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15 May 2011   #41
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

That's what I wanted until I started reading reviews of all of the boards. Thats why I suggested you do the same. You can learn alot from reading reviews of people who have used them. Asus also seems to be having some troubles with their BIOS also.


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15 May 2011   #42
Cornholio

 
 

By wanted you mean the looks of the board or the Extreme6?
You had an Extreme4, right?
I'm trying to read all the review but there are so many!!!
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15 May 2011   #43
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are welcome, hope you find your sweet spot in the build.
As an epilog to this I'll add that when one starts a build, pick a CPU first. Get the fastest most badass one you can afford for a degree of "future proofing". This will determine the motherboard/socket combo you need. Decide how much RAM you wil want/need and pick the board accordingly, dual, triple channel? It should have a couple fo USB 3.0 ports, those devices are coming now.
The graphics card is an important descision too based on whether the machine will a a gaming rig or basic internet, emailing, video rig. Most people won't need a floppy these days (I still have one) since Win 7 can use a flash drive for the same purpose. You'll probably want either a DVD or BluRay combo (burning) drive...or two. An internally connected multi-card reader is very handy for camera or phone cards too.
This pile of parts needs a place to live in now, pick a case with good ventilation or with options to add more fans, optical drives, HDD's, etc.
Add up all the power needs of everything and select a power supply to run it all. To be safe my practice is to add 25% to what is needed so it can operate within its most efficient place.
Cheers
Gary
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15 May 2011   #44
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I still have the Extreme4. When I started I wanted the Sabertooth, but after reading the reviews it came down to the extreme6 or extreme4. They had the best specs and reviews of all the 1155 boards. But the Sabertooth looks good still.
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15 May 2011   #45
Cornholio

 
 

I just liked the themal zones on the Sabertooth to control my trmperature OCD heheh
so I guess I'll have to decide between extreme4 or 6
I'll post back soon
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15 May 2011   #46
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Just look at the features and the reviews and decide which one you like.
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15 May 2011   #47
Cornholio

 
 

Extreme6 it is.
Will I have any trouble running the GTX480s off a 700w?
Is 700w much of a price difference on the electricity bill over my previous 350W?
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15 May 2011   #48
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Someone who knows more about that than me will have to answer that. But, I think it will only pull the amount it needs.
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15 May 2011   #49
Cornholio

 
 

Following what Britton30 said, the Psu is enoguh
I just want to know the additional cost out of sheer curiosity.
BTw:What is the difference between the G Skill Ripjaws X and the G Skill Snipers? The snipers are worth 1 euro more, but they have the same specs. I like the Ripjaws because they say specially designed for SB, but I've read that they are basically the same chip...Any thoughts?
BTW how many years will this build last approx?
I was thinking 5, maybe 6 years?
Thanks again.
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15 May 2011   #50
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I don't know what the difference between the 2 is. I heard good reports about both. I bought the ripjaws x because it was designed for SB and the reviews were excellent. I don't know how long the build will last. Most people say any build plan on a rebuild in 3 years. I do it more frequently than that simply because I like to. It also may depend on how much you OC it.
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