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Old 03-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's hard to fit an i7 into a $1000 budget, but $1500 is a better estimate. Lemme come up with something.

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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors

Total with shipping comes to $1556.65, but then you get 85 bucks back in MIRs.
i usually see this EVGA board recommended with i7 builds. what makes it better than the rest? what other boards are comparable. seems like some are good, but none really great, or so the newegg reviews go.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Man you guys ROCK! I am getting a little excited here. I really like both builds I might even mix and match some parts together. Any other suggestions of what would be a nice addition to a computer like this? How much different is a video card of 1gb between the 256bit and 512bit? By the way nice addition with the DVD burner. Can't forget that.
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That Evga has X58 chipset, which is required for i7. Other comparable ones are Biostar X58, Asus P6T, Gigabyte UD5...etc. I usually don't go by newegg reviews, most of them people don't know what they're talking about.

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Man you guys ROCK! I am getting a little excited here. I really like both builds I might even mix and match some parts together. Any other suggestions of what would be a nice addition to a computer like this? How much different is a video card of 1gb between the 256bit and 512bit? By the way nice addition with the DVD burner. Can't forget that.
1Gb versions handle bigger resolutions better than 512mb, like 1920 x 1200 and above.
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I compared the specs of the two motherboards listed in the posts and from the price, comments, and specifications the EVGA looks a tad better. I see it has a few more ports onboard. Both look very cool and very good.

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1Gb versions handle bigger resolutions better than 512mb, like 1920 x 1200 and above.
I guess I was meaning the difference between the 256 bit and 512 bit?
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You mean the interface type? It really doesn't matter tbh, just as long as the GPU is powerful enough to do what you need, you'll be fine
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