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Old 03-13-2010, 05:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Tech-Forums, I'm new hear and just did some advice on a new computer build. I have about $1000 to spend and this will be my first computer that I will build. The Computer would mainly be used for video/photo editing and a bit of gaming.

I'm looking at getting:

Seventeam 650W PSU - LIAN LI K58W Case
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i7 930 Processor - Gigabyte X58A
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OCZ 6GB (3 X 2GB) RAM - Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
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Sony Optiarc Black DVD Writer
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Questions
I did a bit of research and found that i7 9XX uses 4.8 GT/s QPI and i7 8XX uses 2.5 GT/s DMI. Whats does all this mean?
Is it worth getting an i7 over a dual core? Like do i need the extra core for my uses?
The Radeon 5770 and the Radeon 5870 have such a massive price difference. What makes the features of the 5870 so expensive?

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Radeon 5870
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Sorry about all these questions its just that this is my first time doing this, hope you understand. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything looks good.

5770 should be good enough for you since you're not doing any hard-core gaming, its still a very nice card. The 5870 is considerably more expensive because its considerably more powerful; i doubt you'd need it.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Still wondering if anyone can answer my question on the Intel processor.

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