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Hey all,you can see by my specs what i have..

Actually the Mobo and cpu are being rma'd back from newegg RETURN (new in box)

As i am a newbie,i went with the best deal i saw on newegg

i got a diy kit with all the stuff you see listed on my specs..

But i think when i receive my mobo and cpu back from newegg i mite want to sell both and go sandybridge...

My brother keeps taunting me.. Sandybridge, sandybridge...

Now i want an i7-2600k with an asus ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Mobo

The parts being rma'd will be new in box,and it looks like if i sell the mobo and cpu i have,i'll only be maybe 50 or so dollars off..which i dont mind...

So what should i do?

Being new, i dont know what things to consider?

How much performance difference will i have?

Will the stuff be compatible with my power supply? My graphics etc etc?


My main worry is my memory.. i have 3 sticks kingston hyperx ddr3 1gb,and three sticks of kingston hyperx ddr3 (2gb) totaling 9gb

will this memory be compatible?theres only four slots in the 1155 mobo,so i guess the max i'll be able to do is 7gb untill i upgrade...

But is this ram compatible with the mobo i want???

just keep going back n forth.... i want my pc to RIP!!!! Not only that,the other isssue is that i am right on the cusp of the new sandybridge technology,and i like to be up to date and have the newest good stuff,if that makes any sense...


HELP!!!!
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What do you do? Game 90% of the time? Get a 2500k if so.. and put the extra 90 bucks to a better video card.
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What do you do? Game 90% of the time? Get a 2500k if so.. and put the extra 90 bucks to a better video card.
thats a great idea. Why would you get an i7 and 9GB of RAM if you only have a 5450? Get an i5 and 4GB of RAM and then invest into a better graphics card.
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I dont game at all WHATSOEVER... like as in a game wont ever touch my hdd

i mostly encode and edit video and use cs5 @ the same time


I just want a sick pc

i havent played a game since mike tysons punch out on the orig. nes lol
Edited by dovedescent7 - 6/18/11 at 10:32pm
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post #5 of 22
What do you do with your rig that ONLY involves your cpu that intensively?
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I would stay close to what you have for your purposes. Don't worry about the Sandybridge. GET AN SSD

I'm in about the same boat as you, and use mine for about the same purpose. My videocard is more than enough for me, I can even game on it acceptably (since I hardly game on the PC). I wish I had a little more RAM when doing both at once though, you will have that covered though.

For a slightly better balance I would probably get an i5 with a couple 4gb sticks of RAM to bring you to 8gb in dual channel, and maybe a slightly better video card to help with hardware accelerated encoding while multi-tasking with CS5 in the background. Use the cost difference for the SSD. I only say this because CS5 is SMOKING FAST on my computer when installed to the SSD.

You could get a small SSD (64 or 128GB) for Windows, Photoshop, and startup programs to be installed to (for awesome boot times). Photoshop is the only program I noticed having a HUGE performance boost from an SSD, but it was a BIG difference on that program alone. So I think it will benefit you greatly. Use your HDD for all of the files and just use the SSD for the programs themselves + brushes and plugins. You will love it.

I think a slightly better card for hardware acceleration (my 5670 works great and was less than $100 after shipping and all) will help you more than an overkill CPU for doing both at once.
Edited by DizturbedOne - 6/18/11 at 10:52pm
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post #7 of 22
Yah, a good price can be pretty tempting, but thats when you have to sit back and think about what your doing!

The 45nm cpu is now a Dinosaur! Plus an extra room heater!
The only real alternative with the X58 board, is to go with a 32nm cpu, and is still either rivaled, or just out performed by the 1155 & a sandy cpu!
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by dovedescent7 View Post
I dont game at all WHATSOEVER... like as in a game wont ever touch my hdd

i mostly encode and edit video and use cs5 @ the same time


I just want a sick pc

i havent played a game since mike tysons punch out on the orig. nes lol
yeah mainly the video editing...

i guess too its that when i jumped from a dual core to an i7,i got hooked on the lightening response time of everything ..


and im just plain jealous that i dont have the newest hottest chip :-)
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Yah, a good price can be pretty tempting, but thats when you have to sit back and think about what your doing!

The 45nm cpu is now a Dinosaur! Plus an extra room heater!
The only real alternative with the X58 board, is to go with a 32nm cpu, and is still either rivaled, or just out performed by the 1155 & a sandy cpu!


yeah...the "cant be rivaled" for 50-80 bucks more thing is bugging the hell outta me
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dovedescent7 View Post

and im just plain jealous that i dont have the newest hottest chip :-)
LOL

I get like that too

But I don't think it will help you all that much for QUITE some time to come... A fast SSD, decent hardware acceleration via videocard, 6GB+ of RAM, and at least 3 cores @ 3.0Ghz+ will get you a NICE rig for multi-tasking the encoding and CS5.

And by the time you feel bottle necked with your setup, there will be two generations of architecture (or three) AFTER Sandybridge anyways, I'm sure.
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