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Best motherboard for Intel socket 1366

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June 16, 2010 8:04:58 AM

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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June 16, 2010 8:29:20 AM

CPU: i7`
Case: ?
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June 16, 2010 9:17:17 AM

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...
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June 16, 2010 9:22:40 AM

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)
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June 16, 2010 9:26:53 AM

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.
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June 16, 2010 12:33:19 PM

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
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June 16, 2010 4:22:47 PM

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.
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June 16, 2010 6:05:13 PM

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.
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June 16, 2010 6:18:31 PM

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.
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June 17, 2010 1:57:23 AM

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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