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Since your going i5 instead of i7 like in the OP what motherboard/ram are you getting?
EVGA P55 FTW 200
And 8GB of dominators.

I was the persuasive one who talked him into i5
    
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post #12 of 49
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EVGA P55 FTW 200
And 8GB of dominators.

I was the persuasive one who talked him into i5
Umm does he NEED 8GB's? Four is more then enough for almost anything you can ever do on your PC, six is just overkill IMO.

But nice motherboard choice, but I would have gone i7 instead for the price of the CPU ram and motherboard all together. But to each his own.
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It's just as expensive as 6gb triple channel. We were more looking more at ease to overclock and how much I would actually use. Still only going to run it at 4.0 since it is going to be in my dorm most of the time. Plus very little uses all four cores at this point in time (now that I said this everything is going to use quads). Total price of the rig w/ water cooling stuff comes out to about $26-2700.
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post #14 of 49
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It's just as expensive as 6gb triple channel. We were more looking more at ease to overclock and how much I would actually use. Still only going to run it at 4.0 since it is going to be in my dorm most of the time. Plus very little uses all four cores at this point in time (now that I said this everything is going to use quads). Total price of the rig w/ water cooling stuff comes out to about $26-2700.
Why not just save some money and go 4GB's? You will never ever use it so why buy it? Heck you can get a batter GPU if you wanted instead. And since when did 6GB DDR3 = the same price as 8GB DDR3. Lowest 6GB is $119, lowest 8GB is $189.

Just get some good G.Skill Trident 1600Mhz for $106, put the extra $$$ towards a better GPU, or to your pocket.
Edited by Chucklez - 8/1/10 at 1:16pm
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Why not just save some money and go 4GB's? You will never ever use it so why buy it? Heck you can get a batter GPU if you wanted instead.

Just get some good G.Skill Trident 1600Mhz for $106, put the extra $$$ towards a better GPU, or to your pocket.
I think you missed the part about him getting a GTX 480. IIRC there isn't a better GPU out on the market.
    
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post #16 of 49
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^ What he said. I forgot to put this in my op, but I am trying to make this rig last for a minimum of 4 years without having to replace parts. That is part of why I am going with 8gb.
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post #17 of 49
Dominator RAM makes me laugh. How do people get convinced to spend so much on RAM? Even the C9 "cheap" Dominator is overpriced.
Edited by Confessed - 8/1/10 at 6:25pm
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post #18 of 49
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I think you missed the part about him getting a GTX 480. IIRC there isn't a better GPU out on the market.
Didn't misread forgot

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^ What he said. I forgot to put this in my op, but I am trying to make this rig last for a minimum of 4 years without having to replace parts. That is part of why I am going with 8gb.
4GB of memory will become standard in all computers in 4 years. You don't need 8. No application coming out will every use a total of 6GB let alone 8GB. What do you think you will need the 8GB for? I'm sorry I'm pushing this but IMO its a waste of money.
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post #19 of 49
Good Choice in the parts. cant wait to see this build once its done. i got an i5 too love it never seen the need for an i7 i dont do video editing or anything and clock for clock in games atleast its the same if not just under in i7 930 never seen why people push the more expensive i7 9XX series so much and if you think about it all tech hits an end of life cycle sooner or later
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nice cpu easily oc to 4.0Ghz
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