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    Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    I've been looking at the new Intel hardware, and I just KNOW that someone here is gonna be upgrading to a full spec Extreme Edition Corei7 and uber mobo.

    Who is it? Who's gonna do it?

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Only 1000? Surely after you fit two 4870X2s, a brace of SSDs and so on it comes to more than that

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    It's the damn motherboards that do it

    £200 starting price? Someone's havin' a giraffe!

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    your on about the top end i7 aint ya? 965? which costs £800 by itself.

    Im gonna be spending just over grand and a half on a new pc after christmas but its only gonna have the i7 920.

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nukeman8 View Post
    your on about the top end i7 aint ya? 965? which costs £800 by itself.

    Im gonna be spending just over grand and a half on a new pc after christmas but its only gonna have the i7 920.
    £230 for the CPU (entry level i7)
    £200 for the motherboard (low end X58 board)
    £30 per gig for RAM (low end DDR3)

    Still not the cheapest way to build a PC, whichever way you slice it

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    I'm talking 965 cpu here

    Over 3 gig of quadness and a mobo from hell/heaven (delete as you see fit)

    Still needs 3 slices of ram and a videa card etc... but someone's gonna do it

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    If they do, I sure hope it isn't as a games machine!
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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Think more people would be inclined to upgrade if the gains were greater.

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by merdat View Post
    Think more people would be inclined to upgrade if the gains were greater.
    Exactly, especially since the lowest i7 can be overclocked up to the highest i7, yes yes you can overclocked the 965 but at that price i wouldnt dare incase it blew.

    Just something i noticed off wikipedia "The Core i7 does not support error-correcting memory"

    Is this true? What exactly is error-correcting memory, what does it do?

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nukeman8 View Post
    Just something i noticed off wikipedia "The Core i7 does not support error-correcting memory"

    Is this true? What exactly is error-correcting memory, what does it do?
    ECC memory does what it says on the tin - checks and corrects certain types of memory error, thus ensuring more stable server operation. So server chips such as Xeon and Opteron are often designed to support this kind of memory. Core i7, being a desktop chip, doesn't.

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    ECC memory does what it says on the tin - checks and corrects certain types of memory error, thus ensuring more stable server operation. So server chips such as Xeon and Opteron are often designed to support this kind of memory. Core i7, being a desktop chip, doesn't.
    And to try and clear it up further... ECC support is a function of the memory controller in a system - on chips like Core 2, the memory controller is part of the motherboard, so ECC support is determined by the motherboard chipset. With i7, and all AMD64 chips, the memory controller is in the CPU - so support is determined by the CPU

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nukeman8 View Post
    Exactly, especially since the lowest i7 can be overclocked up to the highest i7,
    up to 4.2ghz on air actually..

    and the http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...i7-thread.html if anyone is interested

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Many people already have....just maybe not on this forum (xtremesystems is where you should be lookin)

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    When that 3XS system that custom pc reviewed first came out it was a pretty sweet deal but it's since gone up in price to >£1500. I'm gonna wait a year or 2 at least before going i7. If only they hadn't changed the socket...

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    If you wait 2 years Intel next gen cpus will be out by then, lol

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    Re: Anyone got £1000+ for a really fast i7 upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    If you wait 2 years Intel next gen cpus will be out by then, lol
    LOL and probably newer sockets

    Who knows AMD might trump Intel during that period

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