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  1. Dewaholic

    Dewaholic Whatcha want?

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    Hi, I haven't built a pc in about 6 yrs and wanted some opinions.

    i7-920
    GA-P55A-UD4P
    Corsair XMS DDR31600 6GB
    Intel 80GB X25-M SSD
    WD Caviar Black 1TB oem
    Samsung DVD-RW
    Asus Radeon HD5850
    ANtec 650W
    Win7 64-bit Pro oem

    For a little over 1600

    The i7-920 was only 20 bucks more than the i5-750, and only 30 more to get 6GB instead of 4GB on the ram. I plan on re-using a case and monitor.

    Any opinions?

    A few notes:
    I just sold my house, my birth day is coming up, and I haven't spent anything on a pc in awhile. I don't really need the ssd but would like to have one and without it I could step down the MB I think, it has 6gb/sec sata. Not sure on current vid card standards, but from what I've read the 5850 should do more than I need (daily stuff and some gaming) for a while I think, but could also be downgraded.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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  3. Shane

    Shane I know you want what's on my mind. I know you like

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    why does everyone only use the i7 920, or 950??

    why not go all out and get the 975?? i never see anyone using the 975 extreme
     
  4. DAN513

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    I don't think that board/chip/ram combo will work. The i7 920 is a socket 1366 and the board you posted is 1156. The board you posted will also only work in dual channel mode for the ram, and I'm assuming that your 6GB ram kit is 3x2GB sticks.
    Switch to the GA-X58A-UD3R and you should be good.
     
  5. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    because the proc is close to 1K.

    why not buy a $200 proc and oc it to near extreme performance?
     
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    why not go i7-860? your never going to take advantage of the triple channel.
     
  7. Dewaholic

    Dewaholic Whatcha want?

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    Ok, looks like I got my sockets confused. Going to switch to i7-860 and keep the mb.

    Now have questions about the pci-e 16 getting stepped down if I try to use sata6 with the ssd, usb3 or a second vid card down the road (probally a non-issue but still something I don't know much about)
     
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    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    It may drop the PCI-E slot from 16x to 8x, but I don't think there are any cards out there currently that can max out an 8x slot.

    If you're going to drop the chip down to keep that board, you want an even number of DIMMs (2, 4 or 8GB). A 6GB kit will be 3 sticks.
     
  9. Dewaholic

    Dewaholic Whatcha want?

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    Ok, will drop to 4gb and be happy. Thanks, going to buy and build this weekend.
     
  10. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    Looks like it will be a kick ass system, I've got the 160GB Intel SSD, couldn't be happier.
     
  11. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Wrong motherboard: The GA-P55A-UD4P is for the dual-channel memory/ different socket than the 920. You need the X58 chipset (e.g., triple channel memory setup).

    As for the RAM, get 3 x 2GB.
     
  12. Graham

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    that would be the perfect ssd for me. I can't wait for the prices to come down to at least raptor levels
     
  13. DAN513

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    Seriously, it's easily the best upgrade you can do to your PC, nothing else you can do will give you the same price vs performance boost.
     

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