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i7 2600k + Asus z68 V pro

Im building a gaming rig and wanted your opinions on it
i7 2600k
Asus z68 v pro
Corsair Vengeance 2x2gb
Corsair h80
Seasonic S12II620 Bronze (non modular)

Is the cpu good for current and future gaming or should i look into something else? How many years am i looking at for next cpu+mobo upgrade
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    The asus mb with a bios update can take at a latter time an ib CPU. Right now the sb..ib and haswell CPU will be fine for a few years of gaming. Where your rig hurts itself it using older pci 2.0 mb. Myself I try use micro center or an online combo deal for a non k chip and a mini h mb that has four dimm slots and can do sli and haswell CPU. You don't need to overclock the CPU. Save your money there and use a evo 212 cooler and put the money on Ssd or better gpu.
  2. smorizio said:
    The asus mb with a bios update can take at a latter time an ib CPU. Right now the sb..ib and haswell CPU will be fine for a few years of gaming. Where your rig hurts itself it using older pci 2.0 mb. Myself I try use micro center or an online combo deal for a non k chip and a mini h mb that has four dimm slots and can do sli and haswell CPU. You don't need to overclock the CPU. Save your money there and use a evo 212 cooler and put the money on Ssd or better gpu.


    Forgot to mention that i have a asus direct cu2 7970. Isnt pci gen 2 good enough? why shouldnt i overclcok my cpu?
  3. When you look at the total build dollars and parts you get more bang with a higher end gpu in games then pushing a CPU higher in an overclock. With pci 3.0 slot the slot has a higher bandwidth then the older 2.0 slot.
    Right now today gpu can't hit the max speed but in a year or two the new cards might.
  4. byogamingpc said:
    You should be fine with all of your choices but my only recommendation would be to get a Z77 motherboard instead. I'd go with the Asus P8Z77-V LX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007MKGF82&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20


    i have heard that sandy bridge works / ocs better with z68 chipsets. is z68 the top of the line chipset for 2nd gen ?
  5. the z78 is. the z78 has pci 3.0 and usb built into the chipset and sat 6g built in. most x68 have to use third party chipset.
  6. What is the budget for motherboard and CPU? I cannot see buying a sandy bridge setup brand new at this point. A good used deal, for sure, but not new.
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