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Hi, I am a noob when it comes to computer building, this is my first time.

I will mainly use my computer for some lite use of video editing, photoshop, but i mostly use my computer for coding. i have a ~$1000 budget

So far I am thinking about the 2600k with ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard, since that is what i see many people on this forum uses. but then is 2600k too much processing power? also i am looking to use a SSD of around 120GB to dual boot between win 7 and hackintosh (i will also have a HDD of about 500GB for other stuff). about 4 gb of ram seems reasonable.

this is so far what i have decided i dont know what to use for my video card, the cooling, etc. so if you guys could help me out i would really appreciate it.

Thanks
post #2 of 9
go with the i5 snady bridge you should be fine with that one for you purposes and according to my calulations you have already reached 1k with all you stuff without the psu and gpu so you might need to reconsider the ssd if you want try getting two of these
OCZ Vertex 2
then for gpu try the Radeon HD 5770
for psu CORSAIR HX Series
for cooling i dont know your preferances but i would estimate about 300 for a full custom wc loop or 150 for all air

now everything i suggested plus your wants is about 1160 (not including any cooling) dollars give or take 300 if you shop elese where and rebates
Edited by BadAssClocker - 1/23/11 at 3:48pm
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post #3 of 9
For coding, video editing and Photoshop you are probably likely to see the gains of a 2600K over a 2500K, which is the only other Sandy Bridge CPU worth having at the moment if you ask me.

For the SSD, I would recommend a Crucial RealSSD C300, 128GB. As for hackintosh, you may have difficulties running that alongside Windows on the same drive, even if it's a different partition. You may also have issues running it on that hardware because it hasn't been out long enough for people to work on it. But that's all I'm going to say on that matter.

For the storage HDD, I'd recommend a Samsung Spinpoint F3. I'd go for the 1TB model simply because they are such good value and you will always end up using more space than you think. They're also a bit faster than the 500GB model as well.

4GB of RAM is a good amount.

Do you plan on playing any games at all on this system? If not, you won't need a very powerful or expensive graphics card.

Are you planning to overclock this system? If not, or if only a small bit, the stock cooler will do fine. Also, if you definitely aren't, you should probably get the locked multiplier 2600 as well to save money, rather than the more expensive 'K' model.

Do you need to include an OS in that budget as well?
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ohh i forgot what are you looking for in a case?
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Originally Posted by BadAssClocker;12116190 
ohh i forgot what are you looking for in a case?
Ah yeah, forgot about the case as well tongue.gif
post #6 of 9
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thanks for the reply, i am most likely not going to do any gaming on my pc, and for the case i am thinking about the antec 900 as many people recommends it, although i am open to other suggestions, i like the nine hundred because of its front usb and sound cords, but im not sure if it is good in terms of technical stuff like air flow

as for overclocking if i am getting 2600k i would oc it to about 4GHz, but then again im not sure if i need that much processing power
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any one else have suggestions for me?
post #8 of 9
yeah my friend has the antec 900 it has really good air flow
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yeah my friend has the antec 900 it has really good air flow

I'd like to confirm this.
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