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Intel Core i7

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12-04-2008, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Matsta View Post
Ahh no. Core i7 was more designed as a professional board. It was not designed with gaming in mind. Yes it can overclock but still it is more of a 'professional' chip/mobo.

Unless you have CS4, Photoshop cannot utilize a quad, so a dual core will do just fine.
Here's what I would recommend.
Intel Core 2 Duo e8400
Thermaltake Ultra 120 (depending on if your Overclocking)
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L or Asus P5Q Pro
Antec 300
Corsair VX550W
WD 640GB HD (maybe 2 in raid 0?)
4gb of 1066mhz ram (depends if your overclocking, if your not, put some money on CAS4 RAM)
For graphics it depends on what you want.
If you have a 24" monitor, either get a 4870 1gb or a GTX 260+ 216
if your monitor is smaller, get a 4850 (look at the new sapphire model, it's got a nice cooler)


Yea that's it
You pretty much listed the exact system I just ordered lol

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12-06-2008, 07:52 PM
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I was thinking of buying a Core i7 processor sometime next year... Possibly Q2? Will there be any significant price drops in this period do you reckon?

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Stick with a core 2 duo for gaming IMO.

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01-25-2009, 01:17 PM
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If you have the money, or have enough money that after to not cry about them, you should not hesitate to buy it, you will not have any problems with it.

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id save my money and go with a nice q6600 quad core. mine runs great with anything i throw at it

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I have an i7, but a good heavy design + photoshop have the ability to bring any good processor down to it's knees! Same is the case with my i7 rig.

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