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Old 12-31-2007, 06:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You need to look at the PCI-E slots, some are x16 and some are x-16 2.0. Also, some SLI mobo's only do SLI mode @ x8, x8 instead of full x16, x16. Have to watch that.
Also you need to decide if you want DDR2 or DDR3 ram, some mobo's have slots for both but only a couple. If you want DDR2 look at the Asus Maximus Formula and if you're going DDR3 look at the Asus Maximus Extreme. Both look to be very good OC boards and user friendly. DDR2 is probably the most cost efficient and I plan on going with a maximus formula for my first build. I won't feel as bad overclocking cheap $50 ram as I would $200 ram. Also I was planning on an E6750 but in the interest of future proofing I think I'm just gonna go with a Q6600
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Heh...200 dollar ram? Most decent ddr3 is 400-500 per pair.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i am not going for DDR3 a bit to pricey yet for my likeing

i am just looking for a decent build at a decent price,600 - 800 maby 900 is a good price for me

the only 2 things i trueley decided on is a 500gb HDD and a 8800 gt gpu, and its defo going to be a quad core cpu no sli
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Heh...200 dollar ram? Most decent ddr3 is 400-500 per pair.
$200
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

and some OCZ for $219 after rebate
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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i am not going for DDR3 a bit to pricey yet for my likeing

i am just looking for a decent build at a decent price,£600 - £800 maby £900 is a good price for me

the only 2 things i trueley decided on is a 500gb HDD and a 8800 gt gpu, and its defo going to be a quad core cpu no sli
Dunno about pounds but in the US the maximus formula is $259 and from what I hear is really user friendly and really good if you plan to overclock. If you're just gonna run standard you could save money by getting a more standard board. 8800GT must be a good choice because newegg is sold out of all their 8800GT 512MB cards
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Wonder what fried it
Lots of people run 1600 FSB 24/7. The nvidia boards just have really crappy memory controllers which is what usually dies.
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Look for really good intergrated graphic cards on mobo's... they are the most important thing...




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$200
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

and some OCZ for $219 after rebate
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Dunno about pounds but in the US the maximus formula is $259 and from what I hear is really user friendly and really good if you plan to overclock. If you're just gonna run standard you could save money by getting a more standard board. 8800GT must be a good choice because newegg is sold out of all their 8800GT 512MB cards
yeah the 8800 gt has out done the 8800 gts in a good few benchmarks ( cheack toms hardware ) and at about 1/2 the cost of the gts
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For me, a mobo must have a good solid-performing chipset, ample connections (SATA, USB), decent layout (room for a large cooler w/o interfering with RAM and such), good cooling solutions for the various chipsets. Looks are not important to me (closed case), but functionality is of the utmost importance.
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Anyone think the P5KR looks good?

I have to get that instead of P5KC because they are out of stock and they wont order any more in at the place i buy at. C*nts...
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