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Old 06-21-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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Hey All! This is my first post here on the forums!

So, anyway, my question is this:

I want to get a new motherboard + processor for my pc (motherboard is mainly just to support a new processor). I want to get a 64 bit i5/i7 processor quad core. I also want the motherboard to be "future proof" as to say that it will not be obsolete in a years time.

I would just like recommendations. Also, nothing overly expensive and if it is expensive give a cheaper counterpart also as a comparison.

That would be great!

Thanx everyone!
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to CF!

Do you have a CPU preference?

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R with Intel Core i7-930.
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 with Intel Core i5-750.
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 with Intel Core i7-860.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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Hey,

I dont really have a cpu preference - only price wise not too budget breaking.
With the mobo's though - i was looking at the ones listed above this post on newegg and lots of people have had trouble with these - mainly after a few months they die, DOA, other problems. Also, i've heard a few bad things about gigabyte. Can anyone recomend any good Asus Mobo's. My current is actually alright, and has served me well for the 2-3 years i have had it. (something like that). Only thing is now problems are starting to occur - and what can you expect from a 3 year old board? Either way, Asus had proved itself to me.

thanx all!

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I dont really have a cpu preference - only price wise not too budget breaking.
Consider the Intel Core i5-750 for Intel budget performance. The P55 mobo's are cheap too.

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With the mobo's though - i was looking at the ones listed above this post on newegg and lots of people have had trouble with these - mainly after a few months they die, DOA, other problems. Also, i've heard a few bad things about gigabyte. Can anyone recomend any good Asus Mobo's. My current is actually alright, and has served me well for the 2-3 years i have had it. (something like that). Only thing is now problems are starting to occur - and what can you expect from a 3 year old board? Either way, Asus had proved itself to me.

thanx all!

Mmmm... I've seen nothing but great things about Gigabyte and their boards. I ran an Asus board that was more than 5 years old prior to my current setup and it was amazing. I didn't hesitate going over to Gigabyte though, maybe because I ran a very old Giga' board previous to the Asus and had no troubles with it. In fact i'm surprised your getting problems with your Asus board after just 3 years...

Whats your budget?
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Whats your budget?
My budget is 600-800 at MAX Australian dollars, so about $700 US Dollars. Thats at max with both the mobo and processor. Do you know of any Asus brands? Just out of curiosity and for comparison.

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My budget is 600-800 at MAX Australian dollars, so about $700 US Dollars. Thats at max with both the mobo and processor. Do you know of any Asus brands? Just out of curiosity and for comparison.

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That should be enough for a nice set-up.

Check out the Asus P7P55D Deluxe. It's much cheaper now compared to when it first came out which makes it more realistically priced. And it's a stable board too.

So the Asus P7P55D Deluxe with the Intel Core i5-750 and 4GB Corsair XMS RAM should start you off nicely.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #7
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Hey All

Just wondering if any one else had any other comments??? I am currently looking at some mobo's and will post back soon.

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Ok, I have found a few boards and was wondering if some people could please give me a "push in the right direction"?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131624
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128417
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131640

Also, after thinking a bit about the boards, these are some features that i am after:
USB 3.0
PCI-E
64bit Compatible - (i7 most likely)
Prefer ASUS
Minimum 6GB DDR3 RAM
Onboard Audio
at least 5 yearsish future proof

Thanx Everyone!
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Hey All

Just wondering if any one else had any other comments??? I am currently looking at some mobo's and will post back soon.

EDIT:

Ok, I have found a few boards and was wondering if some people could please give me a "push in the right direction"?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131624
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128417
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131640
I'm sure you'll get comments from others here at CF soon on this thread!

The ASUS P7P55D-E and the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P are super mobo's for the price, the two i'd recommend. The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO with it's Intel H57 chipset is beaten by the P55/H55 chipsets and the ASUS Maximus III Extreme is a waste of money unless you are going to use it's OC'ing features and even then I wouldn't spend that kind of money on it.

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Also, after thinking a bit about the boards, these are some features that i am after:
USB 3.0
PCI-E
64bit Compatible - (i7 most likely)
Prefer ASUS
Minimum 6GB DDR3 RAM
Onboard Audio
at least 5 yearsish future proof

Thanx Everyone!
That means out of your choice of boards leaves the ASUS P7P55D-E or the over priced ASUS Maximus III Extreme and the latter won't leave you much for anything else. And take the reviews on Newegg with a pinch of salt.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:29 AM   #9
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Hey All!

OK, i think i had decided to go with the ASUS P7P55D-E MoBo. But i may do some more research first

Now! On to processors. I have been looking at a few i7's. And, one seemed like it stood out at me: i7 930 -->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

Just want some expert advice with the processor as I have very little experience with them!

Thanx All!

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I have been looking at a few i7's. And, one seemed like it stood out at me: i7 930 -->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

Just want some expert advice with the processor as I have very little experience with them!

Thanx All!

The Intel Core i7-930 is a great little processor, lots of performance for the price. Although it is an i7 CPU it's the 1366 pin Bloomfield i7, not the Lynnfield 1156 pin i7 so you will need a X58 motherboard to use with it.

I can only recommend the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, 10 SATA ports, feature rich and a great overclocker at a nice price. The Asus P6X58D Premium has similar performance but is over-priced. But there is an open-box Asus P6X58D Premium on Newegg for $70 cheaper!
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