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Since SB is out of the picture... what Proc ??

post #1 of 42
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Needing to build a decent gaming build with use of the CS5 suites and the usual other puter stuff people do.

What processor / socket is best now for this ?

This is for a second build for my wife. Need to upgrade her from an Athlon... and bring her to the world of Intel... blue all the way baby !!!
Edited by TDS - 1/31/11 at 9:09pm
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post #2 of 42
Did you hear about the recall? So SB will have to wait a bit.
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You have a i7 950 @ 4.2...no need to buy SB, or any other processor for that matter. I suggest 1. Wait for P/H67 issue to be resolved 2. Ivy Bridge 3. Bulldozer 4. LGA 2011.
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Maybe it's not for him or maybe he needs another rig?

Just a thought.
    
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post #5 of 42
Thread Starter 
Let me re title this... I meant since SB is "out" meaning not an option anymore ....
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ooops nvm
    
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post #7 of 42
I would say a nice i5 760 build OC'd to 4ghz.
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post #8 of 42
if you need it right away get an older i7.

or if you can wait till BD and 2011 come, like i am, do that.
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post #9 of 42
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Really wanting to put something together in a week or so. I had the whole build set in my wish list waitng on the Egg but now with the SB issues..... thats not an option .... She is not into waiting a few months for this.... been waiting months as it is now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TDS View Post
Really wanting to put something together in a week or so. I had the whole build set in my wish list waitng on the Egg but now with the SB issues..... thats not an option .... She is not into waiting a few months for this.... been waiting months as it is now.
id go with an quad core i5. best bang/buck gaming with plenty of power left for other things.
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