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I7 2600 + 1155=400ish maybe 450!

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January 25, 2011 10:38:48 PM

I am thinking of getting myself the i7 2600 and all its glory along with a budget mobo with at least half the bells and whistles.

Newegg has combo's with H67boards that equal 384$ combined. I just don't know if I should stick to the P series NB.

My reason for the thred, is because I want to make sure I don't get something lame and get my moneys worth, just like always when I use toms.

I only have one 5770, but want room for one more in the future(maybe), I will have 2 HDs, i got CM 692 advanced so up to ATX. Also I have 1600 cas7 memory, so I want those timings!



Basic i/o panel= x3 usb, ethernet,and maybe usb 3.

Then: x2 PCI x16 2.0, 3-4 sata2 ports, at least 2-4 fan connectors, and lastly front panel on case mic/head, usb/esata and reset/power.


I think this fits most the boards, but I have used gigabytes in the past and like them. I wouldn't mind a Asus, ASrock or Foxconn.

Here are the ones I am thinking of:

more expensive but have everything:

ASUS P8P67 LE

ASRock P67 Extreme4

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3



More about : 2600 1155 400ish 450

a c 235 V Motherboard
January 25, 2011 11:40:58 PM

My comment... Why get the i7 2600? I would get the i5 2500k and spend the savings on a better motherboard. This could allow you to get the ASUS P8P67 Pro or Sabertooth instead for your system. Otherwise, I would go with the ASRock P67 Extreme4 out of what you've listed.

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January 25, 2011 11:46:44 PM

I agree !

Trying to build a"budget system" around an i7-2600 is like buying a Ferrari to drive around a gated community with a 25 mph speed limit.
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a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2011 11:57:56 PM

Well depends on what you use the computer for. I mean the i7 2600 has hyperthreading, the 2500K doesn't. And if he doesn't overclock, then the 2500 would be cheaper than the 2500K.
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January 25, 2011 11:59:15 PM

Well, if i cancel my 1 year warranty on my iPad I can add 100$ for my board.

The i7 2600 is $299, and I really want it. I just am not familiar with Intel mobo's, but I have a 500$ limit, +100 w/out ipad warr.

I wanted to get a 2nd set of 1600cas7 mem, and 1tb samsung spinpoint F3.

So I can spend $200 on a mobo, and if I need to spend more I can cancel the HD. adding it up to $265

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January 26, 2011 12:29:08 AM

If I could choose any I would get the GA-P94A-UD5 1155

It is the exact equivilant to a mother board I have, but mine is the 890FXA, and I love it even though sata 3 doesn't really do sata 3 speeds on it.

I can hit 3.9 on a 965 with just basic multipliers and have it run stable as horse. So I rather get it than any other. I would just have to not get the spinpoint hd which is worth it by all means.
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January 26, 2011 2:28:51 AM

OK, I am ordering right now and I have two choices to make.

Choice One: i7 2600 and GA-P67A-UD5

Choice Two: i7 2600 and GA-P67A-UD4 and Gskill 2x2gb 1600(2nd set combined 8gb)


And if absolutely worth the $30 to get the i7 2600K, then yeah I will get it instead, I figured it was like the 955 to the 965!

Please respond by midnight, so I can order, I got to wrap up some work! Thanks!
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a c 235 V Motherboard
January 26, 2011 2:33:11 AM

No it is not a 955 to 965. The i7 2600 CAN NOT be overclocked only the k series CPU's can on a P67 board. Your choices are i5 2500k or i7 2600k... IMO. If your applications/usage doesn't require hyper-threading (I.e. Gaming), the i5 2500k is your best bet for price to performance, otherwise go with the i7 2600k.
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January 26, 2011 3:21:24 AM

Well thats the thing, I don't really play games when I am school. I mainly do video converting and burning movies and doing things for my iPad. I have two 23" screens where I multitask doing just about everything. I know for a fact the 2600K is what I want!

I also will be doing CS classes with writing JAVA either this summer or in Fall, and will be doing a lot of computer language writing over the next few years via Pre Computer Engineering at SLCC.

So with the UD4 and the 2600K I will be able to OC which will obviously be needed(who builds a computer like this, not to oc??)

Here is the real question now, is the UD5 worth not upgrading to 8gb's?? Cuz I am beginning to think it is?


I have 2000$+ so spending a little extra as long as its logical, and worth the little extra just like the 2600K because not only at stock is it faster, but with the uD4/5 I could crank her up a few doses!
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January 26, 2011 6:37:59 AM

Well I have figured out what mother board I want to get, the AsRock Extreme4.

I am taking several opinions, and to seal the deal was the Anandtech review for the asus vs giga 190$ range.
Since the AsRock is 40$ cheaper, it makes it more appealing. My main approach started with Toms review of the roundup of these P67's. WHere the asrock completely stayed on top and was so consistant.

