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Hello all I was told this was the best forum for advice so now I'm here seeking your help

I'm about to start College soon and I'm in need of a new PC pretty badly. My old Sony Vaio has a cracked screen and missing a few keys

This is the build I have so far.

RAM 2x:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128525

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

I'm going to study Digital Arts and taking a lot of different Computer Science classes. First semester I'm going to be taking Honors Photoshop and 3D Cinema as well as Java if that matters. Knowing that what should I add to my PC? I also plan to game on this baby a lot since I sold my consoles for this build.

Is it worth going for the i7 or should I wait and buy an i7 Ivy Bridge (read they're compatible with this motherboard?) If so when are these chips set to come out?

And last question, Is it ok to use the integrated GPU on the CPU in the mean time while I save up for the GTX 580 via the HDMI port on the motherboard?

Thanks for all your help guys! Just really confused by all this.
    
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That motherboard is so overpriced, all the gigabyte mobos are ivy compatable just they dont all have pcie3
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looks solid i would recomend only getting one kit of ram for now and teh board is def a good choice. If your waiting for ivy bridge then wait for it dont buy yourself a cpu just to sell it later.... also the onboard will be fine but your not gonna be able to game the way you want on it. Grab yourself a pair of 6870's and call it a day or if your waiting wait till keplar comes out as well
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It seems like a good base for a new rig and there are a few things to be said about your choices:
*Memory - the more the better, clock speed isn't all that important (1600 is ok)
*Motherboard - in my opinion that board is overkill and your money would be better spent on a good Z68 board @200$; the rest of the $ could go to a better CPU
*CPU - the 2500K is great, 2600K is better; I have a friend that had the same dilemma in the i5 750 vs i7 860 and got the i7. He's very happy with his CPU and manages sometimes to max all 8 cores with the softs he uses (semi-pro photographer). Better get the i7 than the 360$ board, it will be perfect until the next-gen after IB.

Now some other things
*graphics card - an Nvidia card would be able to accelerate some things (dunno what) in Photoshop and other CUDA-enabled software. In the mean time the IGP is ok even for light gaming
*maybe an SSD - Photoshop and the others would load quite a bit faster from a 120GB SSD ~200$

good luck with your build
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That motherboard is so overpriced, all the gigabyte mobos are ivy compatable just they dont all have pcie3
The price doesn't really bug me as long as It's decently future proof. If it supports PCI 3.0 and IB then that's fine.
    
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It seems like a good base for a new rig and there are a few things to be said about your choices:
*Memory - the more the better, clock speed isn't all that important (1600 is ok)
*Motherboard - in my opinion that board is overkill and your money would be better spent on a good Z68 board @200$; the rest of the $ could go to a better CPU
*CPU - the 2500K is great, 2600K is better; I have a friend that had the same dilemma in the i5 750 vs i7 860 and got the i7. He's very happy with his CPU and manages sometimes to max all 8 cores with the softs he uses (semi-pro photographer). Better get the i7 than the 360$ board, it will be perfect until the next-gen after IB.

Now some other things
*graphics card - an Nvidia card would be able to accelerate some things (dunno what) in Photoshop and other CUDA-enabled software. In the mean time the IGP is ok even for light gaming
*maybe an SSD - Photoshop and the others would load quite a bit faster from a 120GB SSD ~200$

good luck with your build
Thanks for your advise! So I should pick up the i7 instead of using the i5 as a place holder right? While I was waiting for some posts it seems I read IB wont have as big a jump in performance as Sandy Bridge correct? Also one of the reason I picked this motherboard was for the integrated sound card and killer e2100, should I just pick a different motherboard and buy the cards separately?
    
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Originally Posted by theHipsterMO View Post
The price doesn't really bug me as long as It's decently future proof. If it supports PCI 3.0 and IB then that's fine.
Well if "supports PCI 3.0 and IB" is all you need then have a look at.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131790
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man my buddy jsut got hsi hands on that board and it is sleek i must say. I was surprised at how it ran... i would say grab that one over the first one you posted.
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Oh very nice, with the money I save I can just buy a nice sound card

Thanks for that link I'll look up some reviews of it in a bit.
    
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Thanks for your advise! So I should pick up the i7 instead of using the i5 as a place holder right? While I was waiting for some posts it seems I read IB wont have as big a jump in performance as Sandy Bridge correct? Also one of the reason I picked this motherboard was for the integrated sound card and killer e2100, should I just pick a different motherboard and buy the cards separately?
It looks like IB will be more about consuming less power, but I'm pretty sure a performance boost will exist. Still since IB has the same architecture as SB the performance boost should depend only on a possible clock speed increase, which won't be that noticeable as the passage from Lynnfield to SB.
A 30$ Xonar DG would give you better sound, a good external USB soundcard would be even better (no EMI from inside the case). I'm not that convinced the killer nic is worth the cost, since for the same $ you can upgrade from a 2500K to 2600K, but some swear by them so it might be a good idea. I would still buy it separately so that if (say) the nic breaks down you won't have to send the motherboard too for RMA
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