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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    That's very interesting. What held the CPU?
    hi chike

    I believe some thermal grease ran off the side of the cpu when attaching the cpu heatsink and created a bond with the motherboard. But what is done is done, not going to worry to much about it.

    I found a nice motherboard, but it requires DDR3 memory. so I am going to have to shell out around $260 (including taxes and shipping)

    here is the motherboard

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-USB3P - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-USB3P LGA 775 Intel P45 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    and the memory

    G.Skill ripjaws F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

    have to wait a week and a half to get the money saved up though, so I will be using my friends old (very slow) AMD +3200 computer in the meantime :(

    also how is the overclocking on the board and memory I listed? I read that the DDR3 does not give much of performance boost when compared to DDR2, is there any truth to that?
    processor : i5-2500k (stock)
    motherboard : P67-UD4-B3 rev.1.1 Bios : F4
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    It's really not worth investing in new RAM on an out dated architecture. C2D and C2Q is EoL. The outlay for DDR3 simply isn't worth it. If newegg doesn't have any DDR2 boards then I'd find an online retailer that does.

    Any EP45-UD3 model will do, there's really very little difference between them. Even a UD3L would be fine and will work with 8GB of RAM. If all else fails then maybe ebay will have a range of auctions of suitable boards. I certainly wouldn't be buying brand new DDR3 for a brand new P45 board.I wouldn't buy anything socket 775 based brand new any more, it's just not cost effective.

    Rather than spend so much, keep saving. Grab a dirt cheap UD3 on ebay, save enough to grab some DDR3, a Core i5/i7 Quad and a P55A board. 25% faster clock for clock and a potential to get to 4GHz+ which is over the performance equiv. of running your Q6600 @ 5GHz. Factor in the DMI bus and DDR3, an extremely efficient IMC and you have a much better system. Ironically it was cheaper for me to build the system I have now (Replaced Mobo, RAM and CPU) than it was to buy a Q9650 upgrade.
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    you are right psycho101, I should just get a i5 and call it a day

    It will only cost me $472 for:
    i7-870
    GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3
    2x2GB of gskill memory

    and I can just use my other parts to make a complete system. also what is the difference between these two motherboards, besides the new usb 3.0 tech?

    GA-P55-USB3 ($119)
    GA-P55A-UD3 ($130)
    processor : i5-2500k (stock)
    motherboard : P67-UD4-B3 rev.1.1 Bios : F4
    Memory : 2x4GB Gskill RipjawsX F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Graphics card : gigabyte 6950 2GB (stock)
    Power Supply : Corsair 750HX
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    SSD : Intel X25-V 40GB

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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    Visually the USB3 seems to have less CPU power phases than the UD3, otherwise I'm sure there are only minor differences. I'd push for the UD3 if I were you as you'll be able to OC that i7 with more confidence on a board with a few more phases.

    Confusingly, both these boards support USB3, so the USB3 portion of the board name is a bit of a misnomer.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
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    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    ah ok, sounds good then.

    thanks for the info/help everyone
    processor : i5-2500k (stock)
    motherboard : P67-UD4-B3 rev.1.1 Bios : F4
    Memory : 2x4GB Gskill RipjawsX F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Graphics card : gigabyte 6950 2GB (stock)
    Power Supply : Corsair 750HX
    Operating System : Windows 7 Pro x64
    HDD : 1x WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD WD1001FALS
    SSD : Intel X25-V 40GB

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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    dont rule out the i3 chips h55/p55 mb's either i know i keep banging on about them but they outperform a q6600 vs i3 530 clock for clock and if you go for a h55 mb you wont need your graphics card as its integrated and supported by h55 mb's,go for a p55 though if you have a powerfull gpu,or wait till next year for new sandybridge chips and mb's
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    Problem is they're only dual core and HT makes very little difference tbh. It highly depends on the aplication used as to whether they outperform a Q6600. For example the Q6600 at stock still has the edge over any stock i3 with HT on in GTA 4.

    Having had the chance to play with a couple of i3 systems I would recommend them for light duties and the occasional game, however they really need to be overclocked fairly heavily to perform as I would like them to. Even then, an extra 2 physical cores is going to give you much more servicable life.

    Depends on usage though and if just web browsing, word processing, watching movies etc then sure an i3 is the better choice. Remember though that the integrated GPU is pretty useless in games, but does perform well for Blu Ray playback and 2D.
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    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    i think if your a hardcore gamer then go for p55 and i5/i7,but i think an i3 mildly overclocked and a decent gpu would be more than enough,plus they use hardly any power and run very cool

    heres current 2010 cpu benchmark scores,i3 530 scores pretty well at stock too

    Benchmarks Desktop CPU Charts 2010
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    From what I can see, the i5 750 is still ahead in all those tests, ranging from a bit in the less intense less multi threaded ones to a fair margin in others. In a lot of tests (WinRAR for example) a E8400 beats the i3 too.

    Also notice that the only real world game tests are Left For Dead and Left For Dead 2, which are pretty much GPU limiited, not CPU limited. From my own testing, GTA V on a 4GHz i3 and a 460 GTX with everything on high, Vew distance, detail distance and traffic density all at 65 hits 45 FPS. My 760 @ 4GHz hits 68FPS average. That's a big difference.

    IMO, i3's are for those on a super strict budget who are willing to clock the bollocks off it or for those who only do basic computing tasks.
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    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
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    Default Re: need a 2 month gigabyte replacement motherboard

    depends on how much you wanna spend really i3 530 is 89 i5 750 is 160,plus you dont know whats gonna appear in 2011 making those chips even cheaper but yh 750 is better chip but i3 is plenty power for the money still better than a q6600 tho even if a e8400 beats it and i3 will overclock better and run cooler ect
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