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Choosing memory and a motherboard for my i-930

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July 2, 2010 3:44:45 AM

So I currently have:

CM Sniper
2x XFX ATI 5770
i-930
Spinpoint F3 1tb

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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

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July 2, 2010 3:56:51 AM

I will be buying these tommorow
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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.
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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?
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July 2, 2010 12:35:46 PM

Found it! It supposedly has trouble running 2x16 and a Sata 6gb at the same time...
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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.
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