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    Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Hi,

    Could anyone give me some recommendations on a good mobo/cpu config? I currently have the following salvaged from another system:

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    The above bits were apart of my C2D system (E6600 + Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6). Purchased in Sept 2006, the C2D now refuses to even power up; it does this for a second and shuts down.

    I am looking to run Ubuntu in a very light way on the replaced system. Remember, it does not need to be blazing fast ~ I'm more interested in reliability...sick and tired of having hardware dying so often :/

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Why do you want to buy an i7 system for Ubuntu?? It will roughly cost around £400 to £500 minimum for the cheapest socket 1366 motherboard,3gb ddr3 ram and the cheapest i7 processor. Even then it is not necessary for general Ubuntu usage. I run 64 bit Ubuntu 8.10 on a E4300 overclocked to 3ghz,a X1900gt 256mb graphics card and 4gb ddr2 without any major issues and this system is excessively powerful for that purpose. If you look at the process manager it uses around 1gb of RAM with Beryl and all the graphical effects enabled. CPU usage is very low!

    You can buy an E5200 for £65, a Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L for under £50 and 4gb of ddr2 RAM for under £40 from Ebuyer. The grand total will be £155 and you can run Ubuntu with all the effects easily. The Gigabyte is an all solid capacitor design too!

    Computing stuff tends to a bit more expensive in Sri Lanka though but still there is no need for an i7 system unless you are doing some very hardcore gaming and computing tasks!
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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    I was about to amend my above post after reading this. Your quite right, an i7 is *not* what I should be looking at.

    As for my C2D issues, in Sept 2006, I overclocked it for a period of one month. It has been packed in boxes since, and yesterday I booted it up for the first time on my original OCed settings:

    390x9=3,510 GHz POST / Tested for several hours with Orthos/SuperPi Multithreaded
    FSB @ 780 MHz
    VCore: 1.325V, VDimm: 2.1V, FSB & MCH + 0.2V

    After booting it fine perfectly into windows XP a couple times, I decided to set all the settings to 'auto' < bad bad mistake, the CPU is used to the above settings as the mobo tends to undervolt itself.

    Thanks CAT, I will check with my local contact to see what replacement Mobo and Proc he can recommend. I currently have DDR800 2GB Corsair kit (ValueRAM) inside.

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    I think it maybe a motherboard problem only!! I read somewhere that the Gigabyte 965 chipset motherboards had "teething problems".

    I would check if the E6600 is still fine as it is a decent processor even now! I would also give the PSU a quick check just in case it may have an issue too!!

    BTW, you are up early!! I did a quick check - its 5.30am in Sri Lanka!

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    You're quite right...the 965P has been giving me endless headaches. Ah yes, it is all coming back to me now. Back then in '06, there was a Jmicron issue with Ubuntu and long story short, installing it wasn't possible for most. That is what made me store it away whilst going off to Uni.

    Is the P31 chipset the best one to go for? I was just looking at the Gigabyte Mobo selector page for LGA775 and how does any sane person know which ones are better/worse, compatible/not-so ?!?

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    The motherboard is cheap and an all solid capacitor design so it seems good value for money. The P31 is not the latest and greatest chipset but for an e5200 it should be more than enough!!

    It has a good review too:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/575


    The E5200 is supported:

    http://tw.giga-byte.com/Support/Moth...ProductID=2779


    The e5200 has a 12.5x multiplier so to even get it to 3ghz should be relatively easy!

    If you were going for something more expensive the MSI Neo-F looks a good choice too!

    The best thing is to check the UK retailers for motherboards below &#163;70 which do the job and get good reviews. Then you can ask your supplier and he/she can tell what they can do. Perhaps you may even get a better deal on a more expensive motherboard - you never know??!!

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Out of curiosity though, what would you consider as 'the' best chipset supporting the LGA775 procs? And in your mind, what would be the best performing, stable mainboard (not necessarily the best OCing board of course).

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    P35 is very solid but boards are thin on the ground now. P45 is starting to come good with the likes of Asus P5Q's and Biostar boards not costing too much and proving pretty stable/reliable.

    Right now I would thinking about AMD builds. With phenom II's looking like a cracking mid range quad and all current AM2+ boards supporting phenom II and most likely AM3 as well they offer a great upgrade path.

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    I have used 945G,G31,975X and P35 based motherboards and they all were pretty stable when running at stock speeds or mildly overclocked. I tend to test my overclocks with Orthos,IntelBurnTest and OCCT.

    If you do not intend to overclock(or do a small one to 3ghz) there should be no issues with even a P31 chipset.

    Motherboard problems tend more to be with how manufacturers implement and design the motherboard and bios rather than the chipset itself usually(although some chipsets can be crap).

