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i7 930 or Phenom II 1090T

keluar Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
I am still looking for my Dream PC...
I need some help on choosing the Processor... Heard the Phenom is very good value for money.... Anyone has either of the Processor...
How would you grade them??

I am also going for the NZXT Phantom Case.. Any opinion on this case?? I am looking for a flashy case this time..
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Personally, I would go for the Corsair Obsidian 700D :
http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=35709
Monolithic, but an awsome system builders case. Hot swap drive from the front too.

Or the Coolermaster Sniper Storm (black eddition)
http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=30838
Amazing cooling performance, ideal for overclocking & looks the bussiness!

As for the CPU, very few things make of multiple cores. I would go for an i5 or an i7.
I bought an i5 and a Corsair h50 watercooling kit (~£50-£60) , and run it overclocked at 3.6Ghz.
Performs amazingly, and I could probably push it further, but after about 3Ghz, the gaming performance increase was fairly minimal.

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1083945-a.jpg
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1170134-b.jpg
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1071811-a.jpg
#2
dcx_badass
The H50 wasn't that good, been beaten by some air coolers (although better than most still), the H70 is out imminently though and so far looks quite a bit better.


True, but I was a bit pushed for space, and the internal airflow wasn't that great in my HTPC, so the H50 was a good fit. Verry happy with it TBH. CPU rarely goes above 55 degrees, even after lots of BFBC2 :)
Point being, if i was building again, I would probably go for another i5 with a good cooler and overclock it rather than buying an i7.

Edited By: djfluff on Aug 09, 2010 11:36: .
#3
I would like to OC to above 4GHz..
I would like to do some video editing work... so wonder 6 core is better?
#4
What program do you use?
#5
I like to play games.. Would like to power Star carft 2 in full glory.
Otherwise, I use cyberlink or vegas for editing..
I have a trend of changing about every 3-4 years.. Like to power dual monitor..
Will also get 1x 27 inch moinitor

Edited By: keluar on Aug 09, 2010 20:31: addition

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