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Old 12-17-2009, 03:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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EVGA doesn't make AMD boards. I would also add a suggestion to RMA the current board.

A 5850 should be enough to handle what you want, and you'll be DX11 ready. You can always add another in the future too.
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thanks for all the help guys,

i have decided to stick with my intel chip and beef up the board and gpu.

will be trying out windows 7 for the first time here soon.
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I'm in agreement with Hefe on the mobo, go with the Asus or the EVGA.
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If your going to overclock EVGA has their EVbot that allows you to overclock and overvolt in real time, at the hardware level.

also a very good overclocker

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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after reviewing some of the mobo's on newegg, this one stood out as the winner.

if there is any negative that i should know about this board, let me know.

Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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That was one of the newer boards I was thinking about. It just has not been out that long to get a bunch of feedback on it.
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Default Re: Replacing Mobo and possibly vid card

this will not look well with my ocz fatality psu

perhaps i should just get the evga classified?

anyone know if a Vigor Monsoon fits in a classified board? monsoon is rather large

edit: scratch that, classified is 1-3% slower than other boards due to NF200, so ill just toss looks out for this purchase and go with what works best.
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scratch that, classified is 1-3% slower than other boards due to NF200, so ill just toss looks out for this purchase and go with what works best.
I dare them to beat me

The P6X58D looks like a good board and usb 3.0 is a plus. But as Hefe said it is a new board. And as such you might have a few technical difficulties until they get a few bios updates out.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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just completed my purchase after a long debate with myself on what to get.

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1 x ($239.99) MB EVGA|141-BL-E757-TR X58 RT - Retail $239.99
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1 x ($29.99) DVD BURN SONY|AD-7240S-0B % - OEM $29.99
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1 x ($104.99) WIN HOME PREM 7 64-BIT ENG 1PK DSP - OEM $104.99
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1 x ($309.99) VGA ASUS|EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 HD5850 R - Retail $309.99
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1 x ($4.99) THERMAL GREASE TUNIQ|TX-2 R - Retail $4.99
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went with the all black evga board for two reasons, 1) it was cheap, 2) it was black and should look sexy with my monsoon III on it. lets just hope it gives me no problems.

5850 should be a nice upgrade over the 4770 im currently using, too bad i had many problems with 4770CF otherwise i would not need an upgrade here.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have that EVGA mobo in my office workstation. It has a few less bios options and the cooling system is a little less than the E758-A1 but it's running at 4GHz. It will run at 4.2GHz but everything starts to heat up a little higher than I'd like.
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