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Old July 6, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Default Intel i7 920 or Phenom II 955?

Right now, I'm stuck between the i7 920, and the Phenom II 955? I an also looking for information on the best air cooler for both of them, overclocking potential, and gaming performance. Also, is the i7 DDR3?
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Old July 6, 2009, 12:32 AM
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Yes the i7 is DDR3, it may help if you give a potential budget, if you have any other of the hardware (if its a new build or not), what you're going to be using your system for. These answers will help people give you a more accurate response
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Old July 6, 2009, 12:41 AM
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Yes the i7 is DDR3, it may help if you give a potential budget, if you have any other of the hardware (if its a new build or not), what you're going to be using your system for. These answers will help people give you a more accurate response
It will be for gaming/Homework/Internet etc. No flashy editing etc. Also, I'm upgrading to a new CPU, Mobo, and ram.
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Old July 6, 2009, 12:43 AM
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It will be for gaming/Homework/Internet etc. No flashy editing etc. Also, I'm upgrading to a new CPU, Mobo, and ram.
Its easier if you list the components you have as well and list off some games and resolution (need to make sure your PSU can handle everything)
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Old July 6, 2009, 12:50 AM
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Its easier if you list the components you have as well and list off some games and resolution (need to make sure your PSU can handle everything)
Case: Antec 1200
CPU: i7 920 or Phenom II 955
CPU Cooler: To be determined
MOBO: To be determined (eVGA X58 looks nice)
GPU: Sapphire 4870x2
GPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero XYREME
HDD: Seagate Baracuda 500GB (looking into SSDd - later on)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w Quad SLI/FIre
Games: Anything from Diablo to WoW to Crysis @ 1680x1050 (sometime 1920x1080)

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Old July 6, 2009, 01:53 AM
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It will be for gaming/Homework/Internet etc.
For those tasks you waste your money on a quad platform (CPU+MB+DDR3).
What CPU do you have now?
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Old July 6, 2009, 05:04 AM
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I find comparing these two particular chips is really a moot point.

The i7 Is a better performing chip all around.
However putting a decent AMD system together will be cheaper.
Seeing as how a very good Gigabyte AM3 board can be had for around 125 or so.

It all depends on how much you want to spend.

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Old July 6, 2009, 05:33 AM
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I find comparing these two particular chips is really a moot point.

The i7 Is a better performing chip all around.
However putting a decent AMD system together will be cheaper.
Seeing as how a very good Gigabyte AM3 board can be had for around 125 or so.

It all depends on how much you want to spend.

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12 gigs of ram would be worthless for what he's going to run on that computer,and would probably limit his overclock.
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