The AsRock comes with so many cool features, I would prefer its setup especially since I only like OCing up a little and am not trying to crank it our hardcore for a video game! SO its V8+2, is cool with me, but I wouldn't mind the extreme6's setup!


What made me change my mind was, at the 190$ range I could still get the gskill memory upgrade, and since the AsROck out performed both asus and gigabyte, I figured why not get it and get that samsung F3 1tb that I really wanted! Either this or get the extreme6 for super performance!

Toms review of a round up of a lot of the P67 boards, and the AsRock was the most persistant. It topped all the charts, and on the ones it didn't, it wasn't a big deal, it was only video games and none were more than 10fps.

Since its price is lower, it makes it more worth my money. But toms never lies about its charts and I see no reason why this board could not live up to its expectations!

Anyways, the Asus Evo was to my liking, also and still is the Extreme6, but I will proabably not order until tomorrow, so I can over things one last time!


The only question I have now is, how much performance will I see if I get the Extreme6 over the Extreme4?
Thanks

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January 26, 2011 9:05:31 AM

Well I found this link showing that the differnce between the extreme4 and the Fatal1ty is just "flare"

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg1/asrock-e...

If the fatal1ty can't out-perform the base model, I don't see why the extreme6 could??

According to this review, even though the extreme4 is pushing only V8+2, it still has the same max 5.1ghz OC, the fatalty just has a smaller voltage.

So for 100$ more you get a mouse thing, that I have, red casing(which my outfit is blue), Fatal1ty branding(which I never knew it was a person till I saw some video of this dude), a few extra ports and nothing really worth paying that money!


I wanted the extreme6 but personally I would never tell the difference once I have it installed.

So I now I can get my Gskill 1600cas7 memory and the Samsung F3 1tb!


THanks, for all the help, cause now I don't need any! Hope this helps someone else!
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a b V Motherboard
January 26, 2011 1:20:09 PM

Salt-City_Slasher said:
If I could choose any I would get the GA-P94A-UD5 1155

It is the exact equivilant to a mother board I have, but mine is the 890FXA, and I love it even though sata 3 doesn't really do sata 3 speeds on it.

I can hit 3.9 on a 965 with just basic multipliers and have it run stable as horse. So I rather get it than any other. I would just have to not get the spinpoint hd which is worth it by all means.


There is no such board as a GA-P94A-UD5. You need a P67 board, not a P94 board, whatever that is.
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a b V Motherboard
January 26, 2011 1:23:00 PM

tecmo34 said:
No it is not a 955 to 965. The i7 2600 CAN NOT be overclocked only the k series CPU's can on a P67 board. Your choices are i5 2500k or i7 2600k... IMO. If your applications/usage doesn't require hyper-threading (I.e. Gaming), the i5 2500k is your best bet for price to performance, otherwise go with the i7 2600k.


That's not true at all. The non K series chips DO overclock just not as high. We have a 2500 running 3.9ghz on display right now.

If you do video converting, you don't want the 2500 or 2500K, you want the 2600 or 2600K.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
January 26, 2011 1:55:49 PM

geekapproved said:
That's not true at all. The non K series chips DO overclock just not as high. We have a 2500 running 3.9ghz on display right now.

Thanks for the information... I have only been aware of the K series can overclock, so the newer DO series CPU's allow a little overclocking (which is a good thing).
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January 26, 2011 3:16:01 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i...


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If you don’t buy a K-series chip and instead grab a Core i7-2600, Core i5-2500, -2400, or -2300 (along with a P67-based motherboard), you’ll still have access to “limited unlocking.” This basically means you can set clock rates up to four speed bins above the highest Turbo Boost frequency setting available at any given level of processor activity.

So, take a Core i7-2600 as an example. The chip’s base clock is 3.3 GHz. With four cores active, it gets one bin worth of additional performance—3.4 GHz. Four bins above that would be 3.8 GHz. With two cores active, Turbo Boost bumps it up two bins, to 3.5 GHz. Limited overclocking makes 3.9 GHz available in that case. In a best-case scenario, only one core is active. Turbo Boost adds four bins of frequency, yielding 3.7 GHz, and Intel’s overclocking scheme lets you run at up to 4.1 GHz.


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January 26, 2011 8:52:38 PM

Yeah I was going to get the 2600, but I was also told the same thing, so I picked the 2600k, i mean for 30$ why not I am dropping 300$ anyway!

I have been checking motherboards, but they all seem to perform in the same range. The AsRock extreme4 had one of the most best scores and benchmarks, and obviously some were faster, but they were mainly in video game benchmarks.

Obviously there are more things than just benchmarks, but the extreme4 has everything I could possibly need and seems to have everything every other board has.

I want solid clocks like everyone else, but I don't need to spend 100$ more on a board that does the same thing.

