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Old October 17, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Doing my first build in years and I have been looking over all the info out there. I'm not sure if it helped or got me more confused, so hoping I can get some help here.
First I don't overclock or need too. My build will be used for graphic design 1st and enjoying some games (ie Aion) for relaxing 2nd.
I have been reading about the Lynnfield processors and am trying to decide if I should go the Intel Core i7 860 with the LGA1156 or the Bloomfield Intel Core i7 920 with the LGA1366. They are priced about the same but note some of the stats
Processor Clock Speed Cores / Threads Maximum Single Core Turbo FrequencyTDP Price
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 / 8 2.93GHz 130W $284


Intel Core i7 860 2.80GHz 4 / 8 3.46GHz 95W $284

Any help helping me sort this out would be appriciated. Also what Motherboard would you recommend for the chipsets mentioned. I have always been partial to ASUS.
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David

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Old October 17, 2009, 03:09 PM
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BTW the i7 920 is LGA1366, not 1136. If you aren't overclocking go w/ the 860. The more aggressive Turbo Boost will be beneficial to you. However if you plan on using multiple videocards and/or plan on adding a RAID card then go w/ the LGA1366 system due to their being more PCIe lanes available.
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Get a i5 750 or a phenom II should suit you more for your needs i7 920 for a average user is overkill IMO. The 2 stated platform lga1156 and am3 would be cheaper solution for you. Is this a new build or do you have any parts that you can use?
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Being that I do Graphics, I will be adding a 2nd card in the new build.
As for what I have now - AMD Athlon46 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21 GHz - is good enough for almost everything I do. But I want to build something for the future that will meet all my needs and then some.
I bought the case that this new build will have - LanCool PC-K62
The computer I have now I plan on giving to my nephew as he is starting college next year and is on his own.
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That awfully nice of you you must have a awesome monitor don't ya? Didn't know it was actually necessary to have 2 video cards for graphic design .
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32" flat screen. I do a magazine layout. Do the ads in Photoshop and do the layout in InDesign. Placing multiple ads and arranging the stories in a 32-52+ page publication. I am actually thinking of adding a 2nd monitor.
In my time off I have been known to play MMO's for a few hours :) So I like having nice detail etc
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