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Evga P55 FTW & i7 870

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Dbiggs9, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dbiggs9

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    I saved up $1000 for a new build/upgrade. my friend has here a P55 + i7 870 for $300.
    This will be a nice upgrade from my Q6600 790i. Would you guys jump on this deal or just go with a New Chip board something 2011 or 1155. Also with the small saving from his deal i would use the extra money for newer Gpu's. I have a 2x4GB 1866 Ram kit in the 790 i could use in the P55.
  2. CDdude55

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    Depends what you want to do with the machines, a P55 board with an overclocked i7 870 is good enough for most but if you're mainly gaming then you should focus more on your GPU power and in that case sticking with your Q6600 and overclocking it might be your best bet unless you can find a cheap upgrade which might just be that P55/i7 870 combo for $300 form your friend.

    If you have the money, i say go for the upgrade or save like $50 more and go for a better GPU if you're more gaming focused. Granted that Q6600 might be a bit of a bottleneck, so just way your pros and cons out.
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