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Q: ASUS Motherboard Suggestions for New Build

I'm searching for an ASUS motherboard that is compatible with my hardware parts below:

CPU: Intel Core i7 940 SLBCK Desktop CPU Processor LGA1366 2.93GHz 8MB
RAM: Kingston HyperX 6GB Kit 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9 240PIN DIMM XMP Triple Channel Memory Kit
Hard Drive: 750GB Seagate sata hard drive

I would like an on-board video connection.

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A: ASUS Motherboard Suggestions for New Build

I dont think any LGA1366 have on-board VGA.
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Hi I'm building a unit from scratch and I am a little bewildered by the amount of motherboards out there...

I am really looking for a board that will stand me in good stead for a while, preferable Intel, (Core 2 Duo compatible).

I will only be running one Sata drive and one ATA 100, with a DVD writer, one PCI slot will be used and I need a floppy drive. Not an amazing amount of options needed...

I am undecided as to whether or not I will need SLI, i totally don't have enough money to buy two cards at the moment, but would it be good to have it as an option for later?

+ are there any makes I should stay away from?

A:Solved: Scratch Build Motherboard Suggestions?

sorry found this article,

my bad for posting!
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I've started a new build. Got all the components, built it but when I start it up the DRAM and CPU Red LEDs start flashing, does not post and then turned off after about 10 secs.

I checked the RAM, connections, made sure the heatsink and everything was fine. I then reset the CMOS and tried again. This time only the CPU LED flashed once, and then again as the PC turned itself off, still with no post.

Components are:

Asus P7P55D Motherboard
Intel i5 661 (3.33GHz)
4Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz
ATI Radeon HD 5850 GPU
850w PSU

Anyone have any ideas to what might be the problem, or could it just be a faulty MoBo/CPU?

Thanks in advance.

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A:Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation

Almost a word for word copy & paste from THIS forum post made in 2014
@muckshifter the bus inspector should be along soon
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A:New PC Build - Suggestions

I would select the Corsair Power Supply Equivalent, or OCZ, over the ThermalTake, and a Seagate 500 GB over the Western Digital... with the Gigabyte motherboard.
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i3 540 (processor) ----------------------------------- 7250/-
DH55 (motherboard) -------------------------------- 5500/- (TC or HC not sure. "not happy")
ATI HD 5750 (DDR3 graphics card) ----------- 8600/-
2 GB (DDR3 transcend RAM) ------------------- 3050/-
(prices are in Indian rupee)

please suggest a motherboard alternative to DH55 in that price range only.. i researched about P6T, X58, but those aren't available in my hometown..

your help would be appreciated... thank you...

A:Suggestions on new build?

The i3 540 will anyway not work on an X58 chipset based ASUS P6T motherboard. The X58 is based on the LGA 1336 socket whereas the i3 runs on LGA 1156.

I think this board should do fine with your CPU at your price point.
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A:Need a new MB, or build a new PC. Need suggestions

your best bet if the motherboard is bad (it likely is anytime I had a computer with those symptoms it ended up being a bad motherboard) is likely to salvage most of the parts from the dell (everything except the motherboard,case, and psu) Get a new motherboard (socket 775 supporting core2duo, intel P43 or P45 chipset recomended), a new case (dell cases have a propriatary front pannel connector that will not work with most retail boards and many of their cases use mATX formfactor which limits board options aswell, New power supply (dell tends to use cheap psus [the last dell I opened was an insperon 530 and it had the same piece of crap 300w bestec psu e-machines used to use] and it is not worth risking your new board to a shoddy psu), Also a new cpu cooler if you reuse your current CPU (again the dell ones tend to use proprietary mounts and/or ducting.)

Here are some quick recomendations:
$99(good board, good manufacture, decent expansion capibility)
(or if you want a few more features as well as future DDR3 support)
$120 (I currently have this board in my primary desktop)
$50 (these are cheap, solid, and highly configurable)
$100, $85 after rebate (this should handle any single video card rig fine)
CPU cooler:
$30 (this should keep the cpu nice and cool)

If dell actually sent you an OS disc with your system (It will say Dell on the disc and then something like "operateing system; already installed on your computer) you can use it to preform a repair install after the new motherboard is installed allowing you to keep your programs and files intact [you will need to reactivate windows due to the hardware change so make sure to peel the licence off the old dell tower and keep it handy when windows prompts.]) If you did not recieve a seperate os disc you will likely need to purchase a new copy of windows.

