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November 23, 2011 4:09:47 AM

My friend told me he had an intel i7 motherboard that was extra. He said the holding things broke a little so I have to fix it(but that doesn't matter).

So I thought about it and wanted the cheapest i7 out there. I just play fsx and wanted to build a pretty good system so I can use REX and all that.

So will a single core work well with it or do I have to go with the expensive dual core.


And doesn't the second generation i processors use the same socket? If so, can I use a cheaper i5 or i3?


Im not sure what motherboard it is but I think it's a good brand like ASUS.

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November 23, 2011 4:14:43 AM

if the mobo you have is 1156 that is the 1st generation of core i series then you can not put a 2nd gen processor in bcz 2nd gen socket is 1155

secondly in 1st gen processor buy i7 like i7 920 or 960

and 1st gen core i3 and i5 are almost almost the same price of 2nd gen only diffrence in 2nd gen is socket and sandy bridge and lithography and integrated graphics

over all 2nd gen are very good on stock speed

1st gen can compete 2nd gen after overclocking up to 4ghz
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November 23, 2011 4:18:16 AM

pell380 said:
if the mobo you have is 1156 that is the 1st generation of core i series then you can not put a 2nd gen processor in bcz 2nd gen socket is 1155

secondly in 1st gen processor buy i7 like i7 920 or 960

and 1st gen core i3 and i5 are almost almost the same price of 2nd gen only diffrence in 2nd gen is socket and sandy bridge and lithography and integrated graphics

over all 2nd gen are very good on stock speed

1st gen can compete 2nd gen after overclocking up to 4ghz


How much is a good first gen i processor?

And can the first gens play fsx well?
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November 23, 2011 4:35:49 AM

Give us your motherboard model number and what is your CPU budget? What other parts you have and what other parts do you want to buy?
It will help us understand better.
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November 23, 2011 4:51:56 AM

perfectblue said:
Give us your motherboard model number and what is your CPU budget? What other parts you have and what other parts do you want to buy?
It will help us understand better.

I'm not sure but I know he said it wAs an I 7 motherboard. I think it is about 2 years old judging from when he made his system. I'm sure it's one of the good brands.

I think I will get a good deal at best buy for like an i3 or i5.

My budget is like 150 to 170.

A mid tower or tower case.
Standard RAM that's 8 gig or how ever much I can fit in the motherboard.
400 watt power supply.
A cheap graphics card probably 50 bucks.
Cheap hard drive. 250-500 gb. Doesn't matter to me.
Standard optical drive.
3 fans for processor, hard drive, and other components.

A cheap budget desktop for FSX and some addons for it.
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November 23, 2011 4:02:06 PM

perfectblue said:
Give us your motherboard model number and what is your CPU budget? What other parts you have and what other parts do you want to buy?
It will help us understand better.

And what is a motherboard model number?
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November 23, 2011 4:04:53 PM

My friend told me he had an intel i7 motherboard that was extra. He said the holding things broke a little so I have to fix it(but that doesn't matter).

So I thought about it and wanted the cheapest i7 out there. I just play fsx and wanted to build a pretty good system so I can use REX and all that.

So will a single core work well with it or do I have to go with the expensive dual core.


And doesn't the second generation i processors use the same socket? If so, can I use a cheaper i5 or i3?


Im not sure what motherboard it is but I think it's a good brand like ASUS
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November 23, 2011 4:14:43 PM

What holding thing? It may matter, since you're a noob (no slander intended). You need to list the board make, model number, and your budget for the cpu to get any recommendations.
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November 23, 2011 4:19:25 PM

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What holding thing? It may matter, since you're a noob (no slander intended). You need to list the board make, model number, and your budget for the cpu to get any recommendations.

I know its one of the good brands because my friend spends alot of money on those stuff.

My budget is like 150-200

Im guessing the socket is 1156 for 1st gen i processors but I'll have to clarify that.
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November 23, 2011 4:35:58 PM

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I know its one of the good brands because my friend spends alot of money on those stuff.

My budget is like 150-200

Im guessing the socket is 1156 for 1st gen i processors but I'll have to clarify that.


