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Old 10-06-2010, 11:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I had this P5E since Feburary of '08. I just upgraded other parts on the way. HDD, GFX, CPU, RAM, PSU, Case ()

I mean, i5 isn't like a sick pig. I do see your reasoning, though. What variety of the i7 would I get? I think under 300 would be alright. 860, 870, 930, 950?

Edit: Just looked at the board and ram. that looks killer.

Edit2: why does the thread above me have the exact same title?
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Alrighty, I think I got mostly everything here.

Case - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
Motherboard/RAM - Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
CPU - unsure at this point
H/S - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
SSD - Newegg.com - OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX64G 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
PSU - Newegg.com - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
GFX - Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Optical - Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

The case is of my own preference. Motherboard and RAM combo are nice, good looking board, good RAM, IMO. CPU, not sure. H/S looks evil. SSD is a good price and storage. I can just use one of my other HDDs for storage. My 320 or 500. PSU looks good, manufacturer I like. GFX was highly rated externally. Unsure what you all think. Optical is optical.
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You have only 2 choices, a 930 or 950. Unless you've upd your budget. As you don't overclock, the 950 is youre better choice for 20 bucks more.
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15 really, but I get your drift.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

I overclock, but not like a banging banshee.. So yes, I suppose the 950 would suit me.

So that would put me at $1150 + Shipping. Not bad at all. I'll see where I can cut corners in price. Of course, as I'll order this a little later, I could save a bit or get better hardware for the same price.
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At $1000 I would stick with the i5 750 and buy better quality parts to go with it. If you try to squeeze a i7 in at $1000 you wind up with a i7 built with cheap parts. The AMD 6 core sounds tempting but you don't need six cores and when you do need six cores you'll want faster ones. I would max out a i5 750 system and try to wear it out

I have one TRUE left but you'll need to order a fan and a LGA 1156 retention bracket.
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^At $1000 normally you'd be right, but he's not doing a full build. No os, monitor, kb, mouse.

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@Mom: it's really your choice. If you don't want to spend so much, go with the i5 750. Just keep in mind there's a pretty decent gap performance-wise between the 750 and 930 or 950. I guess there's also a pretty decent gap price-wise too
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I thought that board is only i7? I'm to tired anyway. I'll worry about this tomorrow.
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Yeah the board was 1366. If you decided to go with the 750 you'd get a new mobo in the combo deals:
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Is there much of a difference between the 750 and 760 besides .2Ghz and $14? I'm sure I can do a slight OC to raise that 750.

I read some reviews that said you can get an AMD and get more bang per buck. Is that true? I'm not biased on either.

Edit: OK, I found something. Newegg email on deals

I can get this deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...mbo526549-LC4A
CPU + Motherboard

And two sets of these: (save $10 on promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20231277-L0A

That would put me at about the same price. 8GB can help me, as I often like to use VirtualBox. With 4GBs, I can't really allot that much RAM.

I can pay for the RAM right now. Its promo code won't last forever. I'm sure other CPU/Mobo deals will come up. Or that will still be there when I buy.
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Yeah that ram looks ok, not great timings but ok. With $10 off it's worth it.

I'd say don't bother with the 760, the difference between the two will be so negligible after an OC.
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