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It's come down to these 4 choices.

Firstly, I haven't built an Intel machine since the Socket 370 PIII 933 was the top of the line. Even better, that was the last machine I ever built until just a few months ago when I built my sig machine. Anyways.

I am going to be getting back into video/audio editing. I started off with Premiere, I was really good at it and I'm sure things have changed a bit since then and I know my rendering times will be better than with that old 933 haha.

First question though - (I should probably be asking this particular one in the AMD section but oh well, also I'm not a sole supporter of either company, I just like building things.) I'm going to be running Premiere, After Effects, probably Photoshop and some audio editing stuff and eventually DVD/Blu-Ray editing software. I'm sure my sig rig would suffice to get by doing this but would it be as efficient as a 2500/2600k? Everything I've read points to "Yeah it'd work BUT..."

I'm not too concerned with overclocking this build that much (If I even do this build). Yes, I will do it but I'm sure I won't have to go very high. The build will also probably be put into a Sunbeam Ultra tech station. I haven't decided. So that will give me some cooling and so will the H70 I used to use. I'm not trying to do major upgrades or make it look pretty like my sig rig. Pff, let's face it, I'm sure once I get it and start building I'm gonna wanna make it better haha.

So from my brief reading over some of these threads, it seems for what I want to do that 2600k would be my best bet because of HT. Is this true? I do play games but I can do that on this machine I have now so I'm not too concerned with that. But if I had the 2500k, am I going to see a noticeable performance decrease not going with the 2600?

Now for the motherboards, ASUS or Gigabyte? I've watched videos on both boards and that's probably as extensive as that research goes. I'm sure I'd be happy with either of them. I've only ever used ASUS and Gigabyte. Originally for my sig machine I wanted to go with ASUS but went with Gigabyte cus of $$$. Now I'm kinda wishing I went with ASUS for it so I'm thinking I might try ASUS for this build if I do it.

I've got some of the equipment I need coming in this week so I guess I'll be doing some tests and rendering/encoding and see how well this machine does and maybe results here and see if I can do better.

Any help, suggestions, flames, info, links, other threads etc, etc are welcome. Thank you!
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It's come down to these 4 choices.

Firstly, I haven't built an Intel machine since the Socket 370 PIII 933 was the top of the line. Even better, that was the last machine I ever built until just a few months ago when I built my sig machine. Anyways.

I am going to be getting back into video/audio editing. I started off with Premiere, I was really good at it and I'm sure things have changed a bit since then and I know my rendering times will be better than with that old 933 haha.

First question though - (I should probably be asking this particular one in the AMD section but oh well, also I'm not a sole supporter of either company, I just like building things.) I'm going to be running Premiere, After Effects, probably Photoshop and some audio editing stuff and eventually DVD/Blu-Ray editing software. I'm sure my sig rig would suffice to get by doing this but would it be as efficient as a 2500/2600k? Everything I've read points to "Yeah it'd work BUT..."

I'm not too concerned with overclocking this build that much (If I even do this build). Yes, I will do it but I'm sure I won't have to go very high. The build will also probably be put into a Sunbeam Ultra tech station. I haven't decided. So that will give me some cooling and so will the H70 I used to use. I'm not trying to do major upgrades or make it look pretty like my sig rig. Pff, let's face it, I'm sure once I get it and start building I'm gonna wanna make it better haha.

So from my brief reading over some of these threads, it seems for what I want to do that 2600k would be my best bet because of HT. Is this true? I do play games but I can do that on this machine I have now so I'm not too concerned with that. But if I had the 2500k, am I going to see a noticeable performance decrease not going with the 2600?

Now for the motherboards, ASUS or Gigabyte? I've watched videos on both boards and that's probably as extensive as that research goes. I'm sure I'd be happy with either of them. I've only ever used ASUS and Gigabyte. Originally for my sig machine I wanted to go with ASUS but went with Gigabyte cus of $$$. Now I'm kinda wishing I went with ASUS for it so I'm thinking I might try ASUS for this build if I do it.

I've got some of the equipment I need coming in this week so I guess I'll be doing some tests and rendering/encoding and see how well this machine does and maybe results here and see if I can do better.

Any help, suggestions, flames, info, links, other threads etc, etc are welcome. Thank you!
will your programs make use of the HT? I'm not familiar with alot of those programs... the way you answer that will determine if you want the 2600k or the 2500k Yes i7, No i5.
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From my limited research and knowledge, Adobe Premiere is a multi-threaded application and seems it would benefit from HT. That's what's making me lean more towards the 2600k.
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i would say 2600k both board companys u got are the 2 best in my book, eaher is fine for overclocking to ~ 5gh i would not push the chip higher then 1.25 votes. alot of 2500k2600k degreading on higher volts but we all know volts kill the 2500k 2600k just keep volts down.@1.25 u can get ~4.6ghz so thats fast. and yes the programs u talk about will be faster on ht and overclocks will improve the render times/edits.

i think the geforce cards will help you out in that feild too. skip the 570 and 590 gtx but 580 and 560ti are good. 570s and 590 tend to die on overclocks (bad phase power) my 580 is a beast tho
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Yeah I was thinking of making this machine pretty much the opposite of what my machine is now haha. I've got an 8800GTS I can throw on it at first. But eventually I wanna switch to at least a gtx 460. We'll see what happens. Just speculating everything now.
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Also reading up on the ASUS P8Z68 Pro board makes me want to do this even more.
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i would say 2600k both board companys u got are the 2 best in my book, eaher is fine for overclocking to ~ 5gh i would not push the chip higher then 1.25 votes. alot of 2500k2600k degreading on higher volts but we all know volts kill the 2500k 2600k just keep volts down.@1.25 u can get ~4.6ghz so thats fast. and yes the programs u talk about will be faster on ht and overclocks will improve the render times/edits.

i think the geforce cards will help you out in that feild too. skip the 570 and 590 gtx but 580 and 560ti are good. 570s and 590 tend to die on overclocks (bad phase power) my 580 is a beast tho
I've not heard of anyone having issues with higher volts below 1.5. what is this 1.25v number you quote? Chips degrading in 5 months? I think i smell something foul. someone check your shoes for bull feces.
    
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Well now I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte Z68 UD7. Hmmm
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well u can look in here for them , with high volts on the chips they do die alot reporting chips degrading but never know the max volts the chips takes. alot @ 1.5 and haveing chips degrade, If you dont think so keep runing u mite get lucky but i know the i7 X58 chips can hit that for long and their a bigger die. 1.25 is a # seems safe alot ppl getting 4.5 ghz on tho volts. dose not matter as long as u got paper to pick up a new one.
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well u can look in here for them , with high volts on the chips they do die alot reporting chips degrading but never know the max volts the chips takes. alot @ 1.5 and haveing chips degrade, If you dont think so keep runing u mite get lucky but i know the i7 X58 chips can hit that for long and their a bigger die. 1.25 is a # seems safe alot ppl getting 4.5 ghz on tho volts. dose not matter as long as u got paper to pick up a new one.
I think most people with a 2500K or 2600K have their vcore above 1.25v... Unless you're talkin about something else.
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