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July 11, 2011 3:38:05 AM

I am getting this build tomorrow when I get my check. I need everyones advise on whats better build. Some of the parts I am getting is for futureproof I want to have this system for at least 3 years. The build is roughly 1,210.00

This list is all of the components.

The case I am getting is a HAF 922 located right here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The reason why I am choosing this design is because it looks great and has good airflow, it also seems to have enough space for my build and GPU.

The PSU I am getting is this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This psu is 650 watts. It will power my MSI twin frozr 2gb 6950.

The Graphics card I am getting is this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The cooler is a 212 plus

The cpu is a i7 2600k ty please leave advise getting tomorrow unless someone has a better performance boost for the price.

a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 4:51:31 AM

sexy rig you have there.it will be futureproof for 3+years goodluck
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 5:06:30 AM

No advantage using a 2600K over a 2500K .
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July 11, 2011 2:35:50 PM


I would get the ASRock Z68 Extreme4
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asrock-z68-extreme4...
Quote:
The real reason why we can’t hand the win to the P8Z68-V Pro is its compromised expansion card slots. Using the bottom slot at x4 results in two x1 slots and two onboard controllers being disabled. In other words, the bottom graphics card slot turns out to be more gimmick than feature, and may cause system builders to feel like they’ve been duped. That type of tomfoolery might be acceptable in lower-priced segments, but this is a $210 board!


If you are going to crossfire then you need a bigger PSU to be on the safe side.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you are not going to CF then save a few bucks with these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM?

if you are using a the Hyper 212+ then don't get ram with tall heat sinks.
these should work fine these
4Gb fine for gaming
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8Gb if you have extra $
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 11, 2011 3:37:02 PM

when choosing a motherboard, here are some key questions to consider:
do you have special connectivity needs (firewire, usb 3.0 front headers, esata, extra sata ports etc.)?
do you want to run dual graphics cards? triple?
do you need to add other pci or pci-e devices? (tv tuners, sound cards, raid cards etc.)
how important is overclocking to you? would you be satisfied with a gentle 4.2 ghz, or are you going to try to push it to 4.8ghz?
do you intend to use quick sync or ssd caching? (z68 features, but not on all boards)

i would consider both the v-pro and the extreme4 to be overkill for your average user.

i think that the best choice currently is far and away the MSI Z68-GD65 or P67-GD65 (depending on your connectivity needs. These are well featured boards which, with combo savings and rebate, cost $125:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

i also would never pay $300 for an hd6950.

July 11, 2011 10:28:16 PM

yes but they arent future proof and considering I need future proog z68's r best bet. the new ivy can be used on 68 boards
July 11, 2011 10:39:47 PM

jerreddredd said:
I would get the ASRock Z68 Extreme4
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asrock-z68-extreme4...
Quote:
The real reason why we can’t hand the win to the P8Z68-V Pro is its compromised expansion card slots. Using the bottom slot at x4 results in two x1 slots and two onboard controllers being disabled. In other words, the bottom graphics card slot turns out to be more gimmick than feature, and may cause system builders to feel like they’ve been duped. That type of tomfoolery might be acceptable in lower-priced segments, but this is a $210 board!


If you are going to crossfire then you need a bigger PSU to be on the safe side.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you are not going to CF then save a few bucks with these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM?

if you are using a the Hyper 212+ then don't get ram with tall heat sinks.
these should work fine these
4Gb fine for gaming
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8Gb if you have extra $
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yes thats is true. But i wont likely use a pci 1.0 slot. The z68's also overclock better because of the phases they have. I think overall its a good choice either way. I just perfer overclock over pci 1.0 slot which i wouldnt be using. Also as for the memory ram, the 212+ has adjustable fans i just have to move it 1 cm to have it clear it. I am only using 2 of the 4 slots which would be 1b and 2b. there will be a cleareance of i think 1/4th of a inch. So i wouldnt even need to adjust the fan..plus the memory is 2133... which i think is better then 1600.
July 11, 2011 11:38:57 PM

you sound confused. you do realize that the msi z68-gd65, asus p8z68v-pro and the asrock z68 extreme4 are all "z68's"?
July 11, 2011 11:53:08 PM

yeah but the phases are less on the asrock and asus is known to be a good manufacture?
to overclock on isnt it
July 12, 2011 12:07:19 AM

clearly i cant keep up with your intellect.
July 12, 2011 7:13:01 AM

blue90 said:
Yes thats is true. But i wont likely use a pci 1.0 slot. The z68's also overclock better because of the phases they have. I think overall its a good choice either way. I just perfer overclock over pci 1.0 slot which i wouldnt be using. Also as for the memory ram, the 212+ has adjustable fans i just have to move it 1 cm to have it clear it. I am only using 2 of the 4 slots which would be 1b and 2b. there will be a cleareance of i think 1/4th of a inch. So i wouldnt even need to adjust the fan..plus the memory is 2133... which i think is better then 1600.


you had said to "future proof" I just wouldn't throw that much money at MB that is hamstrung by the PCIe controller. On a budget MB I wouldn't care. I would more or less expected to have compromises.

ASRock is a good MB manufacturer and it is a decent Over Clocker. If you were trying to max out your i7-2600k, the you need to go with a custom liquid cooling rig and I could see dropping some $ on a high end MB.

it's your money though. you asked for advise and we gave it.







July 12, 2011 10:00:09 AM

yeah i am sorry guys for over reacting. I just want the best mobo for the price. :( 
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