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post #1 of 30
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Alright, give me some feedback here.

MOBO: P5Q Pro or else
CPU: Q9550 [waiting for the price cut]
RAM: G.Skill or else... 4GB.
PSU: Probably Corsair 520/620 watts
GPU: Crossfire Sapphire 4830 Overclocked [This will run everything i Guess!]
HDD: Western Digital 500gb or 640gb Caviar Black. Maybe raid 0
Cpu Cooler: Vendetta 2
Case: Antec 300

Advice welcomed !
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
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Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
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ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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post #2 of 30
instead of the p5q pro get the gigabyte ud3p for the king of OCing. And instead of the 4830 look at the 4850 512mb, if you can get a little bit more money look at the 4850 1gig.
post #3 of 30
The p5q is a great board.. no need to deny it.
if you choose a 4850, no need for 1gb unless you game at really high resolutions.


raid 0 is very helpful. speeds in my sig
onboard raid is already good enough.
xwinX2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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post #4 of 30
Why get a Q9550 and a HD 4830? I'd go for a Q6600 and a HD 4870 imo.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Stock Asus P5Q SE PLUS PNY 9600GT 512MB G.Skill 2x2gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1.5TB + 160gb (OS) Vista Ultimate 64 Acer 19" Widescreen Corsair TX 750W 
CaseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Steel Series Gaming Mousepad 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1.5TB + 160gb (OS) Vista Ultimate 64 Acer 19" Widescreen Corsair TX 750W 
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post #5 of 30
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The Q9550 will be 257$ somewhere soon, Have more cache, 1333 fsb, 45 mn and clocks higher.

I want to crossfire HD4830 because it have good score in reviews... @ 122$ it's only 240$ for the same performance as a 4870
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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post #6 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeer View Post
Why get a Q9550 and a HD 4830? I'd go for a Q6600 and a HD 4870 imo.
oh, didn't think about that. It's a good idea because the Q6600 will be enough and I don't think you're going to lose any fps from the 0.7 - 0.8ghz drop. You won't notice anything most likely..

but graphics card, you can see the sexyness
xwinX2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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E8500 4.4Ghz 464x9.5 Asus P5Q P45 BFG 7300GS (don't game) 4GB (4x1GB) 1066Mhz- 2x Patroit, 2x OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate 7200.11 32MB Cache 90mb/s LG DVD+RW DL Vista Home Premium Viewsonic 22" 
PowerCase
Coolermaster 600W 18A on 12V rail Apevia X-Cruiser (silver) 
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post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
woot, just saw a review of the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P...for about the same price as the P5Q Pro, that board looks really awesome ! There's so much to it
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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post #8 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xwinx View Post
oh, didn't think about that. It's a good idea because the Q6600 will be enough and I don't think you're going to lose any fps from the 0.7 - 0.8ghz drop. You won't notice anything most likely..

but graphics card, you can see the sexyness
The Q9550 will be 257$ somewhere soon, Have more cache, 1333 fsb, 45 mn and clocks higher.

I want to crossfire HD4830 because it have good score in reviews... @ 122$ it's only 240$ for the same performance as a 4870

.. overclocked that is...

4870 cost 300$
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
i7 4710q Nvidia GT840M 8GB DDR-3 1600 Windows 8.1 
Monitor
17" 1600x900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 D0 ASUS P6T-SE Sapphire 5750 1Gig @ 820/1275 Asus 6770 DirectCU 1Gig @ 908/1150 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VW266H 26" 1920x1200 Antec True Power New 750 watts Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G5 V2 
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post #9 of 30
My brother just got UD3P & 9550, awesome mobo , alot of tweaking options. At first I thought it was the board , because I couldnt get his 9550 to clock , came to find out , memory wasnt up to par. I would recommend both , this chip can clock , and the mobo will take it there. 1+ghz overclock without breaking a sweat. Dont know what the vendetta costs , but the Xigmatech HDT-1283 , also does an awesome job at cooling IMO. If the price cuts are going low as they say they are , I might part out my backup rig and go I7 , or ud3p and 9550.
post #10 of 30
I would go with the Q9550 the Q6600 has been out for more than 2 years and although still extremely powerful it should be time to get the Q9550 even if it is $60 more expensive it is worth it as people have got it to 4.0Ghz more often than the Q6600.

A HD4850 would be plenty for you 17" at 1280x1024. My 8800GTS 320 which is nearly 2 years old can play Crysis at all high some very high at 24fps. The HD4850 should obviously be better.

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