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Old 11-23-2010, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is a bit of a hijack but would the mobo+cpu described in the thread be better then an i7 950 and a sabertooth x58? Of course this is without over clocking as a consideration. And channels are how many RAM cards (I think they are DIMMs?) are in the mobo. If this is so does this mean the mobo+Cpu support quad channel?
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No, the i7 1366 chips are clock per clock faster... The only advantage is it has 6 real cores verses the i7s 4 real and 4 "fake" cores, and its cheaper.

AMD runs dual channel ram,
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So each core runs 2 threads but is technically still one core for each double thread. while the x6 is 6 single thread cores? Also what is a thread? Solving a problem with an answer unknown to me, I know its werid.
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Basically youre right... The i7s can run 2 different things on 1 core, so when 1 process/thread is idle, it does the other process/thread.
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Wow! Thanks for all the replies!

So, I've changed up my build a bit, here's my current one. I think it's pretty solid, and it's perfectly at my price limit

Case: Antec 1200 - Full tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043

Mobo: MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130274

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
----- Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO
----- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608014

GPU: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150476

Mem: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357

HDD: WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

CD/DVD: ASUS Black CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
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What I've Changed: Mem to same price but better performance, upgraded mobo, replaced Raptor with a SSD, and changed my CPU cooler.

I just changed the SSD, and it seems like it's a pretty good one, so any advice on that would be great!

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Just a heads up on the case. I have the same case and some things I do not care for. For one, to remove one hard drive, you have to remove 8 thumb screws. I really don't care for the PSU being mounted on bottom either, that is just my opinion though. One thing I do like is being able to control the case fans separately.

For the cooler, I have the NH-D14 and it keeps my i7 920@4.2ghz in the low 40's at idle. This cooler is big though. The Antec 1200 is just barely deep enough for this cooler. This may be out of your price range.

Nice choice on the GPU and PSU.
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Just a heads up on the case. I have the same case and some things I do not care for. For one, to remove one hard drive, you have to remove 8 thumb screws. I really don't care for the PSU being mounted on bottom either, that is just my opinion though. One thing I do like is being able to control the case fans separately.

For the cooler, I have the NH-D14 and it keeps my i7 920@4.2ghz in the low 40's at idle. This cooler is big though. The Antec 1200 is just barely deep enough for this cooler. This may be out of your price range.

Nice choice on the GPU and PSU.
Thanks for the reply!

Do you think that the NH-D14 would be necessary for my build? I could definitely buy it, but do I need it?
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Honestly probably not but I am not to sure if the heat output on the Phenom x6 is more or less than a i7 920.
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Honestly probably not but I am not to sure if the heat output on the Phenom x6 is more or less than a i7 920.
I'll research it a bit more.
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