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October 5, 2010 1:44:04 AM

I already purchased the i7-950, but I'm allowed to return it as long as it's unopened. However, I was told that the i5-750 or i5-760 is the better processor for gaming. If it doesn't sacrifice any processing power, I'm all for it. If the i5-700 series are actually better for gaming, I prefer the strongest of the series. Which is actually most appropriate for gaming, the i7-900s or i5-700s?

Also, I have 6gb of ram that came with my Dell XPS 430. The processor was a Quadcore Q8300 that used DDR3 ram. Would I also need to purchase a new set of ram as well?

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October 5, 2010 2:05:23 AM

1.) The i5 750/760 are similar in gaming than the i7 930/950 but are typically recommended because the overall system is cheaper. The LGA 1366 CPU's are the better overall CPU's & systems. If you have already purchased the i7 950, I would just stick with it, as the overall system will be better in the long run.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/191?vs=100

2) Can you give more details on the memory.. Is it 3x2GB setup or another combination? What is the MHz, Timings & Voltage for the memory? These are a few questions we need to help out.
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October 5, 2010 2:09:11 AM

6GB DDR3 1066MHz

seems to be in 2's because it has a maximum of 8 gb of ram.
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October 5, 2010 2:22:14 AM

1) Your RAM should be fine but not of the best quality since coming from an OEM.

2) What motherboard are you getting, as the one in the Dell PC will not support the newer i'x Series CPU's. You will need an X58 motherboard for the i7 950.
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October 5, 2010 2:35:47 AM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case fans(x2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's basically it. I have a dvd/cd drive and harddrive from my dell. The new case comes with two 120mm fans and an optional set for x2 200mm fans. It seems that the Corsair H50 and H70 inhibits the installation of 120mm fans on the top and 1 200mm fan, but I'm getting the megaflow set of fans.
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October 5, 2010 2:38:27 AM

Actually, could you look at the specs on the case. I'm lost. I don't want to follow advice from a random person that bought it. How many fans and which sizes should I purchase for it? I see 1 or 2 possible 120mm fans that comes with the case, but I want to install more.
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October 5, 2010 2:50:44 AM

1) Soild build... What is your GPU?

2) I would go with the G.SKILL PI Series DDR3 1600 Cas7 for less money and better performance.

3) It comes with two fans but you'll want to install at least two additional; one on top for exhaust and another one in front for in-take of air. This should give you adequate cooling.
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October 5, 2010 2:56:45 AM

tecmo34 said:
1) Soild build... What is your GPU?

2) I would go with the G.SKILL PI Series DDR3 1600 Cas7 for less money and better performance.

3) It comes with two fans but you'll want to install at least two additional; one on top for exhaust and another one in front for in-take of air. This should give you adequate cooling.


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1) I have an HD 5850 1gb card
2) How is it better? The other card seems to be designed for the i7 cpu and has the dd3 1600 and dual-path heat exchange technology.
3) Are you referring to purchasing x2 200mm fans? One 200mm for the exhaust and the other 200mm for front in-take?
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October 5, 2010 3:01:45 AM

1) Good card!!

2) I'm saying it is better because 1) it has better timings, 2) though not designed for water cooling, it has good heat separators and 3) Cheaper to boot.

3) No... Sorry for the confusion. I just meant that the two 120mm fans you purchased will be adequate by placing one in the front and one on top.
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October 5, 2010 3:09:36 AM

tecmo34 said:
1) Good card!!

2) I'm saying it is better because 1) it has better timings, 2) though not designed for water cooling, it has good heat separators and 3) Cheaper to boot.

3) No... Sorry for the confusion. I just meant that the two 120mm fans you purchased will be adequate by placing one in the front and one on top.


1) Alright. Does it have a similar memory bandwith per channel?
2) I thought that the case already comes with x2 120mm fans installed. I was going to purchase x2 200mm fans.
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October 5, 2010 3:16:04 AM

1) Yes...

2) 200mm fans are the way to go with the two 120mm fans that come with the case. You had it right... :D 
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October 5, 2010 3:49:09 AM

tecmo34 said:
1) Yes...

2) 200mm fans are the way to go with the two 120mm fans that come with the case. You had it right... :D 


Hey. Thanks for all the information. I know that the difference between the 2 listed ram are very similar, but I went with the other for the other features. It seemed to be compatible with an x58 motherboard as well. Sorry. I meant no disrespect on your opinions. The price difference wasn't too bad. However, I purchased everything that I listed for you and that we covered. I hope that it's a good machine and miles above what I used to have.
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October 5, 2010 11:58:36 AM

Not a problem... The Corsair's are excellant memory, so you'll be fine with them. :) 

It should be a very nice improvement over the Q8300. Here is a quick comparison between the Q8400 (don't list the Q8300) and the i7 950... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/89?vs=100
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October 5, 2010 2:00:39 PM

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