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Mobo suggestions for my economy friendly gaming rig


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DelTheZealot

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So I decided it's time to hock the ol' Magic cards and random electronics i have laying around and use the cash to build a new system. I have a general idea of what goes where when it comes to building a computer but i've been reading a bit of the reviews on newegg on the "top seller" motherboards for this cpu and need some 3rd party input on a good choice.

I decided to go with the intel e6750, and i already have THIS ram sitting in the closet. Here are some links to 2 boards i'm considering.

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what i'm concerned with is basically the RAM being "plug and play" capable for lack of a better term. I'm unfamiliar with how to determine custom bios settings for ram and that whole process.. so the 2nd board poses some problems in that area i think.. but i'm afraid of sacrificing performance because of laziness. Any suggestions?
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Troy

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Hi there,

I would go with the first suggestion you have provided. I have a similar board (GA-P35-DS3), and it works very well with the RAM I have - and it would work very well with the RAM to which you have linked.

I would not consider the second board to which you have linked at all. If you were considering SLI, then (and only then) would I consider running an Nvidia chipset motherboard. In this case, the latest available is the 780i. Even then, only bother with SLI if you are including two of the latest, high-end graphics cards in your build.

I hope this is of some help to you - and please, feel free to ask further questions.

Cheers

Troy
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