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MY UPGRADE!!! NOW NEED SUGESTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 24, 2009 12:22:21 AM

Hi all! :hello: 

am upgrading my rig below (in sig) to the new rig writen under this.

4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333
GA-EX58-UD4P
Core i7 940
HD 4870 x2
850w tough power psu (thermaltake)
thermal take speedo case. (the advanced package, forgot what model number :sweat:  :sweat:  :sweat:  :sweat:  )

what do you think? any good? :??: 

am planning to over clock so i will buy a good cooler for the cpu. does a cooler for a 45nm (eg e8500) fit the i7? just bought one for my old rig and dont want to have to buy a new one :kaola: 

any changes would be good if u could make any.
:p 
thank you!

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May 24, 2009 10:48:51 AM

dont bother with the 940. the best value is in the i7920 which is easily overclockable anywhere from 3.2-4ghz.

secondly i would also swap that psu for something like the 550w/650w corsair unless you are planning to go down the crossfire route in the future

and finally you will find your cooler wont fit, however you can by converters to make other types of coolers fit, but be sure to do plenty of research before hand
May 24, 2009 11:17:56 AM

940 is not worth price premium over 920
core i7 uses triple memory controller meaning you need to use 3 sticks

you can use 3x1g= 3gigs 3x2g= 6gigs and so
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May 24, 2009 11:46:57 AM

Double check the voltage on the memory...I7 needs 1.5 volts or less otherwise you will fry your CPU (memory controller is on the CPU). Some of the older 2x2GB DDR3 kits have higher voltages as they were intended for socket 775 systems.

+1 for the 920
+1 for Corsair brand PSU
May 24, 2009 12:56:30 PM

alvine said:
940 is not worth price premium over 920
core i7 uses triple memory controller meaning you need to use 3 sticks

you can use 3x1g= 3gigs 3x2g= 6gigs and so

i7 runs dual channel just fine, same as all current memory controllers can do single channel.
May 24, 2009 4:06:28 PM

3lvis said:
Double check the voltage on the memory...I7 needs 1.5 volts or less otherwise you will fry your CPU (memory controller is on the CPU). Some of the older 2x2GB DDR3 kits have higher voltages as they were intended for socket 775 systems.

Core i7 needs 1.65 or less on the memory not 1.5.

I would agree with everyone on getting the Core i7 920 over the i7 940. Also, Intel is not going to be carrying the i7 940 anymore, along with the i7 965ee. They are being replaced by the i7 950 and i7 975ee. The only one still moving forward is the i7 920.

Thermaltake makes good PSU but I would stick with either the Corsair 850 or the PC P&C 910 Silencer. I'm a believer if... I'm going to build a computer... build for future growth since you know you have the money now. So if down the road you want Crossfire, you don't have to upgrade your PSU, along with adding a 2nd card.
May 24, 2009 4:13:49 PM

heroofspirits said:
does a cooler for a 45nm (eg e8500) fit the i7? just bought one for my old rig and dont want to have to buy a new one
What cooler did you buy? E8500 is socket 775 and Core i7 is socket 1366. You might be able to get a socket 1366 adapter for your cooler.


May 24, 2009 4:33:55 PM

^ well if it doesn't fit he might be able to lower the voltage if he gets a D0 on the stock cooler and then it would probably run in the low 60C's.
May 24, 2009 11:31:42 PM

WR2 said:
What cooler did you buy? E8500 is socket 775 and Core i7 is socket 1366. You might be able to get a socket 1366 adapter for your cooler.

I bought a typhoone vx thermaltake cooler. it should be in my signature.
May 24, 2009 11:33:09 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ well if it doesn't fit he might be able to lower the voltage if he gets a D0 on the stock cooler and then it would probably run in the low 60C's.

ill pass on that ;) 
May 24, 2009 11:35:16 PM

godfath3r said:
dont bother with the 940. the best value is in the i7920 which is easily overclockable anywhere from 3.2-4ghz.

secondly i would also swap that psu for something like the 550w/650w corsair unless you are planning to go down the crossfire route in the future

and finally you will find your cooler wont fit, however you can by converters to make other types of coolers fit, but be sure to do plenty of research before hand

more than likely sli. nvidia is sounding good
will stick with my psu
May 25, 2009 1:23:53 AM

heroofspirits said:
more than likely sli. nvidia is sounding good
will stick with my psu

Are you going to sell the 4870x2? Then buy 2 GTX 275/85's? That would probably be the cheapest for the price/performance ratio.
And go with a 920. The 940 has a higher stock clock, but the new DO's make it almost obsolete (thus the 950's and the 975's arriving soon).
May 25, 2009 2:05:30 AM

You'll need a ThermalTake LGA1366 Upg Kit for BigTyp120 VX - part number A100070 to run your Big Typhoon VX on a socket 1366 MB
May 25, 2009 4:16:14 AM

WR2 said:
You'll need a ThermalTake LGA1366 Upg Kit for BigTyp120 VX - part number A100070 to run your Big Typhoon VX on a socket 1366 MB

:D  :D  :D  Thanks will look in to it
May 25, 2009 4:18:52 AM

radiowars said:
Are you going to sell the 4870x2? Then buy 2 GTX 275/85's? That would probably be the cheapest for the price/performance ratio.
And go with a 920. The 940 has a higher stock clock, but the new DO's make it almost obsolete (thus the 950's and the 975's arriving soon).

