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September 16, 2010 4:10:32 AM

I just got a bonus at work so I think I'm going to upgrade some parts on my system.
Let me know what you think of my choices for hardware.

1. Motherboard
EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58

2. Processor
Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield (Plan to overclock, possibly waterblock)

3. Memory
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model #: F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

Any of you guys out there that have a lot of experience with compatibility that could help me pick out a good combo of reliable components.
Preferably retailers/manufacturers with a good warranty, RMA, and work well with the other hardware. Please let me know your thoughts.

I plan on using my GTX 285's in 2 way SLI with the new hardware or possibly sell them and just get a single 480. Again let me know what you think. I can look at all the benchmarks and reviews I want but nothings like getting personal feed back and advice. Thanks again.

My Current Hardware

Corsair TX850w # CMPSU-850TX
Evga 780i motherboard. Model # 132-CK-NF78-A1
Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600 G0 stepping
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 10,000rp Model # WD1500HLFS (OS drive)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Model # WD1001FALS
OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Gold 8GB (4x2GB Modules) Part # OCZ2G8004GK
2x Evga GTX 285 at stock clock (with SLI bridge) Model # 01G-P3-1281-AR
September 16, 2010 4:44:07 AM

^ The CPU is a LGA 1156 whereas the mobo that you have chosen is a LGA 1366...
Either go with LGA 1366 CPU like i7 9xx CPUs or change the mobo to a P55 chipset...

And just a thought...as your current setup is good, why not postpone the system upgrade to Q1 2011? Both AMD and Intel are replacing their sockets then...
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September 16, 2010 4:50:49 AM

Ya waiting would be a good call. This bonus money is burning a hole in my pocket lol.
Thanks for the heads up on the cpu compatibility. I should just hide it and wait for the new chips.
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September 16, 2010 4:56:39 AM

^ Lolz try to resist the temptation :p 
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