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January 8, 2011 11:05:15 PM

hey guys,
just needed alittle advice on a new build ill be doing shortly, this will be used playing games such as wow, leagues of legends, sc2, d3, cod series and fallout 3. i mostly need help with deciding which motherboard to get and gpu.
i already have a case and dvd reader/burner
im looking at getting
cpu: i7 950
gpu: gtx 570 or gtx 580 ( not sure if its worth it seeing as i only wanna get a i7 950)
power : 850 watt corsair gold
ram: 8 gig corsair dominator
storage: 60 gig solid state
motherboard: not sure yet most likely asus or gigabyte

if u guys could help me pick a full sized motherboard and if its worth getting these gpus or better off getting a cheaper one.
January 9, 2011 8:30:44 PM

I dont know what your budget is, but a pretty good motherboard for that i7-950 is an

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR LGA 1366 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But personally i would suggest waiting a little for the SB i7-2600K(its cheaper and way better in performance than i7-950 especially if Overclocked) and wait for the ASUS Sabertooth P67(worth to wait a little for because its going to be a really nice motherboard probably the best for Sandy Bridge i7-2600K)
http://techwiki.hardwarecanucks.com/product/0OTEyOTQzNj...

Hope i've helped and good luck on your build =)
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January 9, 2011 8:32:08 PM

Scratch that i didn't mean to say the Sandy Bridge i7-2600K is cheaper than the i7-950 its a little bit more expensive but only about $30 more but it is definitely worth it.
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January 9, 2011 10:29:42 PM

Dstroy said:
hey guys,
just needed alittle advice on a new build ill be doing shortly, this will be used playing games such as wow, leagues of legends, sc2, d3, cod series and fallout 3. i mostly need help with deciding which motherboard to get and gpu.
i already have a case and dvd reader/burner
im looking at getting
cpu: i7 950
gpu: gtx 570 or gtx 580 ( not sure if its worth it seeing as i only wanna get a i7 950)
power : 850 watt corsair gold
ram: 8 gig corsair dominator
storage: 60 gig solid state
motherboard: not sure yet most likely asus or gigabyte

if u guys could help me pick a full sized motherboard and if its worth getting these gpus or better off getting a cheaper one.


A mobo with s1366 is what you need for i7-950. ASUS n Gigabyte are good. You could consider other brand like EVGA or ASRock.
GTX 580 is current nvidia best gpu. But, GTX 570 also performs very well. Are you going SLI or not?
A SSD is nice. But 60gb is too small. I suggest you add a HDD. Samsung Spinpoint is a good one.
How much is your budget?
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January 10, 2011 12:24:08 AM

Any idea when the new gear will be out
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January 10, 2011 9:51:13 AM

sixthseven said:
A mobo with s1366 is what you need for i7-950. ASUS n Gigabyte are good. You could consider other brand like EVGA or ASRock.
GTX 580 is current nvidia best gpu. But, GTX 570 also performs very well. Are you going SLI or not?
A SSD is nice. But 60gb is too small. I suggest you add a HDD. Samsung Spinpoint is a good one.
How much is your budget?



i already have 2tb hdd storage ill be puting in, and i may sli later on when prices drop

my budget is $2000 australian
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January 10, 2011 10:24:51 AM

Like i said i don't know your budget, but if you SLI definitely go for the 2x GTX 580's but if you want to save some money, which i recommend doing, get 2x GTX 570's pretty much the same thing just a couple of features aren't there that would normally be there on a 580 but you don't really need it anyway.

Yeah and ASUS or EVGA or Gigabyte are the motherboards i use for builds i recommend gettin the LGA 1366 for your processor but if you wait a little you can get the new Sandy Bridge i7-2600K like i said before.
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January 10, 2011 10:28:04 AM

Sorry didn't see your budget there.Yeah if you want to SLI it's better to do it with the 2x GTX 570'S or if you dont want to SLI than just get the GTX 580(best card out there)
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January 10, 2011 9:42:17 PM

so if i was to go with the 2600k what motherboard would be best, and im confused about the ram, i was reading that u can only use 1333mhz ram, what ram would be best, thanks for the help
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January 11, 2011 10:34:47 AM

Dstroy said:
hey guys,
just needed alittle advice on a new build ill be doing shortly, this will be used playing games such as wow, leagues of legends, sc2, d3, cod series and fallout 3. i mostly need help with deciding which motherboard to get and gpu.
i already have a case and dvd reader/burner
im looking at getting
cpu: i7 950
gpu: gtx 570 or gtx 580 ( not sure if its worth it seeing as i only wanna get a i7 950)
power : 850 watt corsair gold
ram: 8 gig corsair dominator
storage: 60 gig solid state
motherboard: not sure yet most likely asus or gigabyte

if u guys could help me pick a full sized motherboard and if its worth getting these gpus or better off getting a cheaper one.

Im in AUS too.. :) 
im getting a 2600k build hopefully next week.. from what ive heard.. it's faster than the i7 950

here it is:
Case- Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case
1x- Antec TriCool LED Fan 120mm Red
PSU- "Antec Signature Series SG-850W PSU"
CPU- Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
Motherboard- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard (1155 socket) default... i wish to get the ASUS Maximus or sabortooth
Cooler- CoolerMaster V6GT CPU Cooler
RAM- Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
Primary HD- 1x- Corsair Force Series 120GB SSD
Secondary HD- 1x- 2TB Samsung
VGA (graphics) Card- EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked
Optical Drive- Samsung Blu-Ray Combo 12x
Operating system- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
Monitor: SAmsung 24” BX2450 LED
Logitech Compact Keyboard K300
shuld be around $3500AUD though
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