Choosing memory and a motherboard for my i-930 Tags: Homebuilt DDR3 Motherboards Memory Systems Product Last response: July 2, 2010 4:52 PM in Systems Share lostpike July 2, 2010 3:44:45 AM So I currently have: CM Sniper 2x XFX ATI 5770 i-930 Spinpoint F3 1tb ----------- I am trying to find the best motherboard under $300 for this that has Sata 6 and USB 3.0 that wont cause trouble with the crossfire or sata6/usb 3.0. As for Ram I am deciding between: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998947 $149.99 Free Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $169.99 Free Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3F1600LV6GK 169.99-$20 mail in rebate=149.99 and a free 8gb flash drive All are CAS 7 but not sure which is better More about : choosing memory motherboard 930 lostpike July 2, 2010 3:56:51 AM I will be buying these tommorow cmcghee358 a b B Homebuilt system July 2, 2010 3:57:05 AM The Mushkin is better RAM because it's less expensive. They are all the same Triple Channel 6 GB DDR3-1600 w/ CAS7. All 3 are good manufacturers. Go with the least expensive. As for the motherboard? Lemmie find one. Related resources EAH5850 Maximum Bus Setting PCI Express 2.0 x2 - Forum Which build to pick? ~$1200 - Forum First Build i7 860 for CS5/Graphics/Video - $1600 - Forum I7 920 vs Phenom II 965 with an ATI 5870.(Finally!) - Forum This is what I am building, any pointers?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cmcghee358 a b B Homebuilt system July 2, 2010 3:58:18 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Great motherboard for the 1366 socket, USB 3.0/SATA III with 2 PCI-E 2.0 16 slots for Xfire. 209.00 lostpike July 2, 2010 4:11:55 AM cmcghee358 said:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Great motherboard for the 1366 socket, USB 3.0/SATA III with 2 PCI-E 2.0 16 slots for Xfire. 209.00 First off, Thanks for the quick response! I remember reading somewhere this board has problems with the interaction of crossfire and usb 3.0? lostpike July 2, 2010 12:35:46 PM Found it! It supposedly has trouble running 2x16 and a Sata 6gb at the same time... cmcghee358 a b B Homebuilt system July 2, 2010 4:52:22 PM I can tell you right now that 5770x2 isn't going to use all the 16x/16x bandwidth so it shouldn't interfere. Also your HDD doesn't even use SATA III yet. So it technically shouldn't be an issue for you. But on the otherhand it could later on. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI7 130w vs 95w ForumHome Video Editing -- $800 ForumDDR3 memory with 32 bit win 7 ForumChoosing motherboard/memory - new system ForumBad FPS in all games with GTX680 + i7 930 ForumI-7 930 and Parts, Need Help Please and Thankyou ForumChoosing the right CPU and Z77 Motherboard (Gaming)! NEED HELP ForumChoosing a Motherboard & Memory for E6600 ForumChoosing A Motherboard for an Intel gaming rig ForumChoosing the best CPU for my motherboard ... ForumRequesting Help Choosing A Motherboard ForumNeed help with choosing memory ForumPCI compatibility question ForumMotherboard parts name ForumSeeking Motherboard Advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !