure on the release date on it or specifications but i read its replacing 920?),
PSU: Seasonic/Corsair PSU 750 watt
Motherboards: Asus, Gigabyte, Maybe EVGA (never used one but seems like they get great reviews).

OVERCLOCKING: doubtful.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe or use my GTX 280 for physx. Also want to play with Open CL.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, I want to move to a 1080p LED.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC.
January 1, 2010 3:08:21 PM

I guess i forgot to mention RAM, I've always used Corsair XMS but I'm open to suggestions.
January 2, 2010 3:39:45 PM

I guess the 930 is supposed to release in Febuary at the same price as the 920. I can wait on that, no suggestions on a motherboard from anybody?
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