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Hey guys, I have to finalize the parts for my SB build and I'm getting a headache sorting through the P67 motherboards. What's the best bang for your buck mobo/CPU in terms of Sandy Bridge? 2500k or 2600k?
I don't need a keyboard/monitor/mouse/OS, and need it $1000 or below.

Here's what I was possibly thinking:
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe ($240)
Processor: i7 2600k ($330)
GPU: MSI GTX 560 ($250)
RAM: G.Skill 6GB 1600Mhz ($70) link
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB ($80)

Total: $970

Thoughts?
post #2 of 15
Bang for the $ the 2500k is better - they overclock just as well, have 4 actual cores, ect. They are missing a bit of cache, and don't have hyper-threading, though for games, net browsing, ect. isn't going to use hyper-threading, only items such as encoding ect.
- also Sandy Bridge doesn't use triple channel memory kits, so go with a dual (2 x 2GB)
- are you not getting a case or PSU? Those are fairly important components as well
- if you already have those, then I would use the extra $$ from the memory and processor drop to grab a 570 instead of the 560, the extra power and vram are nice
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post #3 of 15
2500k is more than enough for normal gaming activities. Also, both the 2500k and 2600k have dual-channel memory controllers, so you don't want three sticks of RAM. And obviously there are cheaper 1155 motherboards available if you're not set on that Asus.
post #4 of 15
If this build is for folding keep the 2600k. If is just gaming get the 2500k. As far as motheboard goes you can get the P67 Pro and save $50. I have one and its a very nice board. You selected triple channel ram wich is the wrong type. You need dual channel. Every thing else is good.
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post #5 of 15
Best bang for your buck mobo I would have to say is the MSI P67A-GD65 for $180, although the P67 Deluxe you've selected is by no means bad in anyway either, just more expensive, and if you have the money to spare for the 2600k, by all means go for it. If you plan on gaming though it may be beneficial to go down to a 2500k and use the extra money to upgrade you're gfx card to a 570 or 6970. By the way, I'm pretty positive all P67 boards use Dual channel memory, so you may want to opt for 2x4gb.
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post #6 of 15
Do you really need the extra features of the Deluxe over the Pro?

2500K is a much better value unless you _REALLY_ need hyper-threading. 2500K/2600K will perform the same in games.

Wrong ram. You have a 6x2GB kit listed. You need either a 2x2GB or 2x4gb kit (or 4x2gb). I would recommend The Ripjaw X DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V in either a 4gb kit or 8gb kit.
4gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427
8gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
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post #7 of 15
I would go with a cheaper board and better VGA + 8GB ram
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Hey guys, I have to finalize the parts for my SB build and I'm getting a headache sorting through the P67 motherboards. What's the best bang for your buck mobo/CPU in terms of Sandy Bridge? 2500k or 2600k?
I don't need a keyboard/monitor/mouse/OS, and need it $1000 or below.

Here's what I was possibly thinking:
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe ($240)
Processor: i7 2600k ($330)
GPU: MSI GTX 560 ($250)
RAM: G.Skill 6GB 1600Mhz ($70) link
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB ($80)

Total: $970

Thoughts?
sandy bridge run dual channel,so what will u do with 6gb ram?
Either get 4gb or 8gb,
I suggest u a better build,
cpu- i5 2500k $189 microcenter
mobo- asus p8p67 evo $209
ram- 2x4gb corsair vengeance $109
gpu- HIS hd6950 $234
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint F3 $69 (better than F4)
optical drive- hp/asus 24x dvd burner $24
pc case- cooler master HAF 932 $119
psu- antec true power new tp750 $89
cpu cooler- noctura nh d14 $74
total- $1116
its a overall better build than the one u listed,
hope u like the setup
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
sandy bridge run dual channel,so what will u do with 6gb ram?
Either get 4gb or 8gb,
I suggest u a better build,
cpu- i5 2500k $189 microcenter
mobo- asus p8p67 evo $209
ram- 2x4gb corsair vengeance $109
gpu- HIS hd6950 $234
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint F3 $69 (better than F4)
optical drive- hp/asus 24x dvd burner $24
pc case- cooler master HAF 932 $119
psu- antec true power new tp750 $89
cpu cooler- noctura nh d14 $74
total- $1116
its a overall better build than the one u listed,
hope u like the setup
He needs it under $1000.

Step down to 4GB of RAM, get a 922 instead of the 932. Should be under $1000 then, or very close to it.
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post #10 of 15
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Sorry for the slow reply, but thanks for all of your comments Rep+ to all! (and Aniket, no need to PM me twice for rep within 10 minutes, I was gone for a couple hours >.>)

The triple-channel RAM was a dumb mistake, I'm still stuck to my triple-channel LGA1366 Shall go to fix that.

This rig will be more for video editing than gaming, although gaming will be its second use, which is why I selected the 2600k, but I may just step it down to a 2500k and overclock it.

The case I'll be making myself. Well, it's not really a case. Since this build will be used by many people at the same time, it'll be a constant work in progress as we'll be upgrading something here and there every year. Basically I'm just going to take a sheet of Plexiglas or acrylic, drill in some holes for the motherboard, and other holes in the edge, and then literally hang it on the wall. It's going to look sexy once we upgrade to water cooling

I'll update with some new parts, brb.
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