The whole build should run less than $300 (if you don't need a new copy of windows and recycle all other parts)

Your cpu is likely ok but if you want/need to replace it that will add another $160 or so for a core2duo (e8400) that is a little better than your current set up (the cheapest core2duo is $120) AMD cpu's are cheaper but are generally lower preformance than intel chips. And of course AMD cpu's use a different socket which requires a different motherboard than the ones I listed.

Almost forgot; did you try removing the expansion cards one by one (video and any PCI cards) sometimes a bad or poorly seated (loose connection) card can cause a computer to fail to boot.
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A:New Build Suggestions!

Dude if you spend 6 g's you must take your gaming serious
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A:Suggestions For My PC build

Hi and welcome to TSG. Some thoughts from me below:

- Xeon processors are really for servers, not desktops, I would go for an 4690k or similar dependant on budget.
- Personally, for an NVidia card I wouldn't go for anything less than an x60 card (760, 860 etc), its the last two digits that are the important ones from a gaming performance perspective.
- WD Black are better HDDs, better quality and reliability.
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A:Suggestions for build

Power supply is mostly likely junk. Get a better unit. Generally most Rosewill hardware should be avoided as it can be anywhere from junk to good but you're never sure, but most of it falls into the cheap category.

Also, BIOSTAR isn't one of the better manufacturers, not sure what BIOS is required to support that processor they just list it as compatible. You may want to look at an Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, or AsRock baord instead, here's one that lists that processor as supported by the original BIOS:
It's also cheaper, better, and has better support to boot.

Trinity APUs also love fast memory, especially for the integrated GPU. Move up to 1866Mhz DDR3 and save a dollar:

Here's a Thermaltake case with a 430 watt PSU:
It's nothing special in term of case or the power supply, but I'd trust it more than a Rosewill unit.
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A:New Build Suggestions

JMarch123 said:

Hey all, I am building a new AMD X2 5200+ CPU with EVGA Geforce 8600GTS and 2 gigs ram. I also have purchased two 7200 RPM Sata II drives considering a RAID0 setup. I am looking for suggestions on whether for gaming the SATA raid would benefit me. I'm looking for the best possible setup for gaming I can get out of it. Any suggestions would be awesome.Click to expand...

Raid 0 will give you faster response times,
Just remember raid 0 has no redundancy, if a drive should fail you have lost all your data.
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A:First build... suggestions?
This is the case that I'm actually going to get, the one I have listed has an incompatibility with the motherboard.
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A:Need suggestions on a new PC build

I would consider the i5-2600k.
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A:My First PC Build. Suggestions Please

Dont blow your $ on that mobo, get a P965, and a better video card. SLI 7600GT gets beat by single 7900gt. Get the 7900gto, it beats 7900gt and 7950gt.
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A:Suggestions for a new build

Rule No. 1. No brand new motherboard or video graphics card is worth the stress and the downtime ... the quality control is never as good as it should be.

Look for real results. Do you have solid reasons why you want the 140W cpu based upon your own experience?
Same question applies to the water cooled units. Do you really want to put up with the trouble they cause, when so many have gone back to air cooled?
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In my opinion, the power supply and memory are two of the most important creatures in your case, and you didn't even mention them?

Mainly, you make it sound like your mind is made up, and you are simply hunting others who will agree with you... but $300 might not be enough for the right motherboard... I would plan on $330 or so... don't forget shipping.

The seller who is easy to return components is better than the price anyway.

Which board is best? Three is no "BEST" just a lot of opinions so talk to users who play what you play.
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A:build laptop, need suggestions

its unusual to build a laptop - do you know where you can get all the parts to build yourself ?
unlike a desktop which is easily available
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Edit: Please use proper thread titles. Thanks.

A:Need suggestions for new computer build.

The best.

Newbuilder said:

I am new to computer building and decided I need to build me a computer that will handle any game I buy for it without any problems. I am tired of buying a new game that wont work on my pc.

My question for you guys is where to start?

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Edit: Please use proper thread titles. Thanks.Click to expand...

