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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by TricksterMatt, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. TricksterMatt

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    Hey guys, I'm going to upgrade to Intel build soon, need help with build, I am mostly using it for gaming and video editing and encoding... I'm going with an i7 920 processor, I have no clue about intel motherboards or builds or anything at all, I've been AMD in my life... So could you give me a really decent cheap intel motherboard for i7 920 processor, also I'm getting a GTX 260 and 6GB DDR3, no need for any SLI or Xfire or anything like that. This is what I had in mind :

    Budget = £600ish

    Motherboard =ASUS P6T SE iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard = http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161061

    Processor = Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor = http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151477

    RAM = Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator Memory CL8(8-8-8--24) for i7 Motherboards = http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152641

    GPU = 896MB XFX GTX 260 Black 55nm, 2000MHz GDDR3, GPU 680MHz, Shader 1440 MHz, 216 Cores, + 3D/Batman = http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/896M...666MHz-216-Cores-2xDL-DVI-I-HDTV-plus-FarCry2
     
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    i would look at the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R and save a couple of quid.

    also i would look on aria.co.uk as they are cheap (ish and if you ask nicley they will price match :D) and very good with rma.
     
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  5. TricksterMatt

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    wats the mobo like the one i linked? is it bad?
     
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    its a good one, if overspeced for what you want and you asked for advice on a good cheap mobo :)
     
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    yeah, is my other parts alright? And is the gigabyte one you said be the best one for my parts? and I'm only overclocking my i7 920 to around 3.2 ghz on air
     
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    well no, the best one will be the most expensive one with all the bells and whistles bolted on to it, just you said you dont need sli/xfire so getting one with 4 pci-e slots (for eg) would just be wasting your cash on features you dont want or need.

    the ud3r clocks quite well, looks quite nice (moreso for a giga mobo as they normally fugly) and isnt that expensive, which seems to be what your looking for.
     
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    if you do save some money on getting a cheaper mobo, you should consider going for a 4890 or gtx275. considering your only gonna use one card, either of these are a good step up.
     

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