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

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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=N82E16811129066&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-11-129-066-_-Product


    Great gaming memory.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335


    Video card with voltage control for overclocking.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121389


    Cooler for overclocking.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper212-_-35-103-065-_-Product


    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=N82E16817139005
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