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Old 10-05-2009, 03:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I feel uneasy about making that processor switch from an Amd x965 to a core i5. I'd like a little more support for an i5 core if I can get it. Also will I need to change my Mobo if I go i5?
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I feel uneasy about making that processor switch from an Amd x965 to a core i5. I'd like a little more support for an i5 core if I can get it. Also will I need to change my Mobo if I go i5?
Yes you would, but with $45 to spare you could probably go for a better one anyway

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What Mobo would you suggest for an i5? Apparently the intel mobo's have only one PCI express slot
Should I go with one of these mobo's
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Note: I will eventually be OCing
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Maybe
Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo:
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

AMD with mobo (what you originally posted) is $433.99.
The more powerful I5 system is $369.98

More Mobo information: GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-P55-UD4P (rev. 1.0).

Edit: I see you're one step ahead I don't think one PCI-E slot will be a problem, unless you are planning on getting another graphics card soon? :P

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Not planning on going dual graphics cards since the new cards and direct X 11 is coming out. But I would like the Mobo to support it. Will that Gigabyte board do the trick and allow me to OC?
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Maybe
Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo:
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

AMD with mobo (what you originally posted) is $433.99.
The more powerful I5 system is $369.98

More Mobo information: GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-P55-UD4P (rev. 1.0).

Edit: I see you're one step ahead I don't think one PCI-E slot will be a problem, unless you are planning on getting another graphics card soon? :P

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could you be a little more clear on this? were you suggestion he use an intel cpu with an amd mobo..?

@ Ddestruction, this is a good mobo for a good price.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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could you be a little more clear on this? were you suggestion he use an intel cpu with an amd mobo..?

@ Ddestruction, this is a good mobo for a good price.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Balls I got the links mixed up. I did mean to post the GA-P55-UD3R link, but I got them the wrong way round

I wouldn't suggest that :\ No one would :P.

Weirdly enough the link you posted from Newegg was the one I meant to use originally

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Appreciate the help dudes. Now on to ordering the parts
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm digging your build. Can I copy it? Hahah.
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