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
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.
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
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
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.