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May 13, 2010 1:21:22 PM

Hi everyone ,
I am willing to buy a new system and it is solely for gaming purpose. This is the Configuration of the System I am thing to buy

Processor:-Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHZ

MOBO:-Asus P7P55D-Pro

GPU:-Ati Radeon HD5830 1G

RAM:- 2 Gb*2 DDR3

1-)Is this Enough or u Have a better suggestion for any other system(Can Be better,cheaper etc ) any kind?
2-) For how long can I this system be useful for new games e.g
Right Now I have INTEL CORE2DUO 2.66GHZ and it supports all the latest games Very well?
3-)any other suggestion from u?

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May 13, 2010 1:24:49 PM

what About Corei7 860 it is OF same price , so which is better???

May 14, 2010 10:56:17 PM

You i7 860 suggestion is quite valid. The socket and mobo options are cheaper for the i7 8xx series processors. However, that 10/2009 release diamond in the rough performs nearly identically to that and shares the same socket....i5 750. I'd save 80 bucks and but that quad core i5 in there. Perhaps tim it to a 5770 to save a few more bucks. This build will have a similar performance to what you mentioned, bu may shave off some cash. Let me know your thoughts :) .
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May 14, 2010 11:01:24 PM

^ +1

If it's just for gaming go for an i5 750, use the extra money to buy a 5850 (skip the 5830, it's crap). The 750 has pretty much identical performance when gaming to all of the i7's, the main bottleneck will be your gpu.
May 14, 2010 11:05:22 PM

^ +1

Or just save the money and get ME a 5850. (Get the 5850). But for sure, get the i5 750.
May 14, 2010 11:24:29 PM

all the hd 58xx are pretty good.5830 and 5850 are good choices with better performance over cost but hd 5870 is a very strong core but costs higher.

if you are building ultimate gaming pc then go for the x58 motherboards with crossfire.

I would tell that you could get more ram,as your processor can use 8gs of ram being 64 bit.
A balanced memory would be 3g or 6g of ram if you consider x58 motherboards(triple channel) or 4g or more (dual channel).
May 14, 2010 11:36:54 PM

For gaming you are not going to need 8gb ram, just because a system can physically take that much does not mean it'll give you any sort of performance increase.
Triple channel also makes absolutely no difference for gaming.

There's such a thing as wasting money on pointless upgrades.
May 15, 2010 10:30:52 AM

what about the motherboard
May 15, 2010 10:40:50 AM

Asus P7P55D-Pro is a good one.
May 16, 2010 8:47:06 AM

flaminggerbil said:
For gaming you are not going to need 8gb ram, just because a system can physically take that much does not mean it'll give you any sort of performance increase.
Triple channel also makes absolutely no difference for gaming.

There's such a thing as wasting money on pointless upgrades.


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sorry for making a wrong suggestion.

But curious to know,what application can benefit from a triple channel?
i thought that games would benefit from them the most.

What about more than 4g of ram?Doesn't any of the present games use any more than 4g?
May 16, 2010 2:03:01 PM

negenius said:
Hi everyone ,
I am willing to buy a new system and it is solely for gaming purpose. This is the Configuration of the System I am thing to buy

Processor:-Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHZ

MOBO:-Asus P7P55D-Pro

GPU:-Ati Radeon HD5830 1G

RAM:- 2 Gb*2 DDR3

1-)Is this Enough or u Have a better suggestion for any other system(Can Be better,cheaper etc ) any kind?
2-) For how long can I this system be useful for new games e.g
Right Now I have INTEL CORE2DUO 2.66GHZ and it supports all the latest games Very well?
3-)any other suggestion from u?

hi
dont know if u have noticed but your motherboard will not support core i7 930, it will support core i7 860. this is because this mobo support 1156 socket. ok now for my opinion, if you will overclock then go for the core i7 930 else go for core i7 860. this is because i7 860 has a better turbo boost than i7 930 but when you will overclock, the turbo boost feature gets disabled, hence 930 will perform better. hope i helped
May 17, 2010 1:35:31 PM

lordszone said:
hi
dont know if u have noticed but your motherboard will not support core i7 930, it will support core i7 860. this is because this mobo support 1156 socket. ok now for my opinion, if you will overclock then go for the core i7 930 else go for core i7 860. this is because i7 860 has a better turbo boost than i7 930 but when you will overclock, the turbo boost feature gets disabled, hence 930 will perform better. hope i helped


bros thanks for advice
What is overclock?

plz explain i dont know much about these things,,

secondly right know I am using two 320Gb hard disk on my system, and I am willing to buy a new 1TB HD so can I use the three of them at one time , and will it decrease the system performance or it will have no effect .

3rdly Which 1 is better for GAming and overall performance
i7 930 or i7 860

4th Which graphic card is better
Ati HD 5830 or 5850
I know 5850 might be better but it is slight expensive , so Will 5830 1g be sufficient for gaming or i should try to buy 5850

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May 17, 2010 1:58:12 PM
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negenius said:
bros thanks for advice
What is overclock?

plz explain i dont know much about these things,,

secondly right know I am using two 320Gb hard disk on my system, and I am willing to buy a new 1TB HD so can I use the three of them at one time , and will it decrease the system performance or it will have no effect .

3rdly Which 1 is better for GAming and overall performance
i7 930 or i7 860

4th Which graphic card is better
Ati HD 5830 or 5850
I know 5850 might be better but it is slight expensive , so Will 5830 1g be sufficient for gaming or i should try to buy 5850

Plz Reply

Hi
overclocking is a procedure in which we can increase the speed of the processor or any hardware, we are overclocking. but there are risks in it. in the case of core i7 930, for example, its current speed is 2.8ghz but people have overclocked it to 4.2ghz as well. but for this u need a good cooler and the knowledge to do it safely. if you want to learn about overclocking then there is a guide on the main page of the forum.
for your second question, yes motherboards nowadays support so many hdds and optical drives. if your hard disk drives (hdd) are SATA then you can run 5 plus hdd at once. this depends on your motherboard as well. if your motherboard has 6 sata ports, then it can run 6 hdd. it does not reduce the performance of the system that much, a little maybe. the wise thing it to buy a small western digital raptor, which is 10000rpm but is expensive. and run windows on it and use the other hdd for other things, this will increase your windows load time and stuff.
for your third question, if you overclock then core i7 930 is better else core i7 860 because of the turbo boost feature. turbo boost feature is better in core i7 860 than in core i7 930. but any ways you wont regret buying the processor. as both are very good processors. just see which route is cheaper. as these two processors are of different socket. normally core i7 860 route is cheaper but if u get a good deal on core i7 930 route then that wont be bad either.
and for the fourth question, people say that ati 5830 is crap, but as far as i know, the number of shaders and stuff are the same just that the overall speed is lesser of 5830 as compared to 5850. i can be wrong here, please confirm the number of shader thingy. if the number of shaders are same just the speed is slow and the price difference is quite a lot then i wont mind getting a 5830, as you can always overclock it.
Hope i helped
May 17, 2010 2:32:14 PM

negenius said:
bros thanks for advice
What is overclock?

plz explain i dont know much about these things,,

secondly right know I am using two 320Gb hard disk on my system, and I am willing to buy a new 1TB HD so can I use the three of them at one time , and will it decrease the system performance or it will have no effect .

4th Which graphic card is better
Ati HD 5830 or 5850
I know 5850 might be better but it is slight expensive , so Will 5830 1g be sufficient for gaming or i should try to buy 5850

Plz Reply


Every device is usually designed to function at some particular clock frequency.Considering the good quality and build we can push the core or memory clock for a device.The OEM usually keep lower clock frequencies for considering stability and lower temperatures.Providing nice cooling we can increase the frequencies to get a performance boost from the device which can be called as overclocking.
Today overclocking is supported by most manufacturers and it is mostly possible to overclock processors,memory and gpus and get the last bit of juice by using good cooling solutions as higher frequencies are limited by their higher temperatures which affects the stability.

Having more than 1 hard disk can be used under RAID,so you can achieve a performance boost but i still don't know whether 3 harddisks will benefit as it depends which RAID type you will use.Anyway i am not commenting more about the harddisks.

The core clock speed of 5830 is at 800MHz, compared to 725MHz on the Radeon HD 5850. The clock speed of 800MHz on the Radeon HD 5830 is an interesting choice; it is faster than the Radeon HD 5850, but of course uses 320 less streaming processors.The HD 5830 has 56 texture units and 16 ROPs, versus 72 texture units and 32 ROPs on the Radeon HD 5850.
So you get the choice to choose.
May 22, 2010 8:07:40 AM

Best answer selected by negenius.
May 22, 2010 8:08:04 AM

Thanks to all for guiding
May 22, 2010 8:15:12 AM

lordszone said:
hi
dont know if u have noticed but your motherboard will not support core i7 930, it will support core i7 860. this is because this mobo support 1156 socket. ok now for my opinion, if you will overclock then go for the core i7 930 else go for core i7 860. this is because i7 860 has a better turbo boost than i7 930 but when you will overclock, the turbo boost feature gets disabled, hence 930 will perform better. hope i helped


hi

so which motherboard do u suggest for core i7 930 in the same price range?
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