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Windows 7: New build - Need recommendations for SSD

04 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I think it's wise going with the i7-950 versus the i7-980x. It's less than 1/3 the price but offers almost all of the performance. I never get the high end CPU. In fact, I don't think I have ever spent over $300 on the CPU.
This is very true.

Yes it would be nice to have the latest and greatest, but, like you said, it has most of the performnce and after looking at some comparison benchie charts (Games mind), the 980x on stocl was not much better anyway, think 2 - 4 fps.

And after this, i dont think i have paid over the 300 mark, even my Quad 9300 only cost 250.


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04 Nov 2010   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Exactly always interesting to see before during and after and with a steady hand, close up camera settings and good lighting you can use these shot for all sorts of reference without opening up the system.
1) Close up of CPU without cooler, will clearly show sn and other mfg. info when and if needed later.
2) Sata and internal routing, gives good idea's later for cleaning up wire routing for rarely does the perfect routing occur on first try!
3) Mobo close up and overview, again gives an idea of headers used/open, fan headers open/used and other settings.
4) Close ups of drives and behind mobo wiring, again for ideas on where things are routed to.
5) Gets your complete computer geek on ! lol
Cheers and good luck !
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