No OS disk? Why the Green?
Green for backup
1 of the 1TB black for OS
OK so looking at what i have there do you still think an i7 950 is better?
Can you still buy a 920 new?
It would be a waste of storage space to use a 1 TB disk for OS & programs. You will probably not use more than 50 GB. Better get a 320 GB Samsung F4 for that purpose and use the 4 Blacks to distribute the load over these disks.
The 920 is so old and hardly attractive anymore. The fact that I am one of the last Mohicans to use one is due to the fact that my system is about two years old. With current prices the 950 is more attractive than the 920 and for the time being the effective entry level for the i7-9xx line.
Remember that the 2600K is intended to be the successor of the i7-870, not the i7-9xx. That is the Sandy Bridge E with the X68 mobo's.
In comparison to the 870, the 2600K is a great step forward, but realize the shortcoming of the P67 chipset:
1. Only 20 PCI-e 2.0 lanes (excluding piggy-backing NF200 chips)
2. Only dual channel memory
3. 4 DIMM slots
The reputed advantages of the X68 mobo are:
1. 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes
2. Quad channel memory
3. Assumed to have 8 DIMM slots (because of the quad channel memory)
The current X58 mobo's have:
1. 36 PCI-e 2.0 lanes
2. Tri channel memory
3. 6 DIMM slots
The price of a i7-2600K is (over here) € 295, the i7-950 is € 245. The performance of the 2600K is good, but not better than a 950 or even 920, despite higher overclocking and more memory. When a 950 is populated with 24 GB, it clearly wins from a 2600K.
Harm but the mobo prices of the x58 are higher then the p67 for what you get on it well form what i've seen, but i could be wrong.
If im right the asus p8p67 i canput 7 hdds and 1 op drive with out the need of any extra hardware and 4 of which are 6gb/s sata onboard, where the asus x58 only has 2 6gb/s onboard. is this soming that will make a diff or no? the both mobos have 8 sata ports but the p67 has more faster ports.
Thats one of the things i was thinking would be better for my smaller build.
There is no performance difference between a SATAII or SATAIII port with conventional disks. The difference in throughput becomes only noticeable with larger raid arrays, which the P67 can't. On-board ICHR10 is a lousy substitute for dedicated raid controllers, so you will not notice any benefit from SATAIII ports.
OK Harm so say i go with a 950 what mobo ram and raid would you go for to give me a good setup.
There are so may ways to go all with there good points but for a home user is a setup like yours overkill?
From the disk setup, yes, it is probably overkill. For the rest it is ready to be upgraded.
What is your budget?
around $2000 maybe stretch to $2400 but would need to sell my body for that lol
Has anyone seen this review in the 2600K and 2500K this has made me think that the 2600K is the way to go for me.
What do you think anyone?
Harm that is a very good point and I can see what you
mean. I'm running an old P4 3.2ghz and its done every
thing i've needed up to now. but im not looking to
update my PC every year. My AVCHD camera is sitting
there waiting to be used with no PC to edit my files.
So put yourself in my place whats going to do the job
the best for the £ or $.
I've been lurking these forums for a couple of weeks. And there's a perspective sorely missing, that of the non-professional enthusiast. From what I can tell, from the ADK posts, there's little reason to go X58 over P67. I don't need a hardware RAID controller for another $300 (or more). I'll be running a single video card, probably the GTX 470. Software RAID is good enough for me, if that. And I don't need more than 16Gb of RAM. I'm not producing video for broadcast under deadline.
Someone prove me wrong. At the very least, it would nice to see an honest benchmark/price, rather than balls-to-the-wall absolute performance at no cost.
Edit: ADK's 2600K build @ 3.9 GHz (not even the highest possible) is at the #14 spot in the PPBM5 benchmark. There is no 950 above it. Sounds like a pretty sweet, and affordable, rig for someone who's just trying to process his Canon 5D footage.
Yep that sounds like it's the one for me for what i want to do i can always upgrade to a X68 when it comes out next year but if this does the job why would I bother.
Thank you for this post its made me see which way i'm going.