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Old 07-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After all the advice I am working from scratch trying to rebuild a gaming pc, I am hoping for a 1500 budget.

Case : NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

HD: Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

HD for Windows 7: Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive

DVD: I will recycle my old one now, it works and would rather use the money for the graphics card.

GRAPHICS CARD:
MSI N480GTX-M2D15-B GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

COOL: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

POWER: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active

I would love feedback on any of these parts or items, also on the graphics card pick, I hope I picked the correct RAM this time as well. This setup comes out to 1579.73 without shopping (another 15). But I am a bit flexible on the budget. Thank you all!
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The i7 930 won't work with that motherboard. If you want to go with the i7 930 you need a X58 chipset motherboard and a 6GB (3x2GB) kit of memory.

If you want to keep your Motherboard and Memory selections then you need to change to the i5 750, i7 860, i7 870 or the i7 875.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Which motherboard would you suggest? I was looking at this one at first but it is not in stock.
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Which motherboard would you suggest? I was looking at this one at first but it is not in stock.
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
I'm glad it's no longer in stock. It was cheap and made by Gigabyte so people were buying it. If you want a Gigabyte mobo don't buy their cheapest model, all your buying is the cheapest / worst product they make with a X58 chipset.
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I did not realize it was cheap, I only selected that after my friend said he had it and was happy. I don't wanna cut corners but I am trying to save on budget, I am wondering if there is a huge difference between
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) And the mother board Sean W. recommends ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb.

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The EVGA E758-TR only has a 2 year Warranty, if you want a EVGA mobo look for the E758-A1 as it has a Lifetime Warranty.

The Asus mobo has USB 3.0 support and 6Gb/s SATA while the EVGA has USB 2.0 and 3Gb/s SATA
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there's also this one
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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First I want to thank for all the feedback I have had, I know I need assistance and I appreciate all the help!

Based on the feedback, and looking at different HD speeds, I made some small changes, and still trying to remain close to budget. I plan on windows ultimate 64bit for OS. Any feedback on any these final parts would be great, I hope to place the order today if I can if not over the weekend.

Case : NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOTHERBOARD: EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

RAM: OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltag

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

HD for Windows 7: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC

DVD: I will recycle my old one now, it works and would rather use the money for the graphics card.

GRAPHICS CARD:
I am torn between these 2 cards, MSI N480GTX-M2D15-B GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Torn between the cards since I am trying to save money, and not sure if there is such a big difference between the performance.
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go with the 480 graphics card
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