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June 18, 2010 9:43:11 PM

Hello,

Beat gaming MB and CPU combo under $1000.00

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June 18, 2010 9:54:28 PM

This should get you started:

Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: June 2010

Intel Core i7 930: $199.99

Motherboard for i7 930: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R; $219.00

DRAM for mobo: Crucial Ballistix 6GB (3x2B) DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin SDRAM Triple Channel Desktop Memory Kit - $199.00

Case: Antec Three Hundred - $49.00

PSU: Corsair 650W Modular - $129.00

GPU: XFX Radeon 5770 - $199.00

More than you asked, and all from THG Recommended Buys (I think).
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June 18, 2010 9:56:02 PM

You intend to spend $1000 on the motherboard and CPU alone? If so you are crazy and need to rethink your build as most complete systems are built for about $1000

Rather than suggesting single parts for a build, fill out the template in the thread below, and post that, we can help you pick out an entire system.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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June 18, 2010 10:01:28 PM

depends if you are a hard core Gamer or Not?? I play games and do other stuff so I went with The i7 860 instead of the the i7930 because it's a more efficent chip!
also do you plan on Crossfire or SLi? i just went with a single 5870 and in a few years upgrade the next best single card
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June 18, 2010 10:02:35 PM

Currently, the "best" cpu/mobo combo, in terms of the amount of performance you'd get out of video games without going overboard, would be:

CPU: i7-930
MoBo: Gigabyte x58a-ud3r or equivalent board. If you are doing extreme overclocks, you can get the higher versions of these boards (ud7, etc).

Granted, these are not the theoretical best parts that money can buy, but anything over this would be overkill for gaming alone.

Edit: see above, I type these things slowly at work.
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June 19, 2010 7:36:02 AM

To clarify what the thinking is here, you can buy a faster i7 900 series chip and spend a thousand bucks there but the potential of the less expensive 930 cpu when overclocked makes it wasteful to spend on processor speed when you can get decent cooling for less than $100 and hit blazing speeds.

Also keep in mind most games dont utilize multi-threading so the way to get the best results out of your processor for gaming is by getting the clock speed as high as you are comfortable going.

You get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($10 cheaper than listed by foscooter)

and use the $ you saved on a better GPU, cooling and ram.
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June 19, 2010 7:40:56 AM

The best gaming hardware is a GPU with enuff teeth for the resolution/settings u gaming @ ^^
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June 19, 2010 9:10:20 AM

batuchka said:
The best gaming hardware is a GPU with enuff teeth for the resolution/settings u gaming @ ^^


Can't agree with that since there are plenty of games that are CPU intensive. Youre also gonna run into bottlenecks if you put an enthusiast GPU with a lower-tier CPU.
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June 19, 2010 9:17:55 AM

I didn't suggest pairing that GPU with a Pentium 4 single core did i :p 
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June 19, 2010 12:17:11 PM

batuchka said:
I didn't suggest pairing that GPU with a Pentium 4 single core did i :p 


Not at all, but if some poor dude bought a 5970 to go with a P4, I might lose sleep over it! :D 
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