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juanmonchis
07-14-2011, 08:59 AM
Hi!
So I have 2 options for my new computer. The only differences between them are the Processors and the Motherboards.
I'm not sure if I should spend that much on a super processor and a motherboard, so it would be really useful if you guys could tell me if spending that much on them would be worth it, and if there is any remarkable differences between their performance!

INTEL CORE i5 2500
GIGABYTE P67A
THERMALTAKE V3 600W
NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti
2TB HDD
8GB RAM
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CORE i7 930
MSI X58 PRO
THERMALTAKE V3 600W
NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti
2TB HDD
8GB RAM

Which one do you think is the best option? I want my pc to handle 3dmax and maya without any trouble, and of course run most of the games on high settings :P

Thanks for your help:)

7Deadly$ins
07-14-2011, 09:02 AM
What is your budget?

juanmonchis
07-14-2011, 09:10 AM
I think prices vary a lot between Colombia and USA, so, it might be around $1500 - $1600

cplcarlman
07-14-2011, 09:58 AM
That build looks a little cpu heavy to me. The cpu is one of the best you can get, while the video card selections are a little on the weaker side. You will get better performance if you replace the i7-2600 with an i5-2500 and use the $100 saved to get a better video card. I would get the i5-2500k version though so you could overclock in the future if you wanted to.

Doc2142
07-14-2011, 10:00 AM
yes cpu is too powerful for the gpu, get a better gpu.

wickedtech
07-14-2011, 10:20 AM
That build looks a little cpu heavy to me. The cpu is one of the best you can get, while the video card selections are a little on the weaker side. You will get better performance if you replace the i7-2600 with an i5-2500 and use the $100 saved to get a better video card. I would get the i5-2500k version though so you could overclock in the future if you wanted to.
This!!

Unless you plan on doing alot of video editing I would get a 2500K and maybe stick with 4GB, use the extra cash to get a better video card.

Good luck

jsmucha
07-14-2011, 11:07 AM
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz or 8GB DDR3
Dual 1.5GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 or 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6870
1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB
THERMALTAKE V3
COOLER MASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS 550WREALES

-Prices in USD give or take..

-Yeah, go with a i5 2500 (k) (~200)

-Hit up a (2x2Gb) DDR3 RAM (~50)

-Hit up a 1TB HDD (~$70)

-Get the 650W Modular Corsair PSU (~100)

-Bump up your graphics card a bit.

juanmonchis
07-14-2011, 12:24 PM
-So I should get a better GPU to match the CPU or get a cheaper CPU, right?
-And on the other side I should invest a little bit more on the video card?
I'm also planning to use this pc with 3dmax and maya

YahooElite
07-14-2011, 12:27 PM
You should definately get a better GPU, a GTX560 Ti or even a plain 560 should do nicely with an i5.

+1 for a Modular PSU as well.

1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 will do nicely as well if you dont plan on getting an SSD.

jsmucha
07-14-2011, 12:59 PM
-So I should get a better GPU to match the CPU or get a cheaper CPU, right?
-And on the other side I should invest a little bit more on the video card?
I'm also planning to use this pc with 3dmax and maya

-Get the cheaper CPU: i5... AND get a better GPU..

-And if you're using 3dmax and maya etc, I'd bump up the RAM from 4Gb to 8Gb (~80)

*EDIT* as the guy above me said... +1 for the 560 or 560ti

juanmonchis
07-14-2011, 01:05 PM
Ok! thanks a lot for your advice people!
:)

borg_7_of_9
07-14-2011, 01:57 PM
What motherboard are u getting/looking at?

juanmonchis
07-14-2011, 09:17 PM
wow i'm not sure about the motherboard, but it's something like a GIGABYTE P67A I'm not sure :/ I need to check that out

jsmucha
07-15-2011, 05:43 PM
wow i'm not sure about the motherboard, but it's something like a GIGABYTE P67A I'm not sure :/ I need to check that out

-Don't buy it without asking your friend or us first.. If you get an uncompatable motherboard.. :eek:

juanmonchis
07-15-2011, 06:42 PM
lol, sure.
I did a little research, and I got other options.
I'll be posting them later and see what you guys can tell me :)

juanmonchis
07-15-2011, 07:37 PM
bump for edit :D

ELASNO
07-15-2011, 07:47 PM
The GPU is not worth its price.
If you want to buy an Nvidia card go for the 580. Anything else is senseless since ATI cards in that price fringe are way, way better.

juanmonchis
07-16-2011, 08:17 AM
so which ATI videocard do you think is better?
And how much difference is between the 560ti and the 580?

dosbox
07-16-2011, 08:22 AM
CORE i7 1156
INTEL H67



That is not a valid combination. The H67 boards are Socket 1155.

juanmonchis
07-16-2011, 08:44 AM
ok! thanks for pointing that out.

But which of the 3 do you think is the best option?

dosbox
07-16-2011, 08:50 AM
ok! thanks for pointing that out.

But which of the 3 do you think is the best option?

There are only two valid options in your original post.

The i5-2500/P67 combination would be my choice, though a P67 board with a non-K CPU is a bit of a waste.

juanmonchis
07-16-2011, 09:01 AM
So, it would be a lot better if I change the cpu for one that can be overclocked?

dosbox
07-16-2011, 09:09 AM
So, it would be a lot better if I change the cpu for one that can be overclocked?

Only if you actually overclock.

The "plain" i5-2500 is still fast without overclocking, but you could save a little money by pairing it with a H67 motherboard.

Just to be clear:

Overclocking = K-series CPU + P67/Z68 motherboard

Not-overlocking = non-K series CPU + H61/H67 motherboard.

juanmonchis
07-16-2011, 10:03 AM
What kind of cooling system do I need?
Fans would be enough? or should I think in buying a water cooling system?

dosbox
07-16-2011, 11:22 AM
What kind of cooling system do I need?
Fans would be enough? or should I think in buying a water cooling system?

A good after-market heatsink and fan is plenty for overclocking.

Considering the level of the questions you're asking, you may want to hold off on overclocking until you've actually built your rig and have it stable.

juanmonchis
07-16-2011, 11:30 AM
ok :) thanks a lot for your help!