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I-7 930 and Parts, Need Help Please and Thankyou

Going for an upgrade to my PC and was wondering if these parts would work well (Flawlessly) together?

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
(The 930 is cheaper on new egg than the 920.. so I was just gonna build around this)

Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614&cm_re=asus_p6x58d_premium_lga_1366_intel_x58_sata_6gb%2fs-_-13-131-614-_-Product
(Oooo pretty...)

Ram: G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 2000MHZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231254
(Looking for 6GB Tri-channel 2000MHZ, This seems to be the best I've found while staying under 300$ for ram)
(Was Also wondering if it was worth the trouble to go for the 2000MHZ over say... a better 1600MHZ Brand)


Any help in choosing better parts would be appreciated and helpful :)


already have a 5870, 750W PSU, Optical Drive, Haf case.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week

BUDGET RANGE: I wanna stay within 700-900$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, But w/e is cheapest would be nice to get them all shipped around the same time.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, Washington State

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire later on with two 5870's, Have only one atm

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
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  1. If that's definitely the motherboard you want, you could upgrade to an i7-950 for the same price with this combo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.495202
  2. I'm a fan off all of your choices...

    Two quick comments...

    1) You can get the i7-950 now for only $15 more.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    2) You can save some additional money by dropping down to either of these motherboards without losing anything really.
    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  3. Here's a combo with the ASUS P6X58D-E (same motherboard, just as pretty, without the second LAN chipset) and an i7-930 for $485 ($95 less).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.495222


    That Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R is just as full featured. Here is a combo for it with the i7-930 for $460 (another $25 less).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492640
  4. Thanks for your help, I have a few questions.

    Would the I950 Overclock as good as the 930 or?

    Also is the P6x58D-E Exactly the same just without the 2nd LAN? or are their small differences aswell?


    And is it worth getting 2000MHZ ram over 1600 MHZ?
  5. The I-950 would overclock at least as well as the I-930.

    Correct, The only difference I see on newegg is the second LAN Controller.

    With DDR3 Ram Frequency seems to make less of a difference. DDR 1333 CL5 ~ DDR3 1600 CL7 ~ DDR3 2000 CL9, I would go with whatever is cheapest. Here's an article from Anandtech.com that covers the subject:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2792
  6. Oh, I just noticed on the P6X58D-E the heatsinks are slightly different. The heatpipe doesn't extend to the southbridge, and the heatsink at the top edge of the motherboard is a little shorter; I can't imagine it would make a difference.
  7. Taking into consideration I think I'm just gonna go with


    Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

    Proc + Mobo Combo: i7-950 / ASUS P6X58D Premium
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.495202&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=4g36q5vk44


    Little more money tacked on but I'm within my Budget, Do you guys agree with the changes?
  8. I would stick with the Trident... It runs nicely at DDR3 1600 Cas6 :)
  9. Hrmm, Alright.

    Then I'll have room to overclock them later if I want I guess.

    I also Just read a forum post from here about 950 vs 920/930

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272516-28-worth-stick


    Is it really worth the price difference if I'm going to overclock the 930 anyway?
  10. Best answer
    Ravie said:
    Hrmm, Alright.

    Then I'll have room to overclock them later if I want I guess.

    I also Just read a forum post from here about 950 vs 920/930

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272516-28-worth-stick

    Is it really worth the price difference if I'm going to overclock the 930 anyway?



    Intel recently lowered the price of the i7-950 a lot, they almost cut it in half. Back when that was posted, the i7-920/930 was much much cheaper than the i7-950.

    If you go with the ASUS P6X58D Premium combo, like I said, there is no difference in price.

    Looking at the straight up prices of the i7-950 and i7-920/930, $15 is only a 5% increase in price. I think it would be worth it. Otherwise you would always be wondering how much better your system could have been, could have overclocked with an i7-950.
  11. Best answer selected by Ravie.
  12. Thanks alot for your help fellas, I will be purchasing this tonight.
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