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Old 02-09-2010, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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a bit of a dumb question but, would anyone gaming even need anything faster than say an i5 750 overclocked to around 3.4-3.8ghz in 3 years if they have a pretty good video card? I too am stumbling between the i5 or the i7 which costs a few extra hundred due to compatible motherboards etc but to me I cant see the real big deal that makes the i7 worth the 200 extra bucks even 3+ years from now.
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@slayer - I've only read a little on the OCZ and they haven't been good. @xxxTrickyxxx- i'm planning on over clocking this machine when i get an a ok that this spec (with some tweaks!) will work.. I've spent the last 3-5 days buried in the net looking at types of mobo's , CPUs, GPU's etc.. Really need to get this done by the end of the week.
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What have you read that was bad with OCZ? I've never had a single problem with OZC and I push everything to it's limits. When you get it setup and your ready to overclock this might help you a little. It's aimed more at the i7 900 series but the others are simular.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What have you read that was bad with OCZ? I've never had a single problem with OZC and I push everything to it's limits. When you get it setup and your ready to overclock this might help you a little. It's aimed more at the i7 900 series but the others are simular.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have the UD7, basically the same board just for the X58, I have never had a problem with the board, and having USB 3.0 SATA revision 3 are just more future proof reasons to get it.

I am sure there are better boards out there for the price but I think its a good buy
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you might be better off with something more low profile, you'll reach just as good overclocks with a board like this
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Intel Motherboards

get a decent cooler like the titan fenrir or prolimatech megahalems or true 120 as well. i'm unsure how your currency translates

heres a quick build that would be great, right on your budget.
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comes to £727
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you might be better off with something more low profile, you'll reach just as good overclocks with a board like this
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Intel Motherboards

get a decent cooler like the titan fenrir or prolimatech megahalems or true 120 as well. i'm unsure how your currency translates

heres a quick build that would be great, right on your budget.
Antec VSK 2000 Midi Tower Case - Black [] Cases Antec
Asus M4A79XTD Evo (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MIBAJ0-G0EAY00Z] Motherboards AMD AM3
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ955FBGIBOX] Processors AMD Phenom II
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Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM [] Optical Drives DVD-RW SATA

comes to £727
I'm set on Intel and what i'll be able to do with it.. Thanks matey. I need a reliable mobo for te CPU and GPU i listed at the start, any suggestions?
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your better off sticking with the x4 system in your price range because at the end of the day, i7's don't have that much performance gain over a x4 when it comes to gaming, and the x4's overclock just as well.

I forgot to post in the 5850 which was included in that build, maybe that will change your decision, a 5850 with the 955 will be an awesome rig. way better than gts250 sli.
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The cheapest i7 920 board I would look at is the Asus p6t. See if you can make that work. It will be overbudget, yet more future proof.

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I'm set on Intel and what i'll be able to do with it.. Thanks matey. I need a reliable mobo for te CPU and GPU i listed at the start, any suggestions?
I understand wanting to go Intel as I run one but, to infer that AMD cpus are less reliable is very incorrect.
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What the difference between Asus P7P55D-E PRO and Gigabyte GA-H57M ?

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aside from the price!!
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