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Jan 16, 2011 17:22 |  #121

Dell has good prices on their new machines. You can get a decent i7 2600 with 6GB of RAM for $800. I can get a 20% discount ($640) so I think it would be more beneficial for me to do that and then buy some more RAM and a second hard drive. Still trying to decide.


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Jan 16, 2011 17:42 |  #122

Can i get 20% too? lol




  
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Jan 16, 2011 19:04 |  #123

Well it turns out I was on the Canada site. The US doesn't get as good of a deal on the systems. It's $394 more for us.


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Jan 16, 2011 20:57 |  #124

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Well it turns out I was on the Canada site. The US doesn't get as good of a deal on the systems. It's $394 more for us.

Yes...i7-series is more Dell's top of the line, whereas HP puts them in its middle-line boxes...making HP's i7 prices far less...


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Jan 17, 2011 13:49 |  #125

If you don't want to build your own or overclock, HP is having a nice deal right now:

* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [Up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]
* 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]
* 1.5TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
* No additional office software
* Norton Internet Security(TM) 2011 - 15 month
* 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]
* No speakers
* LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
* Integrated Ethernet port, No wireless LAN
* 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, audio
* No TV Tuner
* Beats Audio -- integrated studio quality sound
* HP USB keyboard and optical mouse

With coupon code DT642387 , price comes to $830 before tax. You can get a cheaper graphics card to lower the price.


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Jan 17, 2011 14:06 |  #126

solara wrote in post #11659537 (external link)
If you don't want to build your own or overclock, HP is having a nice deal right now:

* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [Up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]
* 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]
* 1.5TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
* No additional office software
* Norton Internet Security(TM) 2011 - 15 month
* 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]
* No speakers
* LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
* Integrated Ethernet port, No wireless LAN
* 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, audio
* No TV Tuner
* Beats Audio -- integrated studio quality sound
* HP USB keyboard and optical mouse

With coupon code DT642387 , price comes to $830 before tax. You can get a cheaper graphics card to lower the price.

That's pretty decent. Specing a system myself I got 607$ without a keyboard/case.

Granted, some of that's spent oddly by getting dedicated graphics worse than the onboard 2500K's (and not getting the K), but I digress.


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Jan 18, 2011 00:55 |  #127

What m/boards are people using for the i7 2600k?
I've seen the chips here for sale, but not a lot of noise about m/b to go with them.


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Jan 18, 2011 01:05 |  #128

I bought a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7, anything in this line should do well. Reviews:

http://www.tweaktown.c​om …ss_motherboard/​index.html (external link)

http://www.bjorn3d.com​/read.php?cID=1982 (external link)


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Jan 18, 2011 03:15 |  #129

i got the asus p8p67 deluxe mb


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Jan 18, 2011 13:13 as a reply to  @ SillyGuy's post |  #130

Going for ASUS Pro for single Intel NIC. Already purchased the CPUs and 8GB of Ripjaw 1600 CAS 7 memory.

To me this is not just about changing CPUs. It is about also bumping up everything that is practical to upgrade. To me, if I am going for a new generation based on Sandy Bridge, I dang sure want enough USB 3 and SATA III ports so that my SSD and HD RAID 1 pair can all be on SATA III and I can have USB 3 ports on the front of my case. The ASUS P67 series have 2 USB 3 on back plus a USB 3 header that adds two more ports. Also the Asus boards have 4 SATA III ports plus SATA II ports.

So plan out your port needs as part of the paradigm shift. ;)




  
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Jan 18, 2011 13:34 |  #131

What the hell is USB 3...?


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Jan 18, 2011 15:09 |  #132

Inchpractice wrote in post #11666555 (external link)
What the hell is USB 3...?

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Usb_3#USB_3.0 (external link)


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Jan 18, 2011 17:26 |  #133

Inchpractice wrote in post #11666555 (external link)
What the hell is USB 3...?

1st there was USB, then USB2, and now USB3...though not found on most OEM MBs, it will be standard soon.


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Jan 18, 2011 17:41 |  #134

By the looks of things it's just like USB2 but a bit faster....


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Jan 18, 2011 17:42 |  #135

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Going for ASUS Pro for single Intel NIC. Already purchased the CPUs and 8GB of Ripjaw 1600 CAS 7 memory.

I will give you some advice on your install as you are going to have problems unless you follow these steps.

The ASUS P8P67 line has problems with 1600 memory. It either fails on post, or is not recognized above 4gb. Here it how you fix it.

1. download the updated bios from the asus usa web site (1053 seems to fix the memory issues)
2. don't bother putting on the case lid as your memory will probably fail. if it does click on the mem-ok button to force it to 1333
3. on boot hit del and choose the advanced.
4. select AI Tweeker and set your memory for X.M.P. and memory speed to 1600. F10 save reboot.
5. del to get back into bios and from the tools select EZFlash the bios to the latest release (in my case i did 1053)

6. Turn computer off. Un Plug
7. Open case and clear the CLRTC buy moving the jumper over 1 for 5 minutes
8. put the jumper back to it's orginal spot. Case back on and plug in reboot.
9. hit F1 to get into the bios
10. go to advanced and AI Tweeker and re-configure it to X.M.P. hit F10 save and reboot
11. hit del to get back into your bios and re-set all the other parameters you want.

will save you hours of pulling at your hair to figure out how to get it stable and recognize your memory.

Hope this helps you out. I have the P8P67 pro and this took me a weekend to figure out.

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