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Last post!.....for now. very important. help with rig.

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October 27, 2009 9:49:57 AM

Asus P6TD Deluxe MB
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=41781

Corsair RAM, faster than the kit you had
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=38260

i7 920
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=36104

Cooler Master HAF
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/89353/ [...] 2-KKN1.asp

Get two 5870s if you can, or stay with one for now. It's a very powerful card.
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=41464

Corsair HX850 Is the better PSU
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=38465

The Noctua cooler is fine
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=41018

Hard drive
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=35042

DVD drive
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=40089

Operating system
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalo [...] s_id=41882

Just to summarise. Is this a great gaming computer? how long will it last me and how upgradable is it? please do not suggest any other components as in australia the prices are actually extremely different (differ by hundreds).
also, ig a game requirements say "core 2 quad" as an example, but dont say "or higher" do i-7's still work?

Finally, will this play crysis, and other demanding games?

Thanks.

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October 27, 2009 10:28:09 AM

Also what is better: the current CPU and MOBO or I-7-860 and a P55 Deluxe MOBO?
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October 27, 2009 1:34:26 PM

Your current rig is awesome, yes. It should last you a good 5 years, depending on how fast things progress and how important it is for you to have top of the line components. You might have to get an extra hard drive or something minor like that.

Your rig will play crysis with flying colors. the requirements for games refer more to processing power as supposed to actual cpu's. A core-i7 will be fine.

I would stick with the core-i7 920 and mobo for two reasons: it uses triple channel memory which has more bandwidth than duel channel. also, intel plans to switch back to socket 1366, so in terms of upgradability you will have the option to replace your cpu for a next generation one. If you went with the p55 socket you would not have that option.

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October 27, 2009 8:25:50 PM

Just a quick question(thank you so much by the way, you guys are very helpful), uh, what makes the 640gb harddrive faster? Also, it will be compatible with my mobo yeah?
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October 27, 2009 8:36:36 PM

Also, isn't 2.66GHz a little too slow? I mean it's a core quad processor isn't it? I'm not looking to overclock but I was told that it's a better option than the i7950? Thanks
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October 27, 2009 8:37:08 PM

The 640GB drives use two 320GB platters while the current WD 500GB drives use two 250GB platters. The higher the data density, the faster the drive.
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October 27, 2009 8:38:22 PM

Gameraddict said:
Just a quick question(thank you so much by the way, you guys are very helpful), uh, what makes the 640gb harddrive faster? Also, it will be compatible with my mobo yeah?

Yes, the WD 640GB will work on your MOBO. The 640 is faster due to it's platter size. It has two 320GB platters, where the others have 250GB platters. The larger platters make it faster.

Edit: Or what shortstuff_mt said, since I was beaten by a minute to the post :p  :D 
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October 28, 2009 5:05:23 AM

Uh, i chose the 1tb hard drive, not the 500GB. Also, isnt 2.66GHZ i7920 a little slow? i mean isnt it just a quad core? most games require at least 2.0ghz of quad, so wont i be upgrading veeery soon? im a hardcore gamer so yeah...
Onee more thing, is an i7860 2.8GHZ, with a different MOBO and RAM better? or is the 920 better for hardcore gamers like me? if it is the former, please list compatible parts from centrecom.com.au. Finally, please dont make changes to any other part of rig unless it is better, and is cheaper or same price, is compatible and is from centrecom.com.au

I am happy with rig as is, but the main thing is the 920 or 860 for hardcore gaming. please help :) 
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October 28, 2009 7:11:46 AM

Please guys, could you please answer this one question/s^. It's the only thing I need to know. Please. Thanks guys.
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October 28, 2009 3:10:38 PM

I agree and disagree with shortstuff_mt.

The i7 860 is better for gaming now but the i7 920 system itself is better for upgrading. The LGA 1366 will support Intel's Hex cores releasing next year, where the LGA 1156 will not. Here is a head to head comparision of the two... http://anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=108&p2=47 ... Note: Pretty much anything over 60FPS will not be noticable to the eye since the PC monitor only refreshes at 60hz per second.

Here is the i7 860 changes, if you go that route...
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 / 2.80GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1156
MOBO: Asus P7P55D-EVO Intel Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Dual Gigabit Lan / LGA 1156
RAM: Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-12800/1600 (2x XMS3 2GB) CMG4GX3M2A1600C7 Ram
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