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    New i7 build.

    Hi all. I am currently going about building myself an I7 rig and was wondering if I could have some help.

    I must confess that I have jumped the gun a bit and have rashly purchased some stuff (could I have some feedback on the stuff I have purchased in case I need to shift it.

    I am going to uni in september so cash is going to be short. My intention is to build this rig and to upgrade to nVidias GT 300 when it is released.

    I will be gaming at 1920x1200.


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    Intel i7 920 retail (£200)
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    Stuff from last build

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    Need some advice. Thanks

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    Re: New i7 build.

    My first thought looking at your current system is.. Do you need it?

    Second is.. Did you buy it over the net and a sub-thought.. DSR (send it back!)

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    Re: New i7 build.

    You need some DDR3 memory too
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    Re: New i7 build.

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    My first thought looking at your current system is.. Do you need it?

    Second is.. Did you buy it over the net and a sub-thought.. DSR (send it back!)
    Im sorta hoping for some sort of performance increase.

    I managed to sell my current system for a fair bit of cash and hopefully this new build shouldnt cost me THAT much more.


    The way I look at things, this pc is going to have to last me at least 1yr maybe 1.5/2yrs, hence why I feel its worth paying a little bit extra over my former system.

    What ram would you recommend that I buy, and what graphics card and any modifications.

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    Re: New i7 build.

    I see. Well I honestly don't expect you will see much impovement since you had a nice system as it was, certainly not in gaming anyway.

    Graphics wise.. anything around a GTX250 will play games at 1920 x 1080 nicely, Maybe go ATi with an HD4890.

    Shouldn't make a great deal of difference on the RAM. Tri channel 3 or 6GB will do. Aim for low latency, or as low as you can.

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    Re: New i7 build.

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I see. Well I honestly don't expect you will see much impovement since you had a nice system as it was, certainly not in gaming anyway.

    Graphics wise.. anything around a GTX250 will play games at 1920 x 1080 nicely, Maybe go ATi with an HD4890.

    Shouldn't make a great deal of difference on the RAM. Tri channel 3 or 6GB will do. Aim for low latency, or as low as you can.
    Maybe


    Its a bugger chosing between the 4890 and the GTS 250. I want to go for the ATi, but I am also tempted to go for a 3D monitor at a later stage and I cant use ATi for that apparently.

    Also the monitor for the 3D pack is 120hz. It could be just a quirk but I can see lines running down teh monitor. No one else can see them (im not insane), but the flicker is seriously annoying.

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    Re: New i7 build.

    Quote Originally Posted by l33t-krew View Post
    Maybe


    Its a bugger chosing between the 4890 and the GTS 250. I want to go for the ATi, but I am also tempted to go for a 3D monitor at a later stage and I cant use ATi for that apparently.

    Also the monitor for the 3D pack is 120hz. It could be just a quirk but I can see lines running down teh monitor. No one else can see them (im not insane), but the flicker is seriously annoying.
    You can get an HD4870 512mb for under £100 and this will probably do until the new DX11 cards come out.


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    Re: New i7 build.

    Fairly similar to my build

    All you need is a fast system drive, 1600 or 1333 DDR3 and a fairly decent graphics card, 6 gig kits of DDR3 are fairly cheap.

    I would go for the ATi cat-the fifth (thats fifth not filth) suggested.

    Good luck with your build, hope you get what you want out of it.

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    Re: New i7 build.

    This is decent RAM if they get it back in stock:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1391

    Or the 1866MHz cas9 kit is £8 more.... Plenty of decent kits around though for ~£80.

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    Re: New i7 build.

    Quote Originally Posted by l33t-krew View Post
    Its a bugger chosing between the 4890 and the GTS 250.
    I assume one of those is a typo: there is no comparison between the 4890 and the GTS250, which is a rebadged 9800GTX+ with some power management improvements. If you're seriously planning to upgrade to a GTX300-series, then a HD4850 or 4870 would be the absolute maximum I'd go for - why pay more than £100 for a GPU you're only going to use for 6 months!?

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