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I7-2600K build, newcomer looking for honest advice

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September 12, 2011 2:14:54 PM

This is the first time i've ever built my own computer, i've spent many hours lurking the forms here and i think i know just enough now to be dangerous.

TLDR: will these components work together if i don't *** up the installation? / is there better hardware for my money?

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1x OCZ Vertex 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (for a total of 8GB ram with 4 cards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1x Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 12, 2011 2:29:57 PM

Considering you haven't told us what the uses of the comptuter will be, then no one can tell you if there is better hardware for your money.

Why $310 for a motherboard?
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September 12, 2011 2:34:28 PM

mainly a gaming / low end video and music editing build.

went with the more expensive motherboard for the built in sound card, memory compatibility, and usb ports
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September 12, 2011 2:41:15 PM

why the 2600K while the I5-2500K is similar in performance @ gaming, what CPU cooler would you get ?
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September 12, 2011 2:47:06 PM

You could save yourself ALOT of money by going with the i5-2500k and a standard ATX motherboard. You could probably save so much in fact you could afford to shove Crossfire 6970's in! (850w PSU recommended though, or 600w for a single card).

Also, there's no point filling all of your RAM slots with 2GB sticks. Just run 2x4GB sticks in dual channel so you have room to add more if its ever required.
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September 12, 2011 2:54:42 PM

Agreed. 850w for crossfire.
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September 12, 2011 5:01:07 PM

jedwardsnu said:
mainly a gaming / low end video and music editing build.

went with the more expensive motherboard for the built in sound card, memory compatibility, and usb ports

in that case get a z68 with a 2500k which would have nearly the same performance for a lower price, plus you can use quick sync in on the z68
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