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walkinman86

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I am building a new computer and have decided on an i7-2600k processor. My primary applications will be autocad, audio / video remastering, math calculations, and some gaming. I've been leaning toward one of the following 2 processors: 1) Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 4xDDR3 , or, 2) ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0. Can anyone out there offer me a little insight, advice, or suggestions? Thanks.
 

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I am wondering, if you are building a new system, why go with a 4yr old cpu??? the 2600k was released in early 2011 and has already reached EOL [end of life]

If you are getting the cpu for free or next to free, then fine. If you are paying full price, then either go with a socket 1150 OR even better go with a socket 2011v3 cpu/mb.
 

walkinman86

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Thankyou for the input, your help is invaluable to me. I don't build computers for a living, I build bridges. Building my own very high end comp has been a goal of mine for some time. But say I change the parameters a little, ( nothing as yet is written in stone), and were to opt for a gulftown processor instead of the more efficient sandy bridge, say a i7-980x, with a 1366 socket, what would be your choice of motherboard then?
 

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If you are intent on gaming, then go with a socket 1150 mb and an intel i54690K. Just depends on your intended use for the system.
The socket 1150 stuff is quite a bit cheaper than socket 2011v3 stuff.
 

walkinman86

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Ok, I guess I am now committed. I got a mb today; an AsusTeK Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366/socket B. As such, I guess I'll have to opt for one of the i7 900 series cpus. I know the 920 is somewhat older, but this mb will also accommodate the i7-980 & 990x processors. While I do think that the 990x is substantially overpriced, I don't really see a problem with putting in an older 920, 930 or 950 for under $100, until the price becomes a bit more reasonable on the 980 and 990. Autocad is not the primary use for the rig I wish to build. In rank of priority, my uses would be: 1) audio / video transfer from other formats and remastering, mathematical calculations, autcad and lastly, gaming. Again, I really want to thank you for your input and help.
 
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