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Old 07-14-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default New build, help please!

This is my first build. I'm posting so I can get some feedback from people who know more than I do ( everyone! ). I have 2 builds, AMD and Intel, final price is about the same.

What am I missing, should I change anything, is everything compatible?

Thx for the help!


Here is the part list, link leads to newegg page.

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 CASE COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



PROCESSOR AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX



VIDEO 2x EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 



PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply 



MOTHERBOARD ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM 2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL


HARDDRIVE 2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


CD HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Writer

SOUND Cyber Acoustics Platinum Series CA-3618 12 Watts RMS 2.1 High Performance Speaker System

COOLING Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler




ACCESORIES



MEDIA Koutech IO-RCM621 All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5" USB 2.0 Front Panel Multi-format Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port 


CAMERA Logitech C500 1.3 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 Cam






TOTAL COST WITH OS (WIN7Pro) AND ANTIVIRUS(AVG) --- 1880 US

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INTEL


Only changes:




PROCESSOR Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930


MOTHERBOARD Foxconn FlamingBlade LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ







TOTAL COST WITH OS (WIN7Pro) AND ANTIVIRUS(AVG) --- 1850 US



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AMD build.
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Default Re: New build, help please!

I would DEFINITELY go with the Intel one. Better processor for $30 less? Yes please.
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Intel. Mo faster.
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I'm sorry but I fail to see how an i7 Quadcore at 2.8 Ghz is faster than a AMD Hex core at 3.2 Ghz. The only difference in cache is the L3 which is further away from the chip anyway and the AMD has a 512k L2 cache... Am I missing something?
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Yea the technology used for i7
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^ Please explain
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Take a look at the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R or ASUS P6X58D-E. Much better mobo's than the Foxconn and to be honest the only mobo's worth considering for an i7 set up at the moment.

I seriously respect AMD's Phenom X6 1090T BE and in very heavily multi-threaded applications it just pips the i7 930; overclock both and the i7 930 overtakes it, but the CPU is based on old AMD architecture and this is why it cannot compete with the i7 930's modern Nehalem mixture. Subsequently the i7 930 beats it in the majority of tests.

Put simply, clock for clock the i7 930 is faster.
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