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Old 08-25-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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hi, i am preparing to build a new gaming system.
i was originally going to buy an XFX 790i Ultra 3-way SLI but it seems to be discontinued, i was finding it at 120 ($185) and it looked like a great mobo and i was going to get a intel core 2 quad 28300 775lga 2.5ghz with it for 85 ($130) but now i can't find that mobo new, only used on ebay. so if anyone can find this mobo for under 150 ($230) new, i will be very greatful

so moving on, i have been looking at the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard which would'nt be my first preferance but scince it is 160 ($250) and the others are 100's more, im slowly turning to that. but if anyone can find the xfx 790i new or one simular to it for under 150 i will be happy

anyway, onto the cpu. the gigabyte is socket LGA1366 and i cant find a decent but cheap cpu for it, im looking at under 100 ($155) i want it to be suitable for gaming and possibly overclocking.

so has anybody got any suggestions?

if you have please reply

this is the system i had planned

56.59 case with psu inc post http://www.xcase.co.uk/NZXT-Gamma-St.../case-nzxt.htm

Motherboard: well read you allready know.

CPU: the dilemma

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 66 http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...666CL9D-4GBRL/

2x Nvidia GeForce 9200GT = all ready own

1tb hdd = 41 http://www.aria.co.uk/Products?searc...1wcmljZV9hc2Mm

2x dvd burners= all ready own
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If you do go for a LGA1366/X58 platform and you don't like the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2) then check out the Asus P6X58D-E. They are both top performing boards for the 1366 pin i7's. But the cheapest CPU you'll get for the X58 boards is the i7 930 @ about 210 unless you can find the cheaper i7 920 in stock elsewhere.

Also the 1366 pin i7's have a tri-channel memory controller so memory sticks in groups of three are preferred.

Have you considered a 790FX AMD set up?
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Be a little more constructive with the posts por favor. Why AMD? What chip? What mobo?
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Be a little more constructive with the posts por favor. Why AMD? What chip? What mobo?
Agreed.

I suggested an AMD rig cause it seems the OP want's to build to a budget. And for gaming it would be perfect anyways.
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Phenom II X6 1050T or the 1055T if you have the money. best bang for your buck
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If you do go for a LGA1366/X58 platform and you don't like the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2) then check out the Asus P6X58D-E. They are both top performing boards for the 1366 pin i7's. But the cheapest CPU you'll get for the X58 boards is the i7 930 @ about 210 unless you can find the cheaper i7 920 in stock elsewhere.

Also the 1366 pin i7's have a tri-channel memory controller so memory sticks in groups of three are preferred.

Have you considered a 790FX AMD set up?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0331303 there's a 930 for ~$200. They occasionally put them on sale for less as well.
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well thank you for all your replies. i am thinking of scrapping the intel idea. after all i am an amd guy. what board should i get for say the Amd Phenom II X6 1055T for 140 with free delivery. i would preferably want southbrige and northbridge cooling heatsinks/fan, power and reset buttons, SLI, (support my GPU's on my original post. and any other bells and whistles would be good. im not that fussy as long as im up to date and its best for my money and that its under 150 or near that.

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Therein lies a problem then. AMD boards do not officially support SLI. There have bee hacks to get it to work, but out of the box like CrossFire, you're SOL in that regard. At least until nVidiot and AMD work out their problems.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #10
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i guess i will have to either ditch the cards or just use one. is crossFire any good? i heard of a lot of problems regarding it. and what GPU manufacturers support Crossfire?
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