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Windows 7: hardware for new rig.


06 Oct 2009   #1
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 
hardware for new rig.

Tomorrow I am going to buy a new rig and decided to get this a Intel core i7 configuration.

So here is the specification:

Intel core i7 920
Kingston 4GB DDR3 Ram
Asus M4A77TD PRO AMD 770/SB710 motherboard
or
MSI x58 pro E motherboard

ATI 4650 1GB graphics card
or
NVDIA geforce 9500 GT

PSU 600 watt

So what do you guys think about this configuration???


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06 Oct 2009   #2
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Mate, you've got your configuration all messed up. The Intel processor needs an LGA1366 based motherboard while the ones you've listed are actually for AMD processors. All i7 based motherboards need DDR3 RAM and not the outdated DDR2 that you've listed. Plus, to take full advantage of the 1366 platform, you need to go for triple channel RAM (3GB, 6GB or 12GB). If you're going with two sets of 2GB RAM, you might as well move to the cheaper Lynnfield LGA1156 platform.

The video cards you've listed are seriously underpowered compared to the processor. The GPU is going to be a major bottleneck in games. Last time I checked, there's very little difference in the price of a HD4650 and something a little more mainstream, like a HD4850 or HD4770.

For the configuration you've listed, a name branded (Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ etc., not that Chinese crap) 600W SMPS is overkill. Unless you're going to overclock to over 4Ghz or plan on adding another graphics card in the future, something like a Corsair VX550 should be just fine.
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06 Oct 2009   #3
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

ya I just noticed that GIGABYTE GA-MA 790XT-UD4P AMD 79X CROSSFIRE CHIPSET are for Amd.
Actually it would be MSI x58 pro E.

What happened was that I asked a shop to send me an estimate of the costs for both Intel Core i7 and Amd phenom II X4 configuration via email.

After getting the estimate cost I decided to go for core I7

While writing this thread I copy pasted those from the email without noticing.
Thanks for pointing that out.
And at this moment I cannot afford GTS or GTX series GFX card.
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06 Oct 2009   #4
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

hey!! septprince ..

you should look at my system spec for core i7....


hope you like it..!!
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06 Oct 2009   #5
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
And at this moment I cannot afford GTS or GTX series GFX card.
You could always buy a second hand/used card. There are literally hundreds of last gen (GT2xx and Radeon 48xx) cards floating around on eBay.
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06 Oct 2009   #6
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
Mate, you've got your configuration all messed up. The Intel processor needs an LGA1366 based motherboard while the ones you've listed are actually for AMD processors. All i7 based motherboards need DDR3 RAM and not the outdated DDR2 that you've listed. Plus, to take full advantage of the 1366 platform, you need to go for triple channel RAM (3GB, 6GB or 12GB). If you're going with two sets of 2GB RAM, you might as well move to the cheaper Lynnfield LGA1156 platform.

The video cards you've listed are seriously underpowered compared to the processor. The GPU is going to be a major bottleneck in games. Last time I checked, there's very little difference in the price of a HD4650 and something a little more mainstream, like a HD4850 or HD4770.

For the configuration you've listed, a name branded (Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ etc., not that Chinese crap) 600W SMPS is overkill. Unless you're going to overclock to over 4Ghz or plan on adding another graphics card in the future, something like a Corsair VX550 should be just fine.
+1....

i dont think there's anything to add to that, except to reiterate the point about the GPU, i'd never dream of building an i7 rig & offending it by paring it up with a 9500GT

even if you dont game i'd certainly look at different cards....
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06 Oct 2009   #7
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
And at this moment I cannot afford GTS or GTX series GFX card.
You could always buy a second hand/used card. There are literally hundreds of last gen (GT2xx and Radeon 48xx) cards floating around on eBay.
Dude I dont like using used parts for my computer....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
Mate, you've got your configuration all messed up. The Intel processor needs an LGA1366 based motherboard while the ones you've listed are actually for AMD processors. All i7 based motherboards need DDR3 RAM and not the outdated DDR2 that you've listed. Plus, to take full advantage of the 1366 platform, you need to go for triple channel RAM (3GB, 6GB or 12GB). If you're going with two sets of 2GB RAM, you might as well move to the cheaper Lynnfield LGA1156 platform.

The video cards you've listed are seriously underpowered compared to the processor. The GPU is going to be a major bottleneck in games. Last time I checked, there's very little difference in the price of a HD4650 and something a little more mainstream, like a HD4850 or HD4770.

For the configuration you've listed, a name branded (Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ etc., not that Chinese crap) 600W SMPS is overkill. Unless you're going to overclock to over 4Ghz or plan on adding another graphics card in the future, something like a Corsair VX550 should be just fine.
+1....

i dont think there's anything to add to that, except to reiterate the point about the GPU, i'd never dream of building an i7 rig & offending it by paring it up with a 9500GT

even if you dont game i'd certainly look at different cards....


I just found out that I dont need 600 watt PSU so I think I could get 9800 for now and I will buy a decent one after one or two mounth.
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06 Oct 2009   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I think a 9800 gt would be a bottle neck point with and i7 as far as preformance is concerned. Also noticing your location, I also understand that not everything is avalible to you and certianly not at US pricing.
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06 Oct 2009   #9
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I think a 9800 gt would be a bottle neck point with and i7 as far as preformance is concerned. Also noticing your location, I also understand that not everything is avalible to you and certianly not at US pricing.
Yup that`s right.
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06 Oct 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I just happen to have 2 of them I want to get rid of 1 is a month old and is the newest revision. Dosen't require the 6 pin power connector.
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