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What is the best combination - i5 2500k + z68 MOBO + HD6850/6870/GTX560Ti vs i5

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July 11, 2012 1:40:26 AM

Guys,

as per the title above, what would you think the best combination?

i'm still confuse if i should use IB i5-3570k or SB i5-2500k. I know 2500k is very good for gaming and i believe same goes to 3570k as well. People keep talking about the performance of OC 2500k over IB because some says IB maybe not cool as SB can be. But if in another 1-2 years the PCIe3.0 GPU price is fall, then its should be bad news for the PCIe2.0 MOBO user isnt it? Because Z68 for example will treat PCIe3.0 card as PCIe2.0. So, how?

Thanks,

Adam

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July 11, 2012 2:27:35 AM

The Icvy Bridge is a low wattage cpu and has a TDP of 77w , so at stock speed the cpu is cool but when overclocked past a certian speed it heats up and then cannot be overclocked as much as Sandy Bridge. So if your interested in overclocking the the 2500k would be better for you but if your not overclocking or you just want a small overclock then the Ivy Bridge is for you.
The Pci-e 3.0 is going to be the next great thing when the video cards get powerful enough to surpass the Pci-e 2.1 and by that time Intel will have enabled the Pci-e 3.0 in Sandy Bridge through a device upgrade. However that's a ways off so right now you have to decide wich you are , overclocker or non-overclocker.
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July 11, 2012 2:47:53 AM

Okay guys,

Kindly would you guys mind to advise me between 2 system that i planning to buy and built on this Saturday. Appreciate your advise very much. Thanks


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


And another one is SB system which i think to build like this,

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

THanks
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July 11, 2012 2:51:31 AM

inzone said:
The Icvy Bridge is a low wattage cpu and has a TDP of 77w , so at stock speed the cpu is cool but when overclocked past a certian speed it heats up and then cannot be overclocked as much as Sandy Bridge. So if your interested in overclocking the the 2500k would be better for you but if your not overclocking or you just want a small overclock then the Ivy Bridge is for you.
The Pci-e 3.0 is going to be the next great thing when the video cards get powerful enough to surpass the Pci-e 2.1 and by that time Intel will have enabled the Pci-e 3.0 in Sandy Bridge through a device upgrade. However that's a ways off so right now you have to decide wich you are , overclocker or non-overclocker.



inzone,

I am the overclock type but i wont push the proccessor to the limit i believe. Thats me.. But then, would it be waste for me if i intend to use PCi3.0 in future as i would need to replace a MOBO. Would it be okay to Z77 + 2500k?
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July 11, 2012 2:54:43 AM

You should be getting the IB chip. There is no reason not too.

You can easily get IB up to 4.5 without issue and you won't really be gaining anything after that anyway. Might as well have the newest features available especially since there isn't a very large cost difference.
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July 11, 2012 3:04:44 AM

thank you crank.. Here in my place 3570k is only 20 dollar more than 2500k. thats why i keep thinking about it also.. plus the MOBO Z77 and Z68 are almost similar price.
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July 11, 2012 3:09:34 AM

not so sure what the special of PCIe-3.0 will be.. :) 
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July 11, 2012 3:29:53 AM

The benefit of Pci-e will be the added bandwith capability and that would mean that any video card that is powerful enough to be too much for Pci-e 2.0 would be able to use Pci-e 3.0 and give the full performance of the card to the game.
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July 11, 2012 3:31:58 AM

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

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ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131820

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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://

This would be better and the 560Ti is a better video card than the 6850.
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July 11, 2012 4:11:12 AM

thank you inzone.. it is nice.. and thats why it would cost me RM899 / USD290+/- here..

while the HD6850 is RM489 = USD154/+- here..

http://assets.hardwarezone.com/retailer_pricelist/c-zon...

Ask another question, as i"m not very familiar with GPU too..

ASUS P8Z77-V LX

ASUS P8Z77-V

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO

The ASUS P8Z77-V LX


ASUS P8Z77-V LX is being list only 1 PCIe, i believe it is SLOT quantity? while PRO and V both has 2 slot. It is so obvious that ASUS P8Z77-V LX is very inferior compare to both ASUS P8Z77-V and ASUS P8Z77-V Pro right?

Here i can get ASUS P8Z68-V / GEN3 much2 cheaper but it only good if i use SB right... :(  ......


Thank you sir.


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July 11, 2012 4:28:52 AM

The Asus P8Z68-V Gen3 is a LGA socket 1155 and can be used for both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.
The Asus P8Z77-V-LK has two Pci-e slots for video cards and should cost less than the P8Z68-V Gen3
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July 11, 2012 5:05:45 AM

i think one of the main different between MOBO ASUSP8Z68-V/GEN 3 and ASUS P8Z77-V is as below, one use BT one use WIFI.??


ASUS P8Z77-V

ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: DLNA Media Hub, Smart Motion Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send *8
- Wi-Fi GO! Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
- Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode



ASUS P8Z77-V

ASUS BT GO! :
- Folder Sync
- BT Transfer
- Shot & Send
- BT to Net
- Music Player
- Personal Manager
ASUS BT Turbo Remote :
- Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian systems
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July 11, 2012 5:30:40 AM

Other function also diferent but not too sure if its will effect our daily life.. thanks
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July 11, 2012 4:27:28 PM

You may have a better chance of using the WIFI then the BT , I had a motherboard with the BT function and never used the BT. You will also be better off looking at the other features of the boards to see what features you have the best chance of using.
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July 11, 2012 11:10:27 PM

Thank you inzone.. finally i decided to go with ASUS P8Z77-V.. i'm glad :)  .. will buy it soon.. heheh..

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July 23, 2012 1:21:21 AM

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