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April 22, 2010 10:32:09 PM

Hello, I am currently putting together a new i7 build to replace my old comp obviously. I have been looking around for a while, and I have narrowed down everything, except I cannot quite decide on which motherboard or graphics card to go with.

The current specs that I have set are:

-Core i7 920, or 930

-Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler

-Corsair TX 750W PSU

-6GB Corsair Dominator Ram

The motherboards I have been looking at are:
-Intel DX58SO

-Asus P6T

-MSI Pro-E

Which one do you think I should go with?

As for graphics cards I pretty open, I was looking into the new fermi graphics cards for Nvidia, however their heat and power consumption were a little worrying. I would like to stick to the fermi cards or the HD 5800 series, so they last a little while into the future. Im open to crossfire or SLI, Im just looking for the best quality for the best price.

Im open to any feedback or suggestions, even on the components I have already chosen. Thanks

By the way, I already have a Sonata III case, and Hard drives so those are not needed.

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April 23, 2010 3:21:07 AM

What is your budget.

$2000 is the top of my budget
April 23, 2010 3:52:00 AM

Be sure that if you have a Microcenter around you buy your 930 from them - they have it for $199 which is FAR cheaper than NewEgg.

I have the x58 Pro-E and it's worked flawlessly for it. I also have several customers I've built computers for that insisted on the P6T (Deluxe V2) and they couldn't be happier. Both are good choices. Crazy, though, how the price of the Pro-E has went UP $35 since I bought it. It used to be a GREAT budget board in terms of X58s but now they seem to have jacked up the price. It's rare to see motherboards go up in price like that.

Funny...I have the same power supply, too. Shall I suggest some GREAT memory for you? Then, you can just have the same build and I promise you'd be happy. :-)

I have 3 sets of these (12Gb total) - low voltage and great timings for DDR3-1600.