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Old 07-13-2009, 10:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes it will be discontinued but its performance is great for the price. It is a better card than the 4890 by a bit, but if you overclocked the 4890 you should be able to hit some nice speeds. but the 4890 is a much better buy for the money and the performance difference is not much, i was suggesting the gtx280 just because it is much cheaper than the 280 and you were close to budget.

12GB is the most you will ever need anyway, other than the max memory i would say the only difference is the P6T would overclock better then the LE but around the same as the EVGA A1 on air. Personally i think the best choices for you are the p6t v2, gigabyte ud4p or the evga A1. From those i believe the ud4p is the best. You havwe to understand most of the good motherboards like these will overclock just as good as any other board but they limit bios options and motherboard cooling mostly which they save for the extreme boards.
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Perhaps I missed something, but when I looked up the Gigabyte ud4P it didn't show compatibility with the Core i7?
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Your probably looking at one of the ud4p socket am2+/3 boards, this is the one i was suggesting.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Those boards also look very nice
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Ah ok, that's better lol. So all three boards, EVGA A1, 6PTV1, and UD4P, pretty much function the same? Also thinking about an HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives It's $80. on sale...

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Ah ok, that's better lol. So all three boards, EVGA A1, 6PTV1, and UD4P, pretty much function the same? Also thinking about an HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives It's $80. on sale...

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Yes, the asus p6t is actually a good board for its price range, it levels with those two slightly more expensive boards but it just lacks the better chipset cooling the V2 has.

yeah that drive is good, although as far as i can see its $90???
This is slightly faster drive and $5 less.
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

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Bah, I,m dumb. I mistyped and meant the P6T V2 in comparison of the three, sorry ab out that. The HDD I mentioned is $80 with a promo code from TigerDirect...
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If your ordering the rest from newegg you might as well get the seagate but if you already have the parts then just go ahead and order it from tiger.
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Would a Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler: Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks paired with a TRUE: Thermalright "Limited Edition" TRUE Black Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 775 / LGA 1366 / AM2 / Xeon*) - FrozenCPU.com be a smart move as well? I take it a lapping kit shouldn't be necessary?
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what do you mean by paired?

dont get either of those, they are too expensive, get this

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W&#47;TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

and the bracket for an i7 mobo

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Socket Retention Bracket Set - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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I dont understand what you mean by paired but both are pretty expensive coolers, The true is the best air cooler, the core contact is pretty close, a few degrees usually and its much less. But if you want silent cooling the noctua u12p is great, a little less cooling performance but very quiet.
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