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    So I've been looking at upgrading my system and getting a new motherboard and CPU. I've been trying to determine what I want to get. I primarily want to be able to utilize my DDR 3 memory to its full potential. The price range that I'm looking at is somewhere in the $500 area.

    I've been looking at the i7 950, i7 2600, and the Phenom II X6 1100T.

    Which ones would you all recommend as well as what motherboard would be the perfect fit for each one?

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    You can cross the 2600K off your list until the end of April I would guess, the Phenom has great bang for the buck, as for the 950 ehh.

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    950 outperforms the 1190 in just about every single threaded app. The 1090 beats the 950 in some multi threaeded. If you were to score which one is better, the 950 takes the 1090 by a bit but it also overclocks better too.




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    Yeah but real world computing you won't see the differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggymunky View Post
    So I've been looking at upgrading my system and getting a new motherboard and CPU. I've been trying to determine what I want to get. I primarily want to be able to utilize my DDR 3 memory to its full potential. The price range that I'm looking at is somewhere in the $500 area.

    I've been looking at the i7 950, i7 2600, and the Phenom II X6 1100T.

    Which ones would you all recommend as well as what motherboard would be the perfect fit for each one?
    If you have a MicroCenter that you can drive to. They have i7-950 for $199 but in store only pick-up. So you have to live close to one.

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    If you plan only 1 x or 2x GPU's, the Gigabyte X58-UD3 or Asus Sabertooth are great for the 950

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    I have to agree, go for the 950 and maybe the Asus Sabertooth X58 or Gigabyte X58 USB3

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    Thanks for all the input guys. I was leaning towards the 950 but wasn't really sure but I think I've made my decision on that. As for the motherboards, I like the Sabertooth more than the Gigabyte X58-UD3, the only problem with both of them is that they only have one PCI slot and i need two, one would be for my wireless card, and the other for a USB extension. Plus my GTX-280 would cover the Sabertooth's PCI slot .

    I was looking at the EVGA X58 FTW3, but I'm a little uneasy about getting another EVGA motherboard. The one that I have right now has been giving me problems as of recent and I dont want to have to worry about the same thing happening with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggymunky View Post
    Thanks for all the input guys. I was leaning towards the 950 but wasn't really sure but I think I've made my decision on that. As for the motherboards, I like the Sabertooth more than the Gigabyte X58-UD3, the only problem with both of them is that they only have one PCI slot and i need two, one would be for my wireless card, and the other for a USB extension. Plus my GTX-280 would cover the Sabertooth's PCI slot .

    I was looking at the EVGA X58 FTW3, but I'm a little uneasy about getting another EVGA motherboard. The one that I have right now has been giving me problems as of recent and I dont want to have to worry about the same thing happening with this one.

    Well, I have to say I got 4.51GHz stable with the X58-UD3R with a 930/ Take it from there. I haven't seen any higher overclocks with a Sabertooth.X58-UD3R have 2 slots. Actually 3. Your good to go. Your card will not cover the slot. Put your card in the second PCIe slot and the PCI slot is good to go. It may work with the GPU in the 1st slot too but none the less your OK.
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    I guess I am just different - I would go with the 2600K and any P67 mb I could find on Amazon or Ebay. Biostar comes to mind first off...clock the **** out of it and have fun then later exchange it for the revised model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Well, I have to say I got 4.51GHz stable with the X58-UD3R with a 930/ Take it from there. I haven't seen any higher overclocks with a Sabertooth.X58-UD3R have 2 slots. Actually 3. Your good to go. Your card will not cover the slot. Put your card in the second PCIe slot and the PCI slot is good to go. It may work with the GPU in the 1st slot too but none the less your OK.

    You're talking about this one right?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423
    It looks like it only has one PCI slot. Maybe I'm not seeing things correctly.

    Also I found this one,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131641

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    You are going to be angry when you are unable to do this :






    This was on a crappy Asus mb and a weak chip.

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    See that's what I thought the Sandybridge was going to be able to do. Now the thing is that the K model is no longer available on Newegg and the only reason why I'm going to buy from there is because I'm going to be doing the no interest thing.

    Cross that. Just looked, Sandybridge is not even on there any more.

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    If you must buy off NewEgg I would seriously consider waiting...you will not regret it.

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    So would this perform better with games as well over the 950 and X58 setup? Also I use Zbrush and 3ds max. Currently I have been able to push it to handle 17mil polys but with some choke. Which processor do you think might be able to handle those better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggymunky View Post
    You're talking about this one right?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423
    It looks like it only has one PCI slot. Maybe I'm not seeing things correctly.

    4 slots.
    2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
    2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)


    1X PCI you are correct.

    PCI Express x1- 2
    PCI Slots- 1


    (Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

    (Note 2) The PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots share bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots espectively. When PCIEX8_1 is populated with an expansion card, the PCIEX16_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode; when PCIEX8_2 is populated with an expansion card, the PC IEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.



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