the i7 860. or better yet get a x58 mobo. then get the i7 930. which is faster than all of those. for video encoding. core i7 still is the champion. hexaore didnt really give much of a boost. stick with the i7. and that gtx260. change? or a 5770? or do you have this already? i can give u a list of specs. if you give me a budget.
This is pretty straight forward:
$$ object 1055T 880G/870 chipset HD 5850/5870 80+ 550-650 psu with active PFC 2 X 2 GB DDR3
890FX? Nah those are pricey if the aim is to save $$
yeah. haha my bad.how about 790fx? they come in $170+ right?
The price diff 790FX vs 890FX is really not big but 880/870 some come under $100 and with some savings here and there TS could land a juicier GPU hehe 790FX also requires BIOS update to support Thubans ^^
oh. the 880 comes with a onboard video right? but if $ cha ching$ not a problem he should go with the i7 and thunban dosent even REALLY get close to i7. as benchies say.
Depeding how multi threaded app is: seen 1090T in particular just nipping ahead of Nehalem but true value in a 1055T/800 series entry/mainstream chipset is its OC headroom despite being locked multi chip and features/$$ like native SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 , etc $$ no issue all bells and whistles ...add in SSD,,yada yada ^^
can i ask something? does ssd really give a perfermonce boost? or does it rely on the cpu?
Definitely!Nope independent of CPU Stuff loads fast ...lappies become such a pleasure to use ..many view it at times as the single most effective upgrade for systems..but i guess these peeps are too concerned with the $$/GB of SSDs currently ^^
uhuh. ssd are like worth a fortune right now. maybe even 10,000rpm dosent match a ssd
Well I just want to have a system which is future proof for some years, I can stretch my budget to 1800$, but not more than that. Well I am open to i7 930 if it can provide me speed and performance. I don't have 5770, but with core i 7 processor i 'll prefer to have a nvidia card maybe gtx 295 or 480 if not gtx 260.
I'd say for future proof, 1090T if you can afford it. In HandBrake and x264 HD is faster than the 930 but also the 1366 platforms are kinda hot.
with that budget i can throw in a nice pc!! wait. tommoroow i'll post something. so u want a nvidia gtx 480 with a i7. got that.