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March 21, 2009 4:19:48 PM

Hello. I am looking to build a new High end Gaming system. but.. i cannot decide to go with phenom II or core i7 any suggestions with this?


and also i am looking at asus motherboards was looking at the rampage 2 extreme from asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i dont know what i should get for phenom II just yet. but my plans are to build the best pc possible. i am not on a budget either so i can afford just about any system atm. Any help is appriciated. Thanks

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March 21, 2009 7:40:16 PM

If you don't have budget constraints, then go i7, as it is the best platform out at the moment.

This is what I would build if I wasn't worried about money: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
if you need to trim it down leave out the velociraptors, but if you raid 0 those raptors then you get super load speed.
March 21, 2009 7:53:39 PM

xthekidx said:
If you don't have budget constraints, then go i7, as it is the best platform out at the moment.

This is what I would build if I wasn't worried about money: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
if you need to trim it down leave out the velociraptors, but if you raid 0 those raptors then you get super load speed.



Very nice build.
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March 23, 2009 12:23:29 AM

So do you have any more questions...or is that it? Do you want some cheaper options?
March 23, 2009 12:38:09 AM

would he really need the 1000HX or would he be fine with a 850TX? It would save you about $100
March 23, 2009 12:48:41 AM

The 850TX would power that system fine. I am planning on running two gtx285's in sli with the 750.
March 23, 2009 4:35:33 AM

Ya 850tx would work, the 1000hx just has more headroom and modular, which if money wasn't an issue would be something I would go for.
March 23, 2009 2:34:07 PM

Yes that looks lke an awesome system to build. i will be on it asap. Thanks for the info

i've heard alot of bad things about ssd hard drives. so i am a bit shy about going that route. yet
March 23, 2009 2:43:54 PM

ohh another question. will that power supply support 3 of those video cards? going single at first. was just curious how it would run in tri sli later on
March 23, 2009 2:45:32 PM

and.. hehe the core it i noticed is the 920 version. is there anything wrong with the extreme edition?
March 23, 2009 11:50:44 PM

The only thing wrong with the i7 965 extreme is its outrageous price. You can easily match or exceed the performance of the 965 with the 920 by overclocking, so unless you are swimming in cash and want to get a super overclock there is no reason to spend extra $700 for it. You would need a good watercooling system in order to make that a worthwhile investment.

If you want to do tri-sli with GTX 285's, then I would get the Corsair 1000hx at the very least, I might even step it up to this to be sure all your bases are well-covered:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted Tri-SLI you would also have to get a different mobo, I would do this one if you really want to keep that option open:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But honestly I think that is a huge waste of money unless you want to play on 30" monitors...2 gtx 285's should be enough for any single monitor out there for a while, and when they aren't it would be better to just buy the next best card out there than trying to build a system now than can support 3way SLI and a 1200w PSU...
March 23, 2009 11:52:46 PM

Genulas said:
Yes that looks lke an awesome system to build. i will be on it asap. Thanks for the info

i've heard alot of bad things about ssd hard drives. so i am a bit shy about going that route. yet

I didn't use SSD's in my build, Velociraptors are 10000rpm HDD's that have been out for a while and are reliable. But they just cost a lot right now so you could leave them out if you didn't want them.
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