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I can get this for $169 new and the i7-2600K for $279 new. After taxes would be $487.
Is that a steal? How's that Mobo? better than Gigabyte?
Thing is...I like the Gigabyte...but this is a good deal Microcenter is having on Asus boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... _-13131730


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Why dont you just wait till the newer x79 comes out??


Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:12 am
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Phill wrote:
Why dont you just wait till the newer x79 comes out??



I have issues with waiting.


Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:13 pm
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Should be me then mate... Been waiting nearly 2 years to finish my builds and I've still not been able to do so yet!!

Funds are the issue now :(


Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:50 pm
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STFU AND BUY IT NOW!

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jdrom wrote:
STFU AND BUY IT NOW!


But...but...I like the "looks" of the Gigabyte boards.

Aww hell I dont know what to do. Maybe start a "which Mobo" thread? :mrgreen:


Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:18 pm
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If you want it mate, go for it, but I dont see the point over what you have, its really not going to run your games any faster to be honest. You might score slightly higher in the benchmarks but that'll be about it :)

Just make sure if your going to get one, get the 2600K and dont worry about getting the best motherboard money can buy as I'm told its really down to luck of the draw with the CPU's... Not even the cold or water cooling will make much difference from what I'm told...


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If you want it mate, go for it, but I dont see the point over what you have,


Ok JD...this is where you chime in. ;)
Am I making a lateral move? Pissing into the wind?


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Phill wrote:

Just make sure if your going to get one, get the 2600K and dont worry about getting the best motherboard money can buy as I'm told its really down to luck of the draw with the CPU's... Not even the cold or water cooling will make much difference from what I'm told...


First...why the $100 more 2600K? What do I need HT for?

Second...I'm picky about Mobos so I dont care the $$ as far as they go. don't want the best of the best....just something just below it and not as overpriced.
That's why I bought the Asus P6X58D premium when I went X58. It wasn't the overpriced Rampage but it was a $300+ mobo at the time. And it's been quite stable.

I figure this with an i5-2500K should be nice.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128492

Here's a combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.670594


Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:28 am
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I'm told it wont make a difference to how far it overclocks mate, thats all... A couple of the guys I know of dont run top end boards because they say it doesnt matter :)

I would just go for the extra because its me and if you havent got something you cant turn it off, but if you have something then you can turn it off :) If you get my meaning :)


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I'm told it wont make a difference to how far it overclocks mate, thats all... A couple of the guys I know of dont run top end boards because they say it doesnt matter :)

I would just go for the extra because its me and if you havent got something you cant turn it off, but if you have something then you can turn it off :) If you get my meaning :)


I see what you are saying Phil...I'm just trying to justify spending $100 I could use elswhere.


Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:06 am
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What else do you need? Haven't you got everything that you need?


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Phill wrote:
What else do you need? Haven't you got everything that you need?


Heck...$100 can be used anywhere.

Maybe even here.

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Just spend more in the first place lol

Get any decent high speed stuff, 1600 should do...


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Ok.

This combo includes a free 2GB flash drive and a free 22X DVD-ROM (which it shows in the cart only) for $514

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.670590


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Click the buy button and be done with it!! :lol:


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isnt this a glorious site :mrgreen:

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Yes, Gigabyte is finally making decent looking boards :P

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I know. They do look nice. But thats the UD7

Here's the UD5.
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I like it. I agree with JD ... nice looking PCB and my Mushkin Blackline would look good in it as well! :handgestures-thumbup:

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