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Is this combo deal from newegg worth it?

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January 7, 2010 10:03:05 AM

i have about 1250$ to spend on a new system. ive been looking around for a i7 920 based system is this system from newegg worth it http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... if not can some1 give me recommendations for a system that i plan on using for video transcoding and playing rts/total war games
January 7, 2010 10:30:54 AM

@syxxnyne69 that combo has previous gen graphic card and IMO you can do better....
and like obsidian said, fill and copy paste that sticky here...
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January 7, 2010 6:24:18 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: jan. 31 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $1250-1400 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Transcoding alot of video upscaling from avi/mp4 to dvd/vob, Rts/Fps type gaming, some photo and video editing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preferable website have only used newegg.com before COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Texas, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: no parts preference just what you guys deem fit. ive been stressing over this for 2 weeks unable to make a decision
OVERCLOCKING: Yes Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just looking for tomshardware gurus to help me out a bit
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January 7, 2010 6:27:02 PM

sry about that posting new topic got a little excited that im going to be getting help
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January 8, 2010 3:56:36 AM

For your usage, you have 2 options...
1. i7 860
2. i7 920
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=108&p2=47
The decision is yours to make...
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January 8, 2010 7:13:37 AM

^ If you have chosen which route to go, then we could suggest good parts to go with it...
That combo has good parts except for the graphic cards and the HDD...
Some good alternatives...
Graphic card -
HD 5850 - If you game often...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
You get better PSUs but when it is free, then why not ;) 

If you dont game often, then even the HD 5770 would do...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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