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Super Dave
2010-08-24T01:21:39Z

Inspector wrote:

Lets talk about what you guys would add to build this rig if you win 😃.

OK, let's see what NewEgg says about that tasty motherboard!:


MSI

 

MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Model

Brand

MSI

Model

Big Bang-XPower

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type

LGA 1366

CPU Type

Core i7 (LGA1366)

FSB

QPI 6.4GT/S

Chipsets

North Bridge

Intel X58

South Bridge

Intel ICH10R

Memory

Number of Memory Slots

6×240pin

Memory Standard

DDR3 1066/1333 (OC)/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2000 (OC)/2133 (OC)

Maximum Memory Supported

24GB

Channel Supported

Triple Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16

6 x PCI Express 2.0 slots
PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed
PCI_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed

PCI Express x1

1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s

6

SATA 6Gb/s

2 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset

QuantumWave Audio card
- Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- THX TruStudio PC
- Creative Alchemy
- 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing

Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC889
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

Audio Channels

8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset

Realtek 8111DL

Max LAN Speed

Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2

2

USB 1.1/2.0

5 x USB 2.0

USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.0

IEEE 1394

1 x IEEE 1394a

eSATA

1 x eSATA port
1 x eSATA / USB Combo ports

Onboard USB

Onboard USB

4 x USB 2.0

Onboard 1394

Onboard 1394

1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor

ATX

Dimensions

12.0" x 9.6"

Power Pin

24 Pin

Features

Features

Military Class Component
Hi-c Cap on PWM
Super Ferrite Choke on PWM
Quantum Wave Audio Processing
THX TruStudio PRO
EAX ADVANCED HD
OC Genie: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
Supports newest USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts

3 years limited

Labor

3 years limited

Marius Malek
2010-08-24T01:31:29Z

I would basically get what Dave has. 

fat78
2010-08-24T01:55:55Z

oh i miss read this sweepstakes i thought they were giving out the motherboard and cards seperate. The person who wins this is going to be very excited.

lifeskills
2010-08-24T02:32:26Z

Wow, that hardware is looking pretty top-notch.  Looks like my AMD system is gonna have some competition in the house..  I already own Metro 2033, so please count me out of the game drawings.  But I want that hardware still!

amdcrankitup
2010-08-24T07:24:58Z

This like I said is a good giveaway, w[censored]ver wins this is going to have a good foundation for a great build. Throw a cpu in there and some ram and your good to go!

sackyhack
2010-08-24T08:17:38Z

I already bought an i5 760 and a gtx 470 for my new build. But I guess I could sell them and go with an i7 if I win, it'd be worth it. Plus not having to pay for a motherboard would make the little extra $$ for an i7 easier to give up. This is definitely some nice stuff here. Would a 650W PSU be enough for 2 460s?

digitaldd
2010-08-24T08:44:11Z

I know I won't win but its a great prize or prizes (counting the 10 copies of Metro 2033). Aside from what the video cards and a new mobo could do for your gaming, I couldn't imagine the points you could pull folding on those video cards alone.

Inspector
2010-08-24T11:32:31Z

Super Dave wrote:

[quote user="Inspector"]Lets talk about what you guys would add to build this rig if you win 😃.

OK, let's see what NewEgg says about that tasty motherboard!:


MSI

 

MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PC Perspective Gold Award Winner(limit 5 per customer)  what's this?

newegg

MSI Big Bang-XPower ATX Intel Motherboard

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MSI Big Bang-XPower ATX Intel Motherboard MSI Big Bang-XPower ATX Intel Motherboard MSI Big Bang-XPower ATX Intel Motherboard MSI Big Bang-XPower ATX Intel Motherboard

$299.99

Free Shipping*Add item to CartAdd item to Wish ListEmail This PagePrint This PagePrice Alert

 

Protect Your Investment: Extended Warranty

EXPAND FOR DETAILS

* Additional fees may apply to shipments to AK, HI and PR.

