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August 8, 2011 3:48:59 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.95 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.17 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card ($437.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.99 @ Mac Mall)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1318.62
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
i already have an OS windows 7 and optical drives
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August 8, 2011 4:01:11 PM

Is this for gaming?
If it is the first thing everyone will tell you is save your money and get an i5-2500k instead. Same in game performance as the i7.

Secondly, do you need a $200 mobo? Asrock offers an excellent p67 board with the same features at $150: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Too much memory!!! 8gb is enough. Unless your going for video editing? Then you need a z68 board not p67.

Other than that you'r ok. If your planning to add another 580, you might want an 850w psu for a little overhead room.
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August 8, 2011 4:21:27 PM

Hey thanks for the reply, my gf and i will be using heavy music production video/photo editing programs thus the 16gb or ram ;)  and i would love to use it for gaming too. The extra psu boost sounds good i might add another gpu down the road. The mother board is what i think is mostly holding me back from buying everything. :/  i get so many mixed reviews on the sabertooth and other mobos.
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August 8, 2011 4:28:57 PM

If your doing heavy video and photo editing you really need a z68 board and an i7p2600k. Google quick sync and learn about it cause its your best friend when your doing video encoding.
August 8, 2011 5:06:10 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
did i mention two of these 560Tis in SLI will give better performance than a single 580 at a lower price ?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and you haven't included an optical drive or OS.

and hows this ram?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I want to buy a second 580 around black friday to sli them but i was pretty close in going x2 560tis for my rig. ANd thanks ill definitely switch out the memory for those. I have both an a optical drive and os here at home.
August 8, 2011 5:13:03 PM

bavman said:
If your doing heavy video and photo editing you really need a z68 board and an i7p2600k. Google quick sync and learn about it cause its your best friend when your doing video encoding.


Wow thats pretty bad ass, definitely switching out the mobo for that. Did you mean i7-2600k? i didn't find anything under i7p2600k.
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August 8, 2011 5:17:52 PM

silverkripto said:
Wow thats pretty bad ass, definitely switching out the mobo for that. Did you mean i7-2600k? i didn't find anything under i7p2600k.


Yes sorry about the typo.
August 8, 2011 5:22:02 PM

bavman said:
Yes sorry about the typo.


Np just one thing there are so many z68 mobos what should i look for when choosing one?
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August 8, 2011 5:31:50 PM

The one ps3hacker12 posted earlier is actually a decent board and well priced.
August 8, 2011 7:03:38 PM

Thanks again you guys.
August 8, 2011 7:09:02 PM

u may want to get another hard drive cos samsung's is lame for some people it crashes in its first weeks
August 8, 2011 7:15:20 PM

yea I have heard that too but going to take a chance with it, I have heard a lot of great things about them too.
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