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Old 11-23-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default About to buy, what do you think?

please note incompatibilities

cpu
- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

MoBo-Recertified: EVGA LGA 1366 Intel X58 3X SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188061
i know, but i need to save money where i can.

RAM- CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) xmp support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145295

HDD- Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130555
just x1 for now

PS-corsair 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

CDROM-x2-cd/dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

I am looking for something for under $1000, but i would like it to be upgradable.

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Default Re: About to buy, what do you think?

Your links are broken but it looks like a good build
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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I want enough processing power and ram to run multiple virtual machines at once for school. is i7 they way to go for that, or could i go with something older and still have room to upgrade in 6 months or so
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You could build yourself an AMD Hex core system and save some money right there, ($100 on the CPU alone, and it would be 6 true cores, vs 4 true cores and 4 "virtual" cores on the i7) and I also tend to find that virtual systems perform much better on AMD than they do with Intel for some reason. My Phenom II X4 940 at home runs circles around my i7 920 at work when it comes to VM responsiveness.
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