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Need advice from the pros on build


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Need advice from the pro on build
I am trying to assemble parts for a new build and have been doing a lot of research on many websites/forums. Based on so many posts, its clear that I need professional advice (thats why I'm here) . Please note that the following list of components have been acquired already and I am looking forward to using with the new build.

* Case = Antec Solo
* PSU = Corsair CMPSU-520HX
* Graphic Card = EVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card
* Memory = Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804

I am looking for a motherboard but I'm pulling my hair out trying to get something that sits well with the majority of the people. I am trying to stay under $150 for the motherboard in this case as well. The following is a list of motherboards I researched which tend to fit the budget but cause grief in making a final decision:

1. Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 - Apparently there is no clear consensus of my memory being compatible with this motherboard
2. ASUS P5N-E - The memory sits well with this board based on posts by owners of the board and memory
3. Gigabyte GA-N650i**-DS4 - This board is so new, not too many reviews about it, but the vr-zone review gives is great praise

If you all can review my post and provide feedback, I would appreciate it. Final note is that I surely would like to overclock to be in league with all of you and I plan to purchase a Intel E6420 C2D CPU but wanted to get clarification on the motherboard first,

Thanks all for your help.


Nov 20, 2006
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System Name Starlifter :: Dragonfly
Processor i5 2400 :: Athlon II x4 630
Motherboard MSI H67-G43-B3 :: GIgabyte GA-770T-USB3
Cooling Corsair H70 :: Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 4x2GB DDR3 1333 :: 2x1GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) 2x PNY GTX1070 :: GT720
Storage Plextor M5s 128GB, WDC Black 500GB :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, WD RE3 1TB
Display(s) Acer P216HL HDMI :: None
Case Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro - iLive IT153B Soundbar (optical) :: None
Power Supply Corsair CX600w :: Unknown
Software Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly
Benchmark Scores >9000


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Jun 11, 2006
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Processor C2D E8400 @ 3.60GHz
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-Pro w/ extra Vreg HS
Cooling Apogee GTX, 2x120mm DD, MCP-1000P Res/Pump, all 3/8" 7x80mm (4x push/pull, 2x exhaust, 1x side)
Memory 2 x 1GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 @ 800 (4-3-3-6)
Video Card(s) EVGA 9800GTX+
Storage 3 x 80 GB WD SATA300 (2x RAID 0)
Display(s) Scepter x37 1080p 37" LCD & Samsung 204B
Case CoolerMaster HAF932
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Mushkin HP-580AP (C/O TPU!)
Software Vista Ultimate (32-bit)