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Old 03-29-2010, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im building a new comp. and im getting the i7 930. I was wondering , what is good Motherboard to use with it for gaming and how much ram should i get ?

The comp. is mostly for gaming and music
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check out Gigabytes UD5 or UD7 models.
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6GB is best for an i7 setup. Get a 3 X 2GB kit.

Something like this:

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

would you consider yourself an aggressive overclocker? That can make a difference when choosing a motherboard...
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I would go with this mobo and the memory aliasaid linked

Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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6GB is best for an i7 setup. Get a 3 X 2GB kit.

Something like this:

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

would you consider yourself an aggressive overclocker? That can make a difference when choosing a motherboard...
umm this is going to be my first build so no im not a overclocker i guess.....
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It seems that you have a couple of threads going... You want an i7 build and a $600 build.. Are those one in the same? An i7 build is much more costly than that. Or did you change your mind? Or what?
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It seems that you have a couple of threads going... You want an i7 build and a $600 build.. Are those one in the same? An i7 build is much more costly than that. Or did you change your mind? Or what?
yeah i changed my mind..im going to build it piece by piece and when i get my pay check ,i will be able to buy almost everything...
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yeah i changed my mind..im going to build it piece by piece and when i get my pay check ,i will be able to buy almost everything...
Might want to hold off until next month and see some benchmarks of the Phenom II X6 performance.
It's looking to be a competitor to the i7 920/930 processors.
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^ yea, and it's generally not a good idea to buy piece by piece because you won't know if a part arrived dead until you've fully assembled everything. Wait till you have all your money first, then buy.
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Might want to hold off until next month and see some benchmarks of the Phenom II X6 performance.
It's looking to be a competitor to the i7 920/930 processors.
Maybe, but I really doubt it.
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