My second pick would be the Asus Evo, it had quite the specs for its price, along with the extreme6!
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January 26, 2011 9:42:05 PM

Would getting a 2nd set of gskill 1600 cas7 which would combined eqail 4x2gb, be better than getting a 2x2gb set of 2000 cas9 or 2133 cas9???

I do know that there is a 2000 and 2133 version of the same rip jaw I have, and same color. I dont know if I would be able to use the 2133/2000 side by side with the identical 1600??

or if someone can tell the equation to solve its speed?: I think its like (1/2000)*9= 4.5 while (1/1600)*7=4.375

If this is the correct eqution, the 1600 cas7 would be faster, but I don't think its the full eqution
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January 27, 2011 9:54:12 AM

just get the 2nd set of 1600 cas7 if thats what you already have.

Also, with all due respect, you are one strange character.
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2011 12:44:39 PM

Actually the price diff. between the 2600 and 2600K righ tnow is only $15 on Newegg.
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January 27, 2011 9:03:26 PM

Yeah so far I have narrowed down: 2600K, AsRock Extreme4, and gskill1600c9.

I wanted to get the C300 cuz I thought it was the fastest, but realized that the Vertex 2 has a way better spread of read/write.
Then I found about the legion of 500mb/s read/write SSD's, so I should probably wait, but don't want to, cause if I wait for one thing then I will be waiting all year, when I need parts now.

My bad, every time I am about to make upgrades above 500$ I spend all night drinking rockstars, going through all my options.

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a b V Motherboard
January 28, 2011 12:03:31 PM

How bout buying a regular hdd for now, then you can get an ssd later when the 500gb are cheaper and then you can use the regular hdd for your backup/storage drive?
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January 28, 2011 6:29:21 PM

Well everyone has told me to wait on the ssd. The SF, Intel and Micron, Pretty much every company is coming out with a new SSD over the year. Hopefully OCZ comes out with theres sooner like they always do! Then I could get a vertex 3!
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January 28, 2011 8:14:05 PM

according to the reviews I read, its the opposite of cheap.

Besides for the higher up Asus's, the AsRocks have everything they do besides the Old name Asus.

I am not sure they are made of the same parts, but I am positive they are all my made in Taipei by the same peoples, so I don't dis-trust your theory as the Asus being better, I am just saying I am not losing anything that I need.

The AsRock extreme4 comes with all the goods, even more than I expect. I don't have solid enough evidence to believe that it will short come my processor.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-rou...

I trust toms review with my life!
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January 28, 2011 8:32:45 PM

I have looked into what you have said and there is a reason to spend more on an Asus mobo.

The maximus and revolution just seem to much cash, but I can afford it. I think the P8P67 line is nice especially the Deluxe and Evo.

I can't find a review website that has done any asus P8P67 line and the asrock extreme4/6

I found plenty of site that did one or the other.

I want the fastest timings, best benchmarks and an easy button to find it! lol :ouch: 
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a b V Motherboard
January 29, 2011 8:58:06 PM

Salt-City_Slasher said:
I have looked into what you have said and there is a reason to spend more on an Asus mobo.

The maximus and revolution just seem to much cash, but I can afford it. I think the P8P67 line is nice especially the Deluxe and Evo.

I can't find a review website that has done any asus P8P67 line and the asrock extreme4/6

I found plenty of site that did one or the other.

I want the fastest timings, best benchmarks and an easy button to find it! lol :ouch: 


You checked this site right?? LOL

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-rou...
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January 29, 2011 11:06:15 PM

Yeah that was one of the best reviews, it is what made me want the extreme4.

The only thing is that review is only mid-level boards and doesn't include the extreme6 or the P8P67 Deluxe or Revolution.


I have just read some things about the 1155 Asus lineup and I don't want to have a bad motherboard.
The only one I would get is the Asus 1155 Revolution, which I don't think is that much better than the extreme6.

That review was solid evidence that even the extreme4 is very capable and has extraordinary powers for its price.

It performed equal and better than the Asus P67 Pro, which lacks in some ways, including a +40$ price tag.

Even though Asus Pro got a 99.67% and the Extreme4 got a 99.44% performance rating, that isn't enough for me.


I just wished they did the same thing but with all the top dogs. Asus P67 Revolution & Maximus 4 vs Extreme6 & Fatality & Giga's UD7 & UD4
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a b V Motherboard
January 30, 2011 12:35:55 PM

Well personally I think spending more on a motherboard than the cpu is just dumb.
You get all the features you need for around $180 including good crossfire/sli capability. I see no reason to buy a "revolution", the only thing revolutionary about them in my opinion is the price.

I've been running 4 years on a P965 Gigabyte that I paid less than $100 for and I don't regret it at all. It's a great board.
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March 6, 2011 6:35:45 PM

What did you end up getting?

Whats everyones opinions with the recall and how long do you think till the 1155 boards come back?
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