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Old August 31, 2009, 08:44 PM
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1. the pc is used for gaming
2. budget 3500-4000
3. buying from canada
4. no preference just performance
5.not using any old parts
6.i have looked at a few other threads and hvae a few questions
7.not planning on ocing
8.before the end of sept.

ok this is what im looking at:
CPU: intel i7 920
Mobo: need some help on this one.
ram: 6g ocz 1600
hard drives: 1tb WD cavair black and 80g ssd for the os
psu: 1000w corsair
graphics card: cant decided between 295 and the 4890X2
case: coolermaster haf 932
soundcard: razor barracude ac-1

I need some help choosing the mobo and graphics card and one choose will affect the other. it should be stated that i plan on sli/crossfire in the near future. Also is it worth while ot go to an i7 940 or 950? and last of all would it be worth it to get an i7 920 from an e8600

any and all advice welcome.
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Old August 31, 2009, 08:48 PM
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Your budget is certainly massive so I'm not sure if you WANT to spend all of that in one shot or not.

I say go i7 920. Not sure about the mobo since your not going to OC so the cheapest one might work for you. Go sli'd 295's if you want to burn through the cash but one is fine too. Oh, and please get a new case, haf is good but it certainliy doesn't have any class. (Liu-kang, where are you :| ?)
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Old September 1, 2009, 05:05 AM
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If you're not going to O/C I wouldn't use an I7 920... sure 2.66Ghz is great and all, but there are cheaper alternatives going with an AMD build and getting a Quad @ 3.2Ghz for like $100ish cheaper. Which will give you a bit more room to spend elsewhere. The only issue as such would be using nVidia cards in SLI, however if you're not going to use it for folding, nor the purpose to SLI a bunch of 295's than you could go with a few ATI 4890's. Another issue would be tri-channel vs. dual-channel memory, but again will you see this in gaming? Most likely not. 8GB in 4x2GB DDR3 sticks of DDR3-1600Mhz should easily handle any game out there at this point in time. But again this is JMO
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If you're not going to O/C I wouldn't use an I7 920... sure 2.66Ghz is great and all, but there are cheaper alternatives going with an AMD build and getting a Quad @ 3.2Ghz for like $100ish cheaper.
did you notice the OP's budget?....$3.5K to 4K......with this Budget I don't think he's too concerned about saving a hundred bucks....
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I know I've said this before. Stick with the HAF. Sometimes you don't need to spend $300+ for something solid and reliable.
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Stick with the HAF. Sometimes you don't need to spend $300+ for something solid and reliable.
Ha....where's Liu ?
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Old September 1, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Wow massive budget. I'd say go with the best MB you can buy. 6gb is cool, a 295 (nvidia) or 4870x2. I'am pretty sure you won't bust 3000$ with all this even with the SSD...
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thanks for the input so far between a 295 and a 4890x2 wich card would run cooler?
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4890X2 doesn't exist unless you're talking about 2 4890 in crossfire.
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I believe 4890s would run cooler.
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