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Old 10-13-2009, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New i7 build - comments?

Rate my i7 build. I don't plan on overclocking. I plan on using this for gaming, music, web browsing. I don't need any other parts, unless otherwise listed in my wish list.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=10927111

and I plan on getting the i7 CPU from Microcenter at Micro Center - Core i7 920 Processor Boxed

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I can't view your wishlist. Post individual links.
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Do you ever plan on going SLI? If no, then there is next to no point for you to go the i7 920 route over a lynnfield build.
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It's the same price as the i5, so wouldn't it make sense for performance?
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Default Re: New i7 build - comments?

You have picked a mobo and RAM for an 1156. You should probably go i5 750 or i7 860 unless you want to dump more into RAM/mobo. Micro Center sells both of those at good prices too. For whay you're doing you wouldn't really notice a difference.

Edit: i5 750- $159.99
i7 860- $229.99
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You have picked a mobo and RAM for an 1156. You should probably go i5 750 or i7 860 unless you want to dump more into RAM/mobo. Micro Center sells both of those at good prices too. For whay you're doing you wouldn't really notice a difference.

Edit: i5 750- $159.99
i7 860- $229.99
Ahh ok.
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Also for $5 more go with this RAM. Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Desktop Memory
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Looks good. Except I would go with this motherboard instead. Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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