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Best value x58 motherboard

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November 23, 2010 11:07:26 PM

hey guys,

any thoughts on the best value x 58 motherboard? was going to go for an amd x6 build but since the i7 950 is only slightly more expensive i decided to go that, i want sata 6 and usb 3.0 and to be able to use tribble buffer memory.

was looking at the asus p6t premium board but they are very pricey.

Would i get that much more preformance then an x6 1095t with a good motherboard and ram compared to the above? am i right to change to intel?

I am on a budget but i have 500 euro for the case psu ram mob and chip but can strech over if its justfied :kaola: 

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November 23, 2010 11:13:07 PM

oh and quad sli/crossfire support.16x16x etc im looking for one with a good intergrated gpu but if thats unreasonable maybe a decent cheap gpu could be recommended untill i can afford a beast gpu :D 
a c 716 V Motherboard
November 23, 2010 11:38:10 PM

^ Umm... that's a contradiction GPU. You do **NOT** want an X58 MOBO with an on-board GPU even if they made one.

An x58 build is going to start at €650 and a 'good' build €1,000, so maybe look to a good AM3 build at €630+.

Example AM3 Build:
CAS: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
FAN: Corsair H50
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair Dominator)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
POWERSUPPLY: * 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TX 80 Plus Power Supply
VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card
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November 24, 2010 8:15:39 AM

Well my budget it just for case psu ram cpu and motherboard. 600 euro should get that, i7 950 is 240 euro, case 50, psu 40, ram 150, mobo around 120 maybe more?
a c 716 V Motherboard
November 24, 2010 11:33:23 AM

222 CPU i7 950
112 RAM Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 8-8-8-24 1600MHz
60 CASE Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
52 PSU Corsair 750TX
€626 No GPU

€195 GTX 470
€821 Sub-Total

Keep in mind I looked-up these prices in US dollars ($) and converted to Euros (€) so I am certain the prices will vary. Example your price on the i7 950 is €18 difference.
November 26, 2010 12:22:10 AM

are those cases good compared to the antec ones?
a c 716 V Motherboard
November 26, 2010 12:23:22 PM

The (ONE) case I recommended if very good for the $ and offers great features and most importantly it has excellent airflow and ergonomics. :) 

Are there better, sure but you'd need to double the cost. BTW - I have 10 of them... :)