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Hear me out pleeez!

I'm gathering a small amount of cash together with a good friend of mine, and we're building a insanely powerful PC for gaming. (we meet every other weekend thrashing each other in several games).
I have recently moved, and I'm building a home cinema/gameroom. With some extra cash from the bankloan to redecorate & such we are considering the following:

Asus P6T w. OC palm
Intel Corei7 940
4870x2 (maybe two of those)
4GB corsair 1333 DDR3 or 6 if the P6T takes three sticks at a time i don't know
2xSS F1 750's same as i have allready in raid 0 setup
Corsair TX750 PSU
Case, well we may want to build it out of a box so to speak. make our own frame of sorts
Haven't seen any good coolers yet for 1366, but as soon as a TRUE that fits comes along we'll probably have that.
Now this will probably set us back a cool 4000$ i think with the prices here in norway at the moment.
The other alternative is a freaky 775 setup. may opt for watercooling if necessary.
We were playing Far Cry 2 last night and we found out that we want to build a 3dmark smashing thing. with our combined resources this should be possible!

I'm overly prepared to go over the top here and i will apreciate any advice to my madness! 775 uber machine or a new 1366 crusher?
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post #2 of 30
hmmm. i would go 775 core 2 extreme with water cooling because it overclocks to the extremes and plays all games beautifully! core i7 looks like a fail to me (especially in overclocking).
Is it in yet?
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post #3 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by procpuarie View Post
hmmm. i would go 775 core 2 extreme with water cooling because it overclocks to the extremes and plays all games beautifully! core i7 looks like a fail to me (especially in overclocking).
That's basically our standpoint as well. We can if we're lucky get a projector that has a really high res, if we "skimp" out and go 775. It's better to get a known item than entirely new and unknowns....

So we set our eyes on the following setup yesterday:

Asus Rampage Formula X48
Intel Core2quad QX9650 edit: 600 bucks difference between QX9770 and this one. Need to go down a bit, to squeeze the Epson in the budget!
Powercolor Radeon HD4870x2 times two
Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 8500
Corsair HX 1000w PSU
2xSS F1 1TB Raid 0
LG Bluray,
Maybe the Antec1200 case
Epson EMP TW1000 full hd projector....



When it comes to watercooling i have never done it, and need guidance. But i'll be diving deep into some threads here to find the ideal setup.
We're hoping for a record breaker here. It will be a sweet setup! Just a few issues left, like who will be the proud owner. My preposition thus far, is that my sigrig goes to firend, and the monster stays with me!

Time will show!
Edited by Stianby - 10/27/08 at 5:55am
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post #4 of 30
I would wait for more benchmarks from the Core i7 before I make a decision, so that you won't be regretting your purchase..Potentially... But you can't go wrong with that rig.
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post #5 of 30
wait....QX9850? I have not seen one for sale. I know they talked about them last year, but nothing materialized......do you mean QX9770?
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post #6 of 30
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That's supposed to be QX9650, wrong numpad played me, thanks for noticing, i didn't!

Edit: How do i edit this, can't have it saying QX9850, makes me look like as useful as a one legged man at a a** kicking contest.....
Edited by Stianby - 10/27/08 at 6:02am
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post #7 of 30
why not just get a normal Q9650 - it'll probably clock to around the same speeds as a QX9650 but be a lot cheaper

i know you don't seem to have a budget, but why not save money if you can?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
why not just get a normal Q9650 - it'll probably clock to around the same speeds as a QX9650 but be a lot cheaper

i know you don't seem to have a budget, but why not save money if you can?
i have owned a QX9650 and the new Q9650 will overclock higher while maintaining a lower temp due to the new stepping.
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post #9 of 30
The X also stands for eXtremely overpriced. The Q9650 will overclock just as fine with the right mobo.
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Well we are about to place our order, and we're very appreciative for any guidance in this matter!

We seriously want the QX9650, and just the fact that we can proclaim a extreme edition processor means a lot at "the gathering" in norway in april 09.

EDIT: we do have a budget, seeing as we want a projector in this package, we need a thorough calculation !
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