mdk77777 wrote:A good graphics card will certainly be beneficial. The increase of GPU compute in those programs is going to continue to expand over the next few years, not only from CUDA with NVIDIA, but also with open CL.
Ivy Bridge's IGP supports OpenCL too, I see little benefit in buying a discrete GPU for "casual photoshop" usage.
I did a bit of research into this and didn't think it was worth paying extra for less power + wattage. I'd prefer use a power scheme that reduces the CPU % when I don't need to do anything power intensive.For power efficiency I would go for the i7 3770S.
Would like to, but I live in Australia and I've not really got as much option.Save $30 and get the Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-450 450W Continuous@50°C,80 PLUS Platinum
Can you expand on this advice?I would use 2x8GB kit though instead of 4x4GB kit to take advantage of dual channel.
It was the only one that fit all my requirements - firewire being one of them. I also just assumed Intel made decent motherboards but I guess I'm wrong.Why the Intel mobo in your mITX build? I prefer to stay away from Intel mobos and go with something from Asus, AsRock, Gigabyte, or MSI.
Sounds like a cool idea - although these Xeon's are Sandy Bridge, not Ivy Bridge.. and only a few dollars cheaper.Since you are not getting a "K" cpu, check the motherboard and see if it can use a Xeon E3 1245v2 instead, usually cheaper.
Sounds like a cool idea - although these Xeon's are Sandy Bridge, not Ivy Bridge.. and only a few dollars cheaper.
Can you expand on this advice?.... would use 2x8GB kit though instead of 4x4GB kit to take advantage of dual channel.
Can somebody recommend a power efficient, dedicated video card that's good value?
I currently use a GTX 260 but was pretty happy with a 9600GT too, so I don't think my requirements are overly high. I only play the occasional game and don't need extreme graphic settings.
Sorry - I did but I was looking at the supported CPU list for the motherboard I was choosing - which lists V1 (sandy bridge) but not V2 CPU's.. so doubting they're going to work. The price difference with my supplier is about $5.mdk77777 wrote:
You didn't follow the link
V2 and Intel link definitely show Ivy Bridge.
$100 or 1/3 less here= more than a few dollars unless by 'these' you mean the ones available in your market.
RhysAndrews wrote:For power efficiency I would go for the i7 3770S.
Ryhadar wrote:... but the new silverstone SG09 is pretty much what I did without all the power tools.
RhysAndrews wrote:Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP (from what I can see, this won't support the Xeon 1230v2, only v1 which is Sandy Bridge - can somebody confirm? And if it doesn't work, is there a similar motherboard available that will?)
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