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I think i7 as it'll help in the long when when you slowly shave off seconds...according to anandtechs's review, the 2600k shaves off a little over 1 second than the 2500k. Z68 is something you should also get, since youre getting an ssd.
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I think i7 as it'll help in the long when when you slowly shave off seconds...according to anandtechs's review, the 2600k shaves off a little over 1 second than the 2500k. Z68 is something you should also get, since youre getting an ssd.
So if you get a SSD you should get a Z68 board?
post #23 of 36
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I think i7 as it'll help in the long when when you slowly shave off seconds...according to anandtechs's review, the 2600k shaves off a little over 1 second than the 2500k. Z68 is something you should also get, since youre getting an ssd.
The 2600k seems to shave off 1 second for multiple filters. That doesn't seem that good.

Trying to find an OC 2500k vs a stock 2600k for Photoshop filters.

How good is the SSD caching? I've had the Seagate Momentus XT and it was faster but not as fast as using a pure SSD.

I'm leaning back towards the p67 or the mAtx z68.
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post #24 of 36
Yes you should get z68 if you're getting an ssd OVER 30 GB (which evilferret is) to fully utilize your SSD or else you're wasting $ on the SSD. You could go with 2500k, but i'd say 2600k just because when new photoshop and video editing and all that stuff comes out, it'll properly utilize 2600k's 8 threads and if they do utilize, then you're probably gonna save minutes.

Edit: SSD caching does make your computer speed up when loading files since videos require LOTS OF SPACE and take LOTS OF TIME to load...my 5400RPM just doesn't save and open my starcraft 2 HD videos fast enough
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post #25 of 36
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Yes you should get z68 if you're getting an ssd OVER 30 GB (which evilferret is) to fully utilize your SSD or else you're wasting $ on the SSD. You could go with 2500k, but i'd say 2600k just because when new photoshop and video editing and all that stuff comes out, it'll properly utilize 2600k's 8 threads and if they do utilize, then you're probably gonna save minutes.

Edit: SSD caching does make your computer speed up when loading files since videos require LOTS OF SPACE and take LOTS OF TIME to load...my 5400RPM just doesn't save and open my starcraft 2 HD videos fast enough
Why SSD cache when I can run everything off the SSD?

If the Intel SSD caching is anything like the Momentus XT, it might not help me since I'm working with multiple huge files and they'll just push the file out of cache.

Also planning to take my current SSD and use it as a dedicated scratch disk for PS/Illustrator.

Not doing video, just pre-press design/layouts. Also just found out all my Xerox programs are only dual core optimized so...

Only thing that will help is PS and Illustrator. Still looking for more benches on this.

Blah so much choices, I should have this ordered by now.

Might be going with the Asus P67 Pro motherboard now.

Thanks for all the input and more appreciated (at least till I order the rig).
Edited by evilferret - 11/1/11 at 6:23pm
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post #26 of 36
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And yep the video card is outta stock.

Anybody know any other websites that has it in stock for around the same price?
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post #27 of 36
Well...since your not doing video, then 2500k is fine. P8P67 Pro isn't a bad choice either...and since your working with pictures, you won't need z68.
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post #28 of 36
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The missus gave me some more money to play with so updated the build.


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Grand Total:$1,582.18

Just need to find a place with 2 GT's in stock (for intake) and finished.

Any suggestions and an idea where to get the GT's would be great. Or if you know anyplace cheaper with these parts.

Planning to buy tomorrow if non of these parts don't go out of stock again.

Super super tired edit: Is Bf3 fixed with hyperrthreading? I love my Bf3 and it almost made me get the i5.

And anybody know if you can use the SSD as the OS drive and still enable SSD caching?
Edited by evilferret - 11/2/11 at 1:19am
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looks good evilferret
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post #30 of 36
Wow...awesome evilferret! Maybe go to micro center?
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