Newegg.com - MSI X58 Platinum LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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
total cost = $644.00
only question is, will it work well with SLI 800GT, and can this board overclock the ram to 1600 mhz? or should i go with the 1333 ram?
here is the quad price and setup:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
need 2 of the ram packs above so double the price..
total = $549.00
what would you do?
intel i7 920
msi x58 board
3 gb ddr3 1333 or 1600 mhz (if mb i selected is overclockable??)
intel core2quad Q9550
asus 750i nforce SLI
8 GB ddr2 800 mhz
the only 3 questions are:
question 1: will that i7 msi board support 1600 memory or will i have to overclock my 1333 memory?
questions 2:even tho the Q9550 setup has 8 gb of memory will the i7 still be faster?
question 3:is the i7 solid? or is it like other new stuff not stabe? cause i know the quad is stable.....
other than that i think that 100 bucks is worth it
i think y'all might agree...
i just saw that the i7 is pretty much faster than all the core2 extremes other than the i7 extreme
EDIT: i just would use it with windows xp SP3, because i have SP3 on my laptop and i it boots up in 20 seconds with my core2duo...T7300!!
it shuts down in 8 seconds LOL
not too mention i have the beta vista theme and it looks even better than vista and runs smoother too....
so i will be running xp for sure! what do you guys think of that idea?