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Old December 10, 2009, 12:19 PM
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I would go for an i7 860 over the i5 personally and this mem NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM Ripjaws 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 240PIN Dual Channel i5 Memory Kit - F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM In Canada.
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Old December 10, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Hyper-threading won't help in gaming, it would just be a waste of money to go i7, it would be better get a SSD instead.
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Old December 10, 2009, 12:54 PM
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I disagree. Sure there is little to no benefit of HT right now in most games, however more and more applications and games will utilize HT in the future. HT will also help with multitasking, ie if you are running other progs when playing your mmorpg. PLUS if you look at Intel's roadmap you will see a ton of HT CPUs in the future which suggests game and app developers will code to this trend. IMO it's worth the $100 if you dont plan on upgrading again for a while.
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^^^^ totally if you can afford a few extra $$$ I7 all the way.
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i7 860 - $350
UD4P - $180
GTX 275 - $$270
Corsair TX750W - $110 (big sale @ NCIX plus a MIR avail)
Decent case of your choice $200
Total - $1110

Not sure what you want for HDs or DVD/bluray drives so you can add those.

There u go, I just saved you $700, merry xmas
I'd make a couple changes; namely an i5 750 (Performance differences in games are minimal), and an HD 5770 (cheaper, overclocks great, not to mention it is more future-proof). The case budget seems a bit high to me, but whatever. I'd recommend an ATCS 840, HAF 932 or Storm Sniper personally (yes, I'm Cooler Master's bitch).
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Old December 11, 2009, 07:53 AM
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The UD4P seems ok but how does it stack up vs asus or evga boards seems you guys keep pointing me to I7 but no word on mobos
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Old December 11, 2009, 08:26 AM
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I just find the UD4P is the best board for the $. The ASUS and EVGA equivalents are $30+ more for similar models. You wouldnt be disappointed with any of the three though
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