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Old 02-11-2010, 11:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Asus can run 2 graphics card in sli or crossfire. Gigabyte can only run 1.

no sata 6 gb/sec on gigabyte, no pata and no raid.

Asus is a full sized ATX while the gigbyte is a mATX.

And a few other small differences.
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And neither of those mobo's will work with the i7 920.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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And neither of those mobo's will work with the i7 920.
What mobo do i need? evga is way tooo expensive what is good value for money considering i will be over clocking it for games, graphics and audio (making music etc.)?
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like hef said before an Asus p6t would work the budget. You could also go a evga 757 or gigabye ud3r.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:47 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Ok here's the (our) spec as it now stands...
I'm thinking a good nvidia GPU (suggestions?) and i'll be set to commence build early next week depending on delivery. I'm thinking of getting a really good GTX but 2nd hand as i'll never be able to afford the top shelf, i'm really thinking about 3D gaming with this later on..

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R X58 i7 S1366 DDR3-2000 SLI/XFIRE GbE - £125
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R X58 i7 S1366 DDR3-2000 SLI/XFIRE GbE


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - £60
**B Grade** Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000528AS) [ST31000528AS] Hard Drives

G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit- £85
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) [F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL] Memory DDR3 Dual-Channel - PC3-12800


Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter- £16
Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM [SH-S223F/BEBN] Optical Drives DVD-RW SATA


Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V connectors - £42
Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed - Ebuyer


Intel Core i7 860 2.80Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1156) - £232
Intel Core i7 860 2.80Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail [BBX80605I7860] Processors Intel Core i7

And its a toss up between water cooling or radiator

CoolIT ECO ALC Water Cooling Kit - £53
Eclipse Computers - Product Details


ThermoLab Baram CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3/LGA775/LGA1366) - £29
ThermoLab Baram CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3/LGA775/LGA1366) [] Cooling CPU Coolers

So £613 or £599 depending on the radiator or the water cooling. i'm thinking about this for a case i think its pretty "cool" (yes both ways)

case - OCUK Gangster Case - Red [] Cases


Thanks for your suggestions dudes please keep them coming.
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OK now you have a socket 1366 motherboard (works with i7 920) with a socket 1156 cpu. It will not work.

Also if you go i7 920 you want 6gb of ram or 3x2gb.

Yes Intel makes it hard with i7's in two socket configurations.

1366 = i7 920
1156 = i5 and i7 8xx
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OK now you have a socket 1366 motherboard (works with i7 920) with a socket 1156 cpu. It will not work.

Also if you go i7 920 you want 6gb of ram or 3x2gb.

Yes Intel makes it hard with i7's in two socket configurations.

1366 = i7 920
1156 = i5 and i7 8xx

Ooooooohhh!! i get it now!!! (Finally!)

ok so this then....

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366)
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail [BX80601920] Processors Intel Core i7


cool works out a little cheaper!

THANKS HEF!
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:25 AM   #28 (permalink)
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This will do wont it?

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Zotac GeForce GTX 285 (1 GB) PCI Express Video Card NEW on eBay (end time 14-Feb-10 18:00:25 GMT)
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Yes but If you got a gts250 to hold you over I would wait for the new dx11 cards from nvidia versus getting a 285 which is dx10.

Or get a card like a ati 5850 / 5870 both are dx11.

And I did not see you change your ram to 3x2gb.
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Yes but If you got a gts250 to hold you over I would wait for the new dx11 cards from nvidia versus getting a 285 which is dx10.

Or get a card like a ati 5850 / 5870 both are dx11.

And I did not see you change your ram to 3x2gb.
Thanx man. Nvidia 3d doesn't support ati, i need a Nvidia and only afew certain models that will do the whole 3D thing.. (future purposes, not a real big deal for now)

They come in sets of two the 2gb's. I'm lookin for just the 1x2gb 1600 on its own and i can't find any.. Its kinda killing the budget for now.. I can still add another 1x2gb ddr3 g.skill when and if i find it sold separately.
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