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New Gaming Rig Mobo + ?

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January 18, 2010 1:11:09 AM

Hi! I am purchasing a great gaming rig soon, and it is fully customizable, here's what I've decided on so far!

Q9550 2.83 ghz quad core (i hope to overclock it in the future)
260 gtx core 216 graphics
4 gb ram
250 gb hdd
win. 7 64 ultimate
Antec 900 casing
650 or 750 power supply?

for motherboard im unsure...



Motherboard possibilities? any one would be great, you decide!
P5Q motherboard
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 130

ASUS P5Q SE PLUS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 100

P45 board
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 130

are these good possibilities?
i think im over my 1,000 price budget from the seller's costs.


thanks, guys :heink: 

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a b V Motherboard
January 18, 2010 9:54:10 AM

I'd really recommend browsing through this forum a bit before you decide to buy. A current i5/i7 build would be a bit more up-to-date. The c2q's are pretty dated at this point and have been surpassed in performance, efficiency, and cost.

You'd also be served in researching ATI's 5xxx series.
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a b V Motherboard
January 18, 2010 10:44:00 AM

For the price, that's a weak gaming CPU quad core. I would get this before the Q9550:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz

It has unlocked multiplier and you can get to 4 Ghz, a speed which the Q9550 won't come near.

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