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im going to be building my first pc…ive posted here before when sandy bridge was just coming out but due to family issues was not able to purchase any parts or start building when I wanted to so im starting from scratch since a lot more stuff is out with new opinions

my budget is around 1700 usd less is of course better but I dont want to cheap out I want something that’s going to last me

i will be using the computer for basic photoshop and video editing nothing extreme basically converting videos simple encoding like that along with basic pc and internet tasks,bittorrent download and all types of multimedia stuff..i will not be overclocking atleast for awhile i wont be.. so no matter what processor i get i might want to get the k version just to leave my options open

im looking for this build to not be complicated since it is my first and im already anxious and nervous about doing it overall I just want it to be a highend basic pc and would like it to be as hassle free as possible

so depending on my setup if you feel like I need certain adapters because of my case or motherboard like sometimes things don’t reach right then please tell me rather buy extra stuff then having to find it out during the build process

when it comes to cases the only brand I don’t like at the moment is a very popular one and that’s cooler master..the reason being the static electricity issue they seem to have with a lot of there cases causing random reboots..its all over newegg reviews of there cases and various other forums im not saying it will happen to me but its something that’s common enough that I don’t want to take a chance especially considering where my pc will be in a carpeted room that at times the air is very dry in

besides that im I want to have an ssd as my windows drive is there anything special I should do when installing it ive heard if im putting in a hard drive as well to put that in after so the windows setup doesn’t have any issues defaulting to the ssd.. anything else I have to actually do for the ssd or do I just install it like a hard drive and windows will take care of the rest such as taking it off ide mode?

and ive heard mixed rumblings about the sata controllers on the new boards intel vs marvel is there a preference with the sandy bridge boards on what I should use the ssd will be sata 3 so should I hook up to intel or marvel..hard drive I think im going with sata 2 but same question applies

sorry for rambling on I just really wanna do this my self I just have some anxiety about it

this is what ive come up with so far please feel free to add or remove stuff and tell me why your doing so

with motherboards im stuck between the listed msi board and the asus sabertooth or p67 deluxe..let me know what you think if you would choose one over the other and why or if theres any other boards

and case im still not 100 percent on either so recommend away

and dont need a monitor right now

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139006

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130568

CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348
Edited by iamloco724 - 6/20/11 at 10:03am
post #2 of 20
Everything looks goods. Id go with the 2500K and save the $100. 2500 and 2600 are about the same. Benchmark real close. Not worth the extra $100. Put that $100 into an Intel 510 series SSD instead of the C300. Also add a CPU cooler for $60. Corsair A70, Thermaltake Frio or XIGMATEK Dark Knight.

Hope this helps
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Everything looks goods. Id go with the 2500K and save the $100. 2500 and 2600 are about the same. Benchmark real close. Not worth the extra $100. Put that $100 into an Intel 510 series SSD instead of the C300. Also add a CPU cooler for $60. Corsair A70, Thermaltake Frio or XIGMATEK Dark Knight.

Hope this helps
thanks for the input...do you really think i need an aftermarket cpu cooler with no oc and good cooling in the case?

keep the advice coming
post #4 of 20
Well you mentioned doing video encoding you may benefit more from an Z68 chipset instead of a P67 since X58 allows you to use your sandy bridge to help with the encoding, just my 2 cents.

Sorry Edited my post to correct the suggested chipset, here is also a decent board with the Z68 chipset along with a video to explain the difference between P67 and Z68 chipsets.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131753
Edited by Eipa - 6/19/11 at 7:16pm
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thanks for the input...do you really think i need an aftermarket cpu cooler with no oc and good cooling in the case?

keep the advice coming
If your not OC, why go with the K (ulocked verson)? go 2500 or 2300 than and save the money. No u dont need a CPU other than your stock if ur not OC'ing. but u dont need 2500k or 2600k than
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Also your HDD, you could probably benefit more from a 6.0 GB/s drive rather than the 3.0GB/s drive for your 1TB storage, they are about the same price so might as well get better?
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If your not OC, why go with the K (ulocked verson)? go 2500 or 2300 than and save the money. No u dont need a CPU other than your stock if ur not OC'ing. but u dont need 2500k or 2600k than
i was going for the k because it leaves the option to oc down the line then if i did finally oc i would get the cooler
post #8 of 20
Oh ok. Than no cpu cooler for now Id still go 25020k over 2600K, worth the savings!
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/15
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Everything looks goods. Id go with the 2500K and save the $100. 2500 and 2600 are about the same. Benchmark real close. Not worth the extra $100. Put that $100 into an Intel 510 series SSD instead of the C300. Also add a CPU cooler for $60. Corsair A70, Thermaltake Frio or XIGMATEK Dark Knight.

Hope this helps
The 2600K may be the better choice IMO for his needs thanks to the hyper threading that the 2500K does not offer. My reasoning for this is although both are quad cores at heart, the 2600K can utalize the hyperthreading function and have 4 virtual cores as well as the physical 4 processing 8 threads at a time where as the 2500K cannot and will only process a max of 4 threads at a time. But I do agree with the after market cooler mostly a personal preference but imo the stock coolers are just not very good, plus with an aftermarket cooler you are futuring your computer for OC'ing while you said you do not plan to do that right away you did mention doing that in the future. Also a better thermal paste is recommended then what comes with the stock coolers.
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I didn't say the 2500K was faster. I said it wasn't worth the extra $100 when that could go toward a better ssd or after market cooler. For what your sayings the 2600 is a fraction faster, to me doesn't warrant the extra money. Money better spent in a faster ssd.
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