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post #1 of 13
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Ok, i am building my new pc after quite some time. I have listed and it goes like this:

Msi z68a-gd80 (b3)
i7 2600 (not a k as i wont do any OC i guess)
msi gtx 570 twin frozr 3 PE or Asus gtx 570
cooler master psu gx 750w
Ocz 40gb ssd (windows installation) & Seagate 1TB or 2TB HDD (data storage)
and i have a dell sp2309w 23" monitor & NZXT Phantom case in my sleeves already.

Kindly suggest any opinion of yours like i shall go with these or should i modify something in any areas of the build.
post #2 of 13
You might as well get the k, its not much more. Or if you want to save money, get the 2500k. Do you really need HT?
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Crucual M4 64GB Samsung F3 1TB Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB 
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LG BH10LS38 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Lightsc... Corsair H100i GTX Windows 10 Professional x64 23" Asus VG236 120Hz 1080p 
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I will do some video editing and photoshop, maya kind of things so its i7 2600. And what is HT?
post #4 of 13
HT is hyperthreading; which is is Intel's term for its simultaneous multithreading implementation in its CPUs. I think video editing/photoshop does take advantage of HT.
Edited by Zmanster - 10/14/11 at 5:10am
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16GB Mushkin 1600 Kingston 128 GB SSD/WD 1TB SATA III Asus 24X Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit 
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23" ASUS 120Hz (Nvidia 3D); 26" Samsung SyncMaster Razer X7 900W 80 Plus Silver Certified AZZA Full Tower 
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16GB Mushkin 1600 Kingston 128 GB SSD/WD 1TB SATA III Asus 24X Windows 7 Premium - 64 bit 
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post #5 of 13
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Oh yes, apart from that if gaming is my concern does i7 make any difference to i5 on gaming prospects?
post #6 of 13
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Could someone suggest a best ram for the above setup.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by keychain View Post
Could someone suggest a best ram for the above setup.
Go for some GKill ripjaws. I'm making a similar pc for the same stuff yuou are doing and I went with the ripjaws.
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post #8 of 13
I don't even know why you're on this site if you're not going to overclock. Particularly with a chip that's so easy to overclock like the 2600K.
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
So the site only for OC'ers? I thought anyone with any sorts of doubts can get cleared in here
ok so i've decided to get the 2600k as the price is just a mild high and might do little overclocking at times.
As far as the memory goes, what speed and capacity i should opt for, does a 4GB suffice?
post #10 of 13
Get 8 gb for good measure. It's so cheap right now you might as well. You can definitely use 4 but you will almost never use 8!

I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416

Gskill has solid customer service. At least I haven't had any problems with them.
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