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  1. 0mega

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    I've gone through the other threads and collected some info I just have a few questions.

    I have ~1500 to spend on a new box for general use and gaming.

    I won't bother you guys with a build yet, but I've read other threads.

    Is there anything I should be waiting for? Like the release of new video cards, processors, or any other hardware?

    The Antec case you guys mention is ugly as sin any other suggestions? I like a clean black look.

    Thanks :)
     
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    silverstone or lianli for clean cases.
     
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    good basic case. Simple and clean.
     
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    shitty optical drive. Plextor -- nec, lite-on, sony -- or pioneer (in those orders) is what you should go with.

    Why not a P35 mobo?
     
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    This is my first time building a computer actually, what's the difference. I assume the P35 is more appropriate, is there one you can recommend.
     
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    intel.
     
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    yea I think for the money that's a good bored. Otherwise maybe wait for the X38 to come out if you like $300 mobos.
     
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    What's so special about Intel Branded MBs?

    What puts it above say:
    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128064

    ??
     
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    reliablilty mainly (undisputed).... and performance, too. Intel boards have been tremendous, always.


    Intel made the CPU. Intel made the chipset. Why wouldn't you want Intel to make the mobo?
     
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    Touche good sir. Another question I was reading the review for the intel board, and someone mentioned that all intel boards only take 1.8v RAM. Is this true?
     
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    Corsair has always worked for me. Stick with that and you're fine.
     
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    Thanks for all your help! Now I just need for the case and mobo to get back in stock before I order. :)
     
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    Nothing. That Gigabyte board is way better.

    Intel OEM motherboards are for normal/mainstream users, not for enthusiasts.

    If you are looking for true performance with a lot of overclocking options and features, you have to go with Asus, DFI, Gigabyte, Abit, etc.
     
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    hahahaha surely you jest.

    :ugh: you're a fucking moron. the 975 is DEFINITELY for enthusiasts.

    Except the Intel boards outperform at stock and mild overclocks (and intel can do mild overclocks). Who fucking cares if you get un-restricted OCing with other boards? They're not as stable, often have shittier components, shitty raid controllers, etc...

    Intel is the way to go for anyone that know's what they're doing.
     
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    :ugh:

    975? Are we talking about chipsets here, or motherboard brand?
    Since you mentioned it, any bugs and performance enhancements from the 965P and 975E chipsets has been fixed and present on the newer P35 and X38. Only an idiot will pick a 975 over a P35.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    What a load of bullshit.
    You're just kidding yourself.
    OEM boards like Intel, ECS, Biostar, etc. are for grandmas.
    A big percentage of OEM manufactured motherboards go to Dell, HP/Compaq, Gateway, and other branded computers.
    That's their market and you can't deny it.

    There are 11tybillion websites for computer enthusiasts. Why do you think the first choices were Asus, Abit, Gigabyte, and DFI?

    You also question other board makers' reliability and stability issues, why don't you explain the issues with Intel motherboards?
    BSODs, DOA, SATA problems, poor support, shitty manual, etc, Intel has them too. :hsugh:
     
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    If you don't know what the 975 is, then you have business in this thread.

    No, according to intel, the P35 is the "mainstream" mobo, and the 975 was still the "enthusiast" offering at the time. X38 does take over as the lastest/greatest "enthusiast" offering.

    You live in a fantasy. ECS, yes. Intel? No. Intel builds great stuff for retail sale. Probably a good reason that Intel Server Boards are still King.

    Because they spend 2 hours with a mobo and they all comment on how prettty the colors are. Do you have any idea how many Asus boards I have to RMA? They're pieces of shit.

    Intel is the best of the manus when it comes to reliability and stability.

    oh no! A manual! who cares? If you can't build a system without the manual you have NO business building one. The BSoDs are problems of pebkac/user-error. DoA is a minor problem that affects all manufacturers. Don't buy refurb from newegg and the issue is no worse than any other manu.
     
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    :hsugh: re-read my reply. I clearly know what the 975 is.

    :hsugh: P35 is somewhere top mainstream and high-end.
    [​IMG]


    Ok, I'll not argue with this. ECS is crap compared to Intel.

    Maybe user error?
     
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    Doubtful. When I have Asus board after Asus board, across different models, different chipsets, and different brand cpus all have similar problems, and intel boards are fine. Even msi boards are fine. It's always the 3rd party audio, or shitty raid controller that asus decided to add, or the extra ethernet controller, or one of the other non-chipset ancillaries that pukes over the board.

    Then when I RMA it through my distributor, they acknowledge a huge problem with Asus mobos.

    Not user error.
     
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    Gotta admit that if you look at any gaming enthusiast website the vast majority of the users have Asus or Gigabyte motherboards

    Either way, you have a great build there.
     
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    Doesn't mean anything. The "majority" of people do many things that are not the best. For example, the F150 is the most-popular truck (not the best). The "free" phone is the most popular at any cellular carrier (not the best). The majority of people never make the best decision.
     
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    I went with the Gigabyte mobo. Check out my thread, I built a PC in similar price range and lots of people gave advice... may help you in figuring out what you want.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    What's this "majority of people do things that are not the best" bullshit?

    You're complicating things.

    Why do gaming enthusiasts prefer Asus or Gigabyte mobos?

    Straight answer: Intel OEM motherboards has no or only little overclocking options. Period.
     

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