I am considering a build that has the ASUS P8Z68-V LX mobo paired with the Intel Core i5-2500K cpu. The purpose will be lightweight video editing/rendering (10%), viewing Hulu and netflix (20%), some image editing (10%), browsing (50%), and standard office applications (10%).
1. This cpu's on board graphics supports dual monitors. How would this be cabled...a splitter of some sort off the DVI port?
2. For what I will be using this machine for, does the i5-2500k make sense? If I outgrow the onboard graphics and eventually put in a discrete graphics card, will the cpu still hold its own for the next 5-7 years?
Still waiting for prices to soften. My newegg wishlist has been hovering around 800-830 for 8 months now.
You could run dual monitors with the integrated using 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. I would recommend a $50-$75 GPU instead though.
Would I get $50-$75 worth of benefit from that expense? In other words, with the usage I outlined above, will I ever be in a situation where I'd say, "I'll pay that money to make this more enjoyable/faster/etc" ?
I'm trying to keep expenses low, so if I can delay the discrete card and enjoy the built in graphics for a couple years (with dual monitors, supported), I'll do that.