Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1094 posts

Uber Geek


# 64392 14-Jul-2010 18:03
Send private message

Right, it is time for a new PC for me.

I have decided to go for an i7 processor with 6GB RAM (moving to 64bit Windows 7 later this year)

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 - http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA21278
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 - http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA20301
RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB Triple Channel - http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA19347

I already have a 8800GT graphics card, case, PSU, and hard drives so it is just a refresh of the main parts.

I have tossed up between the UD7 and UD3 motherboards, although the UD7 is more expensive I like the idea of implementing tri SLI later on down the track

What are your guys thoughts on the above?  Any suggestions?

The prices listed on the above sites are not the cheapest that I can get, I just like the layout of the information.

Create new topic
162 posts

Master Geek


  # 351775 15-Jul-2010 10:44
Send private message

Hi there, build looks good.
Just one point, the x58a-ud3r supports tri crossfire / tri sli with double slot cards.
(it even comes with a tri - sli bridge)



1094 posts

Uber Geek


  # 351781 15-Jul-2010 10:53
Send private message

powerforce: Hi there, build looks good.
Just one point, the x58a-ud3r supports tri crossfire / tri sli with double slot cards.
(it even comes with a tri - sli bridge)


True, but when Tri SLI is enabled you lose USB 3.0 on the UD3 board (USB 3 uses one of the PCIe channels)

I think I might go with the UD7, it gets good reviews online.  It is a bit more expensive but I can afford it.

Unless anyone else has any suggestions/changes?

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.