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31 Aug 2012   #11

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Any recomendations on a Mobo and SSD? The PSU has a single 12v rail


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31 Aug 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
Any recomendations on a Mobo and SSD? The PSU has a single 12v rail
SSD: Samsung, Intel, or Crucial

What other model Corsair PSUs can you get, such as AX or HX series?

Do you have access to Antec, XFX, or Seasonic PSUs?
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31 Aug 2012   #13

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For motherboard ASROCK
I switched to them after having nightmares with ASUS's support system/staff and I couldn't be happier with this board.
MSI is also an option.
I wrote off gigabyte personally nearly a decade ago when they sold me a motherboard that literally could not function with nvidia graphics cards.
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31 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

+1 for Asrock I had an Asrock board for a P4 that thing was a monster

Msi is also alright I run a Msi board similar to the boards for intel mine is AMD version though
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31 Aug 2012   #15

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Listen to these guys. Look at compatibility for your GPU and CPU and case. I'd personally go with the Intel SSD. You'll most likely have equal luck with a Crucial.
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31 Aug 2012   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
Listen to these guys. Look at compatibility for your GPU and CPU and case. I'd personally go with the Intel SSD. You'll most likely have equal luck with a Crucial.
I'll support this post primarily because what little information is available on the subject suggests intel ssd's are the most reliable.
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31 Aug 2012   #17

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Here's what I found:
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Would these be better?
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31 Aug 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post

Would these be better?
Yep.

The Antec Neo is high quality, made by Seasonic, more than enough power.

The Samsung SSD is highly regarded by all accounts---all components including the controller are made by Samsung.

Asrock at one time was part of Asus, but is now a separate company and well thought of.
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31 Aug 2012   #19

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

There were some pretty bad reviews on the Mobo, so I'm wondering if it's the right way to go?
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31 Aug 2012   #20

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You have to take reviews with a cubic yard of salt, especially from Newegg. Half of the reviewers are doofuses. Some of the complaints are legit---but you can find many complaints about any motherboard you choose.

They ALL have DOAs and issues in some cases. Nothing you can do about it.

I'd stay with Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, or Asrock.

Get the features you need.

Then cross your fingers and hope that:

1: It is not DOA

2: You never have to deal with the manufacturer's customer support, particularly RMA.
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