I am planning to buy (assemble) a PC with below configuration. I checked the price and cannot buy the GPU right away so decided to upgrade it like 3-4 months later. My best option seems to be Z68 as it has both overclocking and integrated graphics.
I am going to use it majorly for Gaming & hardcore programming. I also have Adobe PS CS3 just for reference.
For Now: Get CPU + Mother board, onboard GPU and do overclocking.
For Future : Get Graphics card and complete the assembly.
Processor : Intel Core i5 2500k
RAM :G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR (4Gx2)
Graphic Card :ASUS GTX570 Direct CU II
SSD : Samsumg 830 128GB .
PSU : Seasonic S12D 850
By the way I have Del SP2309 Monitor, so looking for both HDMI and DVI output.
I got old and plenty of external hard disk is 128 GB should be more than sufficient.
I am based out of India and location is not a factor.
Which Z68 motherboard do you guys suggest? my budgest USD $ 200- $ 250 (equivalent in INR).
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
A PLX PCIe 2.0 bridge allows Asus to connect two D720200F1 USB 3.0 controllers, 88SE9128 SATA 6Gb/s and JMB362 eSATA controllers, a VT6315N FireWire controller, the RTL8111E secondary network controller, and an ASM1083 PCIe-to-PCI bridge to the eight-lane Z68 Express chipset without disabling any PCIe slots.
Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
LucidLogix Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards
Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle
Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience