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Get the processor at Micro Center if you can if not off Newegg I guess.
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post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
He doesn't need a K processor but since he is going to be doing a lot of multitasking then he would want the 2600 for the HT and since you are only $30 away, why not go with the K just in case he decides he wants to try his hand at OC'ing.

For $30 I would definitely do it.
He's not gaming, so no need for a high end/dedicated Video Card. The H67 boards have graphics built in that are equiv to ATI 4850. P67 boards require dedicated graphics. H67 boards are not designed really for OC. Going with your proposed route is not just $30, add the cost of a dedicated card to it, be it $100-$300. If he wants to try his hand at OCing, then by all means get a P67 board, K processor and a dedicated video.
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post #33 of 41
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He's not gaming, so no need for a high end/dedicated Video Card. The H67 boards have graphics built in that are equiv to ATI 4850. P67 boards require dedicated graphics. H67 boards are not designed really for OC. Going with your proposed route is not just $30, add the cost of a dedicated card to it, be it $100-$300. If he wants to try his hand at OCing, then by all means get a P67 board, K processor and a dedicated video.
Agreed! I just know that I didn't really game either and then one day out of the blue I was like, lets see what this game is like and then BAM, I couldn't run it LOL then I went onto OC and needed better stuff as well.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14937105

This is a good build that will be able to run just about anything you need and like I said, IF you decide to jump into a game here or there or want to try your hand at OC'ing, this system will give you more than expected. Good luck
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post #34 of 41
if you have no budget go with a 570, just for that overkill'ness
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I see a few people saying an SSD is a bad idea unless its big. Maybe I'm crazy here, but of all the computers I have used over the years, ones with a good SSD are BY FAR the fastest machines I have ever used. 3.4GHz OC'ed to 5GHz, 1GB of ram to 4GB of blazing fast ram, integrated graphics to GTX 570, 2 threads to 8 threads, and all of thee things don't really seem to increase the speed of basic everyday (non gaming and non benchmarking) tasks. But even a 64GB SSD boot drive will have enough space left over for an email client, a web browser, MS office, your media player of choice, and literally hundreds of small programs that a majority of people use on an everyday basis. I can understand if people specifically ask for a machine that is good at things that need huge programs, but this doesn't often seem to be the case.
    
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post #36 of 41
Thread Starter 
Well thanks to all for the input thus far.
I think I have narrowed my findings.

Intel 2600K
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7
16GB G Skill Memory (what frequency do I need? 1600Mhz or do I go higher if I really don't plan to over clock is faster better?)
Corsair Performance 3 series SSD (been told 3 times to get this by my friends (NOT OUT YET??)) 480MB read/ 320MB write
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Have a corsair H70 coller from friend (brand new)
Radeon HD 5870.
I just might one day overclock.............

will this work?
    
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post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by HAF922 View Post
Well thanks to all for the input thus far.
I think I have narrowed my findings.

Intel 2600K
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7
16GB G Skill Memory (what frequency do I need? 1600Mhz or do I go higher if I really don't plan to over clock is faster better?)
Corsair Performance 3 series SSD (been told 3 times to get this by my friends (NOT OUT YET??)) 480MB read/ 320MB write
Have Corsair 750watt power supply from friend (brand new)
Have a corsair H70 coller from friend (brand new)
Radeon HD 5870.
I just might one day overclock.............

will this work?
Are you planning on tri-sli? the UD5 will be more than sufficient for if not. For most home use you won't really need that many SATA3 connections that the UD7 has, unless your setting up a RAID 5 or have 4 devices that will be SATA3. Really you wouldn't be able to set up RAID 5 on the UD7 for the SATA3 regardless. 2 SATA3 is direct to the P67 chipset the other 2 are Marvell (This does not include the eSATA which are Marvell controllers also). Unless you are setting this up as a proxy, have dual switches or have a 2Gb/s WAN connection there is really no need for dual NIC's. This thread goes into a little bit further detail. http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...vs-others.html

Granted the UD7 will give you 4 more phases, but is the cost difference really worth it?

For most cases you will not need 16GB of RAM, granted it is cheap right now. I would up the RAM speed from 1600 to 2133. 2133 CAS9 will outperform 1866 CAS7, let alone 1600. This has been shown in multiple situations. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435
Edited by bratas - 1/19/11 at 7:41am
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So even if do not plan to overclock I can use the DDR3 @ 2133 with no problems?
    
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yes. The mobo will see the speed. It's just like if you got 2000, it will auto clock down to 1866.

*Edit*
If your not planning on OCing why do you need a high end mobo?
Edited by bratas - 1/19/11 at 8:43am
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I think I might fiddle with it in the OC way. The more I read the more I want to try.
It's like the first girl friend haha............
    
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