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[New System Build] Core i7 setup

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April 9, 2010 4:07:39 PM

I've been debating this upgrade for a long time and have been between EVGA and ASUS as the mobo companies. I have two layouts that keep me around $850 with tax/shipping and this is what I came up with.



The 4GB ram in this setup is to offset the more expensive Asus board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Asus P6T Delux

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 2x 2GB of Corsair Dominator

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Core i7 930

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CM V8 Heatsink
- I've been looking at heatsinks for awhile and this seemed like the best one for the price if I plan on overclocking, if there's better ones for around the same price($80 being the highest I'll go), then please post

Final price: $855.96
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Asus P6T SE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Corsair Dominator 3x 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Core i7 930

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CM V8 Heatsink

With what I know I couldn't really tell too many differences between the motherboards. I don't plan on SLI-ing anytime soon because I'd want to upgrade my power supply then.

Final Price on second build: $857


Thanks for the feedback in advance
April 9, 2010 6:44:03 PM

Well with shipping and tax on the CM 212 and then the free shipping and MIR on the V8 they are just separated by a few dollars and I'll pay a few extra bucks for something that looks cooler lol.

With the Gigabyte motherboard the last time I bought one from them it just seemed really flimsy and cheap... it seems like if I was going to spend $200 the ASUS board that I linked is better in every way and allows for faster ram.

I'm going with the Corsair Dominator for sure because I want the best ram out there that most people have easily overclocked with. I wasn't thinking about the Tri-Channel and so I'll have to just pay the extra money.

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The main thing I wanted to know is if there is a big difference between the two ASUS boards I linked and possibly the difference in this board

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

and this one

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