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I7-930 vs i7-860?

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July 22, 2010 11:19:44 AM

I'm a video editor and am looking at upgrading my machine. I'm currently deciding between the i7-930 with the X58 board and the i7-860 with the P55 board. I'm aware of the 'future-proof' issue of the X58, and wanted to go that route, but have been advised by someone who supplies these machines that the 930/X58 configuration has shown to have problems. Is this true? Knowing that it will be used for editing, particularly HD, which setup would you advise I buy?

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July 22, 2010 12:59:29 PM

i7 930/X58 will work fine,where have you heard that it runs in to problems ?
Here are some advantages of going with X58 chipset
1_6-core CPU support
2_Better OC'ng capability
3_dual 16x SLI/CF(which doesn't have much of a difference with dual 8x mode of P55)
The only advantage that a P55 build has,is that it offers similar performance(stock vs stock) and costs lower.
July 22, 2010 6:30:22 PM

+1 for maziar.
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July 22, 2010 6:32:44 PM

Though on the P55 you have the 875K, which could potentially yield an higher OC.
But both are great choices, It really depends on your budget.
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July 22, 2010 7:02:50 PM

Ive never heard of any common issues with teh i7 9series and X58.
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July 22, 2010 7:31:38 PM

tanyastone said:
I'm a video editor and am looking at upgrading my machine. I'm currently deciding between the i7-930 with the X58 board and the i7-860 with the P55 board. I'm aware of the 'future-proof' issue of the X58, and wanted to go that route, but have been advised by someone who supplies these machines that the 930/X58 configuration has shown to have problems. Is this true? Knowing that it will be used for editing, particularly HD, which setup would you advise I buy?


I don't know how "future proof" anything is, but the i7-930/X58 will be good for a long time.
In addition to some good points by Maziar, the i7-930 system will have the capability of using 24gb vs. 16gb; a factor that can be beneficial to video editing.

From a price point of view, you can get a i7-930 for the same $199 if you can walk in to a microcenter store.
July 24, 2010 12:29:01 PM

tanyastone said:
I'm a video editor and am looking at upgrading my machine. I'm currently deciding between the i7-930 with the X58 board and the i7-860 with the P55 board. I'm aware of the 'future-proof' issue of the X58, and wanted to go that route, but have been advised by someone who supplies these machines that the 930/X58 configuration has shown to have problems. Is this true? Knowing that it will be used for editing, particularly HD, which setup would you advise I buy?





stay safe dude...i think the supplier try to sell his old stock.......haahhahha.
i7 930 with x58 rock....bye speed, performance....and more stable during ocing... and also give dual x16 ....so go for future and never look back.....
July 24, 2010 1:40:35 PM

geofelt said:
I don't know how "future proof" anything is, but the i7-930/X58 will be good for a long time.
In addition to some good points by Maziar, the i7-930 system will have the capability of using 24gb vs. 16gb; a factor that can be beneficial to video editing.

From a price point of view, you can get a i7-930 for the same $199 if you can walk in to a microcenter store.

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nops i7 930 is not for $199....its price is $294...i think i'm right.....coz i recently got it
July 24, 2010 3:56:42 PM

kim_51 said:
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nops i7 930 is not for $199....its price is $294...i think i'm right.....coz i recently got it


He was referring to the price of the i7-930 if you live near a microcenter. They have been selling it for $200 for months now which is why its such a great deal if your able to get one for that little. (1/3 off the original price is great)
July 24, 2010 6:55:45 PM

blitzace said:
He was referring to the price of the i7-930 if you live near a microcenter. They have been selling it for $200 for months now which is why its such a great deal if your able to get one for that little. (1/3 off the original price is great)




yeah if it all about microcenter then it might be possible..... but i'm talking about suplier...coz the person linked with suplier....
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July 24, 2010 10:08:18 PM

Go for the i7/X58 platform, as said before it offers more features which are valuable to a video editor.

Programs like Vegas Pro 9 use all eight threads, which is really nice, the performance increase over my Athlon X2 QL-65 was amazing.

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