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Deciding on which i7 processor to get?

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September 28, 2010 8:57:07 PM

Hi, i am looking on building my first gaming system. I am not looking at supper high performance like 6 cores. I am looking at a system to play FSX and Crysis, COD: WM2 online and so forth. I am more towards the setting being able to play on high with smooth fps. I am not looking to play on super resolution 2560 x something, more like something around the 720p mark. More forth, i want to be able to view movies in 1080p, work with making and editing movies in HD, and doing typical college work. I don't know what chipset to get and I DON'T want integrated graphics either. I am looking a ONE GeForce GTX 470 or 480 card. I wont be doubling up the cards with SLI. I am going to use the Sata 6 GB/s HD either from WD or somebody else and and would like to use the new usb 3.0. I am leaning towards the Gigabyte motherboard and so forth. My budget it somewhere around the 1500 mark too. Thanks

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September 29, 2010 12:13:15 AM

I think I am going to go with the i7-785k. now I am wondering if the p55 chipset will work for what I am looking for.
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September 29, 2010 12:41:44 AM

I'm guessing you typoed and meant 875k. As for the chipset, you dont have a choice given your processor selection there are only P55/H55, and NF200 boards available. Gigabyte has several with the features you seek.
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September 29, 2010 12:48:43 AM

Honestly for your needs, the i5 750/760 would be enough . The fact is one 470 will max out 720p for the next 3 years. and instead Id recommend a GTX460 really. OC it and you get a 470-esque performer that runs cooler and use less power.
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October 12, 2010 1:17:36 AM

popatim said:
I'm guessing you typoed and meant 875k. As for the chipset, you dont have a choice given your processor selection there are only P55/H55, and NF200 boards available. Gigabyte has several with the features you seek.

Yea, sorry for that. 875K. But I don't know anything on overclocking and if I try to go that direction, I figure I will burn the house down. On the graghincs, I found one by GIGABYTE, a 470 that is already overclocked and has a custom cooling unit on top already, and it is priced at the same as a stander 470, so I might get that. On the i5 processor, since I don't know anything on overclocking, it would be better to get the 875K since the turbo boost allows it to go to 3.6 Ghz. Onto my next question, I really don't see the difference in the CPU coolers, should I go to liquid or keep it a fan type. I will have ton of air flow since I am buying the NZXT Phantom tower.
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