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Old 06-27-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Core i7 920 or Core2Quad Q9550

which one should I get?
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Default Re: Core i7 920 or Core2Quad Q9550

The i7 920.

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If you put it that simply, then the 920.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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How much faster is the I7?
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I think the i7 is quite a bit faster and definitely has high overclockability (as proven by Thelis). It also costs quite a bit more money but as I have recently learned the extra cost is not a problem. I am building a computer for my mom and dad.
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What are your parents using the computer for? If it's for basic stuff, why not give them yours and build an i7 rig for yourself?
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I think the i7 is quite a bit faster and definitely has high overclockability (as proven by Thelis). It also costs quite a bit more money but as I have recently learned the extra cost is not a problem. I am building a computer for my mom and dad.
Would they actually use the power of a 920?

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What are your parents using the computer for? If it's for basic stuff, why not give them yours and build an i7 rig for yourself?
Because for a lot of people, that's not the way things work.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #8
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i7's are supposed to operate about 35% faster even in basic operation in Windows 7. I have a Q9550 and it overclocks nicely. I'm able to run stable at 480X8.5. Remember though that the i7's have 3 ram channels and a total ram cap of 12GB instead of 8GB on most boards. All being said, if I was buying together I would have totally got a X58 and a i920 over my X48 and Q9550

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