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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by JudgeJimmie, May 4, 2009.

  1. Dice

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    is that cooler compatible with i7? dosn't say i7 on newegg.
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    I dont know if the corecontact freezer comes already with the s1366 bracket or u have to buy it apart. other than that, really nice. when u see your performance is not enough, get another 4830 or 4850 or 4870 and be happy
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    you will need a cooler for the i7, that chip runs hot as b4ll$.
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    Ok, I found a mount for my original cooler.

    One more very newby question. How do I make this computer compatible with bluetooth and other wireless options like that?
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    I'm sry but I didn't read the thread, but for the i7, I think you should get the s1283V from xigmatek :) Also, think about RAID 0 a drive :) will make read write and copying much faster
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    I didn't read the whole thread and I'm wondering what made you go with i7 over Q9550? A Q9650, just a notch faster than the 9550 and speed you can attain without barely overclocking, performs the same as an i7 920 and you don't have to buy such an expensive board and memory...
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    Basically, because I want the computer to last me through my college years, and the i7 seems to be the more up to date and thing of the future type of CPU. I was actually asking that question and no one seemed to give me a really straight answer. But for video editing and stuff the i7 seemed to be overall the better CPU and the thing that will be moving toward the future, more than the Q9950 was.
    However, like I have said, I am new to this, and I am not too sure.

    I have no idea what a Raid 0 Drive is or does. Is there a recommended model you could give me? And will there be a big price difference?
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    i7 beats the hell out of Q9650...

    a 4ghz i7 beats a 4.2ghz Q9650 in anything anytime
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    I've seen the benchmarks and Q9650 = i7 920 in performance.
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    RAID0 requires you to get two of the same drive. In the system, they function as one drive, and so two 7200RPM drives work like a single 14KRPM drive. People (including me) do it for speed, and it's pretty damn fast, but the only problem is that if one drive dies, you lose all your data (but hey, that's what backups are for).
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    lol i think a 4 GHz i7 will beat a 5Ghz Q9650 in anything multithreaded seeing as a lowly i7 at 2.66ghz stock spanks the 3.2Ghz QX in just about everything.
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    Ok, cool, that sounds like it could be a little more expensive, and a little bit to advanced for someone building their first Com like I am. Maybe in a year I will want to upgrade to that, unless any of you know a good reason why I shouldn't wait.
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    its only like $60 more, and you shouldnt wait because its a PITA reinstalling everything from scratch. You'll waste more time than the initial $60 is worth. Best way to raid is:
    2 cheap, fast, low GB hdd's with large caches in raid 0 for the system and the programs, and then one giant non-raided 1tb drive for files, movies, pron, etc etc

    that way if the array goes down, you dont lose everything. And you can back up images of your array on the 1tb; its easy there are programs that do it for you.

    This is a great drive for 2 way raid: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262
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    Well I guess I'll look into it. How much would it improve the performance of the system? I am getting near the top of my budget and I don't know if it would be worth the extra 60-100 dollars.

    It would add about $100 dollars to my build if I used those too and then the cheapest TB HD I found. It would aslo add 900 GB more HD Space.
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    Installing, copying, moving, and expanding files--ESPECIALLY expanding files like extracting RARs and stuff, all that is about twice as fast. For me, extracting RARs/TARs etc is MORE than twice as fast as it used to be on a single 7200RPM drive (note that it was not SATA which may have to do with it, but WOW I'm stunned at the speed of these drives in RAID0!)
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    Dont do it then, in a year or so when you upgrade, go straight for SSDs and raid those.
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    Also a good idea.
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    What are SSD's?
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    IMO it is worth it... do it with 2 of theses or theses (cheaper)... VERY easy to install...

    Q9650=i7 ? LOL??? since when? MAYBE in games at stock lol... but that's not a fair comparaison... try both OCed on Air.... i7 > any Qxxxx anyday anywhere anyhow
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    solid state drives, cutting edge tech, pricy as hell now but dropping rapidly. I think raid is overkill to be honest, this will be the fastest computer you have ever used.
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    SSDs will take more than 1 year to become interesting... RAID 0 now IMO, Fast as hell :) Then, when you get the money, you can buy a 1tb storage drive or something
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    I think your right Dice, especially since right now I'm sitting on a 3 year old iBook laptop. 1.42Ghz Processor with 1 GB Ram. I just get intrigued with all things computer lol.
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    I suppose if I just RAID with those two HD's It would only be about $20 more...
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    but Raid is sooooooooo fast for soooooooo cheap :( your perceived performance will be like 30% greater! and it's sooooooo easy to do! all this makes it a sooooo good thing to do!

    soooooo do it:p

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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