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Like river said, get the i5 2500k and spend that extra loot on a better motherboard. I would keep the SSD. I love mine, and it's awesome. The asus p8p67 plain is a nice motherboard for the price.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by RiverOfIce View Post
What is your friend using it for? To be honest, besides boot times and benchmarking, ssd are nice but not worth the money, imho.

If he is going to play video games, not overclock, and surf the web, then you can greatly reduce the cost of that system.

For me, drop the cpu down to 2500k, save about 100 dollars (130ish euro). Drop the hd to samgsun f3, save about 30 dollars (33 euro). Drop the power supply to 500-600 watts, save about 40 dollars (50 euro).

Take the 200 euro and get another 560 ti.

The differences for the average user between the 2600k and 2500k is very little.
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Like river said, get the i5 2500k and spend that extra loot on a better motherboard. I would keep the SSD. I love mine, and it's awesome. The asus p8p67 plain is a nice motherboard for the price.
yes, its just going to be a gaming rig, web surfing etc...

my friend is obssessed with an i7, ill tell him about the i5, but i doubt he will want to change it.

ill try to get a better mobo.

ill keep your suggestions in mind. ill see what i can do.
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ive changed the ram to 4gb (on the store they dont have any mobo for 150€ that takes 6 gb, so im going with 4)

how does it look now?

would you change anything or is it a good system?
you still have a H67 board listed, if you are wanting to OC you need a p67 board. The H67 boards are mainly for systems that don't need discreet graphics... i.e. office workstations or laptops. I would suggest SATA 3 for your SSD, even the c300 will run faster than the vertex 2.
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post #14 of 19
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you still have a H67 board listed, if you are wanting to OC you need a p67 board. The H67 boards are mainly for systems that don't need discreet graphics... i.e. office workstations or laptops. I would suggest SATA 3 for your SSD, even the c300 will run faster than the vertex 2.
ill probably go with the asus p8p67 board.
the computer is never going to get OC.

this is a link for the store where the computer will be bought, they dont have a sata 3 SSD under 150€.
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Your far far better off going with a 6950 over that 560ti...

Also SSDs are definitely worth it but only in smaller capacities. You should absolutely go for the 2500k in this instance as your really not going to notice the difference and that 100$ can be used for something else.
As has already been said you should get a Samsung spinpoint f3 instead of that WD black caviar.
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if it's never going to get OC'ed why a i7-2600k, get a i7-2600.
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post #17 of 19
to be honest, I would get the i5-2500 (no k since your "never" going to OC), take the 100 saved and get an Intel 510 Series SSD.
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Your far far better off going with a 6950 over that 560ti...

Also SSDs are definitely worth it but only in smaller capacities. You should absolutely go for the 2500k in this instance as your really not going to notice the difference and that 100$ can be used for something else.
As has already been said you should get a Samsung spinpoint f3 instead of that WD black caviar.
the only samsung spinpoint hard drived on the store are sata 2.
should i still go with them over a WD with sata3?

this
is a list of the possible HDD's in case you want to check it out.

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if it's never going to get OC'ed why a i7-2600k, get a i7-2600.
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to be honest, I would get the i5-2500 (no k since your "never" going to OC), take the 100 saved and get an Intel 510 Series SSD.
the build is for a friend of mine, apparently he "needs" an i7 and he will probably not change him mind about it.

ill try to get the best rig possible, but im no expert on the matter myself, thus i ask over here, so any information is welcome
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post #19 of 19
SATA 3 SSDs will be really expensive once they come out. They are scheduled to be released soon in the coming weeks. However, the SATA 2 SSDs will drop in price no doubt so if you don't need to have extremely fast SSD performance, SATA 2 SSDs at dropped prices are enough imo.

If your friend NEEDS an i7, then that's what he should get. But ask him if he is really set on not overclocking the CPU in the future. The price difference between 2600 and the 2600k version is about 15-20 dollars and it would be better to have the possibility to OC as an option later on if he changes his mind.
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