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Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to build a super fast system for my home and home office (I have a GX640 for my light gaming). The only caviat is that I want a mini ITX setup to accomplish this. Because of that restriction that means onlt the H67 chipset, so no overclocking the CPU.

The question is, do I get the i7 2600K and let the integrated grahics do the visual work or should I get like a HD 5570 or a GT430 to do the graphics work so the processor can be freed up and thus be faster? Does that theory even hold anymore, that a seperate card makes the CPU faster for other processing?
    
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Cant you do both? test it with the integrated graphics and if you decide its not powerful enough or you want to free up the cpu get the GT430
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Does that theory even hold anymore, that a seperate card makes the CPU faster for other processing?
I think not. And for a home/office/light gaming PC, go 2500k tops, 2600k is a waste of power and cash.
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Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to build a super fast system for my home and home office (I have a GX640 for my light gaming). The only caviat is that I want a mini ITX setup to accomplish this. Because of that restriction that means onlt the H67 chipset, so no overclocking the CPU.

The question is, do I get the i7 2600K and let the integrated grahics do the visual work or should I get like a HD 5570 or a GT430 to do the graphics work so the processor can be freed up and thus be faster? Does that theory even hold anymore, that a seperate card makes the CPU faster for other processing?
You're a little behind on the times my friend. The Z68 chipset just came out, which is essentially the brain child of the H67 and P67 chipsets. It allows you to use (and overclock) the integrated graphics on the Sandy Bridge processor of your choice as well as overclock the processor itself. I would also recommend you just go with a 2500K, as you don't seem to be doing anything that requires hyperthreading.
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