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Which motherboard would be the best to pair with a 2600K? Reasoning would be greatly appreciated. For example: X Mobo > Y mobo due to Z reasons. Thanks in advance 400$ price limit.
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post #2 of 27
Is there a specific reason you want the 2600K instead of the 2500K?

I'm not challenging you, but it will be a question that most of us will ask.
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post #3 of 27
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I actually just threw a system together to check price. And have yet to start my research. Whenever I build a new system I start here with asking what is currently recommended, and it yields pretty decent results

What is the difference between the two?
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I was looking at both the maximus rev 3 and the rev-z. But what is the major difference aside from one being a Z68 and the other a P67?

I have also seen some good reviews for the UD7? This computer will be used for gaming, folding, and rendering of game levels/3d models etc...
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post #6 of 27
Do you intend to play games? then go for 2500k.

As for the mobo, I thought of maximus instantly then of P67. Not really sure what you shall take.

EDIT: Now I saw your reply, so I guess you can stick with 2600k since you intend to render and folding.
Edited by Reshkar - 8/4/11 at 11:30pm
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post #7 of 27
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Which maximus revision and why? And yes, as mentioned in a prior post, I intend to do folding, rendering, and gaming.
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post #8 of 27
P67 because.. it's cheaper than Z67, dunno really :S
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Akkarin View Post
I was looking at both the maximus rev 3 and the rev-z. But what is the major difference aside from one being a Z68 and the other a P67?

I have also seen some good reviews for the UD7? This computer will be used for gaming, folding, and rendering of game levels/3d models etc...
The only reason to get those boards (like the P8P67 Deluxe, Maximus IV Extreme, etc.) is if you want to do extreme overclocking using extreme sub-zero cooling. Otherwise, a motherboard like the P8P67 Pro is way more than enough.

Since you're doing rendering of game levels and 3D models, the 2600K will be a tremendous help because you'll be able to use its HyperThreading. However, I recommend disabling it when you want to game.

The Z68 has a few features that the P67 doesn't have, but they both overclock the same. I don't know the features of the Z68 very well, so I'm unable to explain the differences. So, I recommend comparing the two chipsets carefully to see if the Z68 differences appeal to you (in terms of practicality).
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #10 of 27
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What is the advantage/disadvantage of hyperthreading? I have never heard of HT hindering gaming in any way.

EDIT: A quick search revealed this thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ing-games.html While it may be a year old, do the results really change?
Edited by Akkarin - 8/5/11 at 12:01am
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