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post #11 of 24
Congrats man! Pop an i7 970/80 in there and pair with some meaty GPUs.
post #12 of 24
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If anyone wants to donate to help push my budget up to an i7 970 then maybe so, until then I'll have to stick with the 950.

I've got no deposit to put down on parts, all money made will purely be selling off parts of my current rig. I'll just about make it stretch to the 950.

Otherwise I'd love a 970!

I'm a student that can't find a job sadly, so money is scarse.
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*jealous*
    
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post #14 of 24
Hi,

Performance wise put any of the i7 9xx 4 core chips in there.
Other than the first 920's co,s

Other than the mhz increase in them all of them when set up will
do and perform the same.
As to clocking the 6 cores difference is the dye size and cooler running,
And above all more expensive.
Plus two extra threads you probably don't need.

Congrats

Later
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post #15 of 24
You lucky sonofagun
    
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post #16 of 24
I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. I have been using that board for about 4-6 months now and it is an amazing board, and it looks damn good too.
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post #17 of 24
My G1 Assassin can run tri-channel with 4 DIMMS. You could probably grab 2 dual channel kits, then you could use the same memory in your next build if you want. Also, 8gb is cheaper than 12gb, while providing a bit more than a 6gb kit. Just an option to keep in mind depending on your price point. Or even running dual channel now and upgrading with a matching kit later.
 
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post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
I'd run triple channel. Plenty of RAM with 12GB. you always have that spare stick in case one goes wrong.
I agree with Artikbot here as well.

That's a gorgeous looking board. What case are you going to be putting that into?
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by tsukai View Post
I agree with Artikbot here as well.

That's a gorgeous looking board. What case are you going to be putting that into?
Sadly due to the woes of being a poor student with no job, it'll remain in my CM 690 II, which is by no means bad.

I'd love to get a Corsair full tower in the future though, maybe a 750D if they release one.

Love how the CPU socket alone can output 1200W, my PSU can just about do half that all round!

I don't have to fill both 8-Pins do I? Just the one hopefully, I don't think my PSU has two 8-Pins.
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post #20 of 24
Beautiful board you have there. Would make for an awesome Halloween build. I can't wait to see what you manage with it.
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