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

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September 2, 2010 4:23:01 PM

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=N82E168...
(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=N82E168...
(Oooo pretty...)

Ram: G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 2000MHZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(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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September 2, 2010 4:55:04 PM

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?
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September 2, 2010 4:58:29 PM

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
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September 2, 2010 5:05:44 PM

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.
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September 2, 2010 5:17:21 PM

I would stick with the Trident... It runs nicely at DDR3 1600 Cas6 :) 
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September 2, 2010 5:20:55 PM

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?
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September 2, 2010 5:34:39 PM

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.
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September 2, 2010 5:46:41 PM

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September 2, 2010 5:47:38 PM

Thanks alot for your help fellas, I will be purchasing this tonight.

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