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Old March 15, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Edit: Oh, and apparently (And I can't for the life of me find the link now), the stock heatsink for the i5 2400 (If I'm remembering this right) is only 20mm tall...that's tiny.
don't worry about that, you could cool those chip only by blowing on them
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:09 PM
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looking good although, as per above, hd3000 present only in the 'better' chippies. youll feel the difference in gaming,though.
playing a blu ray or so should see no improvement

and,wait, h67 wont let you use a discrete gpu?
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:27 PM
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looking good although, as per above, hd3000 present only in the 'better' chippies. youll feel the difference in gaming,though.
playing a blu ray or so should see no improvement

and,wait, h67 wont let you use a discrete gpu?
Oops, maybe I said that wrong... P67 won't let you use the IGP, but let's you o/c the CPU. H67 let's you o/c the IGP, but not the CPU.

In the case of H67 you can use a discreet GPU, but you cannot use the IGP when you install a discreet GPU... sorry about that mix up.
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Integrated graphics don't matter since I need an Nvidia card for PhysX and the integrated graphics doesn't have that. I don't think I'd trust any 3D modeling programs to integrated graphics anyway.

Seriously though, any thoughts on what GPU I should get?

Btw- It needs to be a single slot card.
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:32 PM
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there will be single slot 560's you know? :)
or a single slot 450,more easily found i guess?

but but if you wont use the integrated, why not p67? and 2500k. this way youll have a kikarse little bugger
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Old March 15, 2011, 08:36 PM
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For 'reference' you can only get the GT 9800, GT 240, and GT 430. I don't think anything else in the single slot card is that decent of an option. You can get almost any other card in a single slot design, but you pay more and they produce more heat. The single slot 450 isn't too bad for heat, and the 260 shouldn't be that bad (if you can find a single stock option still on the market).
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Old March 16, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I think the MSI 450 is my best shot then.

Also, just how much of a difference would an i7 2600 make over the i5 2500? What programs, tasks, etc. should be affected? Do you guys think it's worth the extra hundred or so dollars considering my tasks (Rendering/video editing etc.)?
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