Final Help Building My Gaming Pc

Hey Guys

Just in advance i want to say thanks for all of your post's. For the last 2 weeks i have been reading through all of you hints and advice and it has help me increase my knowledge and hopefully i will have my killer PC very soon :na:

My build date will be in the next week or so

My Budget is around $2500 NZD or so (Dont mind spending more but dont wana go crazy when i dont need to)

Mostly using it for Gaming, Video editing, Photoshop and Web

I do want to overclock and use SLi and Crossfire in the future

Been doing my Pricing on


So far this is what i have got

CPU: i7 2600k

HDD: 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

SDD: OCZVertex 2 180GSSD 2.5" with 3.5" Bracket

PSU: XFX 850w Black Edition 80+ Silver (or something similar)

Optical: Samsung SH-B123A

Things i need help with

Tossing up with the
Asus Maximus IV Extreme B3
Asus Sabertooth P67 B3
Asus P8P67 Deluxe B3

Not sure which one i should use or what benifits one would have for stability and overclocking

G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 8gb (2x4gb)
Corsair DDR3 8G (2x4) 1600 C9

Dont mind spending money on the Ram. From what i have read the Ram needs to be Under 1.65v and for the i7 the said that the 1600mhz works best but im not 100% sure

Was thinkn of eithier the
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
Evga GTX 580

Not sure whether go for the pro or bang for buck?

No idea neep help :pt1cable:

I really would appreciate a nudge in the right direction and i know you guys have the knowledge to do it so Thankyou 1000 times in advance

Rocky From NZ
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  1. Thats a killer build (similar to mine). I'd say not to waste money on the Maximus and go either Sabertooth (cool thermal armor) or P8P67 Pro (cheaper but still fully funtional). The GTX 580 also seems like a waste of money when the 560Ti will run any game at max settings and leaves you the ablility to add one later if needed. I use a Hyper 212+ cpu cooler and couldn't be happier at $28. Just make sure to get some aftermarket paste (arctic silver 5 is a good baseline but there are much better pastes available). Also, unless you are heavy into HTPC, 2TB storage is unnecessary.
  2. Make sure you get 1.5v ram. Can't suggest motherboard though sorry.
  3. Good point with the 1.5v RAM (my Corsair Vengeance sticks CAS8 are great with SB)....
  4. Thanks, Yea the Sabertooth seems to be a stable board for overclocking and the armor does look pretty cool. Yea i think the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
    Would do good for me. Yea i do plenty of HTPC.
    Yea i read that 1.5v Ram is needed, Thanks
    I have been readin a few reviews and they say that CL8 1600 Mhz ram is the sweet spot for Ram. This sounds about right?

  5. Ok so this is the build i Think i have so far

    Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 Box

    Asus Sabertooth P67 B3

    Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL8 2x4GB

    MSI GeForce N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB

    OCZ Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5" SSD 180GB

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 32MB 1TB

    Samsung SH-B123A

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    Is there anything wrong with the compatibility of these parts?

    The only thing i need now is a PSU and a Case, any suggestions would be awesome!!
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