950!?!? I like... so what does it run on the older boards (meaning x58 :p  )
will keep hd4870x2 for a while. untill a x2 comes out for nvidia 300 series. (thinking ahead i know ;)  )
May 25, 2009 5:09:25 AM

tbh from ur e8500 to i7 is stupid because u arent gonna get faster gaming and u could save money for later this year.
May 25, 2009 6:45:28 AM

rescawen said:
tbh from ur e8500 to i7 is stupid because u arent gonna get faster gaming and u could save money for later this year.

what does tbh meen any way... :??:  Why "latter this year"? please explain... :sarcastic: 
May 25, 2009 11:13:43 AM

TBH = To be honest.
May 25, 2009 11:29:58 AM

@rescawen, actually he will, the i7 950 runs at 3.06ghz with a higher IPC than the e8500 @ 3.16ghz. and the 100mhz won't make much of a difference since there is around 0.5 IPC more on the i7 than on the 45nm core 2's.

Also you have quadruple the threads so it is considerably more future resistant.
May 25, 2009 11:41:46 AM

randomizer said:
TBH = To be honest.

so that what that means... :D  every time someone wrote that i thought they were attempting to call me an idiot! :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 
May 25, 2009 11:47:16 AM

I must remember to not read threads where the OP uses only capital letters in the title
May 25, 2009 12:00:55 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I must remember to not read threads where the OP uses only capital letters in the title

how come, disapointing is it? :sarcastic: 
May 25, 2009 12:10:19 PM

just get the 920... so much cheaper, and can still OC to around the same (tho not quite as much as liquid cooled Extreme 965)
May 25, 2009 12:15:20 PM

micky_lund said:
just get the 920... so much cheaper, and can still OC to around the same (tho not quite as much as liquid cooled Extreme 965)

thrue yeah ill stick with the 920. will get the newest coming out the 0c i think it is... think the old is 0D
May 25, 2009 12:19:49 PM

^ the old one is the C0, the new one is the D0 which runs a lower temp.
May 25, 2009 12:43:20 PM

thanks for that, knew it was something to do with that
May 25, 2009 3:22:42 PM

heroofspirits said:
thanks for that, knew it was something to do with that

Since you were planing on buying a 940 in the first place, just get the i7 920 from tankguys (here--->http://www.tankguys.com/intel-core-i7-920-d0.html)
It's a bit more expensive, but the results will be a higher OC, less power consumption, and less heat.
Lol, or you could try your luck with an i7 920 from Newegg. It's about a 50-50 chance now.
May 25, 2009 3:49:31 PM

^ it's probably a 95/5 chance at newegg.
May 25, 2009 10:24:40 PM

im a adelaide guy so no new egg for me. i probably go to my comp store, eagle. cheap reliable and they actually know what a computer is ;) 
May 26, 2009 1:07:49 AM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ it's probably a 95/5 chance at newegg.

Really? I thought D0s were more popular now? I heard by June they would completely replace the C0s entirely? Crap. I'm looking to buy one soon :o 
May 26, 2009 9:51:16 AM

eagle what? i live in aus, so i need cheap internet sites with low post for parts... what is it called heroofspirits?
May 26, 2009 9:56:10 AM

so whats better for high level OC? C0 batch, or D0 ???
May 26, 2009 9:58:26 AM

micky_lund said:
eagle what? i live in aus, so i need cheap internet sites with low post for parts... what is it called heroofspirits?

oh its in adelaide. corner of grange and critiden rd. its called eagle computers. look it up on the net. just dont look at pricing list. has not been updated for a while... :p 
May 26, 2009 9:59:42 AM

micky_lund said:
so whats better for high level OC? C0 batch, or D0 ???

D0 lower temps apparently :) 
May 26, 2009 10:12:28 AM

well that sucks... im in middle qld, and i just want cheap internet prices w/ good postage prices
May 26, 2009 10:20:01 AM

@radiowars, I meant a 95% chance of getting a D0, probably upto 100% by the end of June since I believe it was their aim to get C0's out of the retail cycle by the end of June.
May 27, 2009 12:40:47 AM

micky_lund said:
well that sucks... im in middle qld, and i just want cheap internet prices w/ good postage prices

lololol
May 27, 2009 12:43:29 AM

I just heard that in intel core i5 is comming out soon. along with a p55 mobo. might have to get this as it sounds like it could be better then i7
May 27, 2009 5:21:11 AM

heroofspirits said:
I just heard that in intel core i5 is comming out soon. along with a p55 mobo. might have to get this as it sounds like it could be better then i7

Late august. If you want to wait.
May 27, 2009 5:51:05 AM

any performance gains whatsoever (about i7 vs. i5)? and is there many articles? i cant find any :( 
May 27, 2009 6:46:06 AM

micky_lund said:
any performance gains whatsoever (about i7 vs. i5)? and is there many articles? i cant find any :( 

i read this on the main page of tom's: they arnt realising much information. only in late 09 will it come out. said something about not relising any info... :( 
May 27, 2009 7:12:55 AM

hmm... ok then... thanks anyways
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