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GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R

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January 7, 2011 12:48:19 PM

Hi Guys

Building a system with a i7-950 and the Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C7D3K3/6GX RAM.

Is the above board recommended? Anyone have any issues, I heard that Windows 7 has issues when trying to install from DVD?

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a c 296 V Motherboard
January 7, 2011 1:24:39 PM

Hi.

1- Do you really want build that rig when Sandy comes out in tow days and performs much better that the current i7?
2- Of you still want build the rig, get an EVGA or ASUS mobo.
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January 7, 2011 2:28:17 PM

Wow ok! Any idea on the price's of those 2 CPU's?
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a c 296 V Motherboard
January 7, 2011 4:17:14 PM

~$250 for the i5-2500K and ~$350 for the i7-2600k.
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January 7, 2011 10:35:09 PM

its not that big of a deal the new i7s wont do you any more good in gaming then the current i7s as long as your above or = to 1920x1080 + the anandtech comparison charts suck because the cpus aren't at the same speed as the i7950 is only at 3.06ghz and the new i7 is at 3.4ghz. .34ghz is not huge but it does makes a difference
correct me if im wrong but i have heard that many people are avoiding the new i7s because of something to do with over clocking or something lol i haven't read into it much so i dont know whats going on
just giving you some things to think about
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a c 296 V Motherboard
January 9, 2011 3:06:11 AM

Yeah, they have problems when you overclock the CPU under OºC temps, so, OP, Do you want use phase change, dice or LN2 to overclock?

Regarding the comparison chart, ok, you can see here the i7-975 Extreme vs i5-2600K, same speed and only 2MB more on cache L3 on i7-975. Is this ok for you?
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January 9, 2011 9:02:03 PM

I've gone for the 2600K now with the ASUS Pro MOBO.....peer pressure! lol
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a c 716 V Motherboard
January 9, 2011 9:36:23 PM

The peers were taking you down the wrong path IF you {were} looking and an SLI/CF with high resolution displays, or if what you need involves more than 4-Cores like Adobe or CAD. Displays are cheap now and x8/x8 will be saturated with current GPUs vs X58 x16/x16.

Depends all on what you doing.
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January 9, 2011 10:35:43 PM

I have simple needs, I will SLI in the future, but I'm sure I will be happy with the results! Adobe and CAD sound too much like work.

This rig will be for Gaming

i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 Pro
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3
MSI GTX570
64GB SSD
3 x 1TB Samsung F3
CoolerMaster HAF 932
Corsair TX950
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a c 716 V Motherboard
January 10, 2011 12:00:53 AM

If you SLI the GTX570 and run 2 or 3 monitors or 2560 x 1600 monitors then I 100% guarantee running x8/x8 you'll have a significant saturation bottleneck with the P67's. 23"+ 1920 x 1080 2ms(GTG) monitors have been dropping like a rock, and what was elite is now becoming mainstream.

I'm not trying to make you 'feel' one way or the other, it is what it is. People should have quantified your needs.

However, if your teaming your GTX 570 to one HD monitor you're good to go!
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January 10, 2011 12:11:17 AM

No man, thanks to telling me the way it is! Honestly, that's cool.

Luckily I will only every use the one monitor, so hopefully that sorts me out!
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a c 716 V Motherboard
January 10, 2011 2:00:17 AM

I totally respect the P67's, Intel Nazi approach to crippling the x8/x8 is all out of greed to sell X68's is waht it is also.

I think you decided on the ASUS which, trust me, once you fire it up you'll be Yeah Haw - Holly Smokes! Yeah Buddy - Who's your Daddy to 99.99% of the folks out there! :) 

Meanwhile the ASUS Maximus IV with it's P67 + nVidia is BSOD'ing...

Just be very thankful you didn't get the UD3R -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/276715-30-x58a-ud3r-r...

It was meant to be -- enjoy! :) 
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January 10, 2011 2:08:58 AM

Great thing is, this is my first build since 2007, and my first Intel build, and my first experience of SSD, I'm expecting to be blown away buy what I have purchased purely because I've not even seen, nevermind owned anything close to it before.

My last "cutting edge" PC game I played was the original STALKER!
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January 10, 2011 4:02:42 PM

I am not sure if you still want info about that gigabyte motherboard but I own it and it has been nothing but awesome!
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