The best product is the product that fits your exact needs and fits your budget.

So for us to give you suggests, please tell us how much you're willing to spend (as we already know you want to game ).
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A:New computer build, suggestions

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A:Brand New Build, Suggestions Welcome

Just a few comments from a retired computer builder.

SATA2 is mandatory for any new system today, but why RAID?
That's a killer if it goes sour on you.

I was given a Dell XPS 400 that Dell wrote off as "Broken and beyond repair" just because the two-drive RAID system was corrupted.
I reprogrammed it to operate on single drives and set up Vista Ultimate on the little PC.
I doubled the original 1 gig of ram and Vista is running satisfactorily on the PC today.

Over the years I've tried a RAID setup on several occasions and every time I've torn it down and gone back to a single drive for my OS. For the home computer user there is NO advantage to using RAID, except to tie up more drives to do the same job.

With so many drives and all that ram, you're going to have one heck of a heat problem. And, you can't stack those drives or the bottom ones will roast the top ones.
Also the current draw on the PSU will be considerable. A 750w supply won't produce that much power 'all day' so I'd want to go higher yet on the PSU.

You're also going to want to increase cooling as much as possible.
I'm currently running five case fans in my own system to bring in fresh air and to exhaust the heat from my three HD's and 3 gig's of ram. I had to do some cutting and drilling to get that many fans installed.
Every one of my three HD's has its own Two-Fan cooler and I've added a larger cooling fan to my 128meg Video card.

Also, Video cards today, generate a LOT of heat, that must be removed from the case.
It appears that you're setting yourself up for a "Furnace" of Mt St Helen's proportions!

If you actually build that system as you've said, it should make a nice heater for your computer room this winter!

I work very hard for my money and I'd not want to waste it by adding more ram and more HD's than really necessary.

Vista Ultimate runs beautifully on my computer with an AMD 3800+ dual core CPU and three gigs of DDR2 ram.

By the way, you couldn't run fast enough to GIVE me any Kingston ram.
I work with a professional ram seller who tells me that Kingston ram is about 85% refurbished ram that's actually FAILED the original manufacturers final testing.

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A:First build - Is it compatible and/or any suggestions

Sounds good, actually.
I like this motherboard a little more though.
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

IMO worth the extra $2.
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Got some thermal paste?
Also, built in monitor speakers aren't really nice.
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A:My 1st Build - Need Suggestions & new to TechSpot

Personally I would go with the AMD build. I have the second motherboard you chose there and I can say that it works great. The first one is pretty much just like the second except it got the wireless. Always I plus I suppose.
I got some of the A-Data memory also but ended up getting some better ones later.

I have these, very nice. Definitely go with 2 gigs.
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A:$1400..first pc build ..suggestions

One potentially major problem with your system.

Aspire may make some nice cases, but the power supplies they put in the cases are known to be complete pieces of (let's see, how can I word this without being censored)... dung.

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A:New build upgrade. Suggestions?

My desktop is almost completely identical to your build and I can say that it works great with all my games/programs thus far.

The only differences are that I have the Cooler Master HAF 932 Case, Corsair Vengance RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6870.

The only thing I'd suggest/question is a different CPU. I'm curious as to why you didn't pick a Sandy Bridge CPU, or at least why the i7 950.

Personally, if I could go back and rebuild my computer I'd have definitely changed the CPU to something else (didn't know too much back then + Sandy Bridge weren't out yet, and I wasn't willing to wait XD). Considering the i7 950 doesn't use the Turbo Boost as well as say the i7-875k, nor does it tend to be a favourite for gaming. Although that depends... what are you using the computer for?

Just a thought, hope any of my comments help!
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A:Suggestions for New Gaming PC Build?

so what do you want help with?
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A:I need suggestions on a new Antec 300 build

Buckshot420 said:

Hi Guys! I am going to do a build over the winter months and have decided on an Antec 300 (got one for $34.99 after mail in rebate). I am not an extreme gamer but I do play on the 360 and would like to play certain titles that were meant to be played on a PC (mainly Skyrim and Diablo 3 when it comes out). I also dabble in music production as a hobby so I also might do a dual OS install so I can use XP with my music production software (way more stable). Other than that it will be used for typical uses and software i.e.: MS Office, Multitaksing, maintaining a website (I need dual dvi monitor support) etc.. I am pretty mindset on the Intel i5 2500 or 2500k and am leaning towards the ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 LGA ATX board. I'd like to complete the build for around $600-800 (price is without monitor and other peripherals) if possible. I told myself I will never buy a box store computer ever again. What are your opinions on what I should do/buy next? I am in no hurry to complete this build and I know some hardware might be had on the cheap around the holidays. I want to do this right the first time!

edit: If there end up being budget restraints I will add the GPU at a later time and use the 2500K onboard graphics as a temp.Click to expand...

