Intel's Core i7-980X EE shows up in a slew of gaming rigs

By Jos ยท 34 replies
Mar 17, 2010
  1. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Buying these pre-built monster rigs will just show how clueless a person is. If they have the money then buy one, just prepare for some geeky bashing.
  2. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    2600 for a computer and you only get a 5670 and 3gb of ram? These companies are crooks, haha.

    I'll never buy "monster rigs" from these companies, especiallllllllllllly Alienware
  3. danteoz

    danteoz TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    There is an upside to all this, when people ask me as a system builder what I can do, I can show them the prices these guys charge and tell them how much I can beat it out by and get there business. :)
  4. Orionlocke

    Orionlocke TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Those prices are pretty crazy on those "Monster Rigs". I have to agree with recipe7, all that money and on some you only get 3 gigs of RAM and an ATI 5670 graphics card? The video card is way more important than the CPU is as far as getting high FPS in games so I don't see how some of those PCs can be called moster gaming rigs and then only have a 5670 graphics card, and then on top of that cost $2600.00.
    If I had that kind of money to spend, I'd be building it myself...well, I do that even when I don't have that kind of money to spend :)
    Fopr the small performance increase you get with this new 6 core (especially if your PC is geared for gaming), it just doesn't seem worth the $999 price tag.
    If gaming is youtr focus, would be a lot smarter getting a lesser core i7 and then putting the money into a high end graphics card.
  5. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I would expect that processor to fail after 4-7 years at those voltages/clocks, read that intel had an i7 920 running at 100C for 3 years dont remember any details though
  6. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Those are some nice rigs, but as stated I'll take my own little time and money and built my own rig I wouldn't necessarily say this is just for clueless people but for gamers who knows how to build PC's but are probably too lazy to do it, and instead you can get what you want at a veryy high price than just building it by yourself and probably saving 1-$2000 but despite the cost personally I just love looking at the specs and pics of these awesome rigs! Especially Digital Storm's love all there builds.
  7. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Its a beast. But the article was on the spot, overkill. And is it really reasonable to require a truck every time you go to a LAN?
  8. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515


    i don't see these beast being mastered by any softs of today & when there will be something for it, i'm sure there will be a new CPU that will be for the new mega monster gaming rig ...

    let's just wait till i win the lotto or finally rob that bank.

  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    geeze...I couldn't justify spending that much on a gaming rig, lol.
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Especially one that will be obsolete just like every other system in a couple years :) The only difference is that if your goal is to have the highest end PC available then it becomes obsolete almost immediately. If you just want to have a decent gaming machine then you can spend 1/4th the money and buy a new one every year :)

    "You say you've had your desktop for over a week?
    Throw that junk away, man, it's an antique"
    -It's All About The Pentiums by Weird Al
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