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#1 soulshard

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

hey guys. I think im ordering my new pc today :thumbsup: i just wanted some quick last minute advice. my configuration can be found at the following link

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1CTWVW

i know pretty much everything is good. i just want to know if the case is good and how does that motherboard look? Also is it worth the extra 15 bucks to pick up dominator ram? if you see any problems tell me what to change. Thanks guys!

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:17 PM

Well, the case is a good case, as well as most of your build-Though I think, in my opinion, you would be happier with a gigabyte or ASUS motherboard over that MSI one.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:58 PM

well i read a review on the board here

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1919

and they gave it really nice reviews. thats why i went with it. you still go for asus or gigabyte tho?

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, I have had a lot of bad luck with MSI boards. I say bad luck, because I know several people-including other staff here, who have never had a problem with them. That being said, I have never had an issue with any Gigabyte or ASUS board I have purchased for either me or a customer. That MSI board may be a good solid board-My recomendation comes from my personal experience, and my personal experience says you can't go wrong with gigabyte or ASUS.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:41 PM

well you are the expert. so i will take your advice =p its between the following two boards, which do u think i should take?

GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R
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Asus Sabertooth Intel X58

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:08 AM

Between those two I would choose the gigabyte. The ASUS is a good board, but the gigabyte has more features, like it supports 2200 mhz DDR3 while the ASUS only supports up to 1866 mhz, and the gigabyte has for PCI express x16 lanes (2 at x16 and 2 at x8) for quad crossfire/SLI support (you can go either way with either board) which while I see your not planning on going with a multiple GPU solution, this gives you plenty of room to expand in the future. I don't know what kind of price difference it is, I know on newegg the gigabyte board is only 10 dollars more then the ASUS one, so there its not much of one, and more then enough to justify the extra features.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:19 AM

alright then. gigabyte board it is. thanks so much for the help. ordering now.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:33 AM

No problem, hope your happy with it :thumbsup: feel free to come back here with any questions/problems you may have. :busy:

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:42 AM

alright. thanks again. i love this site

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:01 AM

just thought of something. i didnt order an operating system. because i have my own copy of windows 7 and i plan to install it myself. But i was wondering if there is anything special i have to do before i install windows on a brand new freshly built machine. Anything in the bios i need to worry about?

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:48 PM

Just make sure your CD/DVD drive is set, as your first boot device.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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