Seeking guidance with mobo selection Tags: Homebuilt Compatibility Memory Systems Product Last response: July 27, 2010 3:41 PM in Systems Share hawks July 27, 2010 5:20:31 AM hey, i could use some help finding a good mobo and compatible memory for an i7-960 and radeon hd 5970. 4 gigs of memory would be sufficient, as this is for gaming mostly. Thanks in advance. *oh and overclocking would be nice but i have never attempted it... so really not necessary. More about : seeking guidance mobo selection Lmeow a b B Homebuilt system a b } Memory July 27, 2010 6:35:32 AM Why go for the i7 960? Save yourself $250 and get the i7 930 instead. You'll need 6 GB of RAM (or 3 GB) for optimal performance with Core i7 900s. A good motherboard is the ASUS P6X58D-E. m 0 l MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system July 27, 2010 2:25:39 PM A better one is the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. It's slightly cheaper, but still packed with featrues. Definitely agree on saving the cash and getting the 930. No reason to pay such a high price for a factory overclock. And 6 GB is a must. 3 GB is a little too small and you need triple channel RAM. If you're in the US, here's a couple of good configurations: CPU/Mobo: i7-930 and Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $484 RAM: Corsair XMS3 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $155 after rebate OR G.Skill Trident 3x2 GB 2000 mhz CAS Latency 9 $185 Check to see if you're within driving distance of a Microcenter. You can get the i7-930 for $200 there, which will save a bundle. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hawks July 27, 2010 3:41:36 PM Thanks for all the responses, i had no idea that the 960 was just an overclock. nor that i needed ram in 3's. I can't thank you guys enough. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Seeking Guidance for a First-time build Forum SolvedSystem < $1500 US -- first time, seeking guidance Forum SolvedNeed mobo guidance, current build not working Forum Seeking for guidance on my first gaming pc Forum New Rig Seeking Guidance Forum Newbie seeking guidance on performance Forum Seeking Guidance on PCIe x1 Forum (Mostly) New Intel based system; seeking guidance! Forum Seeking Guidance Forum Fears about CPU, seeking guidance Forum CPU + MoBo for GAMING (On a tight budget) !!!Need guidance!!! Forum Guidance Needed - Seeking Advice Forum Solvedmobo selection help Forum Newbie needs guidance in seeking out add-on scenery. Forum Help! MOBO PSU guidance Forum SolvedSeeking advice on CPU, mobo, RAM and SSD comparison Forum RAM selection guidance for new build Forum SolvedSeeking advice on selecting SSD Forum SolvedNew Build.. Ram & Mobo Selection on Sabertooth ? Forum SolvedUpdating Mobo, Processor, and RAM - guidance please! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !