Upgrading to core i7!!! $700

destram25

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon(Most likely today or tomorrow) BUDGET RANGE: 600-700 dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Graphics Card, Power Supply, Hard Drive, Case, DVD drive, Vista

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: A build around core i7 920

OVERCLOCKING: YES SLI or Xfire - later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050. Will upgrade to 1900x1200 very soon though http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to max out anything I throw at this bad boy. 4870x2 + core i7 920!


These are the parts I'll be replacing:
ASUS rampage formula:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284
Core 2 Duo E8400:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Mushkin 4G 800mhz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146692
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

These are all very good parts to build with. I recommend them all, but its time to upgrade :sarcastic:

New core i7 parts:
Intel core i7 920 D0 stepping:
https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?productid=16135
ASUS P6T deluxe v2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365
OCZ platinum 6GB @1600 mhz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381
:eek: Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler(BEAST!) w/ Scythe s-flex fan:
http://www.crazypc.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=prolimatech-megahalem-508600

This is what my build will be like:
Vista Ultimate 64-bit (already owned)
ASUS P6T deluxe v2 ~
core i7 920 ~
Prolimatech Megahalems cooler ~
4870x2 tri-fan (already owned)
6GB RAM @1600 ~
Antec Quattro 1000w PSU (already owned)
WD 750g HD (already owned)
Antec 1200 case(get this if you dont have it. your missing out lol)
(already owned)

So! What do you guys think? Pretty good? :sweat:


P.S.-What do you guys think of the Prolimatech Megahalems?
 

radiowars

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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8444/cpu-tri-57/Thermalright_Ultra-120_eXtreme-1366_RT_CPU_Heatsink_Socket_LGA_1366.html?id=TZD88U8s\

Get this heatsink. Yeah, it costs about 15$ more, but it's a nice heatsink. I couldn't find any reviews for the other one, so I'd just go with what you know.