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I am making an i7 build with the 920 model. The purpose is to get the 920 to at least 3GHZ without breaking 55-60C under load. Would you think this build would be able to attain that goal? And also did I make good choices as to the other components? I didn't buy this yet.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=7477814
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That system Rocks man ! if u have da money, just go for it...
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IMO there are a few places you could make some changes to keep some money in your pocket.

You will not benefit right now from 12MB of RAM over 6MB. Just go with 6, or even 3, for now and wait for DDR3 with better timings to come out next year.

If you're dead set on an OC'ed GTX 260 then go with this one by XFX. Google reviews on it. It's destroying all other stock OC'ed 260's at the moment and even outdoes a stock 280 on some tests.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...fxgtx260black/

http://techgage.com/article/xfx_gefo...black_edition/
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IMO there are a few places you could make some changes to keep some money in your pocket.

You will not benefit right now from 12MB of RAM over 6MB. Just go with 6, or even 3, for now and wait for DDR3 with better timings to come out next year.

If you're dead set on an OC'ed GTX 260 then go with this one by XFX. Google reviews on it. It's destroying all other stock OC'ed 260's at the moment and even outdoes a stock 280 on some tests.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...fxgtx260black/

http://techgage.com/article/xfx_gefo...black_edition/
I was thinking the same thing for the memory, but later I would have to get memory with the same timings if I want to add some right? As for the video cards, I'm afraid those you listed are too much for me I am getting the ones I chose for 450$ for two on a combo deal at tiger direct. The one you listed is $560 and $530 less rebate for two. I'm already over budget by about 200$. The price in the wishlist doesn't include the combo discount and the $30 coupon code. that's $30 less, also rebates are $110 in rebates plus some parts I'm getting from tiger direct in which live.com gives me a 10% discount(in 5 months granted) so that's $87 less about. so in total that price that you see is about $230 less. But still overbudget for me. I can take some more hits but not $80

My question also still stands, would I be able to OC the CPU to at least 3GHz with this build?
Edited by Omego2K - 12/13/08 at 8:03am
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I was thinking the same thing for the memory, but later I would have to get memory with the same timings if I want to add some right? As for the video cards, I'm afraid those you listed are too much for me I am getting the ones I chose for 450$ for two on a combo deal at tiger direct. The one you listed is $560 and $530 less rebate for two. I'm already over budget by about 200$. The price in the wishlist doesn't include the combo discount and the $30 coupon code. that's $30 less, also rebates are $110 in rebates plus some parts I'm getting from tiger direct in which live.com gives me a 10% discount(in 5 months granted) so that's $87 less about. so in total that price that you see is about $230 less. But still overbudget for me. I can take some more hits but not $80

My question also still stands, would I be able to OC the CPU to at least 3GHz with this build?
Here is a current thread for you to read on 12GB vs 6GB: http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...s-12gb-i7.html

I'm not sure about the RAM timings question, but if you ask it there I'm sure someone will clarify.

As far as the video card I listed, the XFX Black Edition GTX 260, the price after rebate from Newegg is $249. Two would be $500 after rebate. Where did you get the 560 and 530 figures you listed above? Here is the link again.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150330

If you click on "price in cart" it shows $279.99, then after $30 rebate they are $249.99.
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Forgot to mention also that the EVGA card you are looking at from Tiger Direct is the older GTX 260 with 192 processing cores, and not the new revised 216 cores edition. The XFX card I linked you to is the new 216 version.
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Forgot to mention also that the EVGA card you are looking at from Tiger Direct is the older GTX 260 with 192 processing cores, and not the new revised 216 cores edition. The XFX card I linked you to is the new 216 version.
I know that. I also so that 216 cores benchmarked better in general. I'm considering geting that one, which overall would cost me 50$ more. Oh and it's one rebate per person/household. I'll only be able to hand one in.
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