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Old September 28, 2011, 07:05 PM
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Hi this is my first post and don't know how to start so...

My specs for my build are as follows.

CPU: i7 2600
MoBo: gigabyte GA Z68X UD4
8GB corsair XMS3 1333
1TB WD Caviar Blue
NZXT Phantom
Corsair AX850W
60GB OCZ Agility 3
Asus GTX570
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Old September 28, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Any reason why you're going with a Z series board with a locked i7 2600? Only the 2600k can be overclocked using the Z and P series SB motherboards. If you want onboard video you can save some money and go with a higher end H series.
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Old September 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
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I'm choosing a Z series board with a locked CPU because i'm not looking to over clock. As i believe i am a novice.
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Old September 28, 2011, 07:41 PM
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you'll want an H67 motherboard if you have no intentions at all to overclock, or use SRT.
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Old September 28, 2011, 08:31 PM
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I have read up on SRT recently and it sound like a very useful application. Linus tech tips videos are the greatest and are easily understandable.
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Old September 28, 2011, 08:39 PM
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also the 2600 is an odd product...as intel has almost the identical chip under the xeon branding for much cheaper (E3 1230). They save money by not implementing onboard video which is actually an advantage for some1 like you using a dedicated card as it lowers the TDP...

In Canada the Xeon costs 200$ while the i7 is at 300$ for a measly 200mhz difference...yet you get all the perks of the Xeon chips.

Although note that is still believe the better choice for most people is a 2500k/2600k as these chips are so easy to OC!

Also do you rly need HT? 90% of people don't and its the only difference between i5 and i7 and makes the chip run considerably hotter...
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Old September 29, 2011, 04:28 AM
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What, no where in his parts list is there a mention of a dedicated graphics card. Hence why me and supa are asking him why he's not going with an H series (as H allows no overclocking but onboard video) rather then a Z series (as Z allows overclocking and onboard video).
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Old September 29, 2011, 07:24 AM
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What, no where in his parts list is there a mention of a dedicated graphics card. Hence why me and supa are asking him why he's not going with an H series (as H allows no overclocking but onboard video) rather then a Z series (as Z allows overclocking and onboard video).
He lists an Asus GTX570.

I wouldn't rule out a cpu over clock if your going with the 2600. As it is a popular chip you can find easy to understand guides for it as long as your comfortable in the bios.
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Old September 29, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Are you ever going to sell it? If so, go for a 2600k. The resale will be a lot bigger, and for just a $10 price difference (in Canada, not sure about AUD though). Not only that but who know what you may want in a years time. You may want to bump up your cpu a few mhz, and you will find it isn't possible with a locked processor. And are you ever going to go with SLI 570s? If not, then you don't really need an 850 watt power supply, and could probably get a better SSD with the money saved.
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Old September 29, 2011, 02:39 PM
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My intention is to upgrade to a GTX 570 SLI rig in the future for surround gaming. I might try OCing the 2600 but may have no luck it really doesn't matter to me not having an OC chip, And thanks for all the good replies.
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