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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AnomalouS, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. AnomalouS

    AnomalouS

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    Current specs are:
    -Q6600 @ 3.2ghz
    -ASUS P5Q
    -GTX280
    -Cooler Master RS-750

    Basic gaming pc, I play black ops, MW2, bad company2 and a few randoms.
    I usually upgrade ever 16-18 months and do not buy the newest/best/most expensive stuff.

    I need help choosing a processor, mobo, SSD and ram right now, as I think I will keep the GTX280 and see how it performs with a new cpu/mobo.

    I am curious what one could expect for difference in the following CPU's, performance vs cost. Yes I realize roughly .25ghz difference, but is there much performance there?
    -i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache 1366 130W Quad-Core -$295-
    -i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core -$209-

    Mobo will depend whether I choose the i7 or i5... Looking at the following:
    If i5- ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -$150-
    If i7- not sure but budget is $150 range also.

    RAM. 8gb for now, I do some 3d modeling (solidworks) and would like 16gb later if needed.
    -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) -$125-

    SSD. Looking to run OS and basics on this. Not entirely sure I am going with SSD yet.
    -Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -$130-

    Thanks in advance for your help and input.
    What do you see as any issues or changes.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  2. bpgt64

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    Can you get access to a Microcenter? they have 950s for 230 bucks..
  3. Fourstaff

    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Your rig still have a lot of power in it, wait till Sandy Bridge?

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