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Originally Posted by B-Roll View Post
Well now I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte Z68 UD7. Hmmm
Expensive but has lots of features.

Id get the UD5 unless you need those pci lanes.

ahhhemmmm BD.
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Expensive but has lots of features.

Id get the UD5 unless you need those pci lanes.

ahhhemmmm BD.
Haha yes. Another big factor.
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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 also have a warranty haha.

And i never said to go to 1.5v I don't run 1.5 on mine. but thank you for your sarcastic concern.

most people do not pass 1.5v that I have seen. people that do are taking their chips in their own hands.

1.5v has been the limit on all the Sandy Bridge tutorials and threads. Most people don't like going over 1.4 I could get 1.25 and easily hit 4.5 But I got 4.9 at 1.368
    
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Still can't decide. If I were to make a 2600K machine I know I'd benefit greatly as far as encoding having the Z68 chipset.

I can either make a 2600k machine and make my current rig into a BD machine. Or make my current rig into BD and make a machine out of what I have now. Hmmmm
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Well its really a no brainer. Just get the 2600"K" which gives HD video 3000 and is unlocked instead of 2000 video on the non K model. Not that you were arguing that anyhow, just some FYI to the folks reading this thread. The 2600k can be found online (reputable stores, not ebay etc) for $305. The 2500k is $225 and does not include HT. Now HT is NOT a physical core and its NOT like going from 4 lanes on a freeway to 8 lanes (like they attempt to get you to believe from the advertising), however, it does offer significant speed boosts during some types of computing. And seriously for $75 extra bucks, what's the point in penny pinching? You already have to buy an overpriced new MB... Personally I think $500 for a possible 5ghz chip and a MB with a billion features its well worth it.

The true delema I'm having is WHAT MOTHERBOARD TO GET. I've been looking for weeks. Tomshardware gave their thumbs up to the ASrocks board, Hardware heaven gave its recommendation to the 340$ gigabyte board (UD7), andytech had mixed things to say about the asus V pro. I pretty much stay away from lower priced boards or MSI offerings (personal reasons) so its between the gigabyte board and the Asus. I love the look and strengths of the UD7, but I don't use that extreme sli setups, and you lose the ability to have the processor do trans-coding (no outputs), but I am planning on watercooling/overclocking so I like the 24phase power design...and lets be real, the board looks awesome. I'm slightly annoyed that you have to buy a board with a million pci-e slots just to get dual Lan these days, makes it hard to get the UD7 board for Dual lan when I'll lose pci slots to PCI-e slots which I won't use (I don't need multiple of multiple video cards). The UD5 would seem to be a good alternative, however, it skimps on internal (6) Sata connections and for what I do 8 isn't even enough.

I'm leaning towards the ASUS pro board because it has most of the features I need (although its annoying that they put in a PCI-e slot but if you use it 1/2 your front panel connectors (in red) are disabled...) That being said, I've always used Asus and have been fairly happy until my last board the original CrossHair for orginal AM barton processors. The board was faulty from the get go, could never use all 6 sata connectors, no matter what configuration it was in, only 5 worked at any given time, 1 of the two onboard Lan connectors never worked and it was extremely finicky with ram configurations. So I'm a bit leery to purchase another $200+ board from them.

Anyhow what Z68 boards are folks here going with and why and if you have actually used it, how's it working out?
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If there's a Micro Center near you, they're selling the 2600k for $280.

I'm waiting until after BD comes out (yeah yeah, I know) to see exactly what I'll do. I'll probably still be leaning towards making this machine. And I'm really leaning towards the Gigabyte UD5 or UD7 board if I do.
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If there's a Micro Center near you, they're selling the 2600k for $280.

I'm waiting until after BD comes out (yeah yeah, I know) to see exactly what I'll do. I'll probably still be leaning towards making this machine. And I'm really leaning towards the Gigabyte UD5 or UD7 board if I do.
No point in the ud7 if you aren't running multiple GPUs

I would say z68 is a sure thing for encoding, but I also suppose it's no harm to wait and see what BD brings to the table in that regard..
    
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No point in the ud7 if you aren't running multiple GPUs

I would say z68 is a sure thing for encoding, but I also suppose it's no harm to wait and see what BD brings to the table in that regard..
True. What my plan was is to make a BD machine that does my gaming and I would have tri-fire (6990+6970) and then have a test bench with either my sig board/CPU in it for video editing or the 2600k build. Or just have the BD machine do everything depending on how things pan out with that but I really wanted to have just a separate machine to do video editing on. I dunno. We'll see what happens in a couple weeks I guess.

And yeah, after doing some more research tonight I'd prob go with just the UD5 cus I wouldn't be doing multiple GPUs on an editing rig.
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HELLO friend

CPU - INTEL 2600K every one first choice (INTEL 2600K>>>>>>>Intel 2500K)
INTEL 2500K save your 100bucks
specially INTEL 2600K is much faster in video editing,gaming,other application
other guys talk about volts i think right volts are 1.45 FOR BEST OC
(1.5 volt is fooler volt that can kill the CHIP)

MOBO - ASUS P8Z68 Pro
THIS motherboard has excellent features
and performance better than gigabyte
( i'm happy u choose the right which is ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS)
OTHER THINGS
ASUS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> gugubyte
ASUS gigabyte
ASUS winner and Gugubyte succks
Edited by ranveer - 5/27/11 at 11:16am
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HELLO friend

CPU - INTEL 2600K every one first choice (INTEL 2600K>>>>>>>Intel 2500K)
INTEL 2500K save your 100bucks
specially INTEL 2600K is much faster in video editing,gaming,other application
other guys talk about volts i think right volts are 1.45 FOR BEST OC
(1.5 volt is fooler volt that can kill the CHIP)

MOBO - ASUS P8Z68 Pro
THIS motherboard has excellent features
and performance better than gigabyte
( i'm happy u choose the right which is ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS)
OTHER THINGS
ASUS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> gugubyte
ASUS gigabyte
ASUS winner and Gugubyte succks

You .

2600k is not faster in games.
1.45v is not best for overclocking
1.5v will not kill your chip
asus does not have better performance than gigabyte

Infact just re-edit and delete your post and do us all a favour
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