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Well I am finally upgrading from my good ol' q6600... I know way to stick it out huh? haha

I am planning on the i7 2600k for sure no doubt about that.
Since the Q6600 processors I haven't been keeping up with mobo tech.

NO I don't need TWO graphics cards. I see no need for it.
I do a lot of encoding and video editing.
I also game a lot.
I do overclock if I feel the need or just want to do it.

What I will be transferring from my old PC:

Ati 4870 - I know sticking it out again haha but it's served me well.
EK Supreme HF - people say the mounts should fit.
150GB Raptorx2 in RAID 0

I've been looking at the ASUS and Gigabyte boards since those are the only two brands I use. Just need a little help picking the right one. Like for the GB do I really need the 24 phase power? Stuff like that.
There's also a microcenter in my area so I would like to get things there if possible... hate shipping.
Much thanks!
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Congrats on the upgrade. I too am upgrading but will be using the 2500K. I chose the Asus Z68 Pro for my build because I like the int graphics feature which seems to be much faster at video encoding that a standard GPU. At least Anand I think has a review supporting that. You can also use the Quick sync" feature ...I think that necessitates 2 displays.

Good on ya for the 4870.....I'm sticking with my 4830

This board

http://translate.google.com/translat...ogle.com&twu=1
Edited by dennyb - 5/15/11 at 9:45am
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Originally Posted by xtnod View Post
Well I am finally upgrading from my good ol' q6600... I know way to stick it out huh? haha

I am planning on the i7 2600k for sure no doubt about that.
Since the Q6600 processors I haven't been keeping up with mobo tech.

NO I don't need TWO graphics cards. I see no need for it.
I do a lot of encoding and video editing.
I also game a lot.
I do overclock if I feel the need or just want to do it.

What I will be transferring from my old PC:

Ati 4870 - I know sticking it out again haha but it's served me well.
EK Supreme HF - people say the mounts should fit.
150GB Raptorx2 in RAID 0

I've been looking at the ASUS and Gigabyte boards since those are the only two brands I use. Just need a little help picking the right one. Like for the GB do I really need the 24 phase power? Stuff like that.
There's also a microcenter in my area so I would like to get things there if possible... hate shipping.
Much thanks!
Why not come over to The Tiny Asus P8P67 Pro Owners Corner Club and check a few reviews and have a look, to see if this mobo could be something for you
    
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Why not come over to The Tiny Asus P8P67 Pro Owners Corner Club and check a few reviews and have a look, to see if this mobo could be something for you
I actually find that board very nice.. but whats the main difference from the deluxe and pro? Should I dish out the extra 40-50 bucks for the deluxe? More reading to do.
Edited by xtnod - 5/15/11 at 10:20am
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Originally Posted by xtnod View Post
I actually find that board very nice.. might get that but looking at the Z68 too..

Just to save money the P8P67 Pro is a nice one. hrmm.
I got mine about 10 days ago. It's working flawlessly And have everything I need.

I don't care for the features Z68 brings to the market. But If you can get one for the same price it's okay...

But really, the Asus P8P67 Pro has everything you need, and it is a very stable board..

BTW: If you get one, you're welcome to join my club!
Edited by turrican9 - 5/15/11 at 10:19am
    
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post #6 of 8
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P67 or Z68 guess that's the debate now after doing some more reading.

But the P8P67 Pro seems like such a good deal at 189.99 at microcenter. Anyone else have suggestions?
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post #7 of 8
Here is a copy/paste from another thread. This guy sums it up very well imo.

It would be far better to think of the integrated graphics as a dedicated encoding processor than an inferior alternative to discreet graphics. Then your statement runs something like this:

H67 is for your run of the mill home computer user - someone who is going to be using it for email and word processing. Your non-enthusiast who does some video encoding / transcoding on the side to shift files onto their portable media.

p67 is your enthusiast board for the gamer that has no use for a transcoding processor - effectively just another motherboard and CPU upgrade on which you can do the same things, but a bit faster. Like i7 vs Core 2 Quad.

z68 is for those that use their computer for design, video, audio, and other things that are very CPU dependent, as well as anything requiring decent discreet graphics like gaming. In particular, the 3x speed boost and appreciable quality difference of video encoding and transcoding.


The boundaries between the 3 are quite blurred - a Z68 user who doesn't OC could've used an H67, but if they didn't do any video encoding then they could've gone for a P67.
I personally am going for a Z68 for the SSD caching, but if I subsequently get a larger SSD then I might as well have a P67, since I don't encode video at all.

^^^^not my work but another poster on a different thread

and another thread you may find useful

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...______________
Edited by dennyb - 5/15/11 at 10:54am
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post #8 of 8
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I guess the Z68 is the way to go than, but damn microcenter don't have any yet blah... so frusting hate upgrading! Probably where most of our white hair is from :\\\\
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