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Windows 7: Rate my $2500 Build

05 Dec 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratman View Post
But, the i7 950 is a well known solid performer. People know the heat levels, OC-ability, power usage and just all around ability of it.

On the other hand, the 2600k is new and people won't know the problems etc with it and you may waste your money. My suggestion is that you get the i7 950 for at least 3 months until all the major issues with the 2600k are fixed.
I suggest he gets the 2600K, socket 1366 is EOL right now so no sense in investing in it when the 1155 is out.

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05 Dec 2010   #22

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Waiting for SB is the right move IMO.

Why?
  • Better clock for clock performance vs i5/i7 (10% - 15% more)
  • 32nm manufacturing tech (meaning lower power consumption, they'll run cooler, more OC headroom [Intel released a video showing SB OC'ed to 5GHz on Air :insane:]).

I'm definitely making the move to SB come January.

EDIT: Nice choice on the video card as well mate. Cayman's gonna be a HUGE success.
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05 Dec 2010   #23

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratman View Post
But, the i7 950 is a well known solid performer. People know the heat levels, OC-ability, power usage and just all around ability of it.

On the other hand, the 2600k is new and people won't know the problems etc with it and you may waste your money. My suggestion is that you get the i7 950 for at least 3 months until all the major issues with the 2600k are fixed.
As noted earlier, it's a processor.... there will be no issues to be fixed. Now, if you argue motherboard, than you might have an argument. On the processor.... no.

As for the i7-950, you can get it from Microcenter for $199. The catch.... in-store pickup only.... meaning no on-line orders will be shipped. Micro Center - Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz Boxed Processor 865204

I have a 930 and the price of the 950 is so appealing I'm seriously considering getting one myself.

Anyways to the OP, nice system, though I agree, get a bigger case. I have a HAF X and I love it. See my system specs.

Edit: Before declaring the Sandybridge king of the hill.... check it against the i7-900 series chips on a 1366 socket. It's still king of the hill until it get's replaced at a later date.
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05 Dec 2010   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I thought Antec 1200 was reasonably big though? I'm considering the Antec 1200, CM HAF X, NZXT Phantom and the Silverstone RV01 right now. I'm leaning towards the HAF X as it has a front USB 3.0 and appears to be a beast
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05 Dec 2010   #25

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMan View Post
I thought Antec 1200 was reasonably big though? I'm considering the Antec 1200, CM HAF X, NZXT Phantom and the Silverstone RV01 right now. I'm leaning towards the HAF X as it has a front USB 3.0 and appears to be a beast
My thoughts on the HAF X - http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...tml#post831446
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05 Dec 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMan View Post
I thought Antec 1200 was reasonably big though? I'm considering the Antec 1200, CM HAF X, NZXT Phantom and the Silverstone RV01 right now. I'm leaning towards the HAF X as it has a front USB 3.0 and appears to be a beast
My thoughts on the HAF X - http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...tml#post831446
Thanks, you've convinced me to get it

EDIT: Would it stay on a table without collapsing it?
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05 Dec 2010   #27

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It's a heavy case no doubt (31.5 pounds empty), but only you know your table's strength

HAF X - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply
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05 Dec 2010   #28

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Get the box off the desk and table and place it in this on the floor.
Kantek CS250B CPU Stand, Angled, Mobile, Swivel Casters, 9'' x 12'' x 7-1/2'', Black
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05 Dec 2010   #29

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Or you could just install the included wheels and place it on the floor....

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05 Dec 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Edit: Before declaring the Sandybridge king of the hill.... check it against the i7-900 series chips on a 1366 socket. It's still king of the hill until it get's replaced at a later date.
There are no more chips coming out for 1366, so what they have on the market is what you can get.
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