I7-2600K build, newcomer looking for honest advice

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=N82E16819115070

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131700

1x OCZ Vertex 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227730

2x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (for a total of 8GB ram with 4 cards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231449

1x Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161356

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. why the 2600K while the I5-2500K is similar in performance @ gaming, what CPU cooler would you get ?
  4. 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.
  5. Agreed. 850w for crossfire.
  6. 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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