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January 21, 2009 7:57:52 PM

I would like an i7 system if thats possible, Im only upgrading the MOBO CPU PSU GPU Case & RAM. I would like somthing that would last a year and a half or 2 and i would like it to play games maxed out like farcry 2 and medieval 2 total war and crysis on high atleast.

I work at 1440x900

I already have a monitor, keyboard, & mouse.

I am buying from newegg

Any hard drive will work with an i7 system right cause i was thinking of just sticking with the hardrive i have now.
Will XP work with an i7 system?

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January 21, 2009 8:24:11 PM

unfortunately you won't be able to build a decent i7 system for only $1,000. Requiring a mobo, cpu, psu, gpu case and ram would probably put you at least at $1,500.

If you're going for maximum gaming performance on that budget I would suggest a core2 duo build. The e8500 cpu can be overclocked very nicely and you will be able to save money with a 775 mobo, ddr2 ram and the processor itself. This saved money could go directly toward an improved graphics card (like the 4870 1gb or a 4850x2) which is more important than the processor for most of today's games.

Either up your budget or think about a duo build. Just my $.02
January 21, 2009 8:26:28 PM

foolycooly said:
unfortunately you won't be able to build a decent i7 system for only $1,000. Requiring a mobo, cpu, psu, gpu case and ram would probably put you at least at $1,500.

If you're going for maximum gaming performance on that budget I would suggest a core2 duo build. The e8500 cpu can be overclocked very nicely and you will be able to save money with a 775 mobo, ddr2 ram and the processor itself. This saved money could go directly toward an improved graphics card (like the 4870 1gb or a 4850x2) which is more important than the processor for most of today's games.

Either up your budget or think about a duo build. Just my $.02


Yeah that sounds about right i think il lgo with a core 2 duo system, how long do you think a core 2 duo system will last
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January 21, 2009 8:31:00 PM

IMO, for gaming you should be good for 2-3 years at least with a duo system. However, it's pretty hard to forecast because it is largely dependent on programmer's willingness to utilize more cores in gaming. Right now, very few games utilize multiple cores effectively and even fewer utilize FOUR cores.

If you're looking along the lines of a duo gaming system, I put one together for a build I had planned in the spring here -

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

If you take out the monitor, operating system, HDD and optical drive (all of which you say you don't need) you are already under $1,000 for a pretty darn powerful gaming system.

If you'd like to branch off from this build or if you don't like some of the components, feel free to ask for more advice from the forums. There are many people here who are far more knowledgeable than I am.

Hope this helps!
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January 21, 2009 8:51:36 PM

An i7 build is possible in that price range.

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $289.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 - $15.00 MIR

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99

Antec Three Hundred ATX Computer Case
http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-three-hundred-atx-compute... $53.24

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $20.00 MIR

Total - $1,008.19 - $35 MIR's

The only problem is that this system really needs a 64-bit OS so it can use all 6GB of RAM. I suppose you could go with 3GB and XP, but that seems a little silly on such a nice build.

mushkin 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99

Edit: Here's another nice set of RAM, but again it would need a 64-bit OS.

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $144.99
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