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    Default Upgrade what to get?

    Howdy gents.

    Decided on a upgrade needing a CPU, Mobo and Ram. Previously owning a Q9550, P45-DS5 and Team Xtreem Dark 4GB Ram.
    I believe in getting decent parts but not looking at spending top dollar on parts if you get my drift :)

    The bits left over are a Xigmatek 1000 PSU and a ATI 5850
    I am a gamer but also look at O/C the rig to get more out of it.

    I am out of the loop in what performs great so your assistance will be a great help.

    What socket to get 1156 or a 1366? I have my eye on these i5 750, i7 860, i7 875 or a i7 930

    I have no idea on ram and what motherboard but am used to the Gigabyte boards.

    Once again you opinion and recommendations will be appreciated and taken seriously.

    Cheers

    Lighty
    Last edited by Lighty; 06-18-2010 at 10:45 PM.
    CPU: i7-930 @ 4ghz V 1.248 QPI/VTT v1.35
    PSU: Corsair AX850 Professional Gold Series
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Max Temp 78c
    MB: GA-X58A-UD5 Bios FD
    RAM: kingston Hyper-x 2000mhz 7-7-7-24 v1.66
    OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Why not consider AMD's hexacore?

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    this one?

    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20Ghz / 3.60Ghz Turbo Core, 9MB Cache, Six Core, Black Edition
    CPU: i7-930 @ 4ghz V 1.248 QPI/VTT v1.35
    PSU: Corsair AX850 Professional Gold Series
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Max Temp 78c
    MB: GA-X58A-UD5 Bios FD
    RAM: kingston Hyper-x 2000mhz 7-7-7-24 v1.66
    OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Yup!

    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Six Core CPU Final Thoughts :: TweakTown

    And the with the savings you get, you might even want to Crossfire that 5850 of yours :)

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Ok so I am looking at the i7-930 or the AMD..... I will only ever run a single GPU, not really being a fan of DUAL cards.
    CPU: i7-930 @ 4ghz V 1.248 QPI/VTT v1.35
    PSU: Corsair AX850 Professional Gold Series
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Max Temp 78c
    MB: GA-X58A-UD5 Bios FD
    RAM: kingston Hyper-x 2000mhz 7-7-7-24 v1.66
    OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Ok so its going to be a

    CPU: i7-930
    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
    RAM: Kingston Hyperx 6G(3x2G) 2000Mhz DDR3 CL9 Intel XMP <input name="pid" value="14729" type="hidden">
    KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX

    They seem to perform very well and O/C very well. Would like your opinion please guys.
    Oh and a cooler.

    cheers
    CPU: i7-930 @ 4ghz V 1.248 QPI/VTT v1.35
    PSU: Corsair AX850 Professional Gold Series
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Max Temp 78c
    MB: GA-X58A-UD5 Bios FD
    RAM: kingston Hyper-x 2000mhz 7-7-7-24 v1.66
    OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Final choices there look good to me, although I would save a few bucks and get a 920 instead of a 930.

    If you plan on overclocking you wont be using the 930's x22 CPU multi anyway so your best bet is 920

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    Lightly,

    How's your experience with the GA-X58A-UD3R with the Kingston KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX?

    What speed are you running on the CPU and the RAM? Were you able to enable the XMP of the RAM?

    Can you please post your OC configuration?

    Thanks! :-)
    Last edited by FWLAX; 06-21-2010 at 02:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Upgrade what to get?

    XMP is not suggested, set things yourself.

    There is no way a pre-programed set of settings can guess what your particular CPU needs anyway so it's best to do it yourself.

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    LSD cannot get i7-920 anywhere here seems to me they are all gone. Also found these KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX lower timings.

    FWLAX I don't have the parts yet but will let you know how I go.
    CPU: i7-930 @ 4ghz V 1.248 QPI/VTT v1.35
    PSU: Corsair AX850 Professional Gold Series
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Max Temp 78c
    MB: GA-X58A-UD5 Bios FD
    RAM: kingston Hyper-x 2000mhz 7-7-7-24 v1.66
    OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

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