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Old 09-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I think I'm going to upgrade my pc with a new i7 cpu, i7 motherboard (preferably evga), and 6gb ram (I will NEVER purchase from crucial again). Ill eventually get a new video card, and I have everything else. Here are the motherboards I was considering Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Motherboards,Intel Motherboards,EVGA,Core i7

post links to recommendations! thanks!
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how much money do you have?

this is the mobo i'd go with


Newegg.com - EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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id like to spend around $600?
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sounds good, here is some good ram.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Trident 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 &#40;PC3 16000&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD - Desktop Memory
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Yeah, get the Mobo/RAM that Phil suggested. Good choices
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youd be fine with some ocz gold ram. cheaper with slightly better timings + a rebate.
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
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+1 to the ocz golds
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The E758-TR has a 2 year warranty, if your planning on keeping it longer than that, then you might want to consider the E758-A1 (lifetime warranty). As far as I know, they are suppose to be the same mobo, with the difference being the warranty.
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it is worth the extra $30 for some good 2000MHZ ram. even at CL9 the DDR3 2000MHz still outperforms DDR3 1600MHz at CL7.
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Is it worth getting an i7? I saw another thread talking about how they are being canceled or something.
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