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Old 09-21-2010, 04:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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you can't have an sli setup on a board with an amd chipset, and you can't use ddr3 on an am2+/am3 board, it has to be am3 only.
As far as I'm aware You can have a SLI setup with an AM3 CPU, Just not the chipset. Just, there aern't many boards.


I know you wasn't saying you couldn't do that btw ^ I was just adding my ten cents, to give the OP more of a choice

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NF980-G65 Desktop Board | Overstock.com

Asus M4N75TD nForce 750a (Socket AM3) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard - Aria Technology

Not sure how good they are though.
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Like i Said in a newer topic, My budget has been increased to $1000.
I don't need an OS.
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Like i Said in a newer topic, My budget has been increased to $1000.
I don't need an OS.
Are you wanting an I7 build or is an AMD build still ok? AMD still the best bang for the buck in this price range but the 1k opens up new doors namely the I7 920 I think (will have to wait for Intel folks for this one)
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Try to go for intel... I will be doing mixed gaming and video rendering so I would really like the hyperthreading feature. Unless you don't think it is needed.
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Default Re: i7 system with $750-800?

an intel i7 build for just the main components cost $550 ( i7 950, Sabertooth motherboard and 6 gigs of ram )

so that leaves $450 for the graphics card($200),case($50), dvd burner($20), cpu Cooler($30), powersupply($100), monitor ($150) and keyboard/speakers/mouse($90). so estimated you are looking at...

so we are looknig at an estimated $1190 ( before tax and shipping ) for the kind of system you are looking for.
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I don't need anything like a 950...
But how much do you think I could get it around when i'm finished getting money?
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well the i7 930 is only $10 cheaper.
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As far as I'm aware You can have a SLI setup with an AM3 CPU, Just not the chipset. Just, there aern't many boards.


I know you wasn't saying you couldn't do that btw ^ I was just adding my ten cents, to give the OP more of a choice

Some examples:


NF980-G65 Desktop Board | Overstock.com

Asus M4N75TD nForce 750a (Socket AM3) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard - Aria Technology

Not sure how good they are though.
i know you can have an sli setup with an amd cpu... but i didn't say amd cpu, i said amd chipset.

both those boards you linked have nvidia chipsets, thus they will support sli.
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Forget the i7 core system have a look here of what I built up for you and yes your getting a hexacore and it's compatible with the mobo.
If my mothers MSI AM2+/am3 system can handle it so can yours.

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
200.00 free shipping

Newegg.com - MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

69.99+ 4.99 s/h

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
139.99 free shipping


Total for all three parts comes to: 414.97

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2/1G
get x2 of these for 50.00 bucks free shipping.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
99.99 free shipping

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Skyline ATX-948WS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
49.99 with 9.99 shipping and handling

Finally the PSU:
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
59.99 and free shipping!!

All that totals down to:
674.99
Yes DDR2 is heading out the door soon but you should be fine for now, also AMD may not be top rank in high class cpu's with intel but it will do exactly what you need it to, minus washing the dishes and clothes.
I just saved you 125.01 bucks thats enough to pay the electric bill you will get at the end month.
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Default Re: i7 system with $750-800?

First of all, read every post.
Second, Putting 1GB of RAM with a Hex-Core is unbalanced.
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