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Old 01-09-2009, 06:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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these stuff are around same price as what you chose in first post, but more performance

Core i7 920 + EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

same price
G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
+50 more for double capacity
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

If you want to save some money, go ahead and stay with LGA 775 and dual core

LGA 1366 is the future
So would everyone recommend going this i7 route for the same price as my original setup, or sticking with the BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard and dual core route??? I'm not opposed to either way.

Is i7 really a big deal? Is was told quad cores are pretty much a waste at this point.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If i7 will fit in your budget go for it.
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i7 is the newest and best. Thing is that i7 works best with tri channel DDR3 and only works with the newest, shinyest mobos (S 1366) if you can afford it great but for casual gaming you are probably better off sticking with 775.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok, so going the i7 route, I could get the following setup as suggested by fat clown for ~$1500 with Vista 64 bit and Office? And it would be recommended over the 775 dual core setup?:

APEVIA X-CRUISER-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144152

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139005

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 32 mb cache - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319

EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130365


G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231230

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813188039

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Licensed for 3 PCs - Retail
Item #: N82E16832116135

Some version of Vista 64 bit
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^ ok it all looks good go with vista home premium if you dont want to shell out the extra cash for ultimate.
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yeah i would just go with premium.
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MAybe a 750TX? you might find it cheaper on buy.com.
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