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So I'm going to build myself a new computer. First time to actually build one. I will be using this build for photography (Adobe Suite), a little architectural modeling (Revit/Sketch-up/3DS Max), and a few choice games. Here's the main components I've picked out so far from doing research and forum-searching.

Fractal R3 $124
Intel i7 2600K $280
Gigabyte Z68-UD3H B3 $90 *with MC rebate
MSI Geforce GTX Hawk 460 $140
G. Skills Ripjaws 1600 8 GB (x4) $98
Corsair CX600 $60
Crucial M4 SSD $?
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB $75
CD/DVD Drive $20
Fans for the R3 $?

Total $895 + Fans/SSD

I'm trying to keep this under a budget of $1,000 or so. I have a little room to play with, but nothing too extravagant. I know I can save $100 by going with the 2500K, but with Adobe and modeling I'm ready to spend the extra money to see some improvements there rather than with my GPU. Is the 460 enough GPU to handle what I'm going to be doing? Any thoughts or concerns? Anything I'm missing out on?
post #2 of 10
The real-world performance difference between a 2500k and 2600k won't be noticeable at all. You'll only see a difference in benchmark numbers if you aren't overclocking either CPU.

I would definitely dump that money saved into a GPU with more power than a 460. My suggestion would be either a 6950 or 560 Ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125372
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130623
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So I won't notice any difference between the 2500K and 2600K when using Adobe products and Autodesk software?
post #4 of 10
Yes you will.
post #5 of 10
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I will, I won't. Either way, what's my best move for the things I'm going to be doing? 2500K with a 260 Ti or 2600K with a 460? Or suck it up, be a man, and go with a 2600K with a 260 Ti
post #6 of 10
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I'm going to be at a MicroCenter tomorrow. Any last feedback for if I should go 2500K or 2600K?
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I'm going to be at a MicroCenter tomorrow. Any last feedback for if I should go 2500K or 2600K?
youll be doing rendering so a 2600k will be more bemeficial for you since it has hyperthreading

but theres the new 2700k .. if the price difference is not that much .. id prolly go with the 2700k

dont forget to get a proper cpu cooler
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Any opinions on what I should get for a CPU cooler?
post #9 of 10
What games are you going to play?

Are you architectural apps GPU accelerated?
    
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post #10 of 10
If you're just using Adobe 2D photo apps, then any modern vid card is sufficient. I don't think you'll see any performance benefit choosing between one or another. The Adobe video apps are a different story.
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