Special Offers

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No Interest for up to 12 Months if paid in full. Min purchase required. New Newegg Preferred Account Customers: Get $15 off $75.
Subject to credit approval. Details


BML

6 Months No Payment + No Interest if paid in full on orders over $250. 
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OverviewCustomer ReviewSpecificationsProduct Tour

Model

Brand

MSI

Model

Big Bang-XPower

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type

LGA 1366

CPU Type

Core i7 (LGA1366)

FSB

QPI 6.4GT/S

Chipsets

North Bridge

Intel X58

South Bridge

Intel ICH10R

Memory

Number of Memory Slots

6×240pin

Memory Standard

DDR3 1066/1333 (OC)/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2000 (OC)/2133 (OC)

Maximum Memory Supported

24GB

Channel Supported

Triple Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16

6 x PCI Express 2.0 slots
PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed
PCI_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed

PCI Express x1

1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s

6

SATA 6Gb/s

2 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset

QuantumWave Audio card
- Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- THX TruStudio PC
- Creative Alchemy
- 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing

Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC889
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

Audio Channels

8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset

Realtek 8111DL

Max LAN Speed

Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2

2

USB 1.1/2.0

5 x USB 2.0

USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.0

IEEE 1394

1 x IEEE 1394a

eSATA

1 x eSATA port
1 x eSATA / USB Combo ports

Onboard USB

Onboard USB

4 x USB 2.0

Onboard 1394

Onboard 1394

1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor

ATX

Dimensions

12.0" x 9.6"

Power Pin

24 Pin

Features

Features

Military Class Component
Hi-c Cap on PWM
Super Ferrite Choke on PWM
Quantum Wave Audio Processing
THX TruStudio PRO
EAX ADVANCED HD
OC Genie: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
Supports newest USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts

3 years limited

Labor

3 years limited

So... what u adding to it? 😃 lol

imAcpufan
2010-08-24T12:10:54Z

Sweet! Thanks HH...this looks like another great contest. Even a single gtx 460 would be a nice upgrade from my dying 8800gtx...I've had to do the oven "baking" fix twice on it so far.

slugbug
2010-08-24T20:41:24Z

This board is cheaper than some of the competitions offerings and appears to have more Bang for the buck as well.

lifeskills
2010-08-24T21:21:19Z

I love the color scheme on MSi's new boards

acarzt
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2010-08-25T02:10:59Z

amdcrankitup wrote:

This like I said is a good giveaway, w[censored]ver wins this is going to have a good foundation for a great build. Throw a cpu in there and some ram and your good to go!

And a HDD/SSD, PSU, ODD, and a Case lol

While those cards would be a nice upgrade, there are too many extra parts to make a completely new system out of this... and money is pretty tight right now :-(

That MB would collect dust and my GTX295 would become a really expensive Physx card lol (assuming I could even use it with 2 460s in there at the same time!)

rapid1
2010-08-25T08:40:31Z

That is very true slugbug, but MSI often goes above and beyond other manufacturers. There are really some companies who do this on a regular basis so it becomes a norm. This hardware would be an awesome upgrade for me, but I would probably just buy a new CPU, and memory. Then I could take my current desktop move some of the hardware into Sarah's case, take her PC reprocess it for my youngest (who has been using the computer since she was 2 years old, and is now 4) to have her own PC, and build me a new rig around these components. I would probably grab one of those new 6 cores for it.

realneil
2010-08-25T09:18:27Z

acarzt wrote:

you could pick up a 3rd 460 and run a tri-sli

The GTX460's don't have the connection to setup three together, just two at a time.

NVIDIA probably did this to keep from destroying all future sales of their way-more expensive GTX470 and GTX480 room heaters. [:$]

realneil
2010-08-25T09:37:21Z

acarzt wrote:

my GTX295 would become a really expensive Physx card lol

Two 460's together supposedly handle PhysX handily. Sell that monster 295 to buy other parts for the new build. (*you know, after you win!*)

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