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Help Me Pick Out A Mobo For This Build

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March 14, 2010 7:18:15 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: March 23
BUDGET RANGE: $1,500-1,800 (After Rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, General (Internet, Office, etc.) Use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers/headset, OS, optical

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Microcenter.com, Frys.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel/ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Planned (in the future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have already purchased the CPU, as they were running out of stock nearby and I feared they wouldn't be re-ordering the 920 because it's being "replaced" with the 930, so that's not up for debate.

CASE: CM Storm Sniper $129.99
MOBO: ???
CPU: Core i7 920 $216.49
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalem $64.99
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 1TB $89.99
GPU: ASUS 5850 $309.99
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20 $174.99
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX $139.99 (After MIR)
Monitor: ASUS VK266H $289.99 (After MIR)

Price Without Mobo: $1416 + shipping

How well would these parts work together? Also, as far as motherboards go- I want to have the ability to run 2 graphics cards in the future, both at x16. USB 3.0 and SATA III really aren't important to me but I'd like to find a mobo that will allow me to run 12 gigs of ram with the Megahalem cooler, as well as the two graphics cards for SLI/Crossfire at or around the $200 pricepoint. Here's the few mobos I found that should work (please comment and make recommendations for me):

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $209.99
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 $159.99
ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 $204.99

Thanks guys!

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March 14, 2010 7:27:06 PM

the gigabyte is the best option due to the usb .3.0 and sata 6gb/s interface which the others lack
March 14, 2010 8:29:41 PM

yes go for this one - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $209.99

I am running the same set up as you, CPU wise and that MB is great
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