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I need a Reliable Z68 MoBo suggestion please. Thanks!

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June 7, 2011 1:41:34 AM

I am building my first build. Computer is going to be used as a basic computer, some games and a lot of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.


Approximate Purchase Date: Everything purchased except for Motherboard, possible SSD and possible another 8GB memory

Budget Range: (Total up to $980 minus MoBo)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Adobe Lightroom Photoshop, surfing the internet, games)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, fry's, craigslist & ebay)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Corsair)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)


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Case - Corsair Graphite 600T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - Intel i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ?????


Video Card - MSI GTX 560ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - Corsair AX 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) ***For Lightroom, does 16GB improve performance?***
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk - Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/CD Drive - LITE-ON iHas324
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - Corsair H70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WiFi Card - ASUS PCE-N13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - I want one for an O/S boot drive Pros? Cons?
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June 9, 2011 3:10:34 AM

Looks good! Might I suggest getting this ram instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's pretty much the same, except it's $5 cheaper and slightly faster (CL8 vs CL9).

For mobo suggestions, I would recommend one like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's pretty good, and only $129.

Also note to get the most out of the CS5 Mercury Playback engine, you will need to unlock the software to be compatible with your GPU.

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5....

http://www.indiev.org/?p=308

For an SSD, the only real con is cost. If you have the money, it's a good upgrade. Here's the best value 60GB SSD in my opinion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's one of the fastest out there, and only costs $10 more than competing models.
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June 9, 2011 3:14:49 AM

I got the RAM on a Shell Shocker for $74.99

Is there a Gigabyte MoBo in the black color that is the equal? Price not an issue here. Thanks!

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June 9, 2011 3:43:56 AM

The main difference appears to be that the one you linked is actually a P67 board fitted with a Z68 chipset. That means you lose the ability to use the IGP (no big deal) and I THINK it means you lose the lucidlogix virtu feature, which is just a power saving feature I believe.

Either will work, but the one I linked gets you slightly more features for less. Check out this comparison: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/list.aspx?c...
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June 10, 2011 1:53:34 AM

I was going to recommend the ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 too, but op beat me too it
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June 10, 2011 1:57:13 AM

Would 16gb of memory improve the use of Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop?
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