Upgrading to i7 system - need advice

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ManBorg, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ManBorg

    ManBorg Captain Captain

    May 28, 2004
    it's the almighty MANBORG!!!
    Allright guys, I'm in the process of slowly upgrading my system to a Core i7 based configuration. What I basically need are several loose components -HDD, screen, videocard, soundcard and 5.1 surround system will all migrate to the new setup- so what now just need is a PSU capable of running an CrossFire setup, mobo with i7 support, the i7 itself, memory (3 or 6 GB) and if I really need to a case as I don't know if a P4 certified case has enough airflow to cool an i7 + CrossFire setup. I have been searching around a bit, is it wise to buy the stuff as cheap as possible through eBay or should I stick to safe and buy them new? Any shops that offer cheap i7 systems? What say ye all?