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June 5, 2010 5:18:10 PM

I finally had it and I am gonna make the leap into a serious machine. I have two Galaxy 25SFF6HX1RUI GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3 in SLI using and HDMI and I am going to probably get 4gb or maybe 6gb of g.skillz ripjaw (specific model depends on rest of build). I really want to buy a mobo and processor I can overclock the hell out of and not have to replace for atleast 2-3 yrs. I mainly use my pc for blurays and I am trying to get into crysis and also be prepared for COD Black Ops at the end of the yr. I have read great reviews about the EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard and the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58. I am tossed up between AMD SIX CORE and I7 875k Lynnfield.

Pls help...open to suggestions but I have a budget of 700-1000 for mobo, processor and ram

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June 5, 2010 8:52:35 PM

AMD/AM3 x4Core 955 (Black Quad ... "C" Stepping)
ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Xtreme Design,Core Unlocker, AMD 6-Core& SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Scythe or Arctic Cooler
4GB (2x2GB) G.Skill RipJaws 1600c7 Dual Ch Kit

SLI capable (OCer's) compute core = 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual @ x16 ) Hex Ready

TOTAL COST < $480 USD

(And will tackle any game/GPU combo, just fine.

= Al =
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June 5, 2010 8:57:34 PM


Or ... you can cook with an x3Core 440 (OC) and save another $100 (up front).

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June 16, 2010 1:39:57 PM

I currently have an i7 875k processor. Picked it up at microcenter for $199!!! I am putting it into a gaming computer to sell on ebay. If you are interested check back this evening and I will post a link on here. Looking to get about $800
The computer will include the following mix of new and used parts.

i7-875k new
p7p55d-e pro used
4gb XMS3 corsair 1600 cl8 ram used
MSI 5770 Hawk edition new
thermaltake 850w psu
Nzxt Gamma case with black interior
(stock cooler)
750gb caviar black hd
DVDRW asus
Windows 7 clean install

All this really needs to be a beast is another 5770 and a good heatsink.
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June 16, 2010 7:57:08 PM

Without a doubt get the 875k, it's very overclockable, but even so, it outperforms the 6-cores at stock.... and the 6-cores are crappy overclockers.

I would recommend to anybody the setup i have:

gskill eco ram [only 1.35v, so it can also be overclocked... not that you need to overclock from 1600mhz... and it comes in 4gb or 8gb kits] $110 for 2x2gb

gigabyte ga-p55-usb3 mobo [there are some higher-end p55 gigabyte boards, but this one has usb3 and is a good overclocker, so there is really no reason in my eyes to go higher]



NOTE THIS: There is a flaw with the 1156 socket though... and it's a flaw probably going to make you go for either a 1366 socket i7 or the 6-core amd....... THE P55 CHIPSET CANNOT DO MORE THAN ONE LANE OF PCIE 2.0 X16



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