Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Should i wait or?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Should i wait or?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Okay so i just got my GSkill 8 gig and Thermalright silver arrow. NZXT Phantom is on it's way. Have not placed the order for the processor and gpu yet. Is it worth waiting for the next gen processors/graphic cards?. And how long would i have to wait? Btw I am not in a hurry. Really confused here. Any suggestions or opinion would be nice!

This is the build i want:


Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus Z68 Chipset - Model P8Z68-V PRO
RAM: Gskill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (4GB x2) BOUGHT
Graphic Card: EVGA GeForce GTX580 - 1536MB
DVD Writer: ASUS 24X Sata Black DVD
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TXV2
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow BOUGHT
Sound Card: Asus Sound Card Xonar-ESSENCE ST
Case: NZXT Phantom BOUGHT
Edited by spitfire7 - 11/3/11 at 6:26am
post #2 of 10
NZXT Phantom, I like your choice! It's not like I have one or anything..

If you're not in a hurry, 7000 series radeons are coming out in Q1 2012, Ivy Bridge is coming out around then too, if not then a Sandy Bridge-E is a very good option too.
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i5 340m @ 2.26Ghz nVidia 310m 6GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz 320GB 5400rpm WD Blue 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Lenovo G650 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i5 340m @ 2.26Ghz nVidia 310m 6GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz 320GB 5400rpm WD Blue 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Lenovo G650 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by t.herrod View Post
NZXT Phantom, I like your choice! It's not like I have one or anything..

If you're not in a hurry, 7000 series radeons are coming out in Q1 2012, Ivy Bridge is coming out around then too, if not then a Sandy Bridge-E is a very good option too.
Haha Thank you! So would i be spending more than what i have listed for the processor/GPU?
post #4 of 10
As many wise members here have said, if you are constantly waiting for the next great thing, you will never have anything. It sounds like you want to build a machine but are trying to avoid buyers remorse, figure out what your budget is, how powerful you want it then determine the best parts that fit those criteria and move forward. Nobody ever achieved happiness with money in their pocket waiting for what they wanted
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
As many wise members here have said, if you are constantly waiting for the next great thing, you will never have anything. It sounds like you want to build a machine but are trying to avoid buyers remorse, figure out what your budget is, how powerful you want it then determine the best parts that fit those criteria and move forward. Nobody ever achieved happiness with money in their pocket waiting for what they wanted
Well said. Thank you for replying. Since this is my my first ever build i want to do it right. haha
post #6 of 10
We all did/do, mistakes will be made but as long as you ask for help/advice when you need it you should be fine. Like I said, figure out what you are going to be using your computer for (be honest with yourself, for example if you dont NEED an absurdly large $400 case dont talk yourself into it) once you have determined those needs, go to the specific board, and post what you are looking for, we have plenty of people here that will point you in the right direction on what to buy individually.


*edit* I saw that you added parts to your post, it looks good. What HDD are you thinking? Also what resolution are you playing at, 580 is a great card but unless you are playing at a high resolution may be overkill....and though as I have said before, even though overkill is one of my favorite types of kill, on your first build, you could use the money saved to get something like an SSD that would give you better all around performance
Edited by TheLastPriest - 11/3/11 at 6:45am
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
My intended use of the PC will be hardcore gaming, Rendering, HD playback. I will be using major software's like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe After Effects CS5, Sony Vegas Pro 10, ZBrush 4. I wont be working hardcore on the CAD programs.
And about the monitor, I have a Acer AL1916W and i am not sure if it will do me any good.

I made a thread regarding this awhile ago. Anyways what do you think?
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by spitfire7 View Post
My intended use of the PC will be hardcore gaming, Rendering, HD playback. I will be using major software's like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe After Effects CS5, Sony Vegas Pro 10, ZBrush 4. I wont be working hardcore on the CAD programs.
And about the monitor, I have a Acer AL1916W and i am not sure if it will do me any good.

I made a thread regarding this awhile ago. Anyways what do you think?

you wont be able to do full HD playback on that monitor with its resolution of 1440 x 900 but it will still look good, but (and you may want to confirm with with the nvidia guys) the GTX580 is probably overkill for that resolution, I have a generation old 5870 that plays a res of 5760x1080 no problem. So if you wanted, you could probably move down a card or two and spend that money elsewhere.
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Don't play the waiting game, because if you do you'll never stop.

Just get the 2500k. It will be a beast. It will be a long time before it's anything near not good enough. And the current price is very decent.

JUST DO IT!!!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
If you are going to wait, you should wait till Black Friday / Cyber Monday to save a bit of money. Other then that rumors are the new chips aren't substantially much better then the 2500 - 2600k
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Should i wait or?