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I was referred here by a good friend who said she got lots of help from y'all. I think I have a pretty solid build, but I was told that I should run it by y'all first. I have not built a system since dual processors were the new rage, so things have changed and I'm sure to have missed something. Here goes and BIG thanks in advance.

I want to run multiple Adobe apps at once (Photoshop, Flash, Bridge, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver) and play some games. Diablo III and maybe Skyrim. I'm not a hardcore gamer (as you no doubt inferred from my game selections) but I want to play without major hardware limitations. I don't intend to overclock until I need the extra kick - so when I do it will feel like a real upgrade. }:-)

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

MB:
ASRock Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2133 LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

GPU:
IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

SSD option2:
Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) 120GB SATAIII

SSD option1:
Intel 320 Series 120GB SATAII

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HHD option 1:
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB SATAII

HHD option 2:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB SATAIII

CPU fan:
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Power option1:
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Power Option 2:
Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply - ATX, 775 Watts, 80PLUS Bronze

Tower:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case


I see that most folks here use OCZ Vertex SSDs. What is the reason? I was told that I need to re-think my power supply options and probably my CPU fan. Suggestions? How significant is the performance gain from SATAII to SATAIII? My research says yes, but my chats with people have provided mixed reviews. I picked the GPU based on my limited knowledge of the subject and what seemed to be bang for buck and I'm not a Radeon fanboy (no offense if you are) so they brand doesn't matter. I do plan to upgrade my monitor within a few months, but at that time I may have enough for a second card if needbe. I'm not locked into anything on the build other than the CPU and I have no brand loyalty to deal with, so rip away and let the suggestions fly! Again, BIG thanks in advance for your suggestions!
post #2 of 18
Stick with asrock z68 extreme3 gen3,
get i5 2500k,its a better value for money over i7 2600k(almost no difference in performence).
Get a better video card
evga gtx570 classified
or
msi gtx570 twin frozrIII PE.
Hope you like my suggestion!
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Originally Posted by NorthshoreTiger View Post

I was referred here by a good friend who said she got lots of help from y'all. I think I have a pretty solid build, but I was told that I should run it by y'all first. I have not built a system since dual processors were the new rage, so things have changed and I'm sure to have missed something. Here goes and BIG thanks in advance.

I want to run multiple Adobe apps at once (Photoshop, Flash, Bridge, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver) and play some games. Diablo III and maybe Skyrim. I'm not a hardcore gamer (as you no doubt inferred from my game selections) but I want to play without major hardware limitations. I don't intend to overclock until I need the extra kick - so when I do it will feel like a real upgrade. }:-)

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

MB:
ASRock Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2133 LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

GPU:
IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

SSD option2:
Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) 120GB SATAIII

SSD option1:
Intel 320 Series 120GB SATAII

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HHD option 1:
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB SATAII

HHD option 2:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB SATAIII

CPU fan:
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Power option1:
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Power Option 2:
Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply - ATX, 775 Watts, 80PLUS Bronze

Tower:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case


I see that most folks here use OCZ Vertex SSDs. What is the reason? I was told that I need to re-think my power supply options and probably my CPU fan. Suggestions? How significant is the performance gain from SATAII to SATAIII? My research says yes, but my chats with people have provided mixed reviews. I picked the GPU based on my limited knowledge of the subject and what seemed to be bang for buck and I'm not a Radeon fanboy (no offense if you are) so they brand doesn't matter. I do plan to upgrade my monitor within a few months, but at that time I may have enough for a second card if needbe. I'm not locked into anything on the build other than the CPU and I have no brand loyalty to deal with, so rip away and let the suggestions fly! Again, BIG thanks in advance for your suggestions!


Everything in your rig looks great! The only thing I would do different for that kind of build is get a 912 Plus, which has the black interior. Looks much better, especially with a black board. 


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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post

Stick with asrock z68 extreme3 gen3,
get i5 2500k,its a better value for money over i7 2600k(almost no difference in performence).
Get a better video card
evga gtx570 classified
or
msi gtx570 twin frozrIII PE.
Hope you like my suggestion!


Absolutely false. If he's trying to run multiple apps at once, especially Adobe apps, the hyperthreading in the 2600k will vastly increase his performance over a 2500k. He's not a hardcore gamer so a 6950 will be just fine for what he needs. he can always get another one later on for Crossfire. Of course, he could also get a GTX 560 Ti and he'll be just fine.

 

 

 

 

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post #4 of 18
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I really appreciate both replies even though they conflict a bit. No concerns over the power supplies? I was looking at the

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

on sale at newegg as SeaSonics appear pretty popular in the signature builds around here.

Those two GPU's have about half the memory, can you please explain what makes them superior? The processor itself?
post #5 of 18
My bad,I thought it to be a gaming build,
so if the situation is like this that you are going to do lot of video rendering then i7 2600k is the clear choice.
Seasonic x750 is a great psu,you can also try Corsair ax750(same as seasonic x750),Corsair is more popular due to better warranty.
Gtx570 has 1280mb vrm where as hd6950 has 2048mb vrm,still the gtx570 is an architechturally more powerful & better card,if you are running CUDA based application then defnitely go with a nvidia card.
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@OP: i7-2600K is a good choice for you because you will use Adobe apps, and AFAIK, all of them would get the advantage of HT in 2600K. But in gaming, you won't get any advantage over i5-2500K.
Again, considering overall performance, i5-2500K is better value for money.

So, if your main need is running multi threaded apps then go with 2600K (remember, till now no app can utilize more than 4 cores at a time) otherwise 2500K would suffice your need. smile.gif
post #7 of 18
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::EDIT::
Realized that this is not where I meant to post this. Moved it up one to the general intel forums. Sorry!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1173469/new-i7-2600k-build-things-have-changed-since-i-did-this-last



Thanks for the replies! I finally got more time to put into the research than my lunch breaks so I made a few modifications and have some questions about GPU and PSU. Advice and/or experience is appreciated!

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

MB:
ASRock Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2133 LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

GPU:
IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 ($270)
OR
DIAMOND A5970PE52G Radeon HD 5970 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - OEM ($299)

SSD:
Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HHD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB SATAII

CPU fan:
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Power:
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($110)
OR
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ($80)
OR
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ($170)

Tower:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922

The 5970 was absolutely beastly at release, but how close has single gpu if the 6950 come or has it even surpassed it? I could not find any head to head comparisons or same test comparisons.

Anyone have experience with the coil noise from the X750? I have seen complaints about it, but not quite sure what coil noise would sound like.
Anyone see an issue with the 650TX? How much better is the pro series vs. enthusiast series?

Again, thanks for all the responses and thanks in advance for new ones!
Edited by NorthshoreTiger - 11/24/11 at 9:11pm
post #8 of 18
for the graphics card i would suggest a asus 560 ti, its somewhat expenisve but if you plan on gaming its the way to go : D
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post #9 of 18
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Please enlighten me since it is a bit cheaper at 250. Why is it better with half the memory? I do realize that memory isn't everything, but it tends to mean a lot so please educate me. I say that with complete sincerity. }:-)
post #10 of 18
Memory is only useful up to the level a processor can work. If the processor can only process X amount of data, all you need is X amount of memory. Putting 2*X memory on a graphics card will not help anything if the processor only processes X amount of data in a given time period. 2gb memory cards are, however, becoming more necessary with modern games, better GPU's, and higher resolutions. This is a good article on the subject: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-benchmark,3041.html
Edited by stevman17 - 11/25/11 at 8:07pm
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