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What do you think of this i7 build. I am just about to order.

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December 2, 2008 11:39:56 AM

Just about to order this spec that I made with the help of the good posted on Toms Hardware.

What do you think

Ok here is is my final spec.

650W TX Corsair PSU, single 12V rail, energy efficient, quiet & cool, fully compatible, 5yr warranty

1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ

Antec Three Hundred Black Midi Tower Case w/o PSU

1GB Sapphire HD4850, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP

6GB (3x2GB) CorsairXMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5, Intel X58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1066/1600/2000, SATA II, ATX

LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±R, 16xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM

LN24979 Intel i7 920, Socket 1366 (B), Nehalem, 2.66GHz, Cache 8MB, Retail

Final price £980.05

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December 2, 2008 11:54:50 AM

Great build, you did your research. I would get a Coolermaster 690 over the Antec 300 for a just a little more money because of the fans and better cable management.

You should be getting Vista 64-bit for the 6GB of RAM, not sure if you just didn't list the OS and peripherals (mouse/keyboard).

Good luck!
December 2, 2008 12:01:04 PM

I have Vista retail 64bit and mice and keyboard already. So that is all taken care off.

I like the Antec case so i,ll probably go with that.
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December 2, 2008 1:13:15 PM

Don't bother getting the 1GB 4850. If I recall the benchmarks correctly, it's not much gain from its 512MB siblings (even at higher resolutions). If it's the same price, then why not.
December 2, 2008 1:25:15 PM

Theres not alot in any of them price wise. Maybe £30

Here are the options

512MB HiS HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/HDTV, 2 Slot £120.62

512MB Sapphire HD4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV £127.88

512MB HiS HD4850 IceQ 4 TurboX PCI-E 2.0(x16), 2200MHz GDDR3, GPU 685MHz, 800 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I £152.71

1GB Gigabyte HD4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1920MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP £152.82

1GB Sapphire HD4850, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP £152.92
December 2, 2008 1:26:38 PM

Save the £30.
December 2, 2008 1:36:06 PM

What card should I got for then?

512MB HiS HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/HDTV, 2 Slot £120.62

512MB Sapphire HD4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV £127.88
December 2, 2008 1:37:58 PM

Go for the one with a better warranty (if they're all the same, I don't think it matters that much other than the fan).
December 2, 2008 1:41:04 PM

This one has 24months warranty

512MB Sapphire HD4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV £127.88

But its £7 more. I,ll just order this one.

Thanks
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