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Old 01-24-2009, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kind of a quick build, I have a 4870 i'm going to use, tell me what you think

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And with my current system listed below am i going to see a huge increase in performance? i haven't researched core i7 much since they came out.
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Awesome.. lol i'll list it
Motherboard: EVGA x58
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Core i7
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Corsair 3x2gb dominator
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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so no, I think that is a bad build

This is a solid i7 build if you already have a gfx card.

Micro Center - Intel® Boxed Core® i7 Processor 920
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


good hdd choice. I'd only switch out the ram for the g.skill as they are cheaper and will perform about the same. Also buy the cpu from microcenter as it's like 20 bucks cheaper
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Only thing about micro is it's pickup only... I don't live near any of those places to pick it up. I live in maine

that g-skill is 9-9-9-24 and the corsair is 8-8-8-24, won't the corsair perform better? or is it not worth the extra 50$
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oh yeah... didn't see that.. I had it on Boston so I just saw that they had it in haha. And you could totally drive down to Cambridge and pick it up, just pick me up on the way
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lol even though i live in southern maine i think that will defeat the 20$ savings(my v8 loves to eat gas), although i could have it the same day.
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that is true. and unless you pick everything up at once you won't see much of a savings. but hey, it's always fun to go down and just gawk at all the **** microcenter has. haha.
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I would get this HDD instead; Extra 5 bucks, twice the cache. Worth it:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

And I just caught this deal on newegg, get this set of RAM instead of either of the ones you got up there:

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Low low low timings, 50 bucks cheaper than the Corsairs, and only 20 bucks more than those G.Skills, and again, look at those sexy timings. OCZ is also a great brand. I'd grab those before that $50 instant discount is gone.

EDIT: If by the time you order that sale is gone, grab these instead:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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sheet. nice find man. Yeah definitely go with the Plat's.
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