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I7 950 build

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October 2, 2010 12:23:09 AM

Hey i am looking into getting an entire new computer for under $1000. I am basing my build around the i7 although I have heard rumors about the 1366 socket type going out of date in the near future so i was a little concerned going with that socket type build, but i figured for the $150 more that it would cost me it would be worth it to just go w/ the i7 950 LGA 1366 instead of the i7 860 LGA 1156. I already have a geforce 9500 gt graphics card that i am going to use currently and upgrade by the end of the year. here is the build i am working with


Build :


CPU : Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM : CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power
HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
dvd drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

along with windows 7, the case, and the gpu i have currently


Going to be used for gaming , (ultra settings)
Any suggestions, thoughts, or comments would be very helpful thanks

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October 2, 2010 1:19:13 AM

My Recommendations:

1) I would go with either the ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 or ASUS P6X58D-E over the Gigabyte UD3R.

2) I would look at the G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas7 instead.

3) Your system won't run "Ultra" setting unless you do a major upgrade to your graphics card soon. The 9500GT will not get it done at those settings.

4) You will be okay with the LGA 1366 setup. It is being replaced but your system will still last for a good amount of time, once you update graphics card(s).
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