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Motherboard for Intel i7-950 3.06Ghz & other questions.

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December 11, 2010 5:00:53 PM

Sorry guys but its been years since I upgraded. My current CPU is a Intel pentium 4 2.8 so you can tell its been a long time. My GPU is an ATI All-in-Wonder 9800. Needless to say an upgrade is long overdue.
I have not even kept up with the lingo so I'm try to play catch up and plan for upgrading on a very limited budget.
My plan:

I was planning on upgrading my CPU to a Intel i7-950 3.06 Ghz that I can get for $199.00 as it seems like a good value for the price.

The next question is what motherboard to use? I was thinking of the
ASUS P7P55D-E PRO for $180

Does this seem like a good choice?

I know that I will have to get a new video card, memory, power supply, cooling system for case and CPU and maybe even a new case.

I don't see myself getting two video cards at this time as I don't want to spend more than $250 max on the GPU.
I will take all the good advice I can get. I'm usre than any of you know more than I do right now.
Thanks for the help.
December 11, 2010 5:17:34 PM

tntiger said:
Sorry guys but its been years since I upgraded. My current CPU is a Intel pentium 4 2.8 so you can tell its been a long time. My GPU is an ATI All-in-Wonder 9800. Needless to say an upgrade is long overdue.
I have not even kept up with the lingo so I'm try to play catch up and plan for upgrading on a very limited budget.
My plan:

I was planning on upgrading my CPU to a Intel i7-950 3.06 Ghz that I can get for $199.00 as it seems like a good value for the price.

The next question is what motherboard to use? I was thinking of the
ASUS P7P55D-E PRO for $180

Does this seem like a good choice?

I know that I will have to get a new video card, memory, power supply, cooling system for case and CPU and maybe even a new case.

I don't see myself getting two video cards at this time as I don't want to spend more than $250 max on the GPU.
I will take all the good advice I can get. I'm usre than any of you know more than I do right now.
Thanks for the help.


I just realized that I don't think that the 1156 socket motherboard I picked will even support an Intel i7-950 3.06Ghz processor.

So would a Asus P6X58D-E LGA for $230.00 or a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R for $210.00 be good choices?

I didn't really want to have to spend quite that much on the motherboard but I guess I might have to.
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December 11, 2010 6:31:46 PM

Yeah 1366 is more expensive for sure. Don't forget the triple channel memory as well although DDR3 prices are dropping fast.

Either the ASUS or the Gigabyte boards are great. I myself like Gigabyte but just because I have used them more. I also am impressed everytime I use an ASUS board.

New case with great cooling, high build quality for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Great gaming memory.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Video card with voltage control for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU that gives you hard room to add a second GTX460 in the future. On great sale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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