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Ah right, One last question is it really worth going the 940 over the 920 as its only like 300mhz more and Double in price..
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Originally Posted by Monst3r View Post
Thanks raffy and Auld... Change of mind.. If the i7 is topping every game i might consider going the i7, How does it go with multi tasking compare with the Q9650 for example??I also see the new gtx 285s out, i take it the 260cores and 280s still dominate it right?
hmm? i7 can reach 4ghz, as well as E8400 and Q9550s...
games don't use more than 2 cores. XD
only at very low resolution there is a boost in fps

gtx 285 is just basically a 10% faster and 55nm revision of the gtx 280, but the 280s are really cheap now so they will do just fine.

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Ah right, One last question is it really worth going the 940 over the 920 as its only like 300mhz more and Double in price..
No. You aren't going to get more fps.

the 920 can hit 4ghz pretty easily- many here have done it.

but a good build:
Q9550
EVGA 750i FTW
4GB 1066 RAM
corsair 1000w
3x Seagate 500GB 32MB Cache 7200.11 HDD in raid 0 (250mb/s read)
3x GTX 280 SLI
antec 900 / case of your choice

Lots of FPS there and gtx 280 3-way is pretty much the very top end, other than 3x SLI GTX 285

if you like i7...
i7 920
ASUS P6T (it preforms better than evga x58 and intel smackover)
6GB 1333 or 1600 RAM
Corsair 1000W PSU
2x Seagate 500GB 32MB Cache 7200.11 HDD in raid 0 (180mb/s read)
2x GTX 280 SLI (or just 2 gtx 260 core 216s will be more than enough)
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post #23 of 36
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Cheers dude, so the asus p6t actually outperforms the x58? What about mosfets and heatsink coolers tho on the x58?? As for ram i decided to order these baby's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224
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post #24 of 36
920 the better bang for your buck without sacrificing any real speed, saves enough to buy that 3rd vga card.
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Before ordering anything, read up on Overclocking the i7's. They are a new breed and the script is a little different. A read may help you in your parts selection.
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post #26 of 36
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wow i have been hibernating for quite some time lol.. Looks like im gonna have a hard time overclocking the i7's as u mentioned "another whole breed" .. Tryed searching couldnt find any info on OCing the I7's.. I think ill manage it tho as i've been OCing for quite some time matey!
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post #27 of 36
I'll search for an article, hang a few minutes.....
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i7 920 overclocking article at: xbitlabs.com in cpu section / tab
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thanks man.. im gonna go this board, as if i decide to go SLI in the future which I most likely will mate.. EVGA-X58 Sli.. Sexy huh... Gonna cost me a fortune though buying all the water blocks for the mobo along with new GFX blocks "If they exist yet"
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^ pretty awesome ^
...another few articles for i7's at: tomshardware.com at articles tab / cpu.
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