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So my dad wants an i7 rig but the problem i see is his budget. He is only looking to spend around a grand(ish) a little more with shipping to 50125.

He says he wants the i7 but not the top of the line nor bottom of the line mainly just wanting and i7 for 1. quad core and 2. because "its the best" he says lol so if anyone can help me out there will be rep given for a solid build within budget.
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also there area he said he could stand not being the best is the gpu. Since he doesnt do anything graphically intense. please keep this to nvidia though.
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Is this a gaming based build?
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post #4 of 58
If he "wants a quad core" why not go SB, 2500K?
post #5 of 58
Check out the forsale threads
I saw an i7 950 in there for 2 bills and a good board that would easily take it to 4.3ghz. for 180

(edit)
the advantage that socket 1366 has over all others is triple channel ram
comes in handy for rendering and really intensive video games like SC2
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post #6 of 58
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he wants to buy new, and he just wants the i7 i even tried talking him into amd but hes set on intel for some reason, i told him it would be alot cheaper for a phenom based x4 but... hes stubborn at the moment. And this will not be used for gaming but a dedicated card is wanted.
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post #7 of 58
Not the best GPU but price dependant and Nvidia.... wth? GO ATI you foo.

idk I think i7 is pretty damn future proof overall so it is nice.

But if your going SB, he prob doesn't need a i7, i5 will school old i7's


How much does he need, any components being used already or full build?

need more details. Case etc.
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post #9 of 58
What about i5? Did you ask him about that?

If it's not for gaming, look at something like the GT 240 or the GT 430.
 
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Tell your father... that I'm coming for him.
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