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May 26, 2011 4:54:01 AM

Hey all. This will be my second build and I just need a little bit of input on the components.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week
Budget Range: 800-950
System Usage from Most to Least Important: workstation, movies
Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse, keyboard, cd drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel processor
Overclocking: no
SLI or Crossfire: no
Additional Comments: I know these parts would be overkill for the things I plan on doing, but I would like this system to last 4-5 years.

i5-2500k-225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengance 8gb 1600 mhz-$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 6850-175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Black 500gb- $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 Illusion- $60 (bought already)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 64 bit- $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock P67- $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-...

I'm going to salvage the CD drives from my old system. PSU is up to you guys. Anything reliable that will power all of my parts. Preferably under $80 ish.

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May 26, 2011 5:13:08 AM

You dont mention gaming at all so DONT use a gaming graphics card .

Since you are not going to OC the processor then you are probably better off with an H67 motherboard and might as well use a processor with a locked multiplier [ No "k" required ] which will let you use the integrated gfx that are built in to the processor .

Any good quality 500 Watt PSU will be fine
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May 26, 2011 5:36:45 AM

Outlander_04 said:
You dont mention gaming at all so DONT use a gaming graphics card .

Since you are not going to OC the processor then you are probably better off with an H67 motherboard and might as well use a processor with a locked multiplier [ No "k" required ] which will let you use the integrated gfx that are built in to the processor .

Any good quality 500 Watt PSU will be fine


Well, OP stated to use this system for next 5 years.
Maybe he wont need overclock now, but can do sometime later which would greatly increase value.

With getting K or not K version of CPU, overclicking limitation is not only difference, it also have weaker GPU.
Given that price for both is almost same, would still go for i5-2500K.

As for board, either P67 and standalone GPU or Z68 in case he can be ok with just gpu integrated in CPU for now, but still have full potential to overclock later.
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May 26, 2011 6:08:49 AM

I'd go with a Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb HDD also
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May 26, 2011 6:22:22 PM

Case /PSU - The case is a great buy, the PSU you is a good 2nd tier unit. The V2 version is a bit better. The XFX Black or Core Editions are a better buy

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo / CPU - I would not use a MoBo that only had a 2 year warranty. The Asus P8P67 pro gives you a full 3 year warranty, is just $20 more but you you get $20 off when buying it in the newegg combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GFX - Workstation programs and movies benefit from CUDA ..... but ATI doesn't offer a CUDA card. I'd get the best nVidia card you can afford. The 900MHz 560 Ti's are the best bang for the buck @ $220 but a bit above ya budget perhaps.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unlock CUDA for any nVidia card following instructions here:

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5....

HD - I'd upgrade to a 1 TB HD .... there is no "best" HD in this range . Pick the one that does best in your applications:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on

RAM - Skip the RAM modules w/ the tall heatsinks .... just get in the way when / if ya wanna OC later on. The only thing "cool" about the tall heat sinks is how they look. These are same specs, same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 31, 2011 5:17:37 AM

No you need board with Z68 chipset to use integrated GPU.
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June 1, 2011 5:28:14 AM

Would you recommend me sticking my old nvidia 8300 (I know lol) in there?
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