Need advice on a motherboard! please help! :)

Alright, i found a motherboard, and just when i was about to buy my entire build, i see that the motherboard was "recertified" meaning it came with nothing and sucked ass! That pretty much ruined my day.


So, i need a motherboard that supports 2000MHZ ram. up to 8GB of it.

Unless 1600MHZ is almost as good? because i know its cheaper.
This is my first build, so im not sure if i should go with 2000MHZ or 1600MHZ ram..


Heres the motherboard that i chose before i found out its recertified.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4349464


Processor Socket: Intel

Processor Interface: Socket 775

Form Factor: ATX

Memory Type: DDR3

Number of Pins: 240-Pin

Number of Slots: 4

Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB - 64bit


That supports this processor:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3952342&CatId=2758


That will support this graphics card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125293


Thank you very much!
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  1. Wow...Absolutely do not build on the LGA775 socket. It's dead tech walking. In a matter of months, the 775 socket will be 3 generations from new (1366, 1156 and whatever the newest i9 will run on).

    You spent as much on that 3 year old CPU as you would for the top-of-the-line i7-920. I hope TigerDirect has a return policy...

    You also bought a last generation GPU, which isn't as bad, which is good for you because Newegg won't do returns. Or at least it won't be easy.

    You really should have asked for advice before you bought...
  2. first off, dont get a 775 cpu...unless you already bought it :pfff: if you didnt then buy something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315588

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315590

    if you already bought it, then i guess a good one would be:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131600

    second, 2000 MHz RAM is the biggest waste of money, next to buying a 975. get ddr3 ram with cas latency between 7-7-7-20 and 8-8-8-24, like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    all of those can easily be oc'ed to kill 2000 MHz RAM. lastly, once again if you already bought it o well, but don not buy a 275 for over 300$. a 5850 MUALS A 285, and a 285 beats a 275, so get the same priced 5850:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161302

    +1 to what MadAdmiral said, you really should have asked, but o well :D
  3. 2000 MHz RAM ain't gonna do much for you unless you are OC'ing w/ LN. And as others have said, that's 4 year old tech. Give us a budget and we'll lay out a new build 4 u
  4. Sorry, i thought i mentioned that i didnt purchase anything from my build yet.


    Now, if you wouldnt mind helping me out. This is going to be my first build. And i WAS going to get an i7 but I couldnt find a motherboard that supported i7 and that had everything else i needed.


    Would you mind helping me find a motherboard that supports i7? the 290$ i7 at max.. my budget is 1000-1100$ preferably 1000, because my dad is paying for this, and i feel kinda guilty letting him spend so much.. even though its just 100 more.. know what i mean?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=4240166


    I also would like to buy a 1GB graphics card, that i can buy another later, so i can run them at the same time? crossfire i think it is.
    I need it to have an HDMI port on it for my 32in lcd tv, which has 720p HD quality.


    And since im changing the motherboard, im going to have to choose different RAM as well.

    If you can find me a motherboard with those availabilities in it, it would be soo soo greatly appreciated..


    This is what i already had chose.


    CASE: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =C283-1223

    (theres also a full tower version of this case for 47$ more.. but i didn't think i needed it, so i just chose this one)

    POWER SUPPLY: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=2533

    HD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =H450-9002

    GRAPHICS CARD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=1839

    (I was going to purchase 2 of those to run at the same time. But i think a 1GB graphics card would be better, so i could buy another 1GB later and have a total of 2GB instead of being limited to this 1GB total with 2 cards.)

    But i need some help choosing a graphics card really.. the only one that looked decent to me was this.


    I could buy one now, and another later. For a total of 2GB.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150438


    Or.. im not sure if this would work.. or even if its better at all, but i could just buy this, and not buy another later.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


    But really, i would rather go on what you say.

    Thank you so much.

    - Clint
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    2000 MHz RAM ain't gonna do much for you unless you are OC'ing w/ LN. And as others have said, that's 4 year old tech. Give us a budget and we'll lay out a new build 4 u



    Yeah, im gonna need a new build i guess.
  6. first off, none of the links work... but look at this build:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315384

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310363

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186169

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    that will be great, because the mobo has support for both ati xfire, and sli, which isnt common for x58 boards, it is highly oc'able, high quality, cheap, and i doubt you will ever need more than 6 gigs of ram. also, it is the fastest 7200 rpm hdd, and even beats the raptors in some tests. the ram is very fast and low voltage, the cpu is amazing, add another 5770 in the future if you want, but one is plenty, and the case is GREAT! :D
  7. ares1214 said:
    first off, none of the links work... but look at this build:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315384

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310363

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186169

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    that will be great, because the mobo has support for both ati xfire, and sli, which isnt common for x58 boards, it is highly oc'able, high quality, cheap, and i doubt you will ever need more than 6 gigs of ram. also, it is the fastest 7200 rpm hdd, and even beats the raptors in some tests. the ram is very fast and low voltage, the cpu is amazing, add another 5770 in the future if you want, but one is plenty, and the case is GREAT! :D



    I HOPE THIS LINK WORKS.


    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4631382&Sku=C283-1223


    Everything you suggested was great, thanks.
    But i was kinda liking this case quite a bit, would that build work with this case?
  8. yea! that case is great! the only way you get things that cheap are thru newegg combos. also, the evo is better, and looks SO COOL when you put 4 led fans on the side, like better then the haf. i would go with the evo, but its ur choice.
  9. ares1214 said:
    yea! that case is great! the only way you get things that cheap are thru newegg combos. also, the evo is better, and looks SO COOL when you put 4 led fans on the side, like better then the haf. i would go with the evo, but its ur choice.



    thank you very much.
    i went with 4GB of ram instead of 6. I chose corsair. And i changed the case to the HAF, and the price went down to $1033 :)
    Which was right above my budget. So im good. (I will later buy another graphics card for crossfire, and i will upgrade my ram to 6-8GB)
  10. well thats good, but for i7 920 you would use 6 gigs, instead of 4, since it is triple channel.
  11. I think I would avoid tigerdirect. I hear about too many returned products sold as new from them.
  12. ares1214 said:
    well thats good, but for i7 920 you would use 6 gigs, instead of 4, since it is triple channel.



    Do i HAVE to have 6GB?
    can i go to 8GB?
  13. you are SUPPOSED to have either 6 or 12 gigs, using 2 gig modules, the mobo isnt designed to use dual channel, so 4 or 8 gigs might not work. i would go with 6 gigs of that memory, it will be perfect.
  14. ares1214 said:
    you are SUPPOSED to have either 6 or 12 gigs, using 2 gig modules, the mobo isnt designed to use dual channel, so 4 or 8 gigs might not work. i would go with 6 gigs of that memory, it will be perfect.



    Alright il do that!

    Thanks a lot for all your help =)
    You made my life a lot easier/better haha.
    Now i can finally get a new computer.
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