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March 24, 2011 3:36:02 AM

Hi Guys,

I start building my first gaming PC back in Feb and got alot of info from you guys and compile pretty much all the stuff. Then the Intel SB problem started and everything gone pending.

Now B3 boards starting to surface and I am a bit confuse on selecting the best possible one.

Here are the ones I am looking into. Need info on which will be the best performer with my Hardware, specially for gaming with the best price tag.

Gigabyte
Asus Deluxe
ASRock Extreme6
Asus Revolution
ASRock fatality



These stuff already bought through some best deals available out there.

Case

RAM

CPU

These stuff on list to buy with the MBs

LINK2 GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N560SO-1GI-950 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready ...
Model #:GV-N560SO-1GI-950
Item #:N82E16814125369
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$259.99 $519.98
LINK1 SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:X750 Gold
Item #:N82E16817151087
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$189.99 -$30.00 Instant $159.99
1 Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
Model #:RCR-IC001
Item #:N82E16820223103
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$14.99 $14.99
LINK1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:o CZSSD2-2VTXE60G
Item #:N82E16820227550
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$159.99 -$30.00 Instant $129.99
1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD103SJ
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$69.99 -$5.00 Instant $64.99
1 LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:WH10LS30 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136181
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$79.99 $79.99
LINK1 COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
Model #:RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Item #:N82E16835103055
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$59.99 $59.99

Thanks in advance

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March 24, 2011 3:53:05 AM

Houston Z51 said:
Hi Guys,

I start building my first gaming PC back in Feb and got alot of info from you guys and compile pretty much all the stuff. Then the Intel SB problem started and everything gone pending.

Now B3 boards starting to surface and I am a bit confuse on selecting the best possible one.

Here are the ones I am looking into. Need info on which will be the best performer with my Hardware, specially for gaming with the best price tag.

Gigabyte
Asus Deluxe
ASRock Extreme6
Asus Revolution
ASRock fatality



These stuff already bought through some best deals available out there.

Case

RAM

CPU

These stuff on list to buy with the MBs

LINK2 GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N560SO-1GI-950 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready ...
Model #:GV-N560SO-1GI-950
Item #:N82E16814125369
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$259.99 $519.98
LINK1 SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:X750 Gold
Item #:N82E16817151087
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$189.99 -$30.00 Instant $159.99
1 Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
Model #:RCR-IC001
Item #:N82E16820223103
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$14.99 $14.99
LINK1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:o CZSSD2-2VTXE60G
Item #:N82E16820227550
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$159.99 -$30.00 Instant $129.99
1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD103SJ
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$69.99 -$5.00 Instant $64.99
1 LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:WH10LS30 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136181
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$79.99 $79.99
LINK1 COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
Model #:RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Item #:N82E16835103055
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$59.99 $59.99

Thanks in advance

Two things on there I would change for sure...that CM V8 was mediocre when it first hit the market three years back, and it hasn't improved. It's a over priced paperweight if anything. Second is that psu. Great psu, but way over priced imo. Any solid 750w psu will run that build along with two of those cards.

Here's a semi modular psu on sale atm...it's solid and it's inexpensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

For a mobo...here's one worth looking at and it doesn't break the bank This mobo down below comes with a two year warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <--- two year warranty

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- here's some top rated cpu h/s, but there's also some really good ones out there for cheap that just missed that top ten list. That site has a "Top 100 h/s" link/list on there somewhere.
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March 24, 2011 3:37:51 PM

Hey thanks Why_me,

Man your always very helpful.

What do you think about the Fatality!

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March 24, 2011 3:43:09 PM

Houston Z51 said:
Hey thanks Why_me,

Man your always very helpful.

What do you think about the Fatality!

Thanks

That board is a total hose job imo. Looks cool, etc... but it doesn't do anything more than a sub $200 board.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---- Read the review on that board here. The last page of that review says it all.
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March 26, 2011 11:37:05 PM

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