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  1. rep353

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    This is my first computer build and I am having some difficulty over which motherboard to choose or which graphics card manufacturer.
    I have decided to get an intel i7 920 processor and build my computer from there. I intend to use my new computer for gaming mostly and to be able to play graphics intensive games. I would prefer if the components I choose would last well into the future.

    I have considered:

    an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo

    and a Geforce GTX 285 graphics card - Which manufacturer???

    I figured these components are central to a gaming computer.
    Please give me some advice on how to make this build to work smoothly
     
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    Are there certain manufacturers you are considering?
     
  3. rep353

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    Probably either Asus, Evga or Gainward and also would it be worth getting a card with 2GB memory?
     
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    Would you happen to know of any online shop that would sell these and ship to Ireland?

    Newegg doesnt ship to Ireland right now.
     
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    Is there much of a difference between asus / evga graphics cards?
    Thanks for all these links I hadnt really thought of the uk websites.(y)
     
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    I like this motherboard because im pretty sure it has all that I need. what exactly did you mean extra features
     
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    With the minimal price difference from the UK shops, the P6T Deluxe V2 might just be a considerable choice. Extra features, I really don't know, I just assumed the Asus comes with something like higher memory speed support/better PCI-E speeds etc... Actually seems like the Gigabyte EX58-UD4P has slightly better specs than the Asus board soo... Up to you really. They're both enough for just about anyone.

    Difference between Asus/EVGA cards would be 7 years of warranty. Nothing else that matters. If stickers on the cooler shroud don't matter, that is.
     
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    Does one of them have 7 years warranty?
     
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    It's a matter of opinion for sure but I would not buy an Asus and believe Evga video cards are amongst the best.
     
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    Asus has 3 years, EVGA 10 years if you call a few numbers and register the card.
     
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    Ill try and look around for a good price on the Asus P6t Deluxe V2 but ill keep an eye on the gigabyte EX58-UD4P.
    They do both seem very alike but the asus boards just give me the impression that they have better quality.
     
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    Not true recently I'm afraid. Two years ago I sent one back 4 times for repair and then I had 4-5 dead motherboards out of the box also.Then I discovered a website about the first board and it's issues with over 800 posts. I have personally been done with Asus for 3 years now, I think they just grew too fast. I also shipped a video card back 3 times until it finally was working. One thing I can say is they were real quick on returning them just not so good on fixing them!
    I had a few Gigabyte returns also a while ago but not recently and I have the EX58 UD3R for about 6 months and it is a great quality board! They are very responsive to support issues also, something not true about any other maker I know of except Asus.
     
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    Yup. Go for the Gigabyte. They've been at par with Asus's quality when Asus still was a very reliable brand, and have stayed at that level even when Asus has been going downhill for a few years now.
     
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