Comments on a CPU I've set my eyes on for the future. 15 replies

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*Daedalus

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#11 10 years ago

Components will be upgraded over time. ALL of them, that's just how it is. Good, solid peripherals will last you a long time.




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Modern Warfare

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#12 10 years ago

Too much money, and I agree on the 950. Just get the DO stepped 920 and OC it. I don't think they even have DO stepping in the other i7s yet (correct me if I'm wrong someone). And quality, low latency RAM makes a difference too.

I also don't like that they don't even specify the brand/model on a crucial part like the PSU. You could also do better by just using two 275s in SLI, if you don't mind taking up the space on the MB. I also think you'd be better off with a HDD that has 32MB cache, vs 16.

You can tell this system is overpriced because they offer gimmicks like a 2.1 speaker set for $4. You know THAT can't sound too good, esp with onboard audio. For the price of that system I could build myself a very good gaming rig with a decent sound card AND speakers.

I also prefer the more affordable Gigabyte MBs, which offer nice thick copper cores and high speed memory bus. Gigabyte has excellent customer service too.

Bottom line, this build suffers common mistakes made by many, wasting money on parts you don't need, and sacrificing quality on others because of it.




*The.Doctor

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#13 10 years ago
I also prefer the more affordable Gigabyte MBs, which offer nice thick copper cores and high speed memory bus. Gigabyte has excellent customer service too.

Agreed. Those Ultra Durable boards also overclock very well, and run pretty cool while doing it. My Gigabyte P45 board will do 480+ on the FSB with just the stock 1.1V on the NB, and the temps never go much over 40C even with the whole system overclocked by a good amount.

My board also supports DDR2 speeds up to 1366 right out of the box.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#14 10 years ago

Ahh, I'll take these comments into consideration. The CPU being a computer thing, I saw only the CPU on the magazine and went to the website and saw that it was a whole set. But I forgotten and remembered the magazine instead. :(




Bs|Archaon

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#15 10 years ago

Was just taking the piss, easy mistake to make. Sort of lol.




Mr. Pedantic

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#16 10 years ago
Too much money, and I agree on the 950. Just get the DO stepped 920 and OC it. I don't think they even have DO stepping in the other i7s yet (correct me if I'm wrong someone). And quality, low latency RAM makes a difference too.

The i7 920, 940, and 965 all come in both C0 and D0 steppings, but the 950 and 975 come in only D0.




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