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Old 07-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default i7 930 or i7 875k

Intel i7 930 - 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB $290
Intel i7 875k - 2.93GHz $330
Both free shipping
I'll pair it with a POWERCOLOR Radeon HD 5850 1gb GDDR5 video card and 6 gigs of ram


i7 930 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225


i7 875k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-19116368-L01B

Which one should I get?
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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The Core i7 875K is a nice 1156 CPU but it's just a little overpriced at the moment. It beats Core i7 930 in a few tests simply because the turbo feature can OC the CPU further and a 2.93GHz clock speed.

I'd go for the i7 930 it's a better priced set up. I actually don't see the point of the Core i7 875K at that price.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:37 PM   #3
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Okay. Thanks man.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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No worries.

What you gonna use the rig for?
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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I'd go for the i7-930. In my opinion an unlocked multiplier is overrated because its already ridiculously easy to OC an i7, I got my i7 up to 4.2GHz without breaking a sweat and remeniz has his at nearly 4.4.

and I wouldnt get a powercolor card, they're absolute crap. pay a bit extra and get one from a more reliable brand. also, what motherboard are you getting?
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@Remeniz - I'll be using my rig for a combination of extreme gaming, photography editing, and graphic design (i.e Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.) I want this computer to be able to put every game on very high, with no messing around. I don't even want to have to look at system requirements.

@shozzking - The thing about the Powercolor, is 1 it comes with COD which is nice. Also, I have looked almost everywhere for a XFX HD 5850 Black Edition, which would be prime. I saw alot of good reviews on the Powercolor, and the XFX. But if you guys think Powercolor sucks, i'll most definitely get the normal Radeon HD 5850.

This is the motherboard im using. I ordered it 2 days ago.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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very nice choice on the motherboard.

If you look carefully for sales then you can get COD for $30. However if you GPU breaks then you're stuck with a company with bad warranty support. A cheap GPU is more likely to break because of cheap parts. If you're going for xfx then make sure that you're getting one of their reference cards.
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Okay. Other than that, do you have any suggestions? Cause I think I just found my card. Its a bit more expensive than the 2 I previously mentioned, but it has 2gigs of memory, looked awesome, and has no bad reviews.
SAPPHIRE Toxic HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102889
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #9
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You don't need more than 1GB of RAM unless you're running at extremely high resolutions. I'd go for one of these two:
eVGA GTX 470
Sapphire 5850

The 470 is only $15 more than the 5850 and would perform nearly as well as a 5870.
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I've seen a few reviews on both of those that say Crysis is unplayable on very high settings. Im looking for a card that can take anything and everything. Even if its $350+.
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