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#1 Jul 22 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're looking to build a PC, I highly suggest grabbing yourself an Intel i5 750. Long story short, it's one of the best CPU's on the market, and OC's very well, and sometimes to the point that they outperform i7's.

Anyways, I've been waiting for a deal to show up, and it has. You can grab one now from NCIX for $179.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?affiliateid=4352418&sku=42499&promoid=1021

If you're going to be OC'ing, I would also suggest getting a third party CPU heatsink/fan.

Not even sure if the ship to the US as well.. If they do, still a great deal.

Edited, Jul 22nd 2010 8:18pm by Cyprius
#2 Jul 22 2010 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I heard the stock fans are pretty good? :o

I'm trying to decide between I7 860 and I5 750 though!

Cheapest retail package over here in UK is around $225 though (i5 750) -.-; an extra $90 for i7 870!

Edited, Jul 22nd 2010 8:27pm by djbenny
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#3 Jul 22 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe they're decent, but I personally plan to OC to about 3.5Ghz.. After reading a lot of reviews, everyone mostly says the stock fan is no good. I wouldn't want to take the chance. I'd spend the $40 to make sure my investment doesn't overheat.
#4 Jul 22 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are looking to OC this is a great cooling solution:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

Also, if you watch this item, there are often times they drop the price by $10 to $15 (not counting the $10 mail in rebate)

djbenny wrote:
I heard the stock fans are pretty good? :o

I'm trying to decide between I7 860 and I5 750 though!

Cheapest retail package over here in UK is around $225 though (i5 750) -.-; an extra $90 for i7 870!


The stock fan is good, but not if you want to do much OCing. As for the I7, if you are going to go for that, get the I7 875k, it is the same processor but it's unlocked to make OCing much much easier, also Intel is selling the I7 875k at a much lower price than the I7 870, why you may ask? I honestly have no idea lol.



Edited, Jul 22nd 2010 8:43pm by manam
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#5 Jul 22 2010 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
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What's this rebate thing you guys have there?? Is it sending in your old hardware or something?

Don't think it exists over here.
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#6 Jul 22 2010 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think the rebates should be area specific, it's offered by the manufacture of the produce, once you receive the product, it will include something for you to mail to the company, and they send you back a rebate.
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#7 Jul 22 2010 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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While we're at it, NCIX seems to be offering the XFX 5770 for $149, too.

A lot of savings. You could grab two 5770's and CrossFire them into something special.
#8 Jul 22 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Stock fans are never good for overclocking.
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#9 Jul 22 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been looking at a lot of hardware forums over the last week and I've not seen anyone from UK mention a rebate - although hopefully someone from UK on here can tell me otherwise.
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