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tornadog
12-17-10, 10:07 AM
Finally making the move to core I7. I am keeping my existing case(Antec P180B), psu(OCZ 700W GameXstream) and hard drives(Seagate 1.5TB, Hitachi 250GB, Maxtor 250GB), and video card(Zotac GTX 470). The new parts are as follows:

i7 950
ASUS Sabertooth Motherboard
Thermalright Venomous-x HS and Noctua 120mm fan
Patriot 4GB DDR3 G Series Sector 5 Edition

Any comments? Will my 700W be sufficient to power all this?

ViN86
12-17-10, 10:19 AM
Finally making the move to core I7. I am keeping my existing case(Antec P180B), psu(OCZ 700W GameXstream) and hard drives(Seagate 1.5TB, Hitachi 250GB, Maxtor 250GB), and video card(Zotac GTX 470). The new parts are as follows:

i7 950
ASUS Sabertooth Motherboard
Thermalright Venomous-x HS and Noctua 120mm fan
Patriot 4GB DDR3 G Series Sector 5 Edition

Any comments? Will my 700W be sufficient to power all this?

Yea 700W is more than enough. Should be a nice rig. Congrats. :)

ATOJAR
12-17-10, 11:15 AM
Welcome to the i7 club. (nana2)

Should have went for a 6GB triple-channel memory kit though. :p

musman
12-17-10, 11:43 AM
You will love it. My 920 is still rockin out 2yrs later.

methimpikehoses
12-17-10, 11:47 AM
i've been very happy with my i7 920 as well. best chip since the q6600. :)

frenchy2k1
12-17-10, 12:18 PM
Welcome to the i7 club. (nana2)

Should have went for a 6GB triple-channel memory kit though. :p

Seconded, although tests have proven the 3rd memory channel add very little performance, it lets you get 2GB more without losing perfs... And more memory is always good.

tornadog
12-17-10, 03:06 PM
i got the 4gb for 30 bucks, and I couldnt justify spending more than double that for 2gb more that I may not even need.

ATOJAR
12-17-10, 04:05 PM
I couldnt justify spending more than double that for 2gb more that I may not even need.

I noticed a massive difference in every way going from 4GB to 6GB.

Maverickman
12-20-10, 10:40 PM
I can't overclock the 920 on my secondary system. At normal speed the Core i7 is a WOEFUL CPU. Wait a DUD!

mcolbourn
12-21-10, 06:47 AM
i've been very happy with my i7 920 as well. best chip since the q6600. :)

I could not agree with you more what a great CPU it is.

Bearclaw
12-21-10, 09:58 AM
i've been very happy with my i7 920 as well. best chip since the q6600. :)

I jumped from a Athlon 64 to a i7. :headexplode:

Maverick123w
12-21-10, 10:29 AM
I jumped from a Athlon 64 to a i7. :headexplode:

Bet it wasn't much of a difference was it? ;)

Peoples-Agent
12-21-10, 09:23 PM
Good choice on the motherboard btw, it is awesome.

Just be careful installing the CPU, blasted i7 boards and their CPU pins.

bob saget
12-21-10, 09:55 PM
I jumped from a Athlon 64 to a i7. :headexplode:

i went from a AMD 4400x2.

Redeemed
12-21-10, 10:29 PM
i went from a AMD 4400x2.

I went from an Intel 8088.

:bleh:

railybrees
12-27-10, 05:47 AM
This very difficult to upgrade my PC in i7 because I am still using P4 , I have need change motherboard, ram and there is no mean... I will goes for new in nearest future.