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Old 11-22-2010, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys im looking for some advice on a processor for gaming.
Is the intel I7 980x extreme really worth the extra $1200 over the intel I7 950.

If anyone has any recommendations on a company around the brisbane area that could put together a soild gaming pc for me let me know.

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For the average gamer/user a 920 or 930 is plenty. Both can be overclocked very comfortably to at least 4Ghz. I'd say spend $80 on a good aftermarket heatsink, spend $200 on an i7 920 and OC it to 4Ghz, and you'll get better performance already than a stock 950 or 980x would get you.
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The 950 is priced about the same as the 920 and 930 (if you can find them), it may be $20 more.

I would go with the 950 and a good aftermarket heatsink.
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thanks for the fast response guys.
This is a link to what im thinking of going for
WarriorPRO H20 Cooled i7-950 GTX480 6GB DDR3 Gaming PC (eBay item 320620921905 end time 03-Dec-10 03:26:52 AEDST) : Computers

what are your thoughts on the motherboard and graphics card?
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Not worth it by a long shot! They're overcharging you, and you're getting some sub-optimal parts. Save yourself a few hundred while getting a better system anyway by building it yourself. It's not hard, and we can help you
If you post your budget, someone can knock together a gaming beast from Newegg for you
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok that would be great, id say $2000-2500 would be a comfortable price at the moment, i have a little experience upgrading components in my old pc (graphics card and ram was it really)
what is Newegg? are they a parts supplier or somthing. a gaming beast sounds good to me lol

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What country aree you from?

Yes newegg is an online store with great deals.
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Sweet, that price range will do nicely
I'm at work atm, I'll put together a build for you when I get home if nobody's put up one already
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im in australia, near brisbane

ok cheers soul
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oh, another stralian. Newegg won't work for you then, I'll get the parts from MSY. Is Slacks Creek too far for you?
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