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I7 950 - i7 960 - i7 970 - which!??!

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Hey!

I'm doing a new build and currently the list is looking like this:

CPU: ??
HDD: Vertex 3 240GB SSD (OS & Main programs)
HDD: 1TB Media Storage
HDD: 500GB Storage
HDD: 250GB Storage
HDD: 500GB Storage (The above three HDD's are full of crap from other builds)
GPU: Radeon 6970
RAM: 6GB DDR3 1333mhz
Mobo: Rampage III Extreme
Sound Card: X-FI Titanium Fatality Champion
Optical: Samsung Bluray Writer/Reader
Cooling: 2 intake & 2 exhaut fans + Watercooling for the CPU

I use to play games a lot, but am lucky if I play a game once every couple of months.

I do a lot of multi-tasking (50+ browser windows in opera, 15 word documents, 30+ PDF files) at a time is pretty routine for me.

I'm getting the fatality pro sound cause I have AKG K701 headphones which are notoriously difficult to drive when you want to listen to music LOUD.

The computer will be used for CAD related softwares.

I will overclock the cpu, but not hardcore like most people here

Its more than likely this will also be used as a server at a later point in time.
Edited by Blaze182 - 4/25/11 at 7:51pm
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i7 970 ~ 6 Core BABY!
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Why not i5 2500k?
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i7 970 ~ 6 Core BABY!
This. If you can get gulftown over bloomfield without crying about the holes burned into your pockets, DO it.

But only if you have to go with 1366. Otherwise sandy bridge.
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970 for CAD. When I had my 1055T, I put it to work rendering my Revit Architecture designs

6 cores FTW
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+1 for I7 970
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Why not i5 2500k?
read what his mobo is

970 for 6 cores
or
950 or 960 depending on price if you dont want 6 cores
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I do a lot of multi-tasking (50+ browser windows in opera, 15 word documents, 30+ PDF files) at a time is pretty routine for me.
I would get a new monitor(s) also. As all those task will overrun your 17" lcd you have. Unless you just haven't updated your specs in a long time. But i would say 970 for your multitasking though.
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I would get a new monitor(s) also. As all those task will overrun your 17" lcd you have. But i would say 970 for your multitasking though.
Yeah I'm trying to pick a new monitor at the moment - any recommendations?

My main nitpicks for a screen are a bright, high res screen, preferably LED.

Seems like its a pretty one sided fight on the I7 front, 970 it is then!
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I've seen a 970 in the marketplace for $500, grab that if you can.
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