How about those:





Power Supply

DVD Drive

Video Card

All that $827.94. Didn't count your Antec 300 and rebates though! Of course, this list is for reference only and you should try to tweak it to match your budget. This is just to give you an idea of what you should be aiming for. There are a ton of review here at TS, read 'em and purchase the best.

If you ain't in a hurry to build, I'd wait until next year because prices will really fall and I believe intel will be introducing some better CPUs.
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A:First Gaming Rig Build, need suggestions

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A:My i7 build [Comments/suggestions please]

Looks nice, only thing is you might wanna aim for 1k watts power supply with that loads, spesh with overclocks, those cards and that cpu are powerhungry XD
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Hi guys,

I've just put together the price for my potential new PC build. It comes in at just below £1500.. I need to know if I'm getting the best for my money!

Any comments or suggestions? I'd appreciate any advice!

Here Goes.

Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 NF680i SLI
PSU: 730W HiperPower Type-R Modular II, Quad-SLI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6850 ( HSF: Scythe Mugen (Infinity) )
RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400: 5-5-5-18
GFX: 768MB ScanFX 8800GTX
HDD: 500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166 SATA
OS: Windows Vista 64-bit

I'm also contemplating putting another 8800GTX in there next month to run on SLI, and another 4gb memory to take it up to 8gb.

Any advice? This is just second build! I'm planning on doing some over clocking too.


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A:My final build on rig, any suggestions?

nukedukem said:

My main concern is the RAM is P67 and the Motherboard is Z77. I take it this is compatible. Also would like to cut out the Cooler but if its drastically quieter then I don't mind the 30 dollars extra.Click to expand...

Everything looks good to me. About the P67 labeling, you shouldn't concern yourself to much. The P67 label on RAM is more of a marketing scheme than anything. If you are highly worried about the quality of your RAM pick, you should purchase from the motherboard's quality Vendor list for RAM.
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A:Budget AMD build need some suggestions

You need a good...but not great mobo and a great cpu. After you get your motherboard you will need to be sure that your pre selected ram will be compatible. It's better to get your motherboard and cpu bundle, then select the best ram for the job. Luckily, Corsair has a good compatibility to product ratio. I had to trade back OCZ revision 2 for Corsair. My Corsair (4x1gig) has 4-4-4-12- latency numbers @ 400 mhz. I only go 5-5-5-18 when over clocking. You will get a lot of opinions about your choices...I say 'use what I use'. ASUS P5N-E SLI mobo and an INTEL cpu. E6750 is a good buy. It's around $200...=2.66...can O'C well. The ASUS is about $120. Don't forget a PSU and a Video processor.
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A:Suggestions To Build New Computer

I always tell people to buy as much ram as you can afford, since that will go along way.
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Here are my parts:
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? COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ... ?
? EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
? ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ? ???
? HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ?
? Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ... ?
? CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
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Thank You

A:Any suggestions/help on my new build would be appreciated

You can surely step down your power supply. I like the Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Why exactly do you choose the i7-2600? AFAIK the i7-2600k is just about the same price. Not only that but if this is a gaming system, a 2500k would be fine.
I like other graphics cards, but that's not to say the one you picked is bad.
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CPU Intel Core? i5-2500K: $195
CPU Cooler Corsair A70 CPU Cooler $38
Motherboard ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z: $165
RAM 2 x 4GB G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage $50
Graphics 2 x 1GB MSI Hawk GTX 460 $260
Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $55
Case Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black $60
Power Seasonic X750 Gold $130
Optical ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18
OS Windows 7 Ultimate $15
Total Price $986

I fully intend to OC the CPU/GPU. For this build, I intend to upgrade in about 12-18 months and reuse at least the power supply and case. These is also $80 worth of rebates to be redeemed on this build. So, if I get those, I can spend it on a SSD. Windows 7 Ultimate is student price.