    As long as you check RAM compatibility is OK with the motherboard you buy and sometimes the graphics card you should be fine. Also checking reviews and forum postings about particular motherboards helps. I find that RAM incompatibility to be the biggest cause of instability I have had in any system.
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    What are you intending to use the system for BTW?? If it is just for web browsing and general stuff you could get away with an even slower processor like a E2180 and 2gb of RAM.

    It seems you are not exactly lacking in the computer processing power stakes with the bevy of Macs in your sig!!

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I have used 945G,G31,975X and P35 based motherboards and they all were pretty stable when running at stock speeds or mildly overclocked. I tend to test my overclocks with Orthos,IntelBurnTest and OCCT.

    If you do not intend to overclock(or do a small one to 3ghz) there should be no issues with even a P31 chipset.

    Motherboard problems tend more to be with how manufacturers implement and design the motherboard and bios rather than the chipset itself usually(although some chipsets can be crap).

    As long as you check RAM compatibility is OK with the motherboard you buy and sometimes the graphics card you should be fine. Also checking reviews and forum postings about particular motherboards helps. I find that RAM incompatibility to be the biggest cause of instability I have had in any system.
    CAT. Once again thank you for all your advice. This morning I called my 'PC guy' ~ he owns a local PC store and I have been buying bits from him over the years on credit. He had that mobo, an e5200 and what he calls an 'original' PSU (400W) sent over.

    I first tested the DQ6 with his PSU ~ nada same story. I then took the mobo tray out, swapped the e6600 into the new mobo (GA-EP31-DS3L) and tried it with the new PSU ~ HOORAY..it works

    I played around in the BIOS for a while and settled on 320*9, 1.35VCore, +0.2 VDimm, FSB and (g)MCH. 2.88 GHz is stable as the HDD I last used in Sept 2006 booted straight into XP. All my 'OCing apps' were still there, Orthos, SuperPi (multi-threaded), OCCT, cpuZ, Intel Thermal App.

    I let it do Orthos for a while and it kept on going. I then removed said HDD, and booted off a 250GB Hitachi I pulled out from a box, that was lying about somewhere. Ubuntu 8.10 installed without a hitch (updating repos at the moment as I need to setup samba).

    Edited the grub.conf and now I got dual booting Ubuntu and XP off two HDDs. Main OS is Ubuntu of course. Now to go grab deluge and have this set as a happy torrenting box...

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    What are you intending to use the system for BTW?? If it is just for web browsing and general stuff you could get away with an even slower processor like a E2180 and 2gb of RAM.

    It seems you are not exactly lacking in the computer processing power stakes with the bevy of Macs in your sig!!
    Well... I am actually going to run it as a 'torrent' box. Basically, it'll be on 24/7 leeching and seeding torrents. For the past 3 years, my G5 did that, and over the past couple weeks...the Mac Pro.

    This way, I can turn my MP off at night (or put it to sleep) and when I want to 'collect' what has downloaded, I only need to connect over smb and copy the files across. Right now I'm waiting for Ubuntu to complete a system update ~ my net connection is terrible so it is crawling...

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?



    You were going to buy an i7 setup for a torrent box!
    That's worse than upgrading to i7 for gaming

    Any decent Core2 setup should be fine and fast. P35 and P45 boards are the best for performance on the 775 CPU's. The others are either enthusiast chipsets or the low end htpc board chipsets.

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    I hope this is only for legal use. If so, I recommend getting a QNAS box instead.

    If not, I recommend a core i7 extreme edition, triple SLI, and run it all off a weak hiper PSU

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post


    You were going to buy an i7 setup for a torrent box!
    That's worse than upgrading to i7 for gaming

    Any decent Core2 setup should be fine and fast. P35 and P45 boards are the best for performance on the 775 CPU's. The others are either enthusiast chipsets or the low end htpc board chipsets.
    As for the i7 query, I was more interested in what everyone had to say really ~ I've been quite out of the PC loop for a while as you can imagine, with my last PC purchase being this e6600/GA-96p5 purchased in 2006.

    Ok, I've not been 100% honest; it won't JUST be a torrent box...although that would be its primary purpose. I also intend to do quite a bit of PHP/MySQL development on it. When booting into XP, I can also do my Embedded Systems design programming in MPLAB directly.

    None of these tasks call for an i7 though

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    If not, I recommend a core i7 extreme edition, triple SLI, and run it all off a weak hiper PSU
    Harsh I do not think 400W is 'too little' for this system considering it only has a GT6600 Pci-e Card, 2x SATA HDDs, and the rest; I'm safe from your 'advice'

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    Re: Decent i7 Config, any recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by bsodmike View Post
    Ok, I've not been 100&#37; honest; it won't JUST be a torrent box...although that would be its primary purpose. I also intend to do quite a bit of PHP/MySQL development on it. When booting into XP, I can also do my Embedded Systems design programming in MPLAB directly.

    None of these tasks call for an i7 though
    Yeah you're right thats nowhere near taxing to warrant an i7 system

    BTW what exact model is your Silverstone PSU?

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