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Old 07-08-2009, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I get two 4770's, two 4850's, 4870, or 4890? I'm gonna get XFX no matter which card.. Also I heard some of these cards are loud, so if I replace the fan, wwhat should I replace it with, and is this covered in the warranty? Also, when is the 5 series coming out, if it's soon, I might wait.

I need help picking a i7 motherboard for ~$300 or less. I was thinking about the Asus P6T V2.. If I were to pick up an i7 920 at MicroCenter, would it probably be a D0 version? Also should I get a sunbeam CCF to cool it, and how far should it OC? Or should I forget the i7 920 and wait for the i9?

Is this good RAM?
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI - Desktop Memory

What OS should I get if I want to game, multi task, and edit stuff?

I will order most of this stuff on newegg, besides the i7.
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a single 4890, out of those would be the best bet.

a great mobo,

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

and this is good ram,

Newegg.com - OCZ Flex EX Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kits Desktop Memory Model OCZ3FXE1600C7LV6GK - Desktop Memory
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If you can afford it go 4890. I know xfx covers overclocking in their warranty but I am not sure about replacing the heatsink. Do not have a recommendation for you there.

I have the asus p6t vs and love it other good choices in that price range are:
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Once it is time to buy then just buy. There is always something better coming out. Get i7 Now.

Good RAM. I would look at this. cas8 as well. Same price with $15 MIR Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
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If I were to OC to the max and burn out my 4890, and they only 5 series chips, can I upgrade to a 5890 for free? lol

I'm going to go with the Asus P6T V2, with the OCZ Flex RAM. Also, how can I install the free Windows 7 OS, if there's no OS to DL it? How could I OC if I got a i7 920 D0 revision, and a sunbeam CCF with t tuniq paste? I would like to reach 3.5GHz at a good temp.
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I have heard of some pretty good upgrade stories from xfx.

download the 64 bit version here. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx burn the iso to a dvd and you are ready to go.

You should have no problems going to 3.5 with a D0. I run a C0 at 3.4 at less than stock vcore. 1.20.
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