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1666-2500 gamin,recroding,movie computer

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May 16, 2011 8:36:00 PM

I going to buy me a new computer becourse my other one broke down for a month ago, everything is running but the screen is still black, I have tried change motherboard battery and reset the motherboard but nothing work so I have chosen to buy me a new good computer. I may overclock it after a year. I want to be able to play the latest games and record music without any problems. I Take my 22" wide screen,5.1sound system,mouse and keyboard,cd rom from my other computer.



Approximate Purchase Date: this month or next

Budget Range: 1666-2500$ before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,record music (reaper,cubase),internet and watch movies thought tv.

Parts Not Required:
ASUS SABERTOOTH X58, Socket-1366
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=609751

Intel Core%u2122 i7 Quad Processor i7-960
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=587218

Cooler Master HAF X Big Tower Svart
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=599984

Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 1000W
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=599984

Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2000MHz 4GB
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=599353

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Kylare
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=599353

Gainward GeForce GTX 580 3072MB PhysX
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=623388

Seagate Barracuda® Green 2TB, 3,5"
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=622010#info

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.komplett.se

Country of Origin: sweden

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: nothing

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1280*960

Additional Comments:I wan to be able to use this computer for the 4 next years and I want a quiet one.
May 16, 2011 9:27:35 PM

The Intel® Core™ i7-960 supports memory in a triple channel configuration. Right now you have the memory picked out for 2 slots so you are going to want to add another identical stick of memory to boost the system up to triple channel mode to get the best performance.
Now for the money that you are speeding on this system you could be looking at a 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2600K and a new P67 or Z68 board and get better performance. Also with the Intel Core i7-2600K is a dual channel processor so you will select your memory in the DDR3 1.5v if you choice to take this path.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
May 18, 2011 7:39:17 PM

I have been looking at the diffrent between p67 and z68 and I can'r realy decide wich motherboard will work best.

I have been thinking much of z68 to use the ssd catche and the the better cpu clocking, but I can't decide wich one and if you know why I shudn't go z68.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Socket-1155

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=633060

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5, Socket-1155

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=632644

Or shud I go something else?

// thanks
May 18, 2011 7:40:12 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ i7-960 supports memory in a triple channel configuration. Right now you have the memory picked out for 2 slots so you are going to want to add another identical stick of memory to boost the system up to triple channel mode to get the best performance.
Now for the money that you are speeding on this system you could be looking at a 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2600K and a new P67 or Z68 board and get better performance. Also with the Intel Core i7-2600K is a dual channel processor so you will select your memory in the DDR3 1.5v if you choice to take this path.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team




I have been looking at the diffrent between p67 and z68 and I can'r realy decide wich motherboard will work best.

I have been thinking much of z68 to use the ssd catche and the the better cpu clocking, but I can't decide wich one and if you know why I shudn't go z68.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Socket-1155

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=633060

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5, Socket-1155

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=632644

Or shud I go something else?

// thanks
May 18, 2011 8:07:58 PM

Ok let me just say this there are a couple of reasons for picking a Z68 board. The Z68 chipset supports SSD caching but there is another advantage that a lot of people were looking for in Z68 boards. With the use of Lucidlogix Virtu software the Z68 chipset would check the software and will run it by the dedicated graphics card or the IGP (intergraded graphics processor) and the Intel® QuickSync which ever would give you the best performance. There is only one problem with this; one motherboard manufacturer didn’t put any support for the IGP on all of their boards. In this case that manufacturer is Gigabyte, and on the board that you have selected it doesn’t have the graphics ports to take advantage of the IGP. So if you can select another Gigabyte Z68 check to see if it has the graphic ports or the Virtu software then you know this feature is enabled or use the Asus Z68 board that you have listed either or would be good. Personally, I like the idea behind the Z68 boards and the features that it is allows but without the graphic support the Z68 is nothing more than P67 with SSD caching.

So if you have it in your budget pick up a low cost SSD like the Intel SSD 320 40GB drive to use for SSD caching.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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