Need help picking out a mobo

I’m building a new gaming pc and need help with components, my list build was a p4 system years ago... the only thing i am certain on is i want the i7 950 CPU, I’m stuck on what mobo to get, I’ve been looking at ASUS and EVGA, i want something that will over clock to around 3.8-4.0ghz and stay current for quite a while, i only plan on doing SLI with 2 cards most likely GTX 450's of 460's and i would like at least 6gb of triple channel memory, and 2 SSD in raid 0, I’m having trouble finding a mobo that will support raid 0 with SSD's. I’ve currently looked at ASUS P6X58D-E, EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1, ASUS Rampage III Formula, and the ASUS sabertooth. The most I want to spend is 350 but would really like a board around 200-300 with good o/c features and will support raid 0 with SSD’s that also has sata 6.0gbs and usb3
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  1. I would go with the EVGA X58 FTW3 or the ASUS P6X58D-E for your needs. These two boards provide you some of the best all around performance.
  2. How much are you willing too spend. These are two good chooses motherboard for your i7 950 and they support Raid 0 for your SSD's. You should get the new AMD 6870 or wait for 6970 when it comes out sometime under one month.

    Asus P6X58D-E $239.99

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $209.99

    Cooler Master HAF 922 $89.98

    Power Suppy
    Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W $109.99

    Corsair XMS3 6GB 1600 $134.99

    G.SKILL PI 6GB 1600 $189.99

    Hard Drive
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $74.99

    Scythe SCMG-2100 $39.99

    Benchmarks 6870 vs. GTX 460,2776.html
  3. I was originally going to go with ati but I’m a big NVidia, if raid isnt worth the effort with ssd then i wont do it i just have raid with scsi's right now and i love it
  4. These are two good choices Nvidia cards. But I would go after GTX 470.

    ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 $229.99

    EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 $259.99
  5. ill most likely end up going with the 470.... i think im going to scratch the raid idea im just stuck on it right now because i am currently using a ibm server for my pc... i think im going to go with the EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 mobo... what do you think?

    I’ll probably end up going with the nzxt phantom case and nzxt 1000 watt psu, the evga mobo and Intel i7 950 CPU, the gtx 470 sli and ~128gb ssd for programs and 1tb for data
  6. The EVGA Classified3 is a great board... No complaints from me :)
  7. i think i made up my mind, anyone wanna help pick out some memory? all i know is i want at least 6gb of ddr3 1600 and i dont want to break the bank < $200
  8. All this compatibility bull is confusing me, if possible if i only use 6gb I’d like to be able to use my other 3 slots at a later date, i noticed that some will close off the other slots while some ram will keep them open
  9. You only need 6GB that is enough for gaming. Why do you need to fill other 3 slots for are you going to use CS5, Photoshop, or CAD.
  10. You are right, what series gpu do you recommend? I’m thinking gtx 470, i was told the 460 is not a good match
  11. Solid build (though not a fan of the H50 over a highend air cooler at that price point). The PSU is overkill unless you plan on running a 3-way SLI setup. You can get away with a 850W PSU even running SLI.

    Don't forget to look for combo deals from Newegg.
  12. thanks for the input, i do plan on upgrading to sli i just thought it couldnt hurt to have the extra 150 watts for 25 bucks
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