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Old February 7, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Even a basic board should push it to 4.2 easily 24/7, that K is worth the extra $20, even O.C. with stock voltages if you are worried.
Unless it's an H67 board
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:29 PM
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it's a p8p67 v3.1 (not a pro/deluxe)
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Most any board should handle an overclock, maybe not pushing the chip to its edge, but should handle a bump anyways. But I agree with others on this, the K variant is not that much more, and well worth the added cost, the extra clock speed helps it lots when its doing "work" type things, a little less so in gaming environment.
DDR3 running 1600Mhz speeds can also help a ton when doing encoding and such(the extra bandwidth helps) That and the price difference for 1600 speed vs the 1333 kits is maybe $5-$10 more, its worth it, that and it can help mitigate any memory bottlenecks or memory speed limitations. 1600 speed 2x4 gb kits 9,9,9,24 1.5v or less generally are slling for $35-$75 depending on the kit. Not sure how much ram you use, but for most of us 1 8gb kit is plenty.
For the SSD, Go samsung 830, Crucial M4, or Corsair Force GT, top of the litter beyond a few other very expensive choices.
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Old February 7, 2012, 04:17 PM
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it's a p8p67 v3.1 (not a pro/deluxe)
Your p67 board can be used for overclocking if you do get a K processor. As for your question...for gamers the 2500 is the way to go since it performs pretty much identical to a 2600. Since you are specifically interested in video editing (which can handle many threads of which your i3 already runs with 4) I suggest the 2600k. That said new ivy bridge processors are just around the corner and if you can wait a little longer on your i3. You should be able to get a slightly better processor for the same money (should be compatible with your motherboard after a bios update).
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Old February 7, 2012, 04:25 PM
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ok enough screaming. i will be looking at the i7.
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well i have taken a look at my finances and it looks like this won't be happening anytime soon. Thanks for all the input. But i think i would prefer to save up more and build a new rig using some parts from my exsisting one. Here is what i came up with for fun.

Core i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
G.Skill F3-17000CL11Q-16GB
Intel 520 60GB SSD Boot Drive
WD Black 1TB x2 Storage
Corsair Professional HX1000 PSU
E-VGA Geforce GTX 560TI Fermi 900Mhz x2
Windows 7 Pro X64
Fractal Design R3
LG BDRW/DVDRW

with pm it would come out to around $1877 after taxes. so i have a ways to go.
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