[New Build] need an second opinion.

Hello,

I am looking into making an 68-6900
series gpu with an intel i7 2600k sandy bridge quad. I am looking for a second opinion.

Here it goes.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296

SAPPHIRE FleX 100314FLEX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102924

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9b http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

looking to game on it and frap/sony vegas video editing. for vblogging. thanks in advance for the help.
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  1. Suggest Corsair HX series Modular PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    Consider Win7 64-bit Professional or Ultimate because of 'XP-Mode' Virtual PC, not available on Win7 Home Premium.

    Good luck! Great PC!
  2. Well, I would drop the 2600k in favor of 2500k. You won't be using the HT technology in the 2600k.

    I would then upgrade the GPU to a 6950 with the money saved.

    Get this mobo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502&cm_re=gigabyte_z68-_-13-128-502-_-Product

    Don't get a 10k drive. The Spinpoint F3's are nearly as fast, and you can get 2 1TB drives for the price of that one drive. You need AT LEAST 500GB for fraps.

    Lastly, swap the PSU for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026&cm_re=antec_750w-_-17-371-026-_-Product

    Then you have a pretty sweet build. What case are you gonna get?
  3. Thanks for the info. I made some changes not sure about the mobo or which graphic card is the best out of the 68-6900 series. I want something that will last a bit past bf3. if possible.

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116997

    I have a case that will fix everything, but I am open to suggestions
  4. Looks excellent! Only a few more things I would change.

    -Switch to the i5-2500k. It's overclockable, and costs only $10 more. The 2500 non K cannot be overclocked.

    -Get home premium OEM. No reason for ultimate really.

    If you can stretch, a 6950 would be an excellent card. The 6970 is the best, but the 6950 is great and a really good buy.

    What kinda case are you looking at?

    - And lastly, get the Hyper 212+ from amazon and save a cool $20.
  5. ^I like just about everything about these suggestions. 2500K, Home Premium, 6950.
    You could also get a Xigmatek cooler for $25 or $30. In the latest $2000 build, it worked quite well with a 2600K, so you would be fine.
    You definitely don't need a PSU with that much power. A 500W would be fine, if it was a decent model like this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=corsair%20500
    I'm basing that assertion on this chart, which puts the 6950's max power consumption at 256 W (add 125 for CPU and you have 170 or so for spare parts):
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2010/12/16/ati-radeon-hd-6950-review/10
  6. I think I got it. How does this sound?

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921

    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    (Thanks for the info on the deal!)COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/accessories/B002G1YPH0

    Case maybe something like this. http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Tower-RC-310-BWN1-GP/dp/B0028ACYMC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309238300&sr=1-1
  7. ....That one is $5 less....... Please, do a little research before posting.
  8. Well if you had read his revised comment, you'd know he's getting it from amazon, where it's significantly cheaper. You are correct though, it's $10 more.
  9. It's definitely not worth $40. Used to be the best, now like the rest!
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