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November 11, 2009 9:04:52 PM

Hi

I am buying new cmputer because my old died :/  What would u recoment, any change in that:

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Intel® Core™ i7 920
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 "Game Edition" 1024MB GDDR 5 PCI-Express™ 16x
Gigabyte GE-P610A-C2 "Superb 720"
2x Mushkin PC3-12800 "Essential" KIT 4096MB 1600 MHz DDR III
Western Digital WD1001FALS "Caviar® Black™" 1000GB 7200RPM 32MB Serial ATA II or
Samsung F3 1TB

Would be better if I go with i7 860.
Is 8gb too much?
Can change to 6gb set. Which disk?

Ty

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November 11, 2009 9:16:26 PM

For an i7 1366 get 3 sticks of ram.
For AMD or an 1156 Intel get 2 sticks of ram (or 4).
I have never heard of the Gigabyte power supply, so no recommendation even though the brand is good for other components.
I would consider an 1156 system unless multiple video cards are a necessity.
What are you using this system primarily for?
November 11, 2009 9:29:03 PM

For gaming, collage, 3d aplications and normal daily use. Looking for good computer that I can have it for while. If I have money i would buy 2x 5850.

Why 1156 system? Isnt i7 9** better?
November 11, 2009 9:50:08 PM

For pure gaming you wont see enough performance difference between an i5 and i7 920 to be worth the price. Right now with the potential socket 1156 problems, I think the i7 920 is a good way to go and since you may have college work that might make use of the i7 its probably a good idea.

I dont know if that caviar black 1GB is a old 4x250GB platter or a new 2x500GB platter model. If its the old model it will be slower than the samsung F3 or even caviar black 640.

i7 920s use triple channel memory so you need a 3x2GB set of low voltage (1.5-1.65V) RAM.

If you havent seen good professional reviews on that power supply I would stick with a Corsair 750TX or Antec TruePower 750.
November 12, 2009 2:26:58 AM

dndhatcher said:
For pure gaming you wont see enough performance difference between an i5 and i7 920 to be worth the price. Right now with the potential socket 1156 problems, I think the i7 920 is a good way to go and since you may have college work that might make use of the i7 its probably a good idea.

I dont know if that caviar black 1GB is a old 4x250GB platter or a new 2x500GB platter model. If its the old model it will be slower than the samsung F3 or even caviar black 640.

i7 920s use triple channel memory so you need a 3x2GB set of low voltage (1.5-1.65V) RAM.

If you havent seen good professional reviews on that power supply I would stick with a Corsair 750TX or Antec TruePower 750.


actually the WD Black 1TB (aka FALS) is 3 platter design, so same density as the 640GB (give or take)

though go for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
November 12, 2009 3:07:06 PM

How much platter is samsung F3 1TB? Then is i7 920 way to go, because someones say that i would go with i7 860 because it is better...
November 12, 2009 3:14:02 PM

Mindless728 is correct. The 1TB WD Black drive has always used three 333GB platters. The 1TB Samsung F3 drive uses two 500GB platters. The Samsung drive offers better performance for less money. The only plus to the WD drive is that it has a 5 year warranty where the Samsung drive has a 3 year warranty.
November 12, 2009 3:14:37 PM

BUMP

What is triple channel memmory? And are those mushkin essential good rams to some OC? And why is 6gb (3x2Gb) the most recommended capacitity?
November 12, 2009 3:35:46 PM

Triple channel means it uses 3 sticks of ram as one bank. Thats why you go with 3 stick of 2GB RAM for 6GB total.
November 13, 2009 6:35:48 PM

this motherboard is good?

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
November 13, 2009 6:37:00 PM

and that psu
Scythe P-650A "Kamariki 4"
November 13, 2009 6:46:05 PM

Gigabyte is a good motherboard.

Have you looked for professional reviews of the PSU? I am not familiar with Scythe outside of fans and CPU coolers. It seems to be 80+ certified so it should be fine. No idea how expensive it is compared to other good PSUs.
November 14, 2009 4:35:53 AM

it cost 88€ so around 105$ And it can remove wifres if u dont need them.
Does this motherboard support USB3 and 6gb/s sata2?
November 15, 2009 7:14:46 PM

And I saw Asus P6T SE. Is that mobo better than UD3R? 2 more slots for ram and 1 more 16x PCI slot for almost the same price.
November 16, 2009 4:54:00 PM

If usb3 and SATA 6GB become important you should be able buy a cheap PCI card with them at that point. I believe that is what the motherboards that have it are currently doing (its not really onboard yet).
November 16, 2009 7:31:44 PM

now I ordered:
cosair 650W PSU
i7 920
mushkin high performance 1600 cl8
gigabyte ud3r 1366
gigabyte hd5850
samsung spinpoint f3 1tb

Ty for help and I hope it will be good
November 16, 2009 8:32:21 PM

You found a 5850?!? Congratulations!

Post back when its built.
November 17, 2009 5:16:59 AM

Why is 5850 hard to find?
November 17, 2009 7:36:28 AM

I just hope to get D0 stepping. Salerman said that he cant see stepping if he dont open the box. Is that true? And where can you see what stepping have procesor?
Atleast he say that I will get the laters version of cpu...
November 17, 2009 1:50:08 PM

That "salesman" doesn't have a clue. There is a code on the box that indicates the stepping. You don't have to open the box. The box code for a D0 stepping 920 is SLBEJ.
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