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    i7 920 rig

    I have been thinking about upgrading from:

    6000+ X2
    4GB 800MHz ram
    geforce 275gtx (will port it over)
    7200 AKS 500GB WD

    to:

    i7 920
    decent mobo
    6gb corsair ram
    decent cooler

    What motherboard & cooler do you have or like the look of? I previously "didn't scrimp" on the M2N32 SLI DELUXE and it lasted me for years and still beats my current 'newer' motherboard in the reviews, lol.

    I'm not particularly bothered about some of the mad gubbins these new gamer motherboards come with. I do want a solid, future proof, preferabely non UV sensitive coated motherboard.

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    UV sensitive ? Is it going in a skeleton case ?
    But for a MoBo I would recommend the Gigabyte UD5 or the Asus P6T Deluxe or the MSI X58 Platinum.
    There's a very good article on the 920 here.
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...beginners.html
    Your choice of cooler would depend on whether or not you're overclocking. I assume you will be, so recommend the Megahelens, Noctua U12 or True 120 for air cooling. You may want to look at the new sealed water cooling solutions like the Corsair H50.
    Last edited by Phage; 10-11-2009 at 09:49 AM. Reason: typo
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Yeah, these water cooling things look pretty cool, I've heard of people swapping on the supplied fan's with decent quieter ones aswell. I like the look of the X58 Platinum, i'll get reading reviews.

    So So So.......... tempted to just sell my barebones, CM 690, Mobo, Ram, CPU and get a CM ATCS 840

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151928

    Can't have an i7 in a £60 case now can I!

    Can't

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Quote Originally Posted by spac3d View Post
    Can't have an i7 in a £60 case now can I!

    Can't
    Well you can, but I wouldn't... When you've thrown together a spec, post it here and we'll point out any potentional problems, or improvements we could suggest.

    Alternatively you can give us a budget and we'll throw one together for you, but that's not as fun now is it?
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Quote Originally Posted by spac3d View Post

    Can't have an i7 in a £60 case now can I!
    Well I do, but the ATCS is where I'd spend the money if I had it. In fact, with Christmas coming...
    Society's to blame,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Well I do, but the ATCS is where I'd spend the money if I had it. In fact, with Christmas coming...
    You're tempted. I can tell.
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    i7 (Bloomfield) Overclocking Guide

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    I am indeed. The 300 is a good functional case, but the ATCS is so much slicker.
    Society's to blame,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    I am indeed. The 300 is a good functional case, but the ATCS is so much slicker.
    Go on! Buy it.
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Checking today only...
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    haha!

    Wsa hoping to spend £600, but.. ugh, the alore of the 840..

    Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 D0 stepping 8MB Cache OEM Processor £199.99
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £206.05
    Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator Memory CL8(8-8-8--24) for i7 Motherboards £157.73
    Coolermaster ATCS 840 £169.99

    Shipping Charge:
    Subtotal:
    VAT:
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    Shipping £13.09
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    £746.85


    Motherboard OTT?

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    And I haven't added a cooler yet..

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Think of the end product
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    True true..

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    The moBo isn't overboard if you're going to be overclocking.
    Nice combo imho.

    Not enough posts for free shipping from Scan ?
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: i7 920 rig

    No idea really, the quote was from eBuyer so no worries about free shipping there, £13 was for next day. .

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    Re: i7 920 rig

    Always worthile getting a few quotes, even if it's just for comparison purposes.
    Society's to blame,
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