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Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor + P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3

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December 3, 2011 10:41:41 AM

I have been slowly buying parts to build a new computer and I had bought the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor back in September and I was looking at pairing it with the best motherboard possible. My question is that the P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 is PCI-Express 3.0 Ready but it says that the "Actual PCIe 3.0 speed varies with the installed CPU type" and the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor only supports PCI 2.0.

I am fairly new to this, but that seems like I'm paying for something I really won't be able to utilize. Any insight someone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

I'm a casual gamer (WoW, Skyrim & Witcher 2), but I really like my toys and I want something that will last for a few years. I'm building an air cooled PC using the following components that I've already purchased:

Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor
SilverStone Fortress FT02-B
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
Prolimatech Armageddon w/Vortex 140x25x25mm fans x 2


I want to use the SSD Cache on the board but it seems that most of the reviews I have been reading on the SSD drives sat that they tend to die fairly early so I'm a little on the fence about that.

I want to buy:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB (I really don't think I'll need 1T unless the extra 32mb cache is worth the price)

I really don't know about the Graphics Card or the optical drive I only plan on running one graphics card unless there is a two card set-up that out performs the single card within a reasonable price point difference.

Any other recommendations you might have would be greatly appreciated.

I strayed off of my original topic. I was going to post this under "CPU and Components" but it seemed like the bulk of this post was system based.

Thanks for your patience!

Tim

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December 3, 2011 11:04:37 AM

GPU go with the 560 Ti, you dont need 16GB RAM go with just 8GB (2x4GB). If you want to go the SLI route get two 560 Ti's if it can fit your budget. HDD go again with whatever fits in your budget, I would advise you to make sure you can buy all the important pieces (CPU, GPU, Mobo) before even looking at SSDs. They are only really good for faster boot times which really doesnt intrest me that much.
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December 3, 2011 7:00:00 PM

Emelth said:
GPU go with the 560 Ti, you dont need 16GB RAM go with just 8GB (2x4GB). If you want to go the SLI route get two 560 Ti's if it can fit your budget. HDD go again with whatever fits in your budget, I would advise you to make sure you can buy all the important pieces (CPU, GPU, Mobo) before even looking at SSDs. They are only really good for faster boot times which really doesnt intrest me that much.



Thanks for your help Emelth!

I'm going to wait till after Christmas to buy the Motherboard and GPU....I'm hoping to find a good deal! Any thoughts on the motherboard? I tend to be a huge fan of Asus products. I also can't find much info on optical drives. I would like one with LightScribe and Blu-ray capabilities. I used to be a huge fan of Plextor, but from what I'm reading they aren't what they used to be.

I was looking at the 560 Ti's, do you think they are future proof for the next 2-3 years?
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