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I recommend you to get an EVGA GTX295 instead of the ASUS. Better support and ability to step up.
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post #12 of 37
Go for the i7 920 unless you're into extreme benching. The 920 will do 3.8-4.0GHz easily, and for 24/7 stable clocks, i7 965 won't get you much higher. You're better off using that $600-700 on another GTX 295.
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post #13 of 37
Save some money and the i7 920 and save yourself about $600 and use that to get a nice monitor or another GTX295 (even though you should prolly get 4870X2). The 920 can get up 3.2 with stock cooling if you wanna push further get an aftermarket cooler and go even higher.
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Save some money and the i7 920 and save yourself about $600 and use that to get a nice monitor or another GTX295 (even though you should prolly get 4870X2). The 920 can get up 3.2 with stock cooling if you wanna push further get an aftermarket cooler and go even higher.
Why the 4870X2?
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post #15 of 37
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I recommend you to get an EVGA GTX295 instead of the ASUS. Better support and ability to step up.
But do you think there will be something to step up to in the 90 day period?
Edited by xxxitrxxx - 1/10/09 at 3:59pm
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post #16 of 37
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You can get the 1000HX a lot cheaper here, used the saved money to get a cooler.

You'd be committing a crime running that i7 on the stock cooler.

Yea true dat, I was thinkin of jus messin with it for a like a week or two then jumping to aftermarket, prob go for air cooling, maybe water cooling in the long run, not sure about what aftermarket cooler though, lotta good choices. In addition I wanted to try out the Stock Cooler in an effort to determine the temperature differences between it and after market. I also hear there is a thermal diode in the processor which makes it easier to determine temps

Thx for the link I appreciate that.
Edited by xxxitrxxx - 1/10/09 at 3:56pm
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Go for the i7 920 unless you're into extreme benching. The 920 will do 3.8-4.0GHz easily, and for 24/7 stable clocks, i7 965 won't get you much higher. You're better off using that $600-700 on another GTX 295.
I do wanna mess with benching at some point. Just need to make the transition to this computer from the absolete system I am working with now.
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post #18 of 37
Let me start off by saying the GTX295 is better then the HD4870 X2 (by not much). The GTX295 is selling for slightly above $500 and HD 4870X2 is selling for about $400. So is it worth it to you to pay about $110 more to get a few more fps in a game. The HD 4870X2 offers the best performance for your dollar. Just think about it this way, would you pay $3000 for a supercharger that will only give you a 20 hp increase? If you answered yes to this question get the GTX 295 and if you said no go ahead and do the smart thing and get the HD 4870 X2 . GOOD LUCK

[ QUOTE=xxxitrxxx;5296808]Why the 4870X2?[/QUOTE]
post #19 of 37
Seeing as how the 7950x2, and 9800gx2s both had their host of issues, including micro-stuttering, I wouldn't be buying a GTX295 within the first few weeks of it being released, I'd wait to see what others say about it and let them be the guinea pigs. Of course, that is just my opinion.

Looks like a sweet setup though.
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Depending on if this is a plan or a "wish list", I personally would look into SSDs

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