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New i7 build - Need some feedback

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November 30, 2010 2:46:40 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: mid december

Budget Range: 1000 - 1250 €

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and recording games (FRAPS) but also some video editing/rendering, movies, music, etc.

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, HDD, PSU, optical drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: spanish website, sorry http://www.appinformatica.com/

Country of Origin: Spain

Parts Preferences: my local store has a limited number of brands, so I have to choose from what's available at the moment

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I'm not too sure about the RAM choice. Is there any difference between buying a 3x2gb kit and buying 3 separate 2gb sticks?
Also I want to wait until the GTX 570 released. Maybe wait for the HD 69xx too?



CPU: i7 950 3.06 Ghz ___ 304€
Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E ___ 234€
RAM: DDR3 1600 CL8 (3X2GB) PATRIOT-V __ 118€
GPU: GTX 570 ?? __ 450€ max
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 __ 141€
PSU: Corsair HX 750w __ 0€ (already have it XD)
HDD: 1TB samsung F3 __ 0€ (already have it)

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November 30, 2010 6:27:26 PM

You should wait for early Jan for Intel new CPU's.

About the point regarding separate ram sticks, 3x2Gb kits comes in with same model of ram sticks with same latency and voltage required while buying 3 separate 2gb sticks can also work if u get the same model or at least same spec models but this might create stability problems if not taken care of.
December 1, 2010 3:24:00 PM

I don't feel like waiting for Sandy Bridge because then I'll end up waiting for Bulldozer, then waiting for the 1366 replacement... i'll be waiting forever.
Besides, I have a P4 build right now so I need an upgrade rather urgently :p 
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December 1, 2010 3:35:43 PM

hmmm if u cant wait then the selection u did is fine and most of us would have suggested the same components anyway. See if u can afford 2 x GTX 470's that would be better.
December 1, 2010 6:42:59 PM

Thanks a lot. This is my first build ever (I've only had a couple of pre-builts before) so I was unsure if my component choices were correct.

I think I can afford 2x GTX 470 but a dual GPU setup is something i've never tried and I thought it would be easier to stick to just one card... I've heard that Sli/Crossfire can be a bit troublesome?? Maybe I can buy a single card now (570/69xx/...) and add another one later if needed?

thanks!
December 1, 2010 7:04:05 PM

yeah i think a single card will be better for you, lets wait and see how both of new cards will perform and are priced.
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