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Old 10-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: i7 motherboard/ram/cpu decisions.

Depending on what you need and what you will use it for, I would generally recommend an i5 750 over the i7 920.
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well since you have the money to spend and the i7 920's are still in stock then go ahead and grab one.
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Yeah I say get it while you can.
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+1 to getting a i7 920 while you can. great cpu.
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Default Re: i7 motherboard/ram/cpu decisions.

It depends, in terms of gaming, what kind of video cards do you think you will be getting, and what do you think you will be using in the future? If you never plan on using SLI or XFire, I would say theres little incentive to spend the extra money on the i7 920.
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I probably wont be using SLI. With the money I have now... I dont think I would even build this pc until this summer :/ I just realized I need a car for college first.
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I dont think I would even build this pc until this summer :/
Last I checked Summer is over and unless you are in Australia and logging in via a proxy you must be talking about next summer.

No need to even think about if for 9 months.
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Well, the only people that really need the bloomfield version of Core i7 are people that would benefit from triple channel memory (very very very few), and people who plan on using high end cards in SLI; aside from that, the price to performance ratio can't be beat with the new lynnfield chips.

Get the i5 750 or the i7 860.
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