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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


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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
January 7, 2010 9:51:13 PM


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

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.