APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week....BUDGET RANGE: 900-1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: World of Warcraft, Sony Vegas Studio, Paint Shop Pro, Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: GPU - 9800GT 512 DDR3, PSU - BFG 650GS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 1020
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: looking for longevity of build with a solid upgrade/ future-proof system. I want to be able to watch hulu or netflix with little to no pixelization or non-internet connection lag.
I have 3 builds listed. One is an i7- 860 build, same build but i5 740, and an i7 920 build. I really want the i7 920 build, but realize that the other builds are less expensive. Please give me your thoughts on 1. The difference I will notice in the photo/video rendering aspect of the builds and the good or bad choice of parts. I know that any of the builds will be more than enough for WoW, but that is what I use the computer mostly for...but there is nothing better than making a dvd from my camera in the least amount of time. this is my first attempt to build a complete computer. I have done everything involved seprately, just not all at once. Thanks for the advice and time you all put into your answers.
For video encoding the i920 beats the i750 in the DivX test (39.3 seconds versus 39.4 seconsds) by 0.1 seconds; and in the WME test (29 seconds versus 30 seconds) by 1 second. The i860 processor beats them all in the above tests by a few seconds. If your computer is going to used for heavy duty video encoding, then get the i920 or i860. Otherwise, the i750 will perform nearly as well and save you a $170 over the i920. They are all great systems.
On another issue, you should replace the F1 drive with a F3 drive for slightly better performance.
If you live near a Microcenter store, you can pickup a i750 for $150, i920 for $200, and i860 for $230.
I applaud you for doing your research and thoroughly examining all three builds with different processors.
it will save me 130 bucks from the asus but with no 3.0 usb.. but it keeps me under my pricerange and the wife happy... Also the i7 860 build is only 70 bucks less, so i think i will go for the i7 920...
any reason not to? Also, what is the performance differnce in the F3 and F1 HD?
MSI is one of the major motherboard manufacturers, and that mATX motherboard looks like it has all of the basic functions. If the price allows you to get a i920 processor within your budget, and that is what you want, then go for it.
The difference between a F3 and a F1 drive is, in general, the F3 drive is faster for I/O operations, but it really depends on the particular drive size. Drives with 500 GB platters tend to be faster than drives with lower density platters. If your really interested you can compare the performance using the following charts: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...