A:Comments/suggestions on my build

Would opt for maybe a single HD 6950 now and add a second in the future.
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A:First PC Build, suggestions/comments :)

Your Case, Motherboard, Hard drive, and PSU look good. Look at this CPU.

For your RAM look at Corsair or some A-Data ( that is what I have in mine, pretty good). There is other RAM options but those I know are pretty good RAM. I would defintly use your existing Graphics card.
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Case- Thermaltake Tsunami ATX Mid Tower
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Video Card- SAPPHIRE 100134 Radeon X1800XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
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RAM- CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System
Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150
Mouse- Logitech G5 Laser
DVD Burner- SONY Black IDE DVD Burner

Total: 2252 All at Newegg

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A:New Computer Build Suggestions

read this

I will not be the only one to advise you thusly: read this article/list concerning PSU's.

Also, there are many quality combo DVD R RW CD R RW's out there. Might save some money and a drive bay. Also- I have read some not too good things about Sony optical drives and support lately. Can't remember where, but it was recent. I've never owned one, just for what it's worth.
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A:Info/suggestions on build? i3?

Hi BraidedDuke5,
Have you thought of going down the used parts path as you seem to be wanting a machine "cheap" with an i3 instead of looking at what kind of job you really want it to do, unless you will only be playing games in a really low resolution (fps). E.g. the Intel NUC and the ASUS Vivo have Core i3 CPU and they are nothing like a gaming PC.
Here is a couple of pros for a Core i5, and they are;
"Intel Turbo Boost":- Which lets the processor increase its clockspeed whenever the workload on the CPU increases and none of the Core i3 CPUs have Turbo Boost.
"Cache":- The i3 (Ivy Bridge) processors have 3MB (except 4 Clarkdale processors which have 4MB) of cache all the Core i5s (except 4 Ivy Bridge processors which have 3MB and 6 Clarkedale which have 4MB), have 6MB of cache. The cache is like RAM for the processor but it is built into the processor chip. So this gives it (the CPU) access to the memory storage a lot quicker. Without a CPU memory cache and RAM the CPU would need to access the HDD which would be even slower.

Searched for "i5 cpu" in "Computer components and parts" and had a myriad of choices.

You really need to decide on the CPU first then mobo and then components (small SSD for the O/S, graphics card and RAM) and lastly a PSU to power all your choices (you could even bung a cheap PSU in just to get the rig going, so long as you realise that it WILL fail down the line!)

Hope this helps

Edit:- Changed CPU listings to be accurate for world-wide purchasing as some markets did not get some CPU incarnations released as a new product (based entirely on the Ivy Bridge and Clarkdale Core i3 / i5)
Reference Intel 2105/03/22 from
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A:Need Suggestions For Computer Build-Up

$300 isn't a lot for a CPU and motherboard.

What exact model of i5 do you have now? You want to be sure to not step down to lower performance processor or only get something that's similar or slightly better when you're spending that much money.

The desktop i5's are either dual core or quad core(thanks Intel), but all i3 models are dual core with most supporting HyperThreading for two additional threads but that doesn't bring them up to true 4 core models.

Modern Intel processors can support up to three monitors as do most quality motherboards. You could get better Adobe Premier performance from a nVidia or AMD GPU though if you use GPU acceleration but even Intel GPU's support some GPU acceleration these days with Adobe products.

Personally I wouldn't look at AMD, for most tasks Intel is the way to go these days. The FX models are the best if you do want an AMD though and the A models are for cheap systems.

All modern Intel and AMD CPU's are 64-bit capable.
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A:New build/upgrades suggestions

As an upgrade, you still have a few options using the core components.
Firstly, a PCI-E3.0 motherboard isn't necessary- you're only going to notice a difference between 2.0 and 3.0 using a heavily bandwidth constrained card -likely a dual GPU (GTX 690, HD 6990, HD 7990). What might be of more interest is SATA 6GB or USB 3.0 depending on what kind of upgraded storage options you're looking at, if any.
For a budget upgrade I'd maybe recommend swapping out the C2D for a C2Quad (QX9450/Q9500/Q9505/Q9550/Q or QX9650), adding the HD 7870 -a solid choice, and maybe an SSD if you use any productivity apps. The quad (esp. a 12MB cache version) will still give you a reasonable performance lift -more so if you can OC to the 3.6-3.8GHz range.

