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Windows 7: Intel i7

20 May 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

930 is a smidge faster and overclocks better from what I have read.


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20 May 2010   #12
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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If you get a new board now, you may also want to have one that provides USB3.
Yeah, most if not all the boards I've looked at for i7 920 have 1-2 USB3 connections. Not many have Firewire though.
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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 (suppose to be released sometime soon)
Err.... Unless you want to spend $700 dollars on that board and need/want super duper overclocking abilities, get a UD7 or better yet, money wise, a X58A-UD5.

Gigabyte's next flag ship board Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard

If you do some homework, the UD5 is about the same as the UD7, except the UD7 has more phases (24 vs 12) and built in water block?

BTW if you do decide on a X58A-UD5, look for rev 2.0, there are some enhancement over rev 1

Rev 2.0 - GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 2.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview
Rev 1.0 - GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview

I currently have rev 1.0.

And get a 930 instead of the 920.

My two cents.

Peace
Thanks for your opinion. Curious: why 930 over 920? They are essentially the same chip.

930 is newer, has a little higher stock clock. It's to replace the 920's.

The board I use has a firewire connection.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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20 May 2010   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I'll check the price, but I may sacrifice the slight speed increase and I don't plan to do much overclocking.

I don't game or anything like that. Just software development, server, databases, and virtual machines will take most of the computing.
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20 May 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you get a new board now, you may also want to have one that provides USB3.
Yeah, most if not all the boards I've looked at for i7 920 have 1-2 USB3 connections. Not many have Firewire though.
Firewire is pretty useless anyhow, unless you have gadgets like cameras that need it for downloads.
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20 May 2010   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

930 should be about the same price as the 920's. And with being newer, a little higher stock clock speed, I would get it now if I was to buy one. Over the 920, that is.
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20 May 2010   #16
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you get a new board now, you may also want to have one that provides USB3.
Yeah, most if not all the boards I've looked at for i7 920 have 1-2 USB3 connections. Not many have Firewire though.
Firewire is pretty useless anyhow, unless you have gadgets like cameras that need it for downloads.
Yeah, my MiniDV camcorder uses it.

Of course I'm looking to upgrade to a flash camcorder, but that will be put off if I go with a new desktop. LOL.



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930 should be about the same price as the 920's. And with being newer, a little higher stock clock speed, I would get it now if I was to buy one. Over the 920, that is.
Yes, the 'Egg has it for about $10 more than the 920.
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20 May 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

While you're at Newegg, or other online retailer, you might also look for combo deals where you get both the motherboard and CPU in one package for a slightly lower price that buying them separately.
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20 May 2010   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The Gigabyte X58A's DO have firewire connections on the back plate. In fact it has a mini one as well. Plus USB3 and SATA 6

Also I spoke about the X58A-UD5 here - Experience with Gigabyte motherboards?

In that same link I said....

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PS. Micro Center has the Core i7-930 for $199.99 boxed!!! Don’t know how long this deal will last so… Compare New Egg @ $294.99
and they still do.

And as stated, the 930 is the replacement for the 920, is faster (2.80 vs 2.66) and has a higher multi (22 vs 20?). You'd do well to get the 930.

BTW I'm currentl running my chip (930) at a modest 3.52gig without issue. See my system specs.
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20 May 2010   #19
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
The Gigabyte X58A's DO have firewire connections on the back plate. In fact it has a mini one as well. Plus USB3 and SATA 6

Also I spoke about the X58A-UD5 here - Experience with Gigabyte motherboards?

In that same link I said....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
PS. Micro Center has the Core i7-930 for $199.99 boxed!!! Don’t know how long this deal will last so… Compare New Egg @ $294.99
and they still do.

And as stated, the 930 is the replacement for the 920, is faster (2.80 vs 2.66) and has a higher multi (22 vs 20?). You'd do well to get the 930.

BTW I'm currentl running my chip (930) at a modest 3.52gig without issue. See my system specs.
It says pickup only.
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20 May 2010   #20
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, unfortunately that would be the case. Sorry

You might call their customer service and see if they have a store near you. The one I went to is 2 hours away from me.
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