Motherboard choices 2010 build

Custom / CUSTOM
September 30, 2009 at 12:56:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.611 GHz / 3071 MB
going quad core again, q9550 this time :)

so what is the best board for oc'ing and i would prefer
2x PCI x16 slots for nVidia SLi

Foxconn Blackops x48

XFX 750i

or

MSI P7N2 Diamond nForce 790i Ultra

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#1
September 30, 2009 at 14:11:31
SiS, VIA & nVidia are getting pushed out of the motherboard chipset business. SiS has all but disappeared, VIA has very few offerings & nVidia is fading fast. If you want to build a 2010 machine with an Intel CPU, look at the i5, a P55 based board & DDR3 RAM.

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#2
October 1, 2009 at 00:13:35
thanks, if i can i will but pricing is just ridiculous on that, what
LGA 775 mobo for that cpu can u reccomned? sli is prefered

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#3
October 1, 2009 at 01:08:08
Yeah i agree with jam if you want future upgradability you are going to have to move past the LGA 775 platform, because that platform is dead. Intel will not be upgrading anything on that platform anymore, which means no more new processors. The Core 2 Quad Q9xxx was the end of the line on that platform.

If you are looking for something a little bit affordable here are some chocies.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

$200

Free Shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

$120

$100 after mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


Then add the ram that jam suggested in the last think which was $85 dollars and for $385 dollars after the mail in rebate you have yourself a really good build for under $400 dollars.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#4
October 2, 2009 at 08:23:54
thanks guys, ill go i5 if i can because of the prices of ddr3,
for a relatively cheap setup are these good?

MSI P55-CD53 P55
Corsair 4gb (2x2gb) Ddr3 1333mhz Xms3 Memory Kit Cl9

i know the memory timings are high (CL9) but its cheap and
when i get more cash ill but quicker ram when its released

Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz

can anyone reccomend a decent cpu cooler for overclocking,
and what do you think is possible without much in a voltage
change?

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#5
October 2, 2009 at 10:13:51
mobos changed ive done more research :)

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 iP55

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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