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    Question What to do?

    Hi everyone!

    I recently acquired an MSI Eclipse Motherboard from a competition. As you can see in my PC specs, my PC is old. I already have a Case, PSU, and graphics card which I've managed to get, so the only main costly components left are the memory (DDR3 Triple Channel - preferably 6G and CPU (i7 920) itself.

    What should I do? Try and save (for a long time) to complete the i7 build, or do something completely
    different? :confused:

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Intel will release new socket LGA1066 to target the mainstream late this year? This platform only take dual change memory instead of triple like 1366, obviously the performance a little slower than the 1366. The cost will be less too.

    You can wait until then and decide what to do and in the mean time start saving up the money like you are going to build the i7 rig. By then you can decide which plaform to build, if you go with 1066 then sell the MSI mobo to make some extra cash .

    The question is, can you wait that long?

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    i've read that maybe the socket LGA-1156 or the so called i5 might be delayed due to the poor i7 sales
    intel is apparently hitting the profits enough and the only way is to hold off i5 until a sizable revenue of i7 is achieved before launching i5

    If you ask me...i would save the $$$ and go for i7 or you could sell off your MSI x58 and perhaps go for a cheaper solution like a BIOStar x58 or even an ASRock x58 ? Maybe even DFI's MicroATX x58 ?

    u probably can at least get some cash from that sale ?


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    Newegg has 6Gb kits of G Skill 1600MHz for $99, so that would be one part down, I would complete your build if I were you . They also have 300Gb VelociRaptors on sale for $189 in anyone needs a fast hard drive .
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    Tanka, it entirely depends on how much money you can get together, and how fast. You could do like Bully said and sell the board and get a much cheaper one, take that money and go get the cheapest 3GB DDR3 kit you can find (you can add another 3GB later if you want). The big purchase would be the Core i7 920 though, don't expect prices to come down much on those. So you need to figure out if you can swing the CPU purchase and when....or not. Unfortunately we can't tell your financial situation or how you should spend your money but you can get there sorta on the cheap if you're willing to make a couple concessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Newegg has 6Gb kits of G Skill 1600MHz for $99, so that would be one part down, I would complete your build if I were you . They also have 300Gb VelociRaptors on sale for $189 in anyone needs a fast hard drive .
    WHAT?!?!?! USD $99.00 for 6gb 1600mhz ?? Damn that is really dirt cheap!!! i wish i have those kind of prices at my local stores

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    Ewwwwh....that's one !$#$@ butt a$$ ugly board, pewky green/yellow. I though Gigabytes boards are bad but this is even worst.

    @Bully; Is it 1156 or 1066, a little lost here?

    i7 is not hot cake selling at the moment because it's still too expensive compare to LGA775 platform. Second, no competitions, Core i7 will have AMD Pheno bite the dust. Common AMD we want some competition, this is will benifit to consumer.

    Thirdly, the economy are in recession stage now, the average computer users will hold up their spending money and only the loosers like us. The hardware greeks will spend the money like it growths on tree.

    However, you will see more and more retailers have special sales to push the inventory. If you keep an close eye on this, you might pick up a special deal, of course you much have the cash first.

    @Tanka; what is your upgrade budget?
    I don't know if you do a complete new build or upgrading piece by piece but Core i7 upgrading need at least $900 (CPU/MOBO/RAM) but you can get all that for half the cost for LGA775 build.

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    Thanks for the suggestions and advice everyone! I really want to try and complete this build. I don't really have a budget but I'll do my best to try and complete it. I wish we had Newegg in New Zealand!!!
    The Patriot Viper 3x2GB 1333MHz Kit is the shell shocker today on Newegg at $98 (Around $200NZ)!!!

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