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Good first time gaming rig?

Ive done a lot of modding to my build and I think i have completed it. It will be used for gaming mostly with some additional CAD. Going to OC to around 5ghz. Would like to keep it at around $1500. How does this look?

PRICE - $1418

I5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072


2 x 4gb ripjaw x 1600 (will these fit with heatsink?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231445


ASUS GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121432


ASUS p8z68 v pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131730


Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185


Cooler Master HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119239


Thermaltake FRIO OCK (plan to overclock to 4.5ghz and eventually 5ghz)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] FRIO%20OCK


LOGITECH G35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6826104281


CORSAIR 650TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005


Windows 7 home premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986
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    For a board I would look at one with the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation cards due out whenever.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- the boards that say Gen3 have the PCI-E 3.0 slots

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001944%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&name=ASRock <---- The Z68 board on there that say Gen3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 <----- and that P67 board

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694806 $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    Here's some solid yet reasonably priced psu's to push dual 570's in SLI...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011 $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093 $119.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  2. Why_Me said:
    For a board I would look at one with the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation cards due out whenever.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- the boards that say Gen3 have the PCI-E 3.0 slots

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001944%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&name=ASRock <---- The Z68 board on there that say Gen3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 <----- and that P67 board

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694806 $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    Here's some solid yet reasonably priced psu's to push dual 570's in SLI...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011 $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093 $119.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


    Later on the line I might do SLI but it wont be for awhile. And for the mobo, I won't need support for that PCIe for awhile as well and I want to wait awhile for those to get some good reviews on. With that said, do you think the ASUS p8z68 v pro is a good mobo for what Im trying to do?

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    WOW! thanks for the video..that is definitely not what im looking for. What heatsink/fan do you think would be best for the OC im doing?
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