Think I'm going to settle with the i5 instead of the i7 since this combo seems to be pretty good. Was wondering, to make sure I see the most boost in performance if I was going to spend up to another 200 dollars where should I spend it?
Graphics isnt needed if you want to play farmville. And you want to say because of Z68 as all Sandy Bridge processors have integrated graphics its the chipset that matters if you can use it or not. I would say A) Give us your budget B) What are you going to use this build for? C) Skip the SSD and buy a HD 6870 for $185 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Okay I'm loving this so far. Just curious as to why go i5 instead of i7, I was pretty sold on the fact that hyperthreading giving me the extra 4 cores woudl allow me to more easily run more instances of EQ.
If I used my existing PSU, and DVD drive, that'd knock it down some, and I'm without a doubt sticking with the 460 since no game I play can even begin to use that much less that 560 TI monster! So that saves me the 220 there. Total then I'm seeing 687 before the SSD, and I'm liking that a lot! This seems like a great solution for me. Going to look into all a little more and see what other people offer! I think that SSD will really set this combo nicely!
Thanks so much for your input.
Total = $1007. Allows for addition of 2nd GFX card at a later date. A i7-2600k would be $100ish more but of little benefit in gaming.
Loving the suggestions. I'm not going to go under the 2500 for sure, I don't ever overclock, at least I haven't yet to this point in my CPU career, but I'm still trying to decide between the 2500k and the 2600k solely because I don't know why I wouldn't want hyperthreading. I mean if it's creating 4 more cores I know it's not doubling the capacity of the chip, but it's gotta be better at handling multiple instances of games, which is what I plan on doing. Then again the 2500k may just shred so much that it doesn't even matter for what I do. (6-10 instances of Everquest, I want it to be able to handle at least 10 copies of the game open at once)
I have the video card I'm going to be using, so that's not an issue in my pricing, and if I keep my old power supply which has served me well for 3 years so far with excess power available, that could save me another 100 right there. In Derp's build you only put in 4 gigs of RAM, well I'm over that easily with only running 3 copies. I have 8 in my current computer and I'm thinking I may go on up to 16 this time. I am going to start with 2x4 though, then if I need 8 more get another 2x4 set.
Can anyone tell me why I SHOULDN'T get an i7 for what I do?
I've thought about it, but I don't want to go AMD and have lower performance. I want this computer to last me 3-4 years before I upgrade again, so I'd rather get the best processor I can, with the best platform, so I can enjoy my gaming with solid peace of mind =)
But if you can sway me as to why I should go that route, I'm here to learn, I'm no master by any means.
this is not a suggestion but only a question...
have you given any thought about going AMD at all, AM3+ motherboard.?
we all know that the i7 and the i5 is 1 and 2 in performance, my question isn't debating that..