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  1. #1
    Gaming Overlord

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    Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    What a beast... especially the memory bandwidth increase brought by X79.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5091/i...high-end-alive

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1773/1/

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...Chipset-Tested

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._core_i7_3960/

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=826&Itemid=63

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ocessor_review

    Power consumption is slightly higher than the 990x but lower than the i7 920. Of course, it's not much of an improvement for games compared to the i5 2500k and i7 2600k, and even for those who would benefit from the added cores/threads/memory bandwidth, you can pick up the i7 3930k for $400 less which is pretty much the same thing but with 3MB less cache.

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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    I wonder what is the best processor now a days? I'm planning to buy a new laptop but I have a tight budget.

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    Gaming Overlord

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      • Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.6 GHz


      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare


      • System Memory:
      • 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000


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      • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC


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      • Acer Predator XB270HU


      • Chassis:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass (Black)


      • Sound Card:
      • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Yamaha RX-V579, Bel Canto Dac 3, KGSS


      • Power Supply:
      • Antec HCP Platinum 750W


      • Hard Drives:
      • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, WD Caviar Blue 1TB


      • CPU Cooler:
      • EK Predator 240


      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


      • Mouse:
      • Mionix Castor


      • Keyboard:
      • Ducky Shine II TKL (Green LED, Cherry MX Red), Leopold FC210TP MX Blue


      • Speakers/Headset:
      • Stax SR-007A, Fluance SX6 (front), Fluance XL7C (center), Fluance AVBP2 (surround), Yamaha YST-SW0
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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Dzhishu View Post
    I wonder what is the best processor now a days? I'm planning to buy a new laptop but I have a tight budget.
    Laptop processors are different than desktop processors. The fastest desktop processor is the Intel Core i7 3960x, while the fastest laptop processor is the i7 2960XM I believe. If you're looking for gaming laptops, look at Alienware.

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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    Laptop processors are different than desktop processors. The fastest desktop processor is the Intel Core i7 3960x, while the fastest laptop processor is the i7 2960XM I believe. If you're looking for gaming laptops, look at Alienware.
    Thanks ^ ^ I'll try to check it out.

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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    Orrrrrr..... Look at Sager.

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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    errm... what sager?

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      • Corsair Vengance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz


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      • Cooler Master HAF-XM


      • Sound Card:
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      • Power Supply:
      • OCZ ZX 850W


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      • 4.5TB (3x 1TB 1x 1.5TB)


      • CPU Cooler:
      • Thermaltake Water 2.0 Advanced


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      • Windows 7 x64 Ultimate


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      • Thermaltake Level 10M


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      • CM Storm Trigger


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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    I bought a NP5165 from them a few months back at XoticPC. It's a truly epic laptop.

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5165-...hr-p-3063.html

    XoticPC has awesome support as well.

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    Re: Intel Core i7 3960x reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by strudinox View Post
    I bought a NP5165 from them a few months back at XoticPC. It's a truly epic laptop.

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5165-...hr-p-3063.html

    XoticPC has awesome support as well.

    Thanks strudinox,they're really a great help ^ ^. Pretty fun because you can choose or customize the PC you want.


 

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