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No, I already stated he isn't interested in overclocking this at all, so the K processors are useless for him.

He chose 300 USD i7 2600 over 190 USD i5 2400. That is almost 60% increase in price for roughly 30% performance increase.

Such decision can be explained only by one thing: he wants performance. Otherwise it would be rational to buy i5 2400.

Now he refuses to pay 20 USD more (7% increase) to get another 32 - 47% of performance (at 4500-5000 MHz)??? In the situation when he obviously prefers performance and it is very advantageous to get at least 32% more performance for just 7% price increase?
Edited by StepanPepan - 12/4/11 at 12:18am
post #12 of 23
Terrible build.

Get a Z68 board and ditch the 8400gs..it's a piece of garbage. Asus P8Z68-V is good, or get the Biostar TZ68A+ if you're trying to save money. Get 1600 RAM instead of 1333..it's like the same price (8GB kits are $30). Antec 100 is a terrible case, get the NZXT Gamma if you want a cheap case with phenomenal cable management, good space, and good airflow. You could also do better in the PSU department for the same price (check out the Corsair CX430 or CX500, OCZ ModXStream Pro).

I'd try and pick up some lightly used HDD's in the OCN marketplace...new ones are so overpriced right now because of the floods.

Really going to have to agree with the other posters though. He would get so much more bang for his buck if you just get a 2600k and clock it to 4.5Ghz with a Hyper212+. If you buy the Asus Z68 board, it literally takes 20 seconds to change the settings and most things can be left on auto. Just getting the 2600k will be more beneficial than any other "upgrade" or change in parts from the original build you listed.
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post #13 of 23
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He chose 300 USD i7 2600 over 190 USD i5 2400. That is almost 60% increase in price for roughly 30% performance increase.
Such decision can be explained only by one thing: he wants performance. Otherwise it would be rational to buy i5 2400.
Now he refuses to pay 20 USD more (7% increase) to get another 32 - 47% of performance (at 4500-5000 MHz)??? In the situation when he obviously prefers performance and it is very advantageous to get at least 32% more performance for just 7% price increase?

That isn't the point. He doesn't want MAX performance. He wants CHEAP. While he may not need the 2600, that is why I came here and asked...because I only recommended the 2500, as I'm not too sure the programs he uses will take advantage of the Virtual Threads.

This build is plenty cheap and will do what he needs to do, if you can suggest something better in the same price range go ahead, but if it adds to the total drastically then there is no way we are even going to consider it.
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I'd try and pick up some lightly used HDD's in the OCN marketplace...new ones are so overpriced right now because of the floods.
As for hard drives, I told him about that, but he's still picking up a new one while he gets everything else.
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Originally Posted by Zzari 
Really going to have to agree with the other posters though. He would get so much more bang for his buck if you just get a 2600k and clock it to 4.5Ghz with a Hyper212+. If you buy the Asus Z68 board, it literally takes 20 seconds to change the settings and most things can be left on auto. Just getting the 2600k will be more beneficial than any other "upgrade" or change in parts from the original build you listed.
No no and no. I've said it multiple times, he isn't going to be touching the processor at all. He wants it just to be put together, he doesn't care about getting the max performance he can. He just wants it to run his programs without the hassle of worrying about processor settings.

Thus...it comes down to 2500 vs 2600...non-k versions only. We can easily remove the cheap 8400 and pick up a z68 board if that would be beneficial, but at the moment it is still cheaper to actually grab the dedicated card, as it comes free after rebates and the cheapest board we can get isn't z68.
Edited by CovertCover - 12/5/11 at 10:00am
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post #14 of 23
Seems like you already have your mind made up on almost everything, so I'm not sure what the point of the thread is. You're emphasizing cheap but you said in the OP that there is no price range. Hard to give advice with conflicting information regarding the budget.
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How about this, OP?

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post #16 of 23
I'd get the i7-2600k, a z68 mobo, and no gpu.

Use the OC button, it's so easy even a cave man can do it.
    
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post #17 of 23
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Seems like you already have your mind made up on almost everything, so I'm not sure what the point of the thread is. You're emphasizing cheap but you said in the OP that there is no price range. Hard to give advice with conflicting information regarding the budget.

Yes, I am specifically saying that. I was told "This is what I have picked out. There is no specific price range, but I want it to be as cheap as possible and run XYZ programs significantly quicker than my current mac book (Core2Duo)."

So yes, I want cheap; while there is no set price limit.
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How about this, OP?
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Do the H67 boards use the integrated GPU?
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post #18 of 23
i3 2100

if you want even cheaper, pentium g620
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post #19 of 23
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Yes, I am specifically saying that. I was told "This is what I have picked out. There is no specific price range, but I want it to be as cheap as possible and run XYZ programs significantly quicker than my current mac book (Core2Duo)."
So yes, I want cheap; while there is no set price limit.
Do the H67 boards use the integrated GPU?

Yes they do but I believe the non-K versions utilized HD2000 IGP instead of the much better HD3000....
post #20 of 23
Even cheaper would be used parts, would this even be considered?
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