Who's built a Core i7 system?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by David_L6, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. David_L6

    David_L6 OSNN Addict

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    Anyone here built a Core i7 system yet? If so, how does it compare to Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad?

    I haven't built a new system in a while and have been considering building a new one using the Core i7 940.
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    My new system is going to be an i7 as well. So I would be interested in the news of this also.
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    not yet, but I play to build one using the 2.6Ghx i7, asus x58 board and ocz ddr3 ram :)

    I recommend everyone spec their machines around that :)
     
  4. David_L6

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    Any particular reason(s) for those choices? I'm partial to Intel motherboards and was planning on using a DX58SO or if it's out when I build a DX58SO2. I've had very good luck with G.Skill RAM too...
     
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    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Mine is going to be the intel x58 board with corsair dominator ddr3 triple channel and 2.93 processor :p

    I am thinking about getting a sapphire 4870 1 gig video card as well. But haven't decided.
     
  6. slugbug

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    I'll upgrade if I win the parts :)