Building a new computer

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Re: Building a new computer

Post by vicaphit » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:57 pm

For the price you are paying for the MoBo and Processor you might as well go with an Intel i7 processor and mobo.
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Re: Building a new computer

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:21 pm

Yeah, I second the move up to i7.

What are you using to power the rig?

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Re: Building a new computer

Post by Major_A » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:32 pm

I'd agree with the i7 assessment. I also have a hard time paying more for a motherboard than for the processor I'm using. Intel X58 motherboards (ala i7 boards) can do SLi so you don't need that nForce chipset. The only problem I see is that DDR3 is still expensive. But with your budget (just looking at the $ of the motherboard) you should be fine.

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Re: Building a new computer

Post by pwcmed » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:07 pm

or you can save youself some money and get a AMD Phenom II X4 940. You can get that CPU and MB for 330.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:06 pm

Won't be any trouble powering it then 8)

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Re: Building a new computer

Post by x.clay » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:14 pm

The 690 is a great price. I would shop around a little and you will probably find it cheaper. I managed to get mine for $60 + shipping. As the others have said for the price you are paying for the motherboard, CPU, and RAM you might as well move up to i7.
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Storage: Hitachi 1Tb, Intel 80 gb SSD
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Case: Silverstone FT-03

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