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Old 03-28-2010, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I took everyone's feedback into consideration from my previous thread. Here's my updated build:

MoBo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Processors - Desktops

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Retail
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Retail

RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail Intel X58 chipset core i7 6GB kit
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R585D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R585D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Optical Drive: HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Burner LightScribe Support - Retail
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PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I am going to stick with the ASUS P6T Deluxe with the i7-960. I do not know much about overclocking, and don't mind spending the extra money. I'm going to stick with "Retail" versions of the HDD and DVD Drive because this is my first build and would like to idiot proof it as much as possible.

Thanks,
Kyle
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha, he's buying an i7 - 960 instead of an i7 - 920
Everyone point and laugh.

j/k j/k

Honestly though overclocking an i7 920 takes all of about 1 minute and you can make it outperform that i7 960 and save yourself $300

You just go into your BIOS you turn the BCLK Frequency on the CPU up to like 175-180 and bada bing bada boom
Your i7 920 now permanently* runs at 3.5-3.6Ghz and will run circles around that i7 - 960

*until you go into the BIOS and change the BCLK back down to 133

It's honestly that easy.

Here, I'll show you.


This is what your ASUS Motherboard's BIOS will look like.

See that BCLK Frequency number that's 133?

You change it to 150, your CPU will run at 3Ghz, change it to 175 your CPU will run at 3.5Ghz change it to 180 and your CPU runs at 3.6Ghz

It's honestly as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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it really is as easy as Shiro makes it sound dude..
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Don't waste your money on a 960!!!!
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With the $300 you save, you could upgrade the 5850 to a 5870 and get an SSD. You'll get MUCH better performance for your $ going that route rather than investing in a 960, which you'll easily surpass with a simple OC.

Check out this combo:

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! (your ram + 5870)
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! (your PSU + caviar black 1tb OEM. I know you wanted retail, but i honestly don't see how there's less of a chance of screwing up by getting retail... you save an additional $20 with that combo)

And this SSD:

Newegg.com - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD
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