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Athlon2K15

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The point of this thread is to give the new members easy access to what the members of this "forum" would recommend when building a PC. So im looking for alot of input from you guys on what should be here from the best motherboards to the best hard drives. I will make a list for the extreme PC builder down to the budget pc builder.
 
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Motherboards

Intel LGA1366

Best Motherboard
  1. Asus P6T7 WS SuperComputer
  2. Asus Rampage III Extreme
  3. Gigabyte X58A-UD7
  4. EVGA E770
Under 200$
  1. ASUS Sabertooth X58
  2. GIGABYTE GAX58-USB3
  3. EVGA X58 SLI E758

Intel LGA1156

Best Motherboard
  1. EVGA Classified P55 FTW 200
  2. Asus Maximus III Formula
  3. Asus P7P55 WS Supercomputer
Under 200$
  1. Biostar i55
  2. Asus Maximus III Gene
  3. Gigabyte P55A-UD3
Under 100$
  1. ASRock H55M/USB3 R2.0
  2. MSI H55M-ED55
  3. ASUS P7H55-M PRO
  4. BIOSTAR TH55B HD


Intel LGA1155

Best Motherboard
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7
  2. ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Under 200$
  1. ASUS P8P67 PRO
  2. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4
  3. MSI P67A-GD65
Under 100$
  1. GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2
  2. BIOSTAR TH67+

AMD AM3

Best Motherboard
  1. Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
  2. Asus Crosshair IV Formula

Under 200$
  1. ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
  2. GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5
  3. ASUS M4A79T Deluxe
  4. ASUS Crosshair III Formula

Under 100$
  1. ASUS M4A78T-E
  2. MSI 870A-G54
  3. BIOSTAR TA890GXB
  4. BIOSTAR A770E3

Processors

Best Processor
  1. Intel i7 980x LGA1366
  2. Intel i7 970 LGA1366
  3. Intel i7 950 LGA1366
  4. AMD Phenom II 1100T AM3
  5. AMD Phenom II 1090T AM3
  6. Intel i7 870 LGA1156

Under 300$
  1. Intel i7 950 LGA1366
  2. Intel Core i7 2600 LGA1155
  3. Intel Core i7 870 LGA1156
  4. AMD Phenom II 1100T AM3
  5. Intel i5 2500K LGA1155
  6. Intel i5 660 LGA1156

Under 200$
  1. AMD Phenom II 1075T AM3
  2. Intel i5 750 LGA1156
  3. Intel i5 2400 LGA1155
  4. AMD Phenom II 970 AM3
  5. Intel i3 560 LGA1156
  6. AMD Phenom II 945 AM3

Under 100$
  1. Intel G6950 LGA1156
  2. AMD Athlon II 640 AM3

Under 50$
  1. AMD Sempron 145 AM3

Memory

DDR3

2GB Kits
  1. Crucial Ballistix 1333 - BL2KIT12864BN1337
  2. G.Skill 1333 - F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
  3. Kingston HyperX Blu 1333 - KHX1333C9D3B1K2/2G

4GB Kits
  1. Mushkin Redline 1600 - 996805
  2. G.Skill PI 1600 - F3-12800CL6D
  3. G.Skill PI+ Turbulence 2133 - F3-17066CL7D
  4. G.Skill PI+ Turbulence 2400 - F3-19200CL8D
  5. Patriot Viper II Sector 5 2500 - PVV34G2500C9K
  6. Geil Evo II 2500 - GET34GB2500C9DC

6GB Kits
  1. Kingston HyperX 2250 - KHX2250C9D3T1FK3
  2. Crucial Ballistix 2133 - BL3KIT25664FN2139
  3. Patriot Viper Xtreme 2000 - PX736G2000ELK
  4. G.SKILL Trident+ 2000 - F316000CL9T

8GB Kits
  1. Patriot Viper Xtreme 2000 - PX538G2000ELK
  2. Corsair Vengeance 1866 - CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
  3. G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600 - F312800CL7D
 
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Cooling Scythe NINJA PLUS Rev.B[skt478] Modded to 1155 Scythe SH12 fan
Memory Samsung 32nm 16Gb 4x4 (@19xxmhz} low profile[ better than 2133 banwidth]
Video Card(s) EVGA Titan SC }@Norton F@H Kreij GigaByte 7950 ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III / XFX HD5870-XXX Edition
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Benchmark Scores 4642@665/1600 220/GAT F1 4544 220/667strap 2.5/3/2/6 Bliss 650/1500 6490 Q6700 Bliss 690/1500
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HDD's: Hitachi: Have had 10 or 11 since mid 90's[IBM]and only had 1 failure an 8Gb [after 6/7 yrs] and EVERY unit I have had as been THE quietest, far More than my [4]Seagates or [1] Western Digital
Video: I'm still really pleased with the XFX HD5870 XXX edition[a LOT less$$ now]
DDR2: The Mushkin Blackline Frostbyte 1066 and their Redline 1000 both hold pretty tight timings
PSU: XFX Black Edition 750 watt/{Corsair 750HX both based on Seasonic M12D} from jonnyguru the XFX is the "cleanest" unit he's had yet. He give's 'em hell!!! w/cross-loads ect...
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Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 970
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AthlonX2 said:
That is a very comprehensive list. Thanks. :)

The only thing I can think of adding would be alternative cooling water cooling kit such as a CoolIT ECO, Vantage or Corsair H50, H70. They seem to be gaining popularity. :D
 

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That is a very comprehensive list. Thanks. :)

The only thing I can think of adding would be alternative cooling water cooling kit such as a CoolIT ECO, Vantage or Corsair H50, H70. They seem to be gaining popularity. :D
Im going to keep this upto date as possible as hardware changes the list will too. so anything that really deserves to be added pm me or post here:toast:
 

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Add 5850 to your video card list as well, there still beast cards
 
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HD5850
Corsair TX Series