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Old 01-05-2009, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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iff i build it myself do i have to buy extra cords or wires
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The i7 is better. I'm just going off of what I've seen in someone say in these forums, but apparently is it twice as fast.

Edit: I don't think you need to buy and cords or anything unless you are getting a bunch of OEM stuff which I think you are not.
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The motherboard should come with all the cables you need.
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ye alike zmatt said everything you need should come with your motherboard
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Definately get an i7 build. If your using Maya then you will want the Hyperthreading that the i7s have. Basically it should cut down rendering times by about 30% (going of benchmarks) and then there is the extra speed gained because its a newer chip. So rendering times might be around 40% faster when compared to a Q9550, and that is a HUGE amount. So the bottom line is - dont bother with an older quad.

As far as building it yourself, we can help you out as well. If you post pics we can tell you where things go and everything, so be sure to ask - even though its not all that difficult.
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