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January 25, 2010 2:44:11 AM

Hi there,

I'm selling most of my current rig and moving up in the world in the next 1-4 weeks. I'm looking at a low end of the high range system for:
-Mild Gaming
-Some Video and Audio Editing
-General Web browsing and office
-Media sharing
-Some mild over clocking

My budget is decant but not too high. I do want to future proof.

I'm in New Zealand so just advice on parts would be helpful.

I already have for it:

GPU: Gigabyte 9800 GT 512MB
PSU: Corsair HX450W

These are the parts I'm looking at:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
CASE: Antec Nine hundred Two
RAM: not sure yet, around 4-6GB

Advice would be appreciated.
January 25, 2010 3:03:26 AM

^ From what you are upgrading ? And at what resoltuion do you game ? and what kind of games ?

If you are into only some mild overclocking, then you can take a look at the newer X58A UD3R boards...they are cheaper, have USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s support, have 6 slots compared to the older UD3R boards...

As for RAM, go with 6GB...Try to use 3/ 6 stick with a X58 mobo as you can take advantage of the Tri-Channel memory controller that are present on the X58 CPUs...
January 25, 2010 3:25:04 AM

My Current Specs are:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.5GHz @ 3.0GHz
GPU: same
PSU: same
MOBO: GA-EP35-DS3R
HDD: Seagate 1TB

At the moment i still have a 1280x1024 screen but that's going to change soon when i upgrade to 1 22-24 inch monitor.

I was considering the EX58 UD3R but i like the spec of the X58A UD3R. I'll see if it's available in New Zealand
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