New system build advice

Hello every one

I need some advice for new system build.

if you are me which CPU you will order for your new system I7-2600K or I5-2500K?
Please give me some advice for main board
overclock = maybe
crossfire = will be
for intel main board I can get replacement for over night.

which memory I 16G memory which brand is good?

I just order Power supply 600W Antec neo and XFX-6870
I will use my 160 Intel SSD for OS and Westen digital 2TG black for data.
I need good sound card on board or I will order creative sound card to add in.

The computer I will use for photography & video edit, convert.

Please give some advice with your experience

thanks
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    I need good sound card on board or I will order creative sound card to add in.


    You don't need a sound card - they're pretty useless anymore when onboard audio has been really perfected over the last few years. It's all I ever use.

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    if you are me which CPU you will order for your new system I7-2600K or I5-2500K?
    Please give me some advice for main board


    That mainly depends on your max budget and what features you want out of it. The main board I've been using lately is the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P or UD3H:

    UD3P: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
    UD3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    Alternately if you're not going to be gaming on this machine at all, I'd suggest this setup:

    Asus P8B: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131725
    Intel Xeon E3-1230: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115083

    With this setup though - the P8B does not have a sound card so you will need to acquire one.

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    which memory I 16G memory which brand is good?


    Like every PC part there's a tier for RAM manufacturers.

    At the top (tier 1) would be G.Skill, Crucial, Corsair Vengeance, Kingston Hyper X, Mushkin, and PNY.

    Tier 2 would consist of AMD brand, Corsair XMS, Kingston (standard), ADATA, Patriot, Geil, and Team Elite.

    Tier 3 would consist of Wintec, Edge Tech, OCZ, Pareema, and All Components.
  2. Thank You for you advice
    This board GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ($148) better than GA-Z68XP-UD3P ($189)
    For CPU I7-2600K $100 higher than I5-2500K the difference is I7 has 8 L3 cache and Hyper-Threading Support. I5 has 6mb L3 cache no Hyper-Threading Support.

    Do I need Hyper-Threading Support?
  3. Quote:
    Thank You for you advice
    This board GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ($148) better than GA-Z68XP-UD3P ($189)


    The UD3P will have more USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections, has an onboard 15-pin connector for USB 3.0 case headers, more SATA ports and will natively support higher RAM speeds.

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    For CPU I7-2600K $100 higher than I5-2500K the difference is I7 has 8 L3 cache and Hyper-Threading Support. I5 has 6mb L3 cache no Hyper-Threading Support.

    Do I need Hyper-Threading Support?


    That depends on what you want to run. If you want to run, say CS5 or any Autodesk application - hyper threading will come in handy. If you want to run, say games, then you go for the 2500K.
  4. Thank You for your advice
    I will build GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 with I7.
    My tax refun gone
  5. My I have another question
    I don't like the cooling system came with CPU
    Which CPU cooling system are you using for overclock.
  6. jimmyt58 said:
    My I have another question
    I don't like the cooling system came with CPU
    Which CPU cooling system are you using for overclock.


    This is the cooler I use and it's really excellent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835288001

    It's a bit difficult to install but it performs about the same as a 120mm closed block radiator like an H80 would. It keeps my system cool at 33'C when idle and 41'C when in full use.

    Another option is the Hyper 212 Evo which is another excellent fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  7. thank you

    Is this one good

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus $14.99 AR
    Fry'S electric onsale 14.99 after $10 rebate
    CompatibilityIntel: Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775
    AMD: Socket AM3 / AM2 / AM2+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  8. jimmyt58 said:
    thank you

    Is this one good

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus $14.99 AR
    Fry'S electric onsale 14.99 after $10 rebate
    CompatibilityIntel: Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775
    AMD: Socket AM3 / AM2 / AM2+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    Yes I have the same one - but get the Evo which is the newer version of it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
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