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January 23, 2011 5:20:07 AM

New system to be used for:

1) Video Editing
2) NetBeans IDE
3) Photo Editing
4) General office apps

Parts needed and what I am planning:

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 N82E16811119233 $65
MB: ASRock H67M-GE N82E16813157219 $100
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K N82E16819115072 $225
RAM: 2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB N82E16820231440 $220
SSD: 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 N82E16820148348 $235

Already Owned:

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze N82E16817151093 $85
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex II N82E16820227551 $230
HDD: 3 x 2TB WD Green N82E16822136514 $300
Optical: Blu-Ray Burner
2 Monitors
Windows 7 Professional
Corsair H50


I don't need any peripherals or software. Just wondering what everyone thinks. Plan to order tomorrow sometime. Not on a strict budget but I don't really want to spend a lot more than I am already planning. I am upgrading from a Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.2GHz w/ 4GB DDR2. I have always overclocked in the past but I don't know if I am going to this time. With Intel's built in video encoder I don't know if I am going to need to. So I want the option, even though I know I would have to get a different MB with the P67 chipset and then I would also have to get a GPU.

Also, I have that OCZ SSD that I don't really know what to do with. I am thinking now just using it to store video clips I am currently working on. I think (Not sure though) this will speed up the editing process.

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January 23, 2011 9:31:46 AM

Since you already have a good SSD, why not hold off on the SSD purchase for now? SSD technology is advancing very rapidly, and you'll be able to get more for less even a few *weeks* down the road, let alone waiting a few months for the new Sandforce controller or longer to see what comes next...

As for RAM, I can't imagine you actually need 16GB, but up to you. I'd go for 8, but either way, might as well get these and save money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As you pointed out, the 2500K is a waste with that board. If you're going for the onboard graphics, I'd be inclined to just get the 2500. Since overclocking will require replacing MB anyway, you'll likely want to buy a new chip with a different socket by then anyway. Just my opinion of course. :) 
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January 23, 2011 11:53:51 AM

ya, agreed ^ -> hold off on the 2nd SSD... you could put that money into the i7-2600k instead... and then your video editing work will get done even faster (put your OS + all apps on the SSD that you do have)

also agree that if you're not going to overclock this system now - it won't in the future too... by then you won't change the motherboard just for that

however - you CAN keep the K version, even though it's supposed to be 'the overclocker' version - it also does have the better on-chip graphics than the non-K desktop Sandy Bridges (you can thank Intel for that ridiculousness)
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January 23, 2011 3:13:25 PM

I want to get the 2500K for the better integrated graphics.

The i7-2600K actually wouldn't be any faster for video editing. All the second gen Sandy Bridge CPU's come Quick Sync for rendering video. Because of this the Main CPU core's aren't used for rendering.

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January 23, 2011 4:29:23 PM

'Quick Sync' is not used for ALL the types of video rendering... (good for making smaller size videos for iPhones and stuff)

in fact... i think there's only a couple of apps that can utilize it, as of now (MediaEspresso and MediaConverter i believe)

if you're going to utilize one of those apps (or another one that can use Intel's 'Quick Sync') to make those types of videos... then you're going to enjoy both the i5-2500k and i7-2600k very much..!

however, the i7-2600k (will) perform faster the i5-2500k... Quick Sync or not...
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January 23, 2011 11:48:46 PM

wasupmike said:
however - you CAN keep the K version, even though it's supposed to be 'the overclocker' version - it also does have the better on-chip graphics than the non-K desktop Sandy Bridges (you can thank Intel for that ridiculousness)


Oh, cool, didn't realize that. Thanks for correcting me.
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