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The 2600k over a 2500k isn't going to give much of a fps boost for the extra cost.As far as the ram goes unless you're into benchmarking and tweaking ram you can save big bucks buying average ram that will perform nearly as well.

As far as a gaming pc goes the 2600k is a mistake,it just won't perform any better in the end that you will notice.
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The 7200.11s aren't the fastest. Better off with the .12s. But we're talking 10-20MB/s in optimal conditions, so it's not all that large of a difference.
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The 2600k over a 2500k isn't going to give much of a fps boost for the extra cost.As far as the ram goes unless you're into benchmarking and tweaking ram you can save big bucks buying average ram that will perform nearly as well.
Correct, but if he wants a versatile machine and home theater (possible encoding at a later date) usage, the HyperThreading on the 2600K will pay off over time.
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Changed to the 6950 and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 being it was considerably cheaper than the caviar black. I think it's probably in my best interest to wait for an SSD til the price drops and work with the sata II til that time. I plan on staying with the 2600K for the versatility of use.


Now would the 6950 function well with a 65'' display? And would the 6950 be advantageous over the gtx 470 superclocked seeing their similar in price. And just for reference is one gtx 580 better than two 6950's?
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Changed to the 6950 and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 being it was considerably cheaper than the caviar black. I think it's probably in my best interest to wait for an SSD til the price drops and work with the sata II til that time. I plan on staying with the 2600K for the versatility of use.


Now would the 6950 function well with a 65'' display? And would the 6950 be advantageous over the gtx 470 superclocked seeing their similar in price. And just for reference is one gtx 580 better than two 6950's?
Any card that we've been talking about will run the 65" display. It's not the size, but the resolution that matters. And seeing as how it's just 1080p, any of these said cards will be fine.

A 6950 will give you better performance (and run a lot cooler) than a 470. And 2x 6950s in CrossFire are more powerful than a single GTX 580. The benefit of the 580 over the CrossFired 6950s would be if you don't want two cards, want to save power, plan on adding a second GTX 580 down the road, etc.

If you want to read a handful of good reviews of the 6950/6970, check out this thread.
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Changed to the 6950 and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 being it was considerably cheaper than the caviar black. I think it's probably in my best interest to wait for an SSD til the price drops and work with the sata II til that time. I plan on staying with the 2600K for the versatility of use.


Now would the 6950 function well with a 65'' display? And would the 6950 be advantageous over the gtx 470 superclocked seeing their similar in price. And just for reference is one gtx 580 better than two 6950's?
Sounds good man. Nice choices overall (although I don't believe the 2600k is worth an extra 100$).

If you have the money I think a 580 would be worth the extra expense for future proofing. Also the 6950 will run your TV just fine.

Maybe you could look into getting a razer mamba for your mouse instead
The F3 is a great HDD for the price but you should definitely get an SSD sometime in the future.. Those new generation SSDs appear to be amazing!!
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Those new generation SSDs appear to be amazing!!
Vertex III FTW!!!
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Vertex III FTW!!!
I want one
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I want one
With 500MB/s read and writes, who wouldn't
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Can't seem to find any vertex III's on newegg...and thank you for clearing up the questions about the graphics cards. I'll probably just do the 6950 because of price constraints seems to be a good choice. Also I'll have to look into wireless mouse and keyboards i have to have wireless just because of the room setup. What advantages does an SSD add besides faster system loadings?

On the 2600K vs 2500K debate. I understand the aspect of for solely a gaming PC 2600K is the incorrect choice, but isn't there any added value in having hyperthreading though for an HTPC? I've also thought it a bad idea to go for less on a CPU.
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