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WUANDEAAGGG

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I am interested in building a new rig.
I am salvaging my case, graphics card, 2 ram sticks, and hard drive.

What I am upgrading is my motherboard and processor, and I am buying two new sticks of ram. I will also buy a new cpu fan/heatsink.
I was just wondering if this board is any good, if it is a good deal, and how much of a performance drop will i see from an i5/i7 to a q9400?

This is the board:
http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=4316659


I will mainly use this for graphics/video editing and gaming.

Thanks!
Please note, I'm somewhat new to computers.

Edited by WUANDEAAGGG, 08 March 2010 - 12:18 AM.

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@WUANDEAAGGG

I've never used an XFX motherboard, but for $70, it looks like a decent product.


As you will see in the URL below, the Q9400 is not the equal of an Intel Core i7-960, but it's still a very capable processor, as is the dual core E8500 for $190USD. Some gamers prefer two faster cores to two slower cores as I would in many instances. Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and Team Fortress can use four cores, as can some Adobe apps.

http://www.tomshardw...chmarks,60.html
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I think I'll be using the q9400 so I can save my ddr memory, and still have good performance.
Also, can anyone reccommend a good case for this setup? I'm looking for anything under 75$.
thanks!
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Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042
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