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Should I wait for SB or... buy a used i7- 920 build for $420?

Poll Results: i7 920 desktop for $420 or i5 2400/2500k?

 
  • 56% (9)
    i7 920
  • 43% (7)
    i5 2400/2500k
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post #1 of 5
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Ok guys, I can get a Gateway FX6800-01E for $420 on Cowboom. It has a 750gb hdd, 3gb DDR3, X58 board, ATi 4850(would be sold/upgraded of course) and of course the i7 920. Does anyone think this is a good enough price to bite? I'd either upgrade from my sig rig, or have it as my main computer at college to take the spot of an i5 laptop. Don't really game much(little brother does), but I'm currently working on some CAD assemblies with 100s of parts, in the ~20MB range so I could use some extra speed. Opinions?

A simple yes/no would do if you're half-asleep, need to decide before it leaves my cart
 
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post #2 of 5
that's not a bad price for a x58 build, depends on if you want to spend the extra cash on a sb build
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post #3 of 5
That's not a bad price at all for an X58 setup, and the 4850 is no slouch. You could get good money for most of the parts, and unless you require cutting edge, I'd go with the Gateway.
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post #4 of 5
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I have a feeling my little bro would be pissed if he finds out... but I'm deciding against getting it. EDIT: just released it/somehow it left my cart. Good luck getting it

My reasoning- I like stuff with a lower TDP, a 95W i5 2400(or 2500k) would meet my criteria perfectly while this would run hot(just like my 955). On price, it's a great deal but probably not what I should get personally. I could add louder 60mm's but I finally got my system quiet soo.. SB soon.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 1/7/11 at 1:29am
 
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post #5 of 5
If it were a custom X58 build, I'd say go ahead. Since it's a Gateway, nah. You'd probably need a new mobo if you wanna oc.
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