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Hello all.

actually few days ago i posted a thread about waiting for LGA2011 or building a machine based on LGA1155. Everybody said that i should go ahead with LGA1155 and i think im ready ...


At the moment all i have is a netbook my computer had died since then i am trying to make one ( just thinking really tongue.gif) . I despratly need a machine on my desk as the college summer break will be over in 3-4 weeks time and i have already waited a lot. it will mostly be used for my work.. and i also do lot of video editing as well as adobe PS corel draw etccccc and also want to have the facility of playing some games every now and then... you know sum decent machine... not really the top end and niether a disgarce tongue.gif

so i intially wanted to stick with asus p8p67 board, but the system will be used for video editing now i think z68 is the way to go... Asus p8z68 v pro is the choice! (any other Z68 choices? only the gud ones).

with regards to processor i am not sure about 2500k or 2600k.. really looking for performance and wudn't want to suffer from hickups before the arrival of ivy bridge.. 2500k is cheaper alright but 2600k is lot more poweful and i am not sure when i'll upgrade to ivy bridge:P

with regards to memory cosair vengence 8gig (not sure cl8 or cl9)

no gfx card at the moment as i dont need one will buy it later... once the system is up and eunning

need a small boot up SSD?

and a quality casing.. obsidean 800d? 65O? HAFX? (or may modify the old one tongue.gif)

the components that i have already got are as follows

Highpowerplus psu 1000w http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/HighpowerHP1000G14CGOLD/DSCF2757.JPG
EK Supreme Copper Plexi CPU Water Block
Feser One - UV BLUE - F1 - Non Conductive Coolant
Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator
EK Multioption Reservoir X2 150 Advanced
Swiftech Laing D5 Vario MCP655 12V DC Pump
and some thermaltake 120mm rads

and one more thing the PSU connecters are green and the board is blue... i am not sure about the colour scheme so have got both blue and green fans add same colour sata cables... what you guys suggest

looking forward and thanks....
Edited by Zee_Meister - 8/16/11 at 8:30am
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You're going to need the 2600k if you're going to do video editing. That's the real determing factor between a 2500k & 2600k - if you do any type of processing or encoding work, you need the 2600k. If its mainly gaming then 2500k.

An SSD will also help with encoding work but it can get very expensive fast. My advice is to get a 100gb or less boot drive SSD (those usually fall around $1-$1.2 per gig, I recommend the Crucial M4). You will get a lot of processing power in raiding two mechanical drives instead and for that I recommend 2x Samsung F3 1tb drives.

As for the case, newer cases are really built around efficiency of heat and part management (cables, spacing, etc). I don't think it's incredibly important to spend a lot of money on an expensive case if this is functioning primarily as a workstation. But a nice case does go a long way because its something you can reuse and also something that looks awesome smile.gif. So spend here what you can, but getting the most expensive case isn't really ideal and you could spend your funds elsewhere imo.
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You're going to need the 2600k if you're going to do video editing. That's the real determing factor between a 2500k & 2600k - if you do any type of processing or encoding work, you need the 2600k. If its mainly gaming then 2500k.

An SSD will also help with encoding work but it can get very expensive fast. My advice is to get a 100gb or less boot drive SSD (those usually fall around $1-$1.2 per gig, I recommend the Crucial M4). You will get a lot of processing power in raiding two mechanical drives instead and for that I recommend 2x Samsung F3 1tb drives.

As for the case, newer cases are really built around efficiency of heat and part management (cables, spacing, etc). I don't think it's incredibly important to spend a lot of money on an expensive case if this is functioning primarily as a workstation. But a nice case does go a long way because its something you can reuse and also something that looks awesome smile.gif. So spend here what you can, but getting the most expensive case isn't really ideal and you could spend your funds elsewhere imo.

Cheers :d
this samsung drive is sataii would that be ok?
and what raid would be the best? 0,1???

i was thinking about crucial m4 but it has quite slow speed compared to other competitors may be because its not based on sandforce.

yeah thats why i am bit reluctent in buying a case at the moment, i can always upgrade components accordingly its just the basic barebones i'm looking for...

and what u think abt this board?
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cheers man... i am in Ireland biggrin.gif i cant buy it from here newegg doesnt post internationally...
aslo as well as this is a small market the components here are considerably expensive....
like the i7 2600k retail is around $300 in US and here it is around $385 plus the postage...
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