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May 24, 2011 4:18:05 PM

This system is for work. We use photoshop everyday but not real in depth, just to do simple designs. On any given day we will have photoshop, illustrator, firefox and acrobat open at the same time. I have an existing Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard I will use.

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
Integrated HD3000 from CPU

Mobo:
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 24, 2011 5:21:38 PM

Nice looking build, are you sure that integrated gfx is going to be enough for your use?
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May 24, 2011 5:32:08 PM

Could be mistaken, but the p67 mobos (including the one listed by the op) doesn't have a video out (VGA, DVI, HDMI, etc)
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May 24, 2011 5:35:06 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Nice looking build, are you sure that integrated gfx is going to be enough for your use?
Moto

I'm not sure, but I was thinking I could always add a gpu if it isn't.
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May 24, 2011 5:36:25 PM

The P67 board doesn’t support any IGP (Intergraded Graphics Processor). If you want to use the IGP or on processor graphics you are going to need a H61, H67 or a Z68 chipset based board. Since you are planning to use the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K I am going to advise that you go with a Z68 board (make sure the board you select supports the IGP) because it will allow overclocking of both the core clock speed of the processor and the on processor graphics. Newegg doesn’t have an Asus Z68 board in the price range that you had on the Asus P67 that you had here is a nice Gigabyte board that is close to the Asus. The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 should fit your needs well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 24, 2011 5:44:57 PM

Au_equus said:
Could be mistaken, but the p67 mobos (including the one listed by the op) doesn't have a video out (VGA, DVI, HDMI, etc)



You are correct, nice catch. I should have chose the h67 chipset, which I will now change to. Thanks. I am not going to overclock this system at all.
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May 24, 2011 6:03:05 PM

Wont be needing the 'k' suffix on the chip then man, save you a few dollars just gettingthe regular 2600
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May 24, 2011 6:13:04 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Wont be needing the 'k' suffix on the chip then man, save you a few dollars just gettingthe regular 2600
Moto

thanks for the info, it is a combo deal at newegg so I save $25, the 2600k is only $15 more than the 2600, so I still save $10.
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May 24, 2011 6:15:14 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The P67 board doesn’t support any IGP (Intergraded Graphics Processor). If you want to use the IGP or on processor graphics you are going to need a H61, H67 or a Z68 chipset based board. Since you are planning to use the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K I am going to advise that you go with a Z68 board (make sure the board you select supports the IGP) because it will allow overclocking of both the core clock speed of the processor and the on processor graphics. Newegg doesn’t have an Asus Z68 board in the price range that you had on the Asus P67 that you had here is a nice Gigabyte board that is close to the Asus. The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 should fit your needs well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team



Thanks, I just read an article on the difference between those chipsets. Thanks for the info because I didn't know the difference or which one was better for my application.
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May 24, 2011 6:24:30 PM

New system:


CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115070

GPU:
Integrated HD3000 from CPU

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.644514

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020

Case:
Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811133181

HDD:
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227550


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May 24, 2011 7:02:43 PM

Now that build looks good there are a couple of points that you need to touch on. With the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K if you are going to overclock you are going to want to add a good 3rd party HSF (heatsink/fan). This will allow you to overclock the Intel Core i7-2600K up to and possibly above 4.5GHz.
Since you haven’t stated what you are going to be doing with this system and you have stayed away from adding a dedicated video card so far I am going to guess that you are looking to do some type of video encoding. Video encoding is an area that the Intel Core i7-2600K should excel but if you are going be doing any gaming then you might want to add in a video card. Coming with the motherboard will be software from Lucidlogix called Virtu that will look at the applications you are running and use the GPU that will give you the best performance. So the dedicated video or IGP will be used based on whichever would give you the best performance. Otherwise good luck and enjoy the new system.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 24, 2011 7:26:33 PM

Thanks for your input, I'm purchasing it as is. I don't intend to overclock or game with this computer, but I can always add a GPU and better cooling later. Thank you so much for your input.
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May 27, 2011 8:19:28 PM

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