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i7-2600k + what mobo? Is it worth it for Premiere Pro CS5?

May 19, 2011 10:45 AM

Hello -


I'm thinking about upgrading my computer. These are my current specs:


CPU: Q6600 OC'd at 3.00Ghz

RAM: 8gb G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL   AND 4gb G.SKILL F3-10666CL9-2GBNQ

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5


I'm thinking of ugrading to the i7-2600k and getting rid of my 4gb of ram and adding 8gb of the ripjaws.


Here are my questions:

1. Is it worth upgrading?

2. Is the i7-2600k the best for its cost in that price range?

3. What motherboard should I purchase to accompany this cpu?

4. Would this be good for editing h264 (DSLR footage) easily in After Effects and Premiere?


Any tips or suggestions are welcome



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    May 19, 2011 11:22 AM   in reply to evervoidd

    You have to get all new memory, since it is a different architecture than your current memory. Current is DDR2 and you need DDR3. So throw out all your memory or keep the current system as a backup system and start afresh.


    1. Yes

    2. Sometimes, depending on other needs.

    3. Asus or Gigabyte are popular choices.

    4. Look here: Adobe Forums: System requirements for CS5


    First read some more, decide your budget and then come back with more questions.

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    May 19, 2011 12:05 PM   in reply to evervoidd

    Your current Q6600 on a 775 socket uses DDR2, not DDR3.

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    May 19, 2011 1:04 PM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    Actually, Harm, some Socket 775 boards use DDR3 RAM rather than DDR2 RAM. It depends on both the chipset and the motherboard's implementation of it. You see, Socket 775 does not have the memory controller on the CPU at all - but on the chipset's North Bridge instead.

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    May 19, 2011 1:10 PM   in reply to RjL190365

    Thanks for the clarification and correction, Randall.

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