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Windows 7: Will this setup suffice?

19 Jan 2012   #21
ignatzatsonic

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Since 1080P editing is the primary purpose of your PC, you can likely take advantage of the hyperthreading available in the 2600/2600K, which is not available in the 2500/2500K.

The choice between the 2600 and 2600K is driven by whether or not you have overclocking intentions.

If you have overclocking intentions, get the 2600K and a motherboard with a P67 or Z68 chipset.

If you do not have overclocking intentions, you may as well get the 2600, with an H67, P67, or Z68 chipset.

Many would tell you to get the 2600K rather than the 2600, even if you won't overclock, since the price differential is so small.

I'd concentrate my time on locating a source for good motherboard brands and good power supply brands. You can get the processors anywhere.

If you are not going to overclock, the stock Intel cooler is fine. If you go for a moderate overclock, you may have to buy an aftermarket cooler.


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19 Jan 2012   #22
Wishmaster

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I agree. I do alot of Video Encoding myself, so for me personally, the 2600 (or 2700 in my case) was worth the extra cost.

So I would say with that being your intentions, it would be money well spent in your case as well.


I agree with ignatzatsonic as well.
Look for a nice board that has the features you need. Many Times, if you shop at NewEgg, you may be able to get the board of your choice in Combo deal with a 2600K and get $20-$30 Off.



However, I would get a after market cooler even for running stock speeds.
It doesnt have to be a high end/expensive one. Something like a Hyper 212 would fit the bill nicely for about $20-25 & be leaps and bounds better than stock.

And the reason I say this is that if like me, your CPU will end up running at full load often, encoding. SoI would certainly consider a aftermarket HS for that reason.
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31 Jan 2012   #23
jaypels

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Guys, which is the better board? Asus P8H61M or Asus P8Z68? I believe the latter is better because the price is higher but maybe the difference is not that great. Can anyone confirm? I know that a Zotac GTX550Ti is inferior to a Nvidia GTX550i based on reviews.
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31 Jan 2012   #24
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
Guys, which is the better board? Asus P8H61M or Asus P8Z68? I believe the latter is better because the price is higher but maybe the difference is not that great. Can anyone confirm? I know that a Zotac GTX550Ti is inferior to a Nvidia GTX550i based on reviews.

if you buy cpu with K at the end like 2600k or 2500k H61 chipset would not let you use its ability to overclock for
no K cpu P8H61M is not bad.
if you buy CPU with K you need motherboard that support it so Asus P8Z68.. has intels Z68 (i think) chips set that supports overclocking.
and some other functions like RAID, SSD caching etc that Z68 supports. so ofcourse Asus P8Z68 is better but if you dont plan to use it its waste of money.
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01 Feb 2012   #25
jaypels

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this link ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8H61-M LE says that the board can be overclocked. or is this the same overclock as the one in bios(i think) overclock?
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01 Feb 2012   #26
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
this link ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8H61-M LE says that the board can be overclocked. or is this the same overclock as the one in bios(i think) overclock?

please read this
LGA 1155 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

its comparison of LGA 1155 chip sets by default H61 supports only GPU (video chip) overclock but not cpu.

maybe asus integrated some overclocking utility and made custom changes but if you buy K cpu i recommend you to get appropriate chip set motherboard.
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02 Feb 2012   #27
jaypels

7 all the way!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
this link ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8H61-M LE says that the board can be overclocked. or is this the same overclock as the one in bios(i think) overclock?

please read this
LGA 1155 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

its comparison of LGA 1155 chip sets by default H61 supports only GPU (video chip) overclock but not cpu.

maybe asus integrated some overclocking utility and made custom changes but if you buy K cpu i recommend you to get appropriate chip set motherboard.
got it. i settle for the 2600 then. an overclockable board here is too much for my pocket anyway, what benefit will I have of having a 4 x 4GB RAM instead of 2 x 4GB?
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02 Feb 2012   #28
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
what benefit will I have of having a 4 x 4GB RAM instead of 2 x 4GB?
None at all, unless your tasks cause your PC to use more than 8 GB of RAM. That would be an uncommon situation, but not impossible. I rarely use more than 3 GB.

It depends on what you do with the PC. You can look in Resource Monitor to get an idea of how much you are using at any given moment.
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03 Feb 2012   #29
jaypels

7 all the way!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
what benefit will I have of having a 4 x 4GB RAM instead of 2 x 4GB?
None at all, unless your tasks cause your PC to use more than 8 GB of RAM. That would be an uncommon situation, but not impossible. I rarely use more than 3 GB.

It depends on what you do with the PC. You can look in Resource Monitor to get an idea of how much you are using at any given moment.
I never had a PC (nor know anyone) with an 8GB RAM. But I know that I max out my 4GB RAM. But then again, I'll settle for the dual channel 8GB. Going for the dual channel 16GB (2 x 8GB) is expensive as I searched all shops and all of them said it would have to be shipped internationally.

For the record, my final specs will be:

Processor: i7 2600
MBoard: Asus P8H61 USB 3.0
RAM: 4GB Kingston 1333Mhz DDR3 x 2
HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM
Video Card: 2GB Nvidia GTX 550i 128bit
Monitor: AOC 21.5" e2243FW
Casing: iCase 500w
PSU: Tommade 750w
AVR: Radix 750w
DVDROM: Asus Lightscribe

Does anyone have any objections? Don't mind the casing, psu and avr. You may never have heard of them before but trust me - it is really hard to find a quality psu, avr and casing here.
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