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Help deciding between two builds designed for photo editing and light


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larbaz3

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I am now thinking I might do an upgrade and am trying to decide between these 2 builds. I would appreciate any suggestions. Basically the Intel is about $100 more....so very close.
I mostly work with photos with Photoshop Elements6 and like to open quite a few at a time. Also do scanning and converting VHS to DVD

1.AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

2.GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

3.G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

4.CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

5.HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1 GB (128bit) DDR3 HDMI Dual DL-DVI (HDCP) PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card Retail (RoHS) H467QR1GH

6.Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 3 Gb/s 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive - WD3000HLFS


1.Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

2.ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

3.CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory

4.CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

5.HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1 GB (128bit) DDR3 HDMI Dual DL-DVI (HDCP) PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card Retail (RoHS) H467QR1GH

6.Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 3 Gb/s 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive - WD3000HLFS
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Hi larbaz3.

Have you got a budget?

Have you got a retail version of an OS?

In which country will you be purchasing?

How did you configure the 2 builds?

Edited by iammykyl, 02 July 2011 - 03:50 AM.

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Hi, I didn't see your answer until just now. $1000 or under. I already have a Thermaltake full tower, & a 24" HD HP monitor.

I recently upgraded to Win7 from XP with OEM system builder. Funny thing is I never got the window where you are asked to register, so I hope I can still use it.

I live in US and usually order from Newegg or Amazon.

I think I was just searching for what others have used for same purposes.

I am now thinking about the Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 with a Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-P67A-UD4-B3.

I am very open to suggestions....thanks for answering
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I am now thinking about the Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155


The SB is definitely the way to go but using the 2600K.

This review is actually about the AMD A8-3850 APU, Liano< worth a read, but the performance and benchmarks comparisons show just how good the SB is.

> http://www.hardwarec...ts-desktop.html

Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-P67A-UD4-B3.


Consider using a Z68 Motherboard, you will then be able to access every feature of the 2600K.

> http://www.bit-tech....l-z68-chipset/1

All the reviews I have read so far come out in favour of the Z68.

> http://www.hardwarec...-review-20.html

> http://www.tomshardw...b3,2939-14.html

You might want to do a little more research and get back to us.
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What is the difference in 2600 and 2600k...googled it but didn't find anything
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Sorry, I did find the difference...would it be an advantage if i don't plan to overclock? And for my purposed, would the 2500k be a good substitute

Edited by larbaz3, 03 July 2011 - 09:19 AM.

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Video encoding, note performance at stock speed.
> http://www.bit-tech....bridge-review/8

Review,
> http://www.mbreview....0k.html?start=6

I have as yet not managed to find a direct comparison for video encoding between the 2600 vs 2600K but here is the Passmark chart with price difference.

> http://www.cpubenchm...-2600 @ 3.40GHz

Hyper Threading is present on the 2600 and the 2600K but seeing the price difference is only $30-$40 I would go for the 2600K for the for the very simple overclock feature.

> http://mail.google.c...30f17f91b6ec248
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Thanks for the links and info..appreciated
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