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New gaming rig / Need help or suggestions

Last response: in Systems
July 30, 2010 9:05:11 AM

Hi guys, I am considering buying the following rig:

-Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 930 Quad Core Processor (3.36GHz, 8MB Cache)
-Single 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
-6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
-500GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
-Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

My main concern is overclocking the i7 930 to 3.36GHz. Obviously it is a very moderate overclock and was wondering if it was compatible and would run efficiently with 6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3. I've read that 1600Mhz is recommended for overclocked CPUs, but would rather not spend the extra money if I didn't need to. Like I said, it is a very moderate overclock so is there any point in getting the 1600MHz? Any feedback on my build would be greatly appreciated.

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July 30, 2010 9:39:52 AM

Judging by how vague it is I can assume this a CyberpowerPC or an iBuypower build?
July 30, 2010 3:52:51 PM

if you must get $400 worth of graphics get two gtx460 1gb in sli, it will rape that 5870 but only at $460