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January 20, 2011 2:03:45 AM

Ok so I already got my cpu the 2600k I will be using this comp for everything from gaming to photoshop and really just want to see what people think is the best options for me. I don't want to go to overboard in price but want the most for my money. My main 2 items I can't decide on are the motherboard and Ram.

Motherboard under $200 - Right now I'm just going to go with 1 video card but will eventually go with 2. I'm really debating between ASUS and Gigabyte (kind of leaning more towards the ASUS p8p67 Pro since it has intel lan and can support 24gb ram and the new bios) I am also open to any other brands

Ram trying to stay under $120 - not sure what brand to go with but will probably go with 8gb(2x4) but if the price is good enough will jump up to 12(2x6)

Case - around or under $100 - Just put a build together for my son and got him the Cooler Master Scout and really like that case thinking of getting that one also for me, but again open to suggestions

HDD - will eventually get a SSD but that will be in a month or two.

Video Card - don't need
Power Supply - don't need

Any input I would really appreciate, thanks







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January 20, 2011 8:08:22 AM

bn775 said:
Ok so I already got my cpu the 2600k I will be using this comp for everything from gaming to photoshop and really just want to see what people think is the best options for me. I don't want to go to overboard in price but want the most for my money. My main 2 items I can't decide on are the motherboard and Ram.

Motherboard under $200 - Right now I'm just going to go with 1 video card but will eventually go with 2. I'm really debating between ASUS and Gigabyte (kind of leaning more towards the ASUS p8p67 Pro since it has intel lan and can support 24gb ram and the new bios) I am also open to any other brands

Ram trying to stay under $120 - not sure what brand to go with but will probably go with 8gb(2x4) but if the price is good enough will jump up to 12(2x6)

Case - around or under $100 - Just put a build together for my son and got him the Cooler Master Scout and really like that case thinking of getting that one also for me, but again open to suggestions

HDD - will eventually get a SSD but that will be in a month or two.

Video Card - don't need
Power Supply - don't need

Any input I would really appreciate, thanks


These 1155 mobo's like low voltage RAM. This one down below is a bargain imo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

This case down below has more room than the CM Scout just in case you decide to add a sizable h/s, another vid card, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

This mobo down below uses Realtec LAN...I know, you want Intel...but this mobo has gotten some great reviews including one from this site. .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $152.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
January 20, 2011 12:16:45 PM

Your best bet would have been to buy a cpu/motherboard combo deal and you would have saved $30.

Any memory between 1.5 and 1.65v will work because they motherboard allows you to set it to whatever.
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January 20, 2011 3:50:48 PM

geekapproved said:
Your best bet would have been to buy a cpu/motherboard combo deal and you would have saved $30.


Not in my case, I scored a great deal and was able to get a 2600k for $170 :D 
January 20, 2011 3:57:58 PM

Why_Me said:
These 1155 mobo's like low voltage RAM. This one down below is a bargain imo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

This case down below has more room than the CM Scout just in case you decide to add a sizable h/s, another vid card, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

This mobo down below uses Realtec LAN...I know, you want Intel...but this mobo has gotten some great reviews including one from this site. .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $152.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


How is the long term quality of ASRock? Is it a pretty good company? I also noticed that board earlier but the 1 year warranty scared me off. The only reason I was trying to stay with ASUS or Gigabyte they have always been reliable for me.

What do you think of this combo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Do you still like the ASRock Better?

Also if I went with the GSkill would it even matter to step up to the Gskill 1600 for $20 more or is it just a waste of money?

Thanks for the case info I will probably go with that one.

Thanks again for the info
January 20, 2011 4:06:29 PM

AsRock is owned by Asus. That board you chose wouldn't be one I would choose if I ever planned on running dual vid cards for the fact that one of it's two PCI-E slots runs at 4x. If your ever planning on running dual vid cards you want two PCI-E slots that are 16x which would mean two cards would run @ 8x & 8x respectively thus not bottlenecking your dual vid card set up.

As far as that G.Skill goes...it's six one way, and half a dozen the other imo. You can't go wrong with either choice.

January 21, 2011 3:18:11 PM

Ok so I think i have finally decided, lol. Thanks for opening my eyes to the ASrock I did check the review's and it hangs right there with what I want but I am now seriously just considering jumping up to the ASRock P67 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it just seems worth the extra $40 to get an extra year warranty, extra sata port's, dual lan, and the extra usb 3.0's my only question now is about the USB's it only has 4 USB 2.0 in the rear, can I plug in exisiting 2.0 into 3.0 ports? they appear to be different but I have heard they are backward compatible. Right now the 4 2.0 in the back won't make it for me with my keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, and portable HDD's.
January 21, 2011 6:31:04 PM

bn775 said:
Ok so I think i have finally decided, lol. Thanks for opening my eyes to the ASrock I did check the review's and it hangs right there with what I want but I am now seriously just considering jumping up to the ASRock P67 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it just seems worth the extra $40 to get an extra year warranty, extra sata port's, dual lan, and the extra usb 3.0's my only question now is about the USB's it only has 4 USB 2.0 in the rear, can I plug in exisiting 2.0 into 3.0 ports? they appear to be different but I have heard they are backward compatible. Right now the 4 2.0 in the back won't make it for me with my keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, and portable HDD's.

I have to admit Iv'e never even looked at that board before until you posted the link. That board comes with everything but the kitchen sink, and for under $200 :)  It seems it would be worth getting just for the warranty alone.
January 21, 2011 6:41:13 PM

Why_Me said:
AsRock is owned by Asus.

This statement is no longer truly true, as of June 2010... Here is some information on the matter that I discovered in a post in the Motherboard forum.

tecmo34 said:
@GeekApproved: As of Sept 30, 2010, ASUS owns 25% roughly of PEGATRON (which I believe owns ASRock now). As of June 1, 2010, ASUS no longer has control over ASRock, so you are correct on your statement.

Quote:
(A) On June 1, 2010, the Company transferred further its OEM assets and business (the
Company‟s long-term equity investment in PEGATRON) to the Company‟s another
investee, Pegatron International Investment Co., Ltd. (Pegatron Investment). The
Company had discontinued consolidating the accounts of PEGATRON and its
subsidiaries since it lost control over these subsidiaries.


http://www.corpasia.net/taiwan/2357/financial/29/EN/201...
February 3, 2011 1:00:41 AM

Thanks for all the replies;

I thought I would post a follow-up, I have my system up and running. here is what I got.

CPU: i7-2600k - $170 - no typo, I got a great hook-up :) 

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock P67 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel P67 Motherboard - $198

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $72

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB - $215 - 30 rebate

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC - $79.99- 20 rebate

DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - $19.99

CASE: Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black) - $79.99

I used my existing HDD's I have and will eventually be getting an SSD, so I think I did pretty dam good for the price! $785 with the rebates. Also will be getting a heatsink since I'm running the stock one but my system is running 32c right now.

Here are my 3Dmark vantage benchmarks http://3dmark.com/3dmv/2896373 that is running everything stock right now no overclocking.
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