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Comparing two motherboards for an i7 2600K


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#1 Delita_chan

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:12 PM

Hi there,

I'm a first time pc upgrader and while I"ve had extensive help in understanding what it is to build one and choosing parts, I'm a bit torn between two motherboards.

I'm going from a Pentium IV to an i7 2600K. Yes, I know, all new parts. But I couldn't stomach the idea of having two tower PCs (if I'd bought one from a store), so I'm building my own.

The first motherboard looks great and is a bit pricey but has USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317
The other is cheaper, though I don't know if it's suited to handle the i7 2600K.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138308

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:02 PM

Why these two boards? Biostar boards are rare in gaming PC's, those are usually dominated by Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. If you are going to be using SLI or Crossfire, I would go with the first given the PCI-E speeds on the second PCI-E slot. As an alternate, if you are going to be using more than one graphics card, the MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 is a good choice.

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#3 Delita_chan

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:58 PM

Heh, I'm actually not trying to build a gaming PC, though I got into gaming long ago but stopped. I just want a LIGHTNING fast PC that can handle numerous tasks, along with video editing another media projects. I don't want to have to upgrade again for a long time, hence the i7 2600k. But if it seems that I'm building a game computer, I suppose I should move down to an i5?

Anyway, I don't think I'll need two graphics cards.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:59 PM

I'm glad somebody said it. You wouldn't want to run you Lambo on diesel, so skimp on another part but not the mother board. You could save some money on the CPU by going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103934 and still have enough left for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735. And when the H100 hits the market you may be able to hit that magic 5ghz mark. Lol

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:32 AM

If this is not a gmaing pc then you would focus more on the cpu and ram. So a 2600K would be perfect for it and at least 8GB of ram.

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#6 Delita_chan

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:21 AM

But should it be an i7? Or go to i5? You never know, but I don't see myself gaming again in the future.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:36 AM

i7 because of video editing.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:18 PM

What exactly are you going to be using to video edit? Some editing programs prefer actual physical cores over hyperthreading. In that case, a six-core CPU would be best.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

Okay, could you then look at my items and verify that they match?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125360

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220480

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

The rest is just Windows 7 (since I'm currently running XP) and an anti-static wrist band.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:02 PM

Video editing is heavy on RAM, I suggest at least 8GB. Either double up on what you have or double up on Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 memory. The Mushkin is a little faster with heat spreaders, making it an overall better choice. Depending on your video editing program, it may be able to take advantage of GPU power. If that is the case, I suggest a Radeon 5770 or 6770, otherwise, stick with what you've got.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:49 PM

Yeah I intended to get 2 4 gig RAM sticks.
Saw some used RAM sticks here in Akihabara Japan, nice n cheap. Patriot brand.

But I guess everything looks ok then.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:17 AM

Patriot makes some nice ram :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:32 AM

So I'm guessing everything else is OK

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

Should be but usually i would go for a Gigabyte motherboard rather then the Biostar, simply because Gigabyte makes quality boards.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

One might add that drive speed plays a huge part in video editing, not solely cpu and ram. I use Vegas 10 on almost a daily basis and I noticed when I switch from my 300gb Raptor to my 110gb Revo it's night and day. When running from the Revo drive my machine use something like 35mb of ram, because the Revo is faster then the ram. :thumbsup:




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