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I7 920 (930) or i7 860 for video editing

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March 29, 2010 3:53:37 PM

I want to purchase a new computer that I want to use it primarly for video editing and creating home video blu-rays. I will use either corel ulead or sony vegas video studio ( i did not choose yet which one) I do not know which processor to buy 920 (930) or 860. Maybe you have other suggestions.
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March 29, 2010 5:02:00 PM

At stock speeds i7 860 is a faster choice and costs less(with motherboard and RAM) but i7 920 OC's better and X58 Socket supports 6-core CPUs too
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March 29, 2010 5:55:24 PM

I found this config:


Intel Core i7 I7-920 / 2.66 GHz

Intel X58 Express
9 GB / 24 GB (max) DD3 PC3-10600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

About the HDD probably I am going to go with WD Black 1Tb.
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March 29, 2010 6:03:59 PM

Unless your programs would benefit from tripple channel memory (couldn't tell ya :/  ) you'll be fine with the 860. X58 also has better RAID configs as well I believe so unless you need either the 860 will do ya great.

The 860 and 920 perform about the same clock for clock (the 860 has higher stock clocks and turbo, making it slightly faster at stock, but they have the same OC headroom). You are really picking between the sockets, i7 860's 1156socket and i7 920's 1366socket.

The i5 is also a great CPU/deal (if you go 1156 socket) and is pretty much an 860 with no hyperthreading.
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March 29, 2010 6:10:04 PM

And we will need more specific details about your config to help. (Price, motherboard model, ram model)

Also, do you need a GTX 260? Are you going to be playing games?
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March 29, 2010 7:22:03 PM

To be honest I did not play a game for years. The last one and probably the only one that I would play would be ffifa (soccer).
Regarding the cpu, I will purchase the system already assembled and the difference between the one with 860 and 920 is $70. Everything is the same just the CPU and MB differ.
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March 29, 2010 7:24:14 PM

Oh yeah, the system with 860 comes with only 8 Gb RAM DDR3.
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March 30, 2010 3:08:05 AM

most people would tell you if you plan to overclock your system, plan to upgrade your cpu in the near future....and don't mind a higher electricity bill... go with i7 920

otherwise... go with i7 860 which has better stock speed...runs more efficient at lower temperature and has turbo mode.
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March 30, 2010 10:06:35 AM

Right ^
BTW i7 920 has turbo mode too
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March 30, 2010 1:06:43 PM

Maziar said:
Right ^
BTW i7 920 has turbo mode too


lol yeah
just that i860's turbo is more aggressive and better for non overclocker
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March 30, 2010 1:26:15 PM

margus2000 said:
I found this config:


Intel Core i7 I7-920 / 2.66 GHz

Intel X58 Express
9 GB / 24 GB (max) DD3 PC3-10600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

About the HDD probably I am going to go with WD Black 1Tb.



That seems like a solid setup that would last a few years.

Maybe you could use the onboard graphics (if it has it) instead of wasting money on a 260.
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March 30, 2010 4:28:18 PM

bezbol said:
lol yeah
just that i860's turbo is more aggressive and better for non overclocker

Yes its more aggressive than 920
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