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Gaming,recording computer with z68 board

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May 25, 2011 5:00:42 PM

This is my first build. I have decided to go with the new z68 board technology.
But I have some questions:
Is the ram right choise for a clocked computer up to 4.5 GHz?
Do I need 1000w power suply?
Do I need the new processor cooler or shud I go with the one that includes with the processor?


Approximate Purchase Date: this or next week.

Budget Range: 2000$ Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,recording

Parts Not Required: keyboard,speakers,mouse,monitor,cd-rom.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.komplett.se

Country of Origin: sweden


Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1280x960, I may buy a new screen lather and get better resolution.

Additional Comments: I would have a quiet computer.




Cooler Master HAF X Big Tower Svart

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=599984

Gainward GeForce GTX 580 3072MB PhysX

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=623388


Seagate Barracuda® Green 1TB, 3,5"

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=626067


Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Kylare

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=461496

Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=618006


Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 1000W


http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=497261


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Socket-1155

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=633060


Corsair SSD Force Series™ F120, 120GB

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=601325


Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=619272
May 25, 2011 5:43:10 PM

If you are pushing it up to 4.5Ghz then yes go with an after market processor cooler.

For this build you don't need a 1000watt PSU.

I don't understand your RAM question. Are you asking if the RAM is compatible with your CPU? Yes.

I suggest getting
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=590488
for your SSD of choice. You are getting a SATA III board, might as well get a SATA III SSD.
May 25, 2011 6:06:12 PM

The motherboard Asus Z68 and the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K will give you a great platform to build your system around. Everything else looks good to go except the power supply. I would change the power supply to a CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX. This is one of the better power supplies out there and it will give you all the power you need for your build. If you would like to check the minimum power supply that you need for your system you can check this tool http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp. The HSF (heatsink/fan) that comes with the Intel Core i5-2500K will work fine as long as you aren’t overclocking. Once you start to overclock you are going to want to upgrade the HSF.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 26, 2011 8:19:05 PM

ikyung said:
If you are pushing it up to 4.5Ghz then yes go with an after market processor cooler.

For this build you don't need a 1000watt PSU.

I don't understand your RAM question. Are you asking if the RAM is compatible with your CPU? Yes.

I suggest getting
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=590488
for your SSD of choice. You are getting a SATA III board, might as well get a SATA III SSD.



Thanks for the help.

I have readed some guys got some problems with there ram memories when they clock there cpu. The frequenzy changes so they can't use same ram memories, But I don't think thats a problem for me.

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May 26, 2011 8:22:34 PM

That's only when they start tweaking their FSB. Stay within 5% and you shouldn't have ram issues.
May 26, 2011 8:24:11 PM

crewton said:
That's only when they start tweaking their FSB. Stay within 5% and you shouldn't have ram issues.


Ah ok good to know.
May 26, 2011 8:25:47 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The motherboard Asus Z68 and the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K will give you a great platform to build your system around. Everything else looks good to go except the power supply. I would change the power supply to a CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX. This is one of the better power supplies out there and it will give you all the power you need for your build. If you would like to check the minimum power supply that you need for your system you can check this tool http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp. The HSF (heatsink/fan) that comes with the Intel Core i5-2500K will work fine as long as you aren’t overclocking. Once you start to overclock you are going to want to upgrade the HSF.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team



Thanks for the help, I think I will still go i7 2600k prossesor, and go for a 750w power suply.
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