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Old 01-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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Question I'm upgrading (need help)

Hey guys!

I am upgrading to an i7 950 CPU. Which means I gotta get a new MOBO and RAM.

I need some help finding MOBO and RAM, can anyone find me a fair motherboard for a 950? I want it to be cheap, not too expensive. For RAM I am looking at 4 gigs.

I have a HD 5850 as a graphics card, all help appreciated.
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if it were me, I would pick this motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

and this RAM: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679

Also be sure your power supply is up to the task. Minimum of 600 watts is what I would consider for that system, since you're using an i7 and a 5850. Great solid gaming system build.

Keep in mind Intel systems are triple channel in Socket 1366 trim, so you need to buy RAM in triplicate, which is why I linked a 6GB kit.
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Thanks!

I think I am actually gonna go with this build. (:
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I also need some help aboht this topic plz help me too
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I also need some help aboht this topic plz help me too
Please make a new post instead of hijacking others threads.
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