I7 processors exist on 4 sockets. 1155,1156,1366,2011. I highly doubt it's socket 2011 as that just released, but we can't recommend a processor until we know which socket.

Socket 1366, cheapest I7 is the I7 950 @ 259.99, that is actually the cheapest processor for that socket, no I3/I5 for those.
Socket 1156, cheapest I7 is the I7 870@ 289.99, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors available for this socket.
Socket 1155, cheapest I7 is the I7 2600 @ 299.99, you need the 2600K @ 319.99 if you want to overclock, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors, and even cheaper Celeron/Pentium processors too. Socket 1155 is Sandy Bridge, or the 2nd generation of I processors. I pulled prices from Newegg.com.
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November 23, 2011 4:40:03 PM

OMG OPPORTUNITY KNOX INTEL NERDS QUICK TELL HIM TO BUY A 2500K QUICK OMGOMGOMG THIS IS PRIME MEAT, "have you thought of a 2500k? this is a very good gaming chip. you should buy a 2500k and an asus maximus p67 and also the gtx 580 3072 is very nice you should consider this"...LMAO WHERE ARE YOU? it doesn't matter that the board is probably a 1366 and the guy doesn't want to spend much money, just tell him to get that mf'ing 2500k, focus people, FOCUS.
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November 23, 2011 4:41:51 PM

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I7 processors exist on 4 sockets. 1155,1156,1366,2011. I highly doubt it's socket 2011 as that just released, but we can't recommend a processor until we know which socket.

Socket 1366, cheapest I7 is the I7 950 @ 259.99, that is actually the cheapest processor for that socket, no I3/I5 for those.
Socket 1156, cheapest I7 is the I7 870@ 289.99, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors available for this socket.
Socket 1155, cheapest I7 is the I7 2600 @ 299.99, you need the 2600K @ 319.99 if you want to overclock, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors, and even cheaper Celeron/Pentium processors too. Socket 1155 is Sandy Bridge, or the 2nd generation of I processors. I pulled prices from Newegg.com.


I would prefer the cheaper i5/i3
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November 23, 2011 5:28:48 PM

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    November 24, 2011 1:03:37 AM

    loneninja said:
    I7 processors exist on 4 sockets. 1155,1156,1366,2011. I highly doubt it's socket 2011 as that just released, but we can't recommend a processor until we know which socket.

    Socket 1366, cheapest I7 is the I7 950 @ 259.99, that is actually the cheapest processor for that socket, no I3/I5 for those.
    Socket 1156, cheapest I7 is the I7 870@ 289.99, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors available for this socket.
    Socket 1155, cheapest I7 is the I7 2600 @ 299.99, you need the 2600K @ 319.99 if you want to overclock, there are cheaper I3/I5 processors, and even cheaper Celeron/Pentium processors too. Socket 1155 is Sandy Bridge, or the 2nd generation of I processors. I pulled prices from Newegg.com.


    The motherboard is an ASUS p760 for mid tower ATX cases. The socket is 1366. I will get the i7 920. Do you think they will sell it at a lower price in black friday at best buy?

    -Standard DDR3 RAM. 4-8GB ~$50
    -400 watt psu. ~$30
    -Graphics card. Nvidia Geforce 210. ~$30
    -Intel core i7 920. ~$260 maybe lower on black friday.
    -Case: mid tower ATX. ~$20-30
    -Internal 250GB hard drive. Western digital WD2500JB 7200 rpm. ~$52
    -Windows 7 home premium SP1 64bit. ~$100. Do I need one? Or can I use my win7 professional 32bit one from a 2 years ago.

    If I forgot any other components please tell me

    Is there anything that I can get cheaper like the graphics card? Prices were from newegg
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    November 24, 2011 5:29:41 AM

    there are 2 boards of intel 1st gen

    one is of socket 1156

    2nd is of socket 1366

    if you have 1366 socket then you can only put i7 in that which are 920,960 and else

    if you have 1156 socket then you can can buy i3,i5 and some i7's

    best for socket 1366=i7 960

    besto for socket 1156=i3 560 or in i5 760 or in i7 880

    thats the best i can find
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