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GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58/Antec 900

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July 31, 2011 6:23:29 AM

Looking at building a new rig. Can anyone tell me if a GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58 will fit into an Antec 900 case?
July 31, 2011 1:12:28 PM

It will, but why are you buying last generation stuff for a new build?
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August 1, 2011 4:29:53 AM

I don't have an answer for that. I was looking for a good motherboard on New Egg, and this one had 71 percent or so five star ratings. I was looking to spend around $300-400 on a new mobo.
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August 1, 2011 4:47:41 AM

Would an Asus Rampage III Extreme be a better option?
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August 1, 2011 11:16:57 AM

In my opinion you never need a 400 dollar motherboard except for bragging rights and bling. A nice 150 to 250 dollar P67 or Z68 chip set board and a 2500k will take care of most people. Maybe go with a 2600k if you video edit or video trans code a lot. You can basically save 200 bucks just on the mother board purchase.

What are you going to be using the computer for primarily?
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August 1, 2011 11:31:40 AM

I want to build a nice gaming rig. Here is what I was looking at using so far:

Kingston HyperX T1 Black Series 12GB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive x 2
Intel Core i7-960 3.2GHz
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti x2
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

And of course I was going to use the sniper Mobo, all of that had me at about $1679, I already have an Antec 900 case.

The mobo I was going to buy was $400, so I would like to find a good one in the $400-$500 dollar range. If you think a cheaper mobo would work, that's great too. I guess I was trying to find something that would last me a while.

Thank you for all of your help, I really appreciate it.
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August 1, 2011 12:04:56 PM

I have a 150 dollar mobo that has lasted 5 years.

A 2600k is faster than a i7 960 and has an unlocked multiplier to make overclocking very easy. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/45?vs=287

Personally I would buy a good 200 board and put the extra money into a nice 128gb SSD for a boot/gaming drive. You'll see and feel much more of a performance boost that way.
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August 2, 2011 3:29:44 AM

Will do, I swapped out the processors in my cart. Can you recommend a good $200 board?
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