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Old 12-17-10, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Moving to Core i7

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?
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Old 12-17-10, 09:19 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-17-10, 10:15 AM   #3
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Welcome to the i7 club.

Should have went for a 6GB triple-channel memory kit though.
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Old 12-17-10, 10:43 AM   #4
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You will love it. My 920 is still rockin out 2yrs later.
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Old 12-17-10, 10:47 AM   #5
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i've been very happy with my i7 920 as well. best chip since the q6600.
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Old 12-17-10, 11:18 AM   #6
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Welcome to the i7 club.

Should have went for a 6GB triple-channel memory kit though.
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.
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Old 12-17-10, 02:06 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-20-10, 09:40 PM   #9
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I can't overclock the 920 on my secondary system. At normal speed the Core i7 is a WOEFUL CPU. Wait a DUD!
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Old 12-21-10, 05:47 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 12-21-10, 08:58 AM   #11
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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.
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I jumped from a Athlon 64 to a i7.
Bet it wasn't much of a difference was it?
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