If you're looking at transitioning to Ivy Bridge, then work out a budget all the core components (CPU, board and RAM), graphics card. You can reuse the CPU cooler, storage, chassis, PSU and peripherals, so they become only a secondary consideration.
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A:Possible New Build Parts List, Looking For Suggestions

Describe the usage expected and the screen resolution?

PSU is ~400W overpowered for the current parts.
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A:First Time Computer Build - Help and Suggestions?

Use this Power Supply Calculator
It will give you an estimate of your required wattage.
I would recommend a PSU around the 600W range. Just to make your system open to newer upgrades.
PSU brands are really important in terms of reliability. Good PSU manufacturers include Antec, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Seasonic, FSP, Enermax.

Your motherboard is a bit on the low side, especially since you are using it with the mighty Q6600.
First of all, you should not get the P965 chipset anymore, because it's being replaced by the newer one, the P35 chipset.
One excellent Gigabyte P35 mainstream board is the GA-P35-DS3R (the famous GA-P965-DS3 was its predecessor).

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The Corsair XMS2 series is great mid/high-end RAM and would be perfect.
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Corsair XMS2 2x1GB DDR2-800MHz PC2-6400 (4-4-4-12)
Try to find the same one at the place you shop at.

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I would recommend that you either push your budget and get an 8800GTS-320MB (entry-level high-end card), or get the XFX 8600GT XXX-Edition (an overclocked 8600GT, more value for the money than the 8600GTS).

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A:Advice & suggestions on first build under $3k budget

direct quote from member lehpron from the EVGA forums, sorry its huge but this sums up why I chose the type of mobo, GPU and CPU. but of course still subject to change

"Most modern games are threaded for between 2-4 cores, and it has been a slow progress adoption since quads have been around for six years, duals for eight years. meaning, a 6-core won't make a difference today. New games take 2-3 years to make from the ground up, so in that time, it will make a quad that much more important. Only get the 6-core for your professional work, not for gaming.

3770K is a 22nm quad and half the die area (thus half the actual power and thermals if set at the same frequency) as 32nm i7-3900's 6-cores; mathematically, they should overclock better, but Intel differed from tradition of soddering the CPU die to the IHS (integrated heat spreader) by using a thermal grease with Ivy Bridge which tends to artificially raise temperaturess. This prevents anyone from really being able to push it except for those using cryogenics; so in the end, all Sandy and Ivy processors reach a max of approx 5GHz regardless of number of cores.

So it all comes down to the board really; X79 can support up to 4-way SLI (in quad x8, or a pair of full x16) configs while Z77 is limited to just dual x8's. If you're serious about longitivity in terms of having the room for future graphics cards and not change the board (which definitely need more bandwidth than current), then X79 is the only option. For CPU, either get quad 3820 or 6-core 3930K depending on how often your professional uses need 12-threads or not.

BTW, as for the GTX670's, get the 4GB card. We'll soon see a new standard for mainstream monitors that used to be the reign of medicial professionals, their total single display res equals to a modern multi-display setup. So if you intend on at least one in the next two years and not upgrading graphics for it, then you should plan ahead with a 4GB model and get 3-way SLI by then to compensate.


Really looking for longevity and durability I chose a gtx 670 in hopes of being able to run graphic intensive art programs and gaming on high settings for at least two years before upgrade/new build.
This part will require an edit for realism.

In two years, a pair of GTX670 will have the performance equivalency of a future mainstream card (I.e. "GTS850" )and unable to run those games appearing then at high details without having the frame rates dip whatever is high-end at time. So either plan to get into 3-way or 4-way SLI (meaning you need to get a 4-way capable board in the first place, I.e. X79), think about upgrading your graphics card much earlier than two years, or settle for less visuals as times passes especially if you plan a higher resolution monitor someday. Most games are GPU-intensive, so if your resolution doubles the pixels, you cut your frame rates in half.

The only way you can truly have longivity is if your expectation is much lower than what is available for purchase. If you want max detail at smooth rates, then that is only possible today, it isn't possible next year with this year's configuration running next year's games. Just so you know, many folks on enthusiast websites like these upgrade often as a hobby, they choose to keep up with technology in order to maintain their preference level in every new game; I personally see it as a hassle. So you have to decide your upgrade tendencies beforehand and plan ahead, beyond this upcoming build. "
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which is why i built such a computer, but as time goes by there will be something eventually I need to upgrade for.

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A:Windows 7 RC Build 7100 Suggestions

hi bloke28, and welcome to the forums!

as you say, you have a good system and shouldn't have any problems running any software, although i'm a bit surprised by your memory score - try running the test again with no apps running in the background.

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A:Computer Build, Novice in Need of Suggestions

Perfection is unattainable. Shoot for reliability.

Good choice on Corsair power supply. The Cooler Master case is ok, but the power switches fail too often. DVD drives are fine. Western Digital Black or the equivalent Seagate are excellent choices. I don't know the motherboard, but I am partial to Gigabyte.
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A:Suggestions needed for new computer build.

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A:Gaming build looking for upgrade suggestions

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A:New Build: suggestions for graphics card

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A:First Computer Build - Advice/Suggestions/Help

Your specifications are more than enough to run the games you mentioned and record with Fraps in HD. Also editing with Vegas with specifications that you mentioned is a piece of cake. My laptop can edit with Vegas with no problems and it is has way lower specifications.

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A:Motherboard Suggestions

ASUS!!!!! lol. Pretty much anything from them, yup.
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A:Motherboard Suggestions

Here are the one that I found with a fast search:
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A:Hello / Motherboard Suggestions

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A:Motherboard Suggestions

That is the Mobo I just ordered, it has an AGP and a PCI-e slot so you can upgrade later. Also, the memory will take DDR and DDR2 up to 2GB. It's a 775 Socket as well. This of course is just a suggestion, it had pretty good reviews on newegg and it's like $60. I haven't received or installed it yet but from what I read about it it should do the trick.
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A:Motherboard suggestions?

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A:Any Suggestions for a new Motherboard?

pugly said:

It's for a "gaming" pc. I know everything for a gaming pc has to be overpriced by definition. But if I could spend less then 170 on it that would be awesome. Its gotta have a pci express slot and slot something for one of those pentium 4 dual threading processors. I know little to nothing about motherboards so anything you guys know to be good ill get. Thanks.Click to expand...

Well its not called P4 anymore it called Core Duo or Core 2 Duo , Core 2 duo being the better one.

pls read this post,
after reading crjdriver post scroll down to the 5th post (mine) that will help you get a decent gaming machine

Far as I suggested mobo?

Any one of those would be great, just make sure the CPU and Ram match for that board
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A:Motherboard Suggestions

Here's two, they're Gigabyte boards with an AMD 785 chipset and integrated HD 4200 graphics:,N82E16813128411
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A:Motherboard suggestions

Whilst we are keen to help - a reply to your topic here
may well have enabled us to continue with tests and analysis to establish the problem even if it is indeed, as you now perceive
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A:Suggestions for Motherboard

Mulder said:

I have a Pentium 4, but I don't know if its Celeron or Prescott or whatever. My current board is 478 Socket. I'm thinking any compatible 478 Socket board should be fine. Don't want to spend too much as this puter is being given to my daughter! Click to expand...

Have you tried Everest Home (freeware) from to help identify your processor?

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OK Here s the deal It s upgrade time and I need some advice I need a motherboard that supports both SDRAM and DDR-RAM The reason is that I have mb of PC RAM and I can t really afford to totally ditch that in favor of mb of new PC or other new types of RAM I would like it to support both so that I can switch to the better RAM for suggestions a motherboard some I need in the future I I need some suggestions for a motherboard plan to buy a mhz Athalon XP so it needs to support chips as slow as that I would also like it to be able to support chips that clock in at over ghz to future-proof for if and when I decide to upgrade in the future I would like it to spuport ATA but will do if that s too much to ask I don t care about onboard video sound or LAN capabilities because I have that handled already with superior cards It needs to support AGP X I think most mobos do and I would also like USB though that is not critical It must have at least PCI slots would be better So here s the gyst of things NEEDS Supports AMD Athalon XP chips Supports chips clocked at speeds less than or equal to ghz Supports chips clocked at speeds greater than ghz Supports both PC RAM as well as DDR RAM lt --the biggie Supports AGP X has at least PCI slots as well as some form of USB Needs to be stable and of high quality Supports ATA Works with Windows XP Pro WANTS Supports chips clocked at speeds up to or even greater than ghz not sure if such a mobo even exists Has USB Has or more PCI slots Supports ATA I may be asking a lot but if you guys know of something even CLOSE to what I m looking for PLEASE LET ME KNOW Thanks for your help nbsp

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I'm in the process of selecting some upgrades for my current computer and would appreciate any suggestions experiences on motherboards for bit Vista or XP Current Setup Antec P - mm fans xRaptor RAID x gig xDVD - both connected to PATA media card bay Antec NEO PS Nvidia GT Upgrades P Mobo ghz CPU gigs DDR Additional x Hitachi TB - in RAID configuration suggestions Motherboard My primary use will be NET Web Windows development utilizing a lot of VMWare virtual machines and database access big databases - gigs hence lots Motherboard suggestions of storage I'm essentially looking for the best bit Vista XP supported solution and ideally Windows bit in not so distance future I current run Windows on the desktop It sounds like any of the bit OSs want signed drivers so main priority for any motherboards are - Lots of bit driver compatibility especially with any onboard RAID solution - Lots of SATA minimum but ideally - A couple of eSATA ports - No fans - heat pipes only for quieter operation - Crossfire SLI Motherboard suggestions not an issue but don't care if they're there - Decent memory for bit of overclocking but nothing to exotic From research I have narrowed it down to a variation of the ASUS P K-E WiFi Deluxe or premium or Gigabyte P -DS Thanks ahead of time for any feedback Regards X

A:Motherboard suggestions

Hi xmeister,
I use the Biostar P4M890-M7 PCI-E Motherboard and Vista installed every driver for this mobo and have been using this mobo for over 3 months now with Vista x64 Ultimate DVD (Retailupgrade). I have let windows install all Windows Updates it has every prompted me for. Never had a problem.
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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!

A:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

Go with an ASUS board. I've been runing them for about 4 years and haven't haed a problem with them and I've run about 3 of them. Do yourself a favor though, make sure you run DDR2 Dual channel. You'll thank yourself for it.
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This is my first build i have looked into it I m can First or parts build, check suggestions? and double someone pretty sure i matched parts to each other fairly well i just want to be sure I don t really have an established budget somewhere in the to ish range I already have a monitor usb mouse and keyboard The one thing i have not selected is a psu i don t trust myself to calculate watts and iv heard on top of calculating you must double it if you want the capacitors to last and not age as First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions? much As far as storage goes i m probably going to get the fastest rpm tb hdd i can find and soon but not at first get a First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions? cd-dvd rw combo drive and bluray-r or rw drive anyways Mobo http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Processor http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Graphics card http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E cause it has the mail in rebate and crossfire Memory http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions? gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt gt lt I will be running Windows bit on it it will be used mostly for gaming and editing videos with Sony Vegas and adobe after effects I m also only starting with gb of mem will probably upgrade later when bored or more money comes in I m just not really sure on the psu and how to add all the parts in and make sure its not going to age on me more than likely i will be upgrading this as newer and better come out until eventually i just need a new mobo and processor nbsp

A:First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions?

for those parts above a 650w power supply will be ample but i would firstly advice more then one stick of memory so it will be faster, if you buy 2 (or 4 or 8 ect) sticks of memory it will run in dual mode and if you buy 3 (or 6) it will run in tripple channel
Your graphics card isn't crossfire, it only says crossfire ready so when you buy a second one it will work in crossfire.

I would advice looking at intel socket 1155 instead of amd
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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!

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I am mainly building it to run Creative Suite for PS, ID and AI. Mirrored storage a must. I'm not sure who is winning the Intel vs AMD battle so enlighten me. Any and all suggestions welcome!

Also, can you recommend a good set-up for a new laptop for the same purpose as well?

I do not game at all...okay once in a blue moon...but not a necessity!



A:Need suggestions for a new PC build (Creative Suite-ready)

Most important thing, what's your budget?
Also is this a new system from scratch or do you have any parts which you are looking to reuse?