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December 31, 2010 4:22:39 AM

I don't game. I don't even own a game, I could care less about Crossfire/SLI boards.

I do use my box 10-12 hrs + /day working in PS/ Vegas/ AutoCAD and a few hours watching 1080p videos.

I'm looking for a board w/ USB 3.0/ SATA 6.0 support , a decent record of 24/7 OC history, and a price range of $100-150.00.

My short list are these.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO w Radeon 4290 Integrated Graphics http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS M4A87TD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


And my current favorite choice

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with at MOST a HD 5570.

The feature set alone on the Gigabyte board seems to make worthwhile even if I don't OC .

I'm looking on pairing it with a BE 965 or 1090T and a pair of WD RE4 500GB 64Mb Cache drives in Raid 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That and a 8GB set of QVL memory, an upgraded HS


Am I missing anything ?
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December 31, 2010 4:55:50 AM

swimswithtrout said:
I do use my box 10-12 hrs + /day working in PS/ Vegas/ AutoCAD and a few hours watching 1080p videos.

What's you Total Budget? Are you starting from scratch e.g. new Case, PSU, KB/Mouse, OS?

You do not want a MOBO with onboard GPU.

Also, you'll want a CUDA nVidia GPU -> http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/news/ShowRelease.as...
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December 31, 2010 5:09:47 AM


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What's you(sic) Total Budget?



<$1000 US and the less the better.

It will be a nearly new build although I have built ~ 12 systems over the past 15 yrs when $$$$ was more available.

I've got several complete new builds planned that are < $1000 that are cutting edge for a non gaming board.

Do you have any specific info on the mobos's I asked about ?
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December 31, 2010 5:46:49 AM

$ tell me about it; my company processes REO data for 3 states - we're heading towards and second 'crisis.'

CUDA GPUs -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html

$99 MOBO: ASUS M4A87TD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$179 CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$160 RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99 PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80 CASE: CM690 II Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$250 GPU: GTX 470 EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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$937
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