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Parts Ordered - Just need MOBO and Memory

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January 7, 2010 9:20:49 PM

In follow-up to my other posts, I have pretty much all the parts except for the MOBO and memory. I could use some advice on a X58 board and memory.

It is a gaming system, Crossfire planned in future, might over clock when needed, if ever. I buy from newegg

Budget for MoBo is $150 to $300. Memory price - $150 or less.

System bought or decided on so far:

ATI Sapphire 5850 Video Card
Corsair 750 - Crossfire/Cert. power supply
Windows 7 64 bit OS
i7 - 920 processor
2 Sony DVD Burners
500 GB Samsung HHD
Mid-ATX Case - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58

Thanks.

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January 7, 2010 9:27:30 PM

Here's a very nice, new, motherboard that supports USB 3.0 & SATA 3.0 for under $300.

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $289.99

Here's a nice CAS 7 DDR3 1333 kit for $150.

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail $149.99

There's also some nice CAS 7 DDR3 1600 RAM available for just over your budget.

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI - Retail $164.99
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January 7, 2010 9:51:13 PM

Thanks.

Assuming I spend the full $300, there is also this ASUS board with usb 3.0 for about the same price.

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

Which board is better or does it matter?

The HDD drive, DVD burners and PSU just got delivered. Video card gets here next week.

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January 7, 2010 9:57:18 PM

Flip a coin. Asus and Gigabyte are both top-notch manufacturer's. I, personally, prefer Gigabyte, but I use both all the time. I'm currently building a budget PC for my aunt and used an Asus board. My personal machine uses a Gigabyte board.
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