2 systems, wich one is the best?

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  1. L0cusT

    L0cusT Master Guru

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    Hi, im studying in computer support and i would like to buy a new computer to be able to use win 7 better and to play games at occasion. I want my machine to perform well and to last 5 years ( as long as my last one ) Im the kind of guy who wants top quality materials but at a good price...i choosed 2 systems and i would like some opinions on wich should i get because my machine is old and im not really sure wich boards by example, are the best and why etc...

    so the first one is the following:

    Any board of 150$ ( probably asus with 1366 socket )
    Intel i7 930 ( 1366 ) around 300$
    any 4 gb kit of memory...of 1600-1800 mhz around 150$ max
    the best graphic card i can get for around 175$ ( im thinking about radeon 4870)
    Thermaltake psu of at least 700 watts for around 150$
    Thermaltake case for 150$

    total: 1075$

    Second choice:

    Intel p55wg ( 1156 ) around 180$
    Intel i7 860 (1156) around 300$
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    total: about the same price

    the thing is, i would like to get an intel board, but the 1366 ones are too expensive ( starting at 280$ ) (extreme series) so, should i get another brand board for less money, and go with the socket 1366 or, should i get the intel one and the socket 1155 for the same price? also, i know some ppl will ask me why buy expensive thermaltake stuff...maybe i could go to another brand but, i would prefer to buy thermaltake. Any other ideas? thanks !:)
     
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    9xx overclock better than the 8xx series of cpus

    so its like this

    9xx if you overclock
    8xx if you don't since it has a nice turbo mode ect.
     
  3. Jae-So

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    +1 agree completely, oh and I personally don't like the Intel made boards, just get a good gigabyte or asus one
     
  4. L0cusT

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    Thanks for the fast response.

    I dont plan to overclock really, just maybe when my computer becomes really old in a couple of years :p Do you guys have an idea of a good video card under 175$ other than the radeon 4870? I just want to run some games but not to play them with full details ( to be honest im waiting for new diablo and starcraft) i just want to make sure i wont lag in these game :p Thanks also for your opinion on the intel board, i think ur right about gigabyte and asus, cant say they not a sure choice, its not like they were new in the market :p Asus will probably be my choice

    just want to say sorry about my english wich is not that good :frown:
     

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  6. scheherazade

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    I've put together 3 machines with the "MSI x58 pro-e" (~$175).
    It's been problem-free all around, and has a decent feature set and layout.




    If you're near a microcenter, you can get a 930 for $200 (save ~$100)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0331303




    I'd shave off some for the PSU.
    $170 will get you a 1000watt cooler master.
    Or if you want to stick with ~750 watt, you can go cheaper (I would - you can save ~$50 right here).

    CM with 1 12v rail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053

    Antec with multiple rails, more peak (this is fine too, so long as you plug different rails into your video card. i.e. 2x22a rails = 44a available)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    2 antec 750w under $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026





    Get a no-name case that's well ventilated.
    Aerocool masstige has great air flow, and it's ~$100 (save $70)
    http://www.aerocool.us/case/Masstige/Masstige-feature.htm




    So you saved :
    $70 + $50 + $100 = $220
    Put that towards your $170 video card budget = $390

    That there my friend is a 5870 or a gtx 470.

    Your frame rates will destroy what you would have had otherwise.

    -scheherazade
     
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  7. mrmonsoon

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  8. L0cusT

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    nice, very cool idea ! ill defenitely think about it ...true that i should put more one the graphic card and less on some other parts...
     
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  11. scheherazade

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    I live by a microcenter, so it worked out for me.




    Check out where they have locations, there could be one near you.

    Yeah, that 930 for $169 is a killer deal.

    You might be able to convince someone to pick one up for you and ship it.
    USPS flat rate box for an item that size is around $15 bucks.

    edit : WHOOPS
    Just saw montreal.
    That'd be more like $27 usd
    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/st...viewAll=N&rn=CategoriesDisplay&WT.ac=10000274

    -scheherazade
     
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  12. L0cusT

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    cant order the cpu, says they are only avalaible on store or pick up
     

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