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What do you guys think?

Case:Antec 1200| $160
PSU:Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W| $130
CPU:Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield| $280
Mobo:ASUS Maximus III Formula| $250
RAM:CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3| $130
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Total:| $950

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Why not 1366? It would cost you maybe $30 more
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Why not 1366? It would cost you maybe $30 more
+1 1366 is the better choice
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Yeah ... 1366 land will put you a few bucks over 1K but it's worth it. I also think you can find the Antec TP 850 for about $135 on Newegg. The TPQ 1000 is like $175.

The case is big and heavy and fine if you really need it but there are better values. You may be able to tweak your budget there.
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Agree with them 100% 30-50$ more you get i7 920 and motherboard and ram. Haf-932 for case imo (buyist )
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PSU: Antec TPQ-850 | $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-009-_-Product
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CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield | $289
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
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What are some good Cases, Mobo, and RAM that don't cost like $$$$$$$$$$$. o.O
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Edited by Parthian - 12/18/09 at 4:20pm
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Hey,

First of all avoid listening to these wannabe-experts in this thread who likes to recommend things without stating why. i7 860 is a great choice as well, if not better than i7 920. I'll say what I believe and what facts are then the rest is up to you.

i7 920 is only worth it considering three things:
1) Multi-GPU systems as i7 920 mobos have two high speed PCI-E; Although some argue that the differance between these two platforms are very little and not noticable.
2) Stock voltage overclocking, if you care about overclocking. This does not mean that you can't overclock on i7 860.
3) Support for Gulftown CPU (6-cores), but keep in mind: 1) They cost a lot - 999$ and 2) you won't need 6 cores anytime soon I believe as most apps/games can't even handle 4 cores.

i7 860 has a lot of advantages as well,
1) It's cheaper.
2) It consumes LESS power and performs the SAME as i7 920
3) Some tests such as this shows that i7 870 performs very close to i7 975 which you can get as upgrade if you wish.
4) Great turbo! Although I believe useless if you overclock.

It's still your choice because I do not know HOW you would like it, WHAT you are going to do with it and so on. I am leaning towards i7 860 but to be honest I am not really sure myself either, mostly I like i7 860 because it has great turbo because I am not going to overclock and that it consumes little power and provides same performance.

Next time don't listen to these wannabe-experts that we have SO MANY of.. "Uhm yeah get dat +111111 ya agreez lulz" yet as you see none of them say why instead they like to act like experts who don't need to explain why. Yes. I am a little angry because it's these people who give people wrong advice and wrong advice is bad, if you don't know then don't write or write but say that you are unsure in order to get the ideas rolling.

Take care.
post #9 of 9
1366

p55 is a waste. You can get decent x58 boards for the same price as a "high end" p55 board (even though that is an oxymoron because there is nothing high end about any of the p55 boards.)

The only reason to maybe go 1156 is for the i5 750 or upcoming i3. Be a man and buy an i7 920, they can be had from Microcenter for $200.
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