Best motherboard for Intel socket 1366

Hi guys, I want to build new high performance PC. i have 40k - 50k PHP budget that's around $1,000 - $1,200.

I like EVGA products because of its unique design, but its already excluded in my option because its hard to find an EVGA dealer here in Philippines.

CPU: i5 or i7?
Motherboard: Gigabyte? | Asus? | MSI?
Graphics Card: NVIDIA? | ATI?
PSU: ?
Memory: ?
Hard Drive: Optional
Sound Card: Optional

Help me guys... SMILE^^.
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  1. CPU: i7`
    Case: ?
  2. CASE:
    Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case SLI Ready: around 3,600 Php
    or
    Cooler Master Centurion Mid-Tower Case: around 1600 Php

    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-930 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1366: 14,100 Php
    or
    Intel Core i7-960 (3.20G) 8mb LGA1366: 15k+ Php

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte: GA-EX58-EXTREME ?
    or
    Asus: P6T Deluxe ?
    or
    MSI: Eclipse SLI ?

    Graphics Card:
    GeForce GTX 295
    or
    ATI (model)?

    Memory:
    Corsair: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 around 11,200 if i go to 6GB kit
    Corsair: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 around 6,000 if i go to 4GB kit

    PSU:
    Brand? Modular or non-modular? should i go to 750w or 650w will do? it will cost around 5,000 Php i think

    I really want to build my new high performance/monster toy, helpT_T...
  3. I'm assuming you want a high performance gaming pc. I don't know about the product availability in Philippines, but this will give you a fair idea:

    Intel i7 750
    ASUS p7p55Pro
    Gskill 4 GB (2 X 2 GB)
    Radeon HD 5850
    Antec 300 (if available)
    Corsair 550 VX (or any other 500-600 W quality psu)
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB

    You didn't mention anything about overclocking (which would require a good aftermarket cooler) or Crossfire (which would necessiate a higher power PSU)
  4. mabini05593 said:
    CASE:
    Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case SLI Ready: around 3,600 Php
    or
    Cooler Master Centurion Mid-Tower Case: around 1600 Php

    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-930 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1366: 14,100 Php
    or
    Intel Core i7-960 (3.20G) 8mb LGA1366: 15k+ Php

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte: GA-EX58-EXTREME ?
    or
    Asus: P6T Deluxe ?
    or
    MSI: Eclipse SLI ?

    Graphics Card:
    GeForce GTX 295
    or
    ATI (model)?

    Memory:
    Corsair: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 around 11,200 if i go to 6GB kit
    Corsair: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 around 6,000 if i go to 4GB kit

    PSU:
    Brand? Modular or non-modular? should i go to 750w or 650w will do? it will cost around 5,000 Php i think

    I really want to build my new high performance/monster toy, helpT_T...



    The i7 960 is twice as expensive as the 930.
    I'm pretty sure the build you've listed overshoots your own budget by quite a bit.
    Again, if gaming is your sole concern, then you could go the i5-750 way (not i7-750, that's a typo, sorry)

    An i7 930 build is possible within your budget only if you get a lower end graphic card like the Radeon HD 5770.
  5. This is a very confusing thread. You have the title best motherboard for 1366. To which the answer probably is evga SR2 or ga-x58a-ud9. And since those cost around half of your budget your title doesn't really make sense.

    If you want to game go with ksammpanna's build
  6. Thanks for the replies, and sorry about my english and the title as well.

    Thanks to ksammpanna...

    Now i will go for:
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-930 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1366 14,100.00

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME 15,000.00

    Graphics Card
    HD5770 1gb ddr5 hdmi 8,100.00

    Memory
    Corsair 4GB DDR3 7,200.00

    PSU
    Corsair HX650w 6,200.00

    Case
    CoolerMaster Elite 330 1,700.00

    Total 52,300.00

    and i will use my old 250gb Seagate Barracuda SATA (tmp),

    i want to use high power PSU because little by little i'll upgrade some of the components.

    but then thanks again.
  7. You might want to think about adding a second 5770 later.
    Also your choice of HDD is questionable, since HDD always bottlenecks the rest of the system, & yours being not the latest or the fastest, will hold back the cpu+gpu quite a bit. I suggest you do get a new HDD as soon as possible & use this one for data & media.
  8. Yeah true hdd bottleneck bassically every task exept compressing(winrar) and actual gaming(loading excluded). I did some testing my self with task manager's resource monitor on my second display. And you could really see that the hdd is always bottlenecking my system.
  9. ksampanna said:
    You might want to think about adding a second 5770 later.
    Also your choice of HDD is questionable, since HDD always bottlenecks the rest of the system, & yours being not the latest or the fastest, will hold back the cpu+gpu quite a bit. I suggest you do get a new HDD as soon as possible & use this one for data & media.



    thanks again for the response. yup, i'll replace it as soon as possible also my optical drive. just lack of budget...
    i like your suggested case but "Philippines GRRRR